polyunsaturated fatty acids, ecology
A Greener Arctic
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 11, 2012
Algal blooms are appearing under the ice in the Arctic Ocean in areas thought to receive too little light to support photosynthetic life.
Discovering Phasmids
Jef Akst | Jun 9, 2012
Shortly after a rat infested supply ship ran around in Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia in 1918, the newly introduced mammals wiped out the island's phasmids—stick insects the size of a human hand. 
Fish Transport Fukushima Radiation
Megan Scudellari | May 28, 2012
Radioactive particles from the Fukushima nuclear disaster provide an unexpected way to track migratory marine species.
Food's Afterlife
Edyta Zielinska | May 25, 2012
Meals left to mold develop colors, mycelia, and beads of digested juices, sparking the eye of an artist, and the slight concern of a mycologist.
DNA to Nab Illegal Fishers
Cristina Luiggi | May 24, 2012
A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.
Wet Weather Stymies Insects
Edyta Zielinska | May 21, 2012
The rainiest April in 100 years is keeping many insects from flourishing in the United Kingdom.
How Prawns Lure Prey
Sabrina Richards | May 15, 2012
Orange-loving Trinidad guppies are curiously attracted to orange spots on prawn pincers, which may make it easier for the predators to snatch them up.
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | May 15, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Can Fish Eco-Labeling be Trusted?
Jef Akst and Edyta Zielinska | May 14, 2012
Programs that provide sustainable certification for fisheries may be too generous with their accreditation.
Ocean Plastic Aid Insects
Cristina Luiggi | May 10, 2012
Floating pools of plastic debris in the Pacific offer more surfaces for marine insects to lay eggs.