Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle

/ Apr 27, 2017

Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle

Coral-munching crown-of-thorns starfish can be safely killed by common household vinegar, scientists revealed Thursday in a discovery that offers hope for Australia’s struggling Great Barrier Reef.The predatory starfish is naturally occurring but has proliferated due to pollution and runoff at the World Heritage-listed ecosystem, ...

/ Apr 13, 2017

DNA can track migrations of fish

Scientists have tracked fish off New York by following the traces of DNA left in the water, a technique that could help gauge life in rivers, lakes and oceans around the world, a study showed on Wednesday.Fish leave bits of slimy skin, scales and ...

Four men found dead after Iwate ice fishing accident

Feb 28, 2017

Four men found dead after Iwate ice fishing accident

The bodies of four men who went missing after going ice fishing in Iwate Prefecture were found Tuesday in a pond, local police said.The four have been identified as residents of the Iwate city of Oshu, officials said. Police found a crack in the ...

Oceans have lost 2% of oxygen since 1960, study says

/ Feb 16, 2017

Oceans have lost 2% of oxygen since 1960, study says

The world’s oceans have lost more than 2 percent of their oxygen since 1960, with potentially devastating consequences for sea plants and animals, marine scientists said Wednesday.In those 5½ decades, parts of the oceans devoid of oxygen, called anoxic waters, have quadrupled, said a ...