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Overfishing of Atlantic Cod Likely Did Not Cause Genetic Changes

Overfishing of Atlantic Cod Likely Did Not Cause Genetic Changes

Study suggests reducing fishing and addressing environmental changes would help cod recover Overfishing likely did not cause the Atlantic cod, an iconic species, to evolve genetically and mature earlier, according to a study led by Rutgers University and the University of Oslo – the first of its ...
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“Ghost Forests” Expanding Along Northeast U.S. Coast

“Ghost Forests” Expanding Along Northeast U.S. Coast

Higher groundwater levels from sea-level rise and increased flooding are likely the most important factors Why are “ghost forests” filled with dead trees expanding along the mid-Atlantic and southern New England coast? Higher groundwater levels linked to sea-level rise and increased flooding from ...
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Microplastic Sizes in Hudson-Raritan Estuary and Coastal Ocean Revealed

Microplastic Sizes in Hudson-Raritan Estuary and Coastal Ocean Revealed

Rutgers research shows stormwater could be important source of plastic pollution Rutgers scientists for the first time have pinpointed the sizes of microplastics from a highly urbanized estuarine and coastal system with numerous sources of fresh water, including the Hudson River and Raritan River. ...
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