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There are 22 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Fish".
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- 1. Seals and our shores
Our relationship with seals has changed significantly over the years but now, more than ever, the focus is on ensuring that our survival does not threaten theirs.
- 2. Down in the bottom of the deep blue sea
Deep sea covers most of our planet and yet we know more about the surface of the moon than its dark depths.
- 3. Devil rays get worldwide protection, and genetic tools could catch out illegal traders
Devil rays, close cousins of the enormous manta rays, are stars of nature documentaries. These charismatic creatures are under threat from humans, specifically, because of the gill plate trade.
- 4. Piling it on
Renewable energy is an important part of the UK's energy mix and we need to know more about its effects on marine animals. Steve Simpson and Rick Bruintjes explain how they're using a home-made pile-driver to investigate.
- 5. Podcast: Drugs and marine life
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Alex Ford and Stephen Short of the University of Portsmouth explain why we need to understand the effects of contraceptives, anti-depressants and other prescription drugs on marine organisms to protect our environment.
- 6. Podcast: The effects of metal pollution on fish
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Jamie Stevens and Josie Paris of the University of Exeter explain how some fish have adapted to heavily polluted rivers in southwest England.
- 7. Trout in hot water
Understanding the effects of climate change on ecosystems is a complex business. Eoin O'Gorman describes how trout living in geothermally-heated Icelandic streams are helping.
- 8. Podcast: Robots to map marine life in key fishing areas
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Russell Wynn and Maaten Furlong of NERC's National Oceanography Centre tell us about a just-launched fleet of marine robots that will map ocean life in key fishing grounds off the southwest tip of Britain, in a trial heralded as the start of a new era of robotic research at sea.
- 9. Podcast: How marine life responds to underwater noise
This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Steve Simpson and Rick Bruintjes of the University of Exeter and HR Wallingford describe a huge experiment to find out how man-made, underwater noise affects cod, plaice, crabs and other marine life.
- 10. Ship noise puts fish in danger
Noise made by passing ships stops eels from using their survival instincts, say NERC-supported scientists investigating the effects of man-made noise on fish.
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