Global warming has been affecting different members of the environment, including shellfish. A new study has revealed that the warming waters could trigger the rise of toxins in shellfish, which is a health hazard for humans.
A team of researchers from University of California, Sta. Cruz has detected high levels of freshwater toxin in mussels extracted from San Francisco Bay.
High levels of mercury have been detected in Florida's Indian River dolphins and the areas local human residents because they both consume the same seafood.
Shellfish deposits have been used to determine Pangea's ancient climate. This could help scientists predict future climate changes.
The mantis shrimp is undoubtedly one of the most incredible creatures you will find scuttling across the ocean floor. Colored in more stunning hues than the human eye can see and armed with fatal striking arms, this predator is as deadly as it is beautiful. Now researchers have determined that it's also prudent, purposely striking only protected parts of their neighbor's shells when battling for territory.
Toxins from algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay may affect human and marine species' health.
Norovirus is an infamous illness. Ruining cruises and restaurant outings alike, norovirus infections are responsible for more than 20 percent of all reported "food poisoning" cases worldwide. Now, new research has determined that raw oysters not only transmit the virus, but also harbor it.
Allonautilus scrobiculatus, a nautilus found the waters of the South Pacific, is so rare that researchers only know of three people in history that have ever seen it in person. Now, three decades after the last encounter, this incredible living fossil has decided to pay one lucky researcher a second visit.
It's no secret that most climate experts are expecting surface temperatures to rise in the coming years. It was already confirmed earlier this year that 2014 was the hottest year on record, with warming oceans identified as a main driver in this harmful change. Now experts are saying that if things stay on track, mussels will be one of the first species to be in hot water - literally.
A toxic algae bloom is spreading along the West Coast, and it may be the largest one scientists have ever seen.
Inspired by sticky proteins naturally secreted by shellfish, MIT engineers have created stronger waterproof glue that could be used to repair ships and even help heal wounds and surgical incisions, according to a new study.
Researchers have found that crayfish can do something that no human on earth could hope to achieve. These tiny crustaceans can grow new brain cells from blood alone. This is a remarkable find, because neurologists have thought for more than a century that new neural material could only be produced by specialized stem cells in the spine and brain.
Imagine owning a surfboard that can seal its own cracks without having to cure in the sun for days. That's a reality that may be made possible thanks to a new synthesized polymer inspired by the sticky properties of mussels.