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Hawaiian scientists have successfully tested a novel way to remove an invasive species that was smothering a coral reef off Oahu – vacuuming up macroalgae with a device dubbed the Super Sucker and then releasing baby sea urchins to graze on any algae that managed to sprout back up.

Researchers have created a computer model that predicts the future location of fishing fleets on the high seas – the area of the ocean beyond national jurisdiction – by analyzing environmental conditions that fish and fishers prefer.

Scientists at Oregon State University and Penn State have discovered that the symbiotic relationship between corals and zooxanthellae algae dates to the Jurassic Period, or about 100 million years longer than previously thought.

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