Biology Marine biology

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19 Mar 2021
Through a series of prosocial choice tasks, researchers reveal prosocial and antisocial characteristics in male convict cichlid fish. The fish distinguish between female breeding partners, unknown females, and rival males by adjusting their actions to either provide food for both them and the females or avoid providing food for the rival males.
11 Dec 2020
Recognizing species is important for understanding regional biodiversity and for environmental conservation. However, taxonomic identity is sometimes obscure even with the organisms that are closest to human life.
25 Nov 2020
Scientist's understanding of this microscopic invertebrate has grown after the second discovery of Loricifera near Japan.
27 May 2020
Scientists could gain insight into atypical sex development in vertebrates, including humans, by studying how nutrition affects sex changes in fish larvae.
23 Jan 2020
During the early summer, corals simultaneously release tiny balls composed of sperm and eggs, known as bundles, that float to the ocean surface. Here the bundles open, allowing the sperm to fertilize the eggs where they eventually settle on the seafloor and become new coral on the reef.
25 Nov 2019
Global simulations suggest plankton and fish species are showing resilience to climate change by going deeper underwater or moving to higher latitudes.
03 Sep 2019
A new beaked whale species Berardius minimus, which has been long postulated by local whalers in Hokkaido, Japan, has been confirmed.
27 Aug 2019
A group of biologists from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered a new fireworm species in Hong Kong waters and named it Chloeia bimaculata. It is the fourth named species to be added to the fireworm genus Chloeia during the last century. The team also identified Chloeia parva as the fireworm species that caused the outbreak in Hong Kong last year. The discovery shows how little people know about the biodiversity of this group of animals.
27 Aug 2019
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has analyzed the genetic map of Nomura’s jellyfish, scientifically known as Nemopilema nomurai, for the first time.
05 Aug 2019
Malaysia seeks alternative solutions to prevent and treat infectious diseases in shrimp.
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13 Dec 2018
Direct electrolysis has mixed results for extracting fuel sources from microalgae.
Determining fish age using inner ear structures
07 Dec 2018
Biologists in Japan have identified four distinct zones in the otolith, a calcium carbonate structure in the inner ear, which can be used to determine age in fish.
Researchers
14 Nov 2018
Investigating plankton communities' reaction to rising water temperatures may improve modeling of marine ecosystem responses to global warming.
Whale Shark
12 Jul 2018
Investigations of prey patterns fail to explain why whale sharks aggregate off the coast of Saudi Arabia.
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28 Jun 2018
The techniques that make industrial pearl culturing possible were developed over a century ago at the Misaki Marine Biological Station in Japan.
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11 Jun 2018
A molecular process that signals distress could also help corals adapt to climate change.
Dolphin Liberation in Korea
24 May 2018
A international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has carried out a scientific investigation on dolphin liberation in South Korea.
14 May 2018
Big data shows that large marine vertebrates move differently, but consistently, through coastal and ocean waters.
Red Sea researchers at KAUST
07 May 2018
Color changes in the northern Red Sea indicate rising sea temperatures could significantly impact tropical marine ecosystems.
Shark and sensor
07 May 2018
An electronic tag that stretches and flexes while it records location and environmental data can monitor marine animals in their natural habitat.
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25 Apr 2018
In the longest running study of its kind, researchers found sea urchin populations were strongly affected by human-driven environmental changes.
13 Apr 2018
Researchers show how a fish species in Lake Tanganyika works together to secure additional food sources.
13 Mar 2018
HKUST Researchers Identify Irreversible Adverse Effects of Microbeads on Marine Animals’ Growth and Development
Reconstruction of the late Ediacaran (ca. 550 million years ago) sea floor with burrows of a worm-like animal.
12 Mar 2018
Researchers led by Nagoya University discover penetrative trace fossils from the late Ediacaran of western Mongolia, revealing earlier onset of the “agronomic revolution”.
A coral
30 Jan 2018
A comparison of the genomes of two species of coral demonstrates unexpected genetic diversity.
algal symbiont
29 Dec 2017
Jumping genes could make an alga, and its coral host, more tolerant to warming sea temperatures.
Damselfish
20 Dec 2017
Some species of fish have special adaptive mechanisms that could improve their chances of surviving the greenhouse effect.
Rosette CTD for Red Sea sampling
27 Nov 2017
Turbulence and nutrient availability drive changes in Red Sea microbes.
31 Oct 2017
The world’s warmest sea is heating up faster than the global average, which could challenge the ability of the Red Sea’s organisms to cope.
Red Sea gene pool follows water flow
03 Oct 2017
Satellite imagery shows how currents shape the Red Sea ecosystem.

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Associate Professor Sitti Raehanah Muhamad Shaleh is the director of Borneo Marine Research Institute at Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
Professor Qiu Jianwen currently works at the Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University. He is interested in ecology and adaptation of apple snails, biodiversity and systematics of polychaetes, stress responses in shallow-water corals, and deep-sea biology. His research involves the use of various molecular tools including transcriptomics, proteomics and genomics.