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Media opportunity: Dal study suggests similarities in reef habitats could help predict how future climate warming will affect fish communities thousands of kilometres apart
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Fish species and reef habitats separated by thousands of kilometres and millions of years of evolution appear to have striking similarities, researchers at Dalhousie University suggest in a new paper that could provide a blueprint for how fish communities can be expected to change in the future.
Media release: Groundbreaking global study is the first to map ocean areas that, if strongly protected, would help solve climate, food and biodiversity crises
An international team of researchers has developed a comprehensive global plan that would safeguard more than 80 per cent of global habitats for endangered marine species, while increasing fishing catches by more than eight million metric tons, and curbing carbon emissions by up to 1 billion tonnes per year.
Media Opportunity: To achieve equitable and sustainable oceans in the ‘Blue Economy,’ policymakers must put social equity and governance before resources
Governments around the world are developing road maps for the so-called ‘Blue Economy’ -- one that strikes a balance between being environmentally sustainable, socially equitable and economically profitable when it comes to ocean industries.
Media opportunity: Dalhousie scientists suggest sperm whales successfully taught their social groups to act more defensively, change behaviour to protect themselves against whaling efforts
Is it possible that sperm whales -- the species made famous in Moby Dick -- taught each other to alter their behaviour and act more defensively to protect themselves from whalers prowling the seas in the 18th and 19thcenturies?
Media Opportunity: Dalhousie University researcher launches study to support parents of children experiencing sleep issues during the pandemic
Better Nights, Better Days (BNBD) is an evidence-based online program to support parents of children ages 1-10 years old who experience sleeping problems including difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking too early. With funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research COVID-19 Mental Health & Substance Use Service Needs and Delivery Operating Grant, researchers have modified the program to provide free support to more parents during the current global pandemic.
Media Opportunity: Breaking the patrisharky ‑‑ Scientists reexamine gender biases in shark and ray mating research
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Shark scientists at Dalhousie University, the Georgia Aquarium and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are challenging the status quo in shark and ray mating research with a new study that suggests females may be the ones who decide who fathers their offspring.
Media Opportunity: Social media shines light on the impact of isolation during the pandemic and could help inform public health policy on emotional well‑being
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Researchers at Dalhousie University are using AI to analyze millions of tweets to identify trends that could help inform public health policy and guide potential early interventions to support people’s mental and emotional well-being.