9 Jun 2022 - 14:00
A simple PCR test could be used to improve cultivation of the edible brown seaweed, Okinawa mozuku, and even aid attempts at generating heat-tolerant strains, reported scientists from the Okinawa...
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8 Apr 2022 - 09:33
Highlights Made famous through the popular film Finding Nemo, clownfish offer huge potential for scientific research. Now, researchers have pieced together a comprehensive genome of the false...
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15 Feb 2022 - 14:00
【Joint Press Release by Hiroshima University】 A group of Japanese and American researchers found that the Ptychodera flava, a worm-like marine organism capable of regenerating its entire head or...
Type: Press release
7 Dec 2021 - 09:00
Highlights To reverse the global decline of coral reefs, a greater understanding of coral diversity is needed. Now, researchers in Japan have developed a tool—a short DNA sequence, called a...
Type: Press release
14 Sep 2021 - 01:00
Highlights Kuruma shrimp are an economically important species in Asia and considered a delicacy in Japan, where a large shrimp farming industry has been established. Despite its importance, very...
Type: Press release
14 Jul 2021 - 21:54
Highlights For the first time, scientists have seen stony coral cells engulf dinoflagellates – single-celled, photosynthetic algae that are crucial for keeping coral alive The researchers used a...
Type: Press release
29 Jun 2021 - 18:00
Highlights Bobtail and bottletail squids are tiny marine invertebrates that are found throughout the world’s oceans and are useful model animals for research There are 68 recognized species of...
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25 May 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Clownfish species develop their characteristic white stripes, or bars, during the process of metamorphosis Researchers have now discovered that the white bars form at different speeds...
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26 Apr 2021 - 09:00
Highlights Researchers have successfully grown cells from the stony coral, Acropora tenuis, in petri dishes The cell lines were created by separating out of cells from coral larvae, which then...
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22 Feb 2021 - 01:00
Highlights Coral within the family Acropora are fast growers and thus important for reef growth, island formation, and coastal protection but, due to global environmental pressures, are in decline...
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15 Oct 2020 - 09:00
In 1998, ocean temperatures soared, and the world experienced its first significant coral bleaching event. From the Great Barrier Reef to Indonesia to Central America, corals turned white and ghostly...
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29 Sep 2020 - 12:27
Pteropods, or “wing-footed” sea snails and slugs, may be more resilient to acidic oceans than previously thought, scientists report. By digging into their evolutionary history, the research team...
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