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Honey, We Shrunk The Cod

Analysis of ancient fish unearthed on an island in the Baltic Sea suggests overfishing by humans is causing fish populations to evolve and driving commercially valuable species like cod to the brink of economic extinction. In a report published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, an international team of scientists reports that the remains […]

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Plummeting Shellfish Stocks Blamed On Shark Overfishing

The fragile and complex nature of ocean ecosystems is becoming ever more apparent as scientists uncover new relationships between diverse marine creatures. Back in 2003, scientists found big declines in the numbers of great shark (bull, great white, dusky and hammerhead) species in the northwest Atlantic. Now, according to University of Miami and Dalhousie University […]

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