Diving birds at risk due to decline in fish stocks in Puget Sound

Birds that dive for fish while wintering in the Salish Sea, located between British Columbia and Washington, are more likely to be in decline than nondiving birds with less specialized diets, according to a study led by the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Diving birds were 11 times more likely […]

People power in Kenya greatly improves local fisheries

Harnessing ‘people power’ to manage fisheries in the developing world has significantly benefited local communities and coral reefs, according to new research. “Studies about the environment, and particularly fisheries, abound with bad news, but here, we see a glimmer of hope,” says lead author Professor Joshua Cinner, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral […]

Major tectonic event may have triggered the Cambrian explosion

Massive geographic change may have triggered explosion of animal life New analysis of geologic history may help solve the riddle of the ‘Cambrian explosion’ A new analysis of geologic history may help solve the riddle of the “Cambrian explosion,” the rapid diversification of animal life in the fossil record 530 million years ago that has […]