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Fish Species At Risk By the Acid Coastal Seas off US

Scientists have shown that coastal waters and river estuaries can exhibit unique vulnerabilities to acidification than offshore waters. This acidification, detected in waters off the United States West Coast and the Gulf of Mexico, can lead to disorientation and cognitive problems in some marine fish species, such as salmon, sharks, and cod.

Fight Against Pesticides: Marine Mammals lack Functional Gene

As marine mammals evolved to make water their primary habitat, they lost the ability to make a protein that defends humans and other land-dwelling mammals from the neurotoxic effects of a popular human-made pesticide. The implications of this discovery led researchers to call for monitoring our waterways to learn more about the impact of pesticides and agricultural run-off on marine mammals, such as dolphins, manatees, seals and whales.

New Zebrafish Model Represents Bone Diseases

Although much scientific research has been done into the development of the skeleton, the underlying mechanisms that drive the formation and maintenance of our bones are still not very well understood, and research into the development of bone is very important.

Rise in Mercury Levels with Continuous Consumption of Pangasius

The pangasius, originally from Vietnam, is one of the most popular fish in the world due to its low cost, mild flavor and fillet presentation without skin or bones. It is specially requested in school canteens and senior centers. But a toxicological evaluation carried out by a team of Spanish scientists now shows that the mercury content in some samples exceeds all limits, so the consumption of other fish in the child population is recommended.