Entries by aanstett

How do cetaceans and other marine vertebrates avoid decompression sickness? A new explanation for beating the bends.

By Nick Martinez, SRC intern The challenge of decompression sickness (DCS) and Nitrogen Narcosis, have always proved a threat to the deep diving vertebrates of the marine world. For years, scientists have debated over how cetaceans and other marine vertebrates are able to avoid DCS. In a recent paper from Daniel Parraga and colleagues, Pulmonary […]

ouFish: Capturing recreational fishing trends in in the Mediterranean Sea through social media

By Kaylie Anne Costa, SRC intern How do you study the impacts of recreational fishing if fisherman are not expected to report what they catch? Scientists studying the impacts of recreational fishing in the Mediterranean Sea are taking a fascinating approach. By compiling over 1500 YouTube videos posted from eight countries, the scientists can analyze […]