Large bodies helped extinct marine reptiles with long necks swim, new study finds

Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered that body size is more important than body shape in determining the energy economy of swimming for …

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Giant marine reptiles at 2,800 meters above sea level

More than 30 years ago, researchers from the University of Zurich discovered vertebrae, ribs and a tooth in the High Alps of eastern Switzerland. The …

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Climate change will reshuffle marine ecosystems in unexpected ways

Warming of the oceans due to climate change will mean fewer productive fish species to catch in the future, according to a new Rutgers study …

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Modern animal life could have origins in delta

The ancestors of many animal species alive today may have lived in a delta in what is now China, new research suggests. The Cambrian Explosion, …

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Researchers reconstruct ancient fish lizard

Geologists at Lund University in Sweden have mapped 300 years of research on the prehistoric marine reptiles known as ichthyosaurs. Using a uniquely well-preserved fossil, …

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Current marsh pollution has dramatic, negative effects on sea anemone’s survival

Stationary marine organisms that don’t ply the ocean, but spend their lives rooted in one spot, have evolved impressive ways to capture prey. The sea …

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Fish help control crown-of-thorns starfish numbers on Great Barrier Reef

Reef fish, such as emperors, tropical snappers and rockcods, help keep numbers of crown-of-thorns starfish in check on the Great Barrier Reef, according to a …

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Transforming marine biodiversity discovery and monitoring

A new system for sampling fragments of DNA from marine organisms drifting in the ocean is set to create new opportunities for research on biodiversity …

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