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Ocean Roundup: Mechanisms behind Pufferfish Inflation Discovered, Critical Habitat Proposed for Ringed Seals, and More

New research shows how pufferfish inflate

The black saddled pufferfish (Canthigaster valentini). (Photo: Cliff / WikiMedia Commons)

- New research shows that healthy coral reef systems are actually quite noisy, but are quieting down after damage from acidification, harmful fishing practices, pollution, and more. Researchers looked at coral reefs in the Philippines and found that noise stemming from unprotected reefs was about a third of that in healthy reef communities. Grist

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Ocean News: Whale Strandings Linked to Malnutrition, Another Town Joins the Fight Against Seismic, and More

A breaching humpback whale off Alaska (Megaptera novaeangliae)

A breaching humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) off Alaska. (Photo: Gregory "Greg" Smith / Flickr Creative Commons)

- The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Species designated the Japanese eel as "endangered” this week, citing that this delicacy is at high risk of extinction. Japanese eel are catadromous, meaning they spawn in salt water but spend part of their lives in freshwater. The Associated Press

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