You’ll never look at bagged lettuce the same way again.
The Rose-veiled fairy wrasse, a small reef fish discovered in 2022.
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From fluffy crabs that wear sea sponge hats to worms that glow in the dark, scientists are constantly finding amazing new life forms in the ocean.
Antrim coastal road, Northern Ireland.
Inflating your cars’ tyres properly isn’t just good for your bank account - it can minimise your environmental footprint too.
Nematode larvae belonging to the genus
Anisakis can cause the disease anisakiasis, a threat to human health.
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Raw seafood dishes such as sushi, poke bowls and ceviche are increasingly popular, but can harbour fish-borne parasites. What’s the best way to protect ourselves?
Tiny pieces of plastic litter have a harmful impact on marine animals, including mussels.
A study shows that exposure to polyester microfibres inhibits growth in mussels.
Seabirds forage on an oyster shell island on the Texas Gulf Coast.
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Climate change is making oceans more acidic globally. Now, scientists are finding that large storms can send pulses of acidic water into bays and estuaries, further stressing fish and shellfish.
The West African coastline is a source of livelihood for millions.
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There is only a single mooring managed by French researchers that monitors the impacts of climate change on West African Canary Current.
Warmer-water preferring fish species like sardines and squid may soon dominate seafood menus on the west coast of Canada.
As the ocean temperature rises, many marine species are moving toward the north and south poles in search of cooler waters, thus rewriting the menus of seafood restaurants on the West Coast of Canada.
Leaf oysters can form reefs, produce mauve pearls, and reach the size of a dinner plate. They’ve been ignored for far too long.
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Without this tiny, ubiquitous shellfish, the story of human life on Earth may have played out quite differently.
A biologist examines microplastics found in sea species at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Greece, Nov. 26, 2019.
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As more and more plastic trash permeates the oceans, fragments are making their way into fish and shellfish – and potentially into humans.
Sardines are rich in oils and protein.
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The oils in fish are excellent buffers against disease. Why don’t we eat more fish?
New research points to ‘heavy metals’ having unseen effects on a much larger scale than previously thought.
Parasites do very well for themselves, which is why they are so common in the animal kingdom.
Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.
Segments of PVC pipe washed up on shore in Denman Sound, B.C.
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Growing demand for large salt-water clams is leaving parts of the B.C. coast littered with plastic debris.
Shrimp cocktail: Tasty to some, potentially deadly for others.
Alongside with milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soybeans and fish, shellfish are one of the eight allergens that account for 90% of food-related allergic reactions. What if a vaccine could exist?
Acidic seawater conditions are interfering with the ability of shellfish to produce strong, resilient shells, and it’s happening all over the world.
Gulf Coast oysters on the half shell at Wintzell’s, Mobile, Ala.
Oysters are big business along the Gulf Coast, but raising them off-bottom – which yields a premium product – is just starting there. Hurricane Michael showed it won’t be easy.
Remains of meals at Haua Fteah cave reveal a lot about past climates in in the Gebel Akhdar region of Libya.
Archaeologists are trash sifters. They use clues preserved in artefacts, plant and animal remains that people threw away or left behind to reconstruct the past.
Oysters can do a lot more than they’re given credit for.
Oysters aren’t just good for a feed. They also give a vital boost to coastal ecosystems, which is why efforts are underway to restore Australia’s once-abundant oyster reefs to their former glory.