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NIGERIA LOSES OVER N20B TO PROCESSED FISH EXPORT BAN

Picture 1: Processed Fish Twenty-nine months after the United States of America (USA) placed a ban on catfish imports from Nigeria, the country has lost over N20b as many farmers and investors have been forced to abandon the industry. President of the Catfish Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (CAFAN), Rotimi OIoye

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A RARE CASE OF BRAIN-DESTROYING AMOEBA HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN FLORIDA

Naegleria fowleri is typically found in warm freshwater like lakes, rivers and ponds. The Department of Health has cautioned people who swim in freshwater sources to be aware of the amoeba’s possible presence, particularly when the water is warm. The Florida Department of Health on Friday announced the confirmed case

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SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE AFFECT THE GROWTH OF CORAL REEFS

A new study has shown that coral outplant survival is likely to drop below 50% if sea surface temperatures exceed 30.5 degrees Celsius and that survival rates can also be predicted by considering temperature conditions in the year prior to outplanting For more details about the discoveries visit the link:

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FISHING PRESSURES AFFECT TROPICAL AND TEMPERATE REEFS DIFFERENTLY

A recent study published in Ecology and Evolution, an international team of researchers focused on what can happen to ocean ecosystems when fishing pressure increases or decreases, and how this differs between tropical to temperate marine ecosystems. The team, led by Elizabeth Madin, researcher at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine

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SCIENTIST DISCOVERS ‘’LONGEST DEEP-SEA ANIMAL’’

Scientist that explores underwater found an animal which is 150-foot-long (45 meters). The animal is referred to “siphonophore”. A siphonophore is a translucent, stringy creature that, like coral, is made up of smaller critters. It is found living in a submarine canyon off the coast of Australia. It’s “seemingly the

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RARE JAPANESE SEAHORSE SPECIES FOUND IN GOA

A rare species of seahorse (Lemur tail; Hippocampus mohnilei) was found in river Mandovi in GOA by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Researcher from the National institute of Oceanography. The organism is said to be about the size of a human thumb. Researchers find the presence of the seahorse

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