Lightbulbs made from Salmon DNA, sea lion dies of heart failure following a marathon mating session (and other odd news stories from this week)

This week has been a great week for odd, random news stories – see below for a roundup of the best (including why the “killer squid” might not be so killer after all)
1. Fish shrinking due to global warming
2. Researchers Use Salmon DNA To Make LED Lightbulbs
3.Mike the sea lion dies of heart failure after marathon mating session at German zoo
4. Discarded chicken parts may provide an abundant source of biodiesel fuel, scientists say
5. “Huge blob of Arctic goo floats past Slope communities”
6. ” Researcher Sheds Light On ‘man-eating’ Squid; ‘I Was Surprised At How Timid They Were’” Continue reading Lightbulbs made from Salmon DNA, sea lion dies of heart failure following a marathon mating session (and other odd news stories from this week)

“Future protection of the oceans could lie in the past”

If we don’t know our history, then we can’t know our future. Historians arguing the relevance of their subject often repeat that mantra. But one group of researchers is showing how true it is. Members of the History of Marine Animals Project (HMAP) believe that scrutinizing the minutiae of historical documents is the key to protecting our oceans for generations to come. Continue reading “Future protection of the oceans could lie in the past”