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This moth mates as a butterfly

A study conducted by scientists from the CSIC and the UAB describes the first known case of a female moth which has lost the pheromone gland, therefore doesn’t produce pheromones to attract males and it behaves like day-flying butterflies.

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More than 50% of Socotra’s reptiles, still undiscovered

A study led by CSIC scientists unveils that over 50% of reptile species in Socotra Archipelago, Yemen, could be unknown. The result comes out from the sequencing of the gene ‘COI’, which is common to all animals. The technique, the so called DNA barcoding, enables cheap and quick identification of species.

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Fishermen and scientists, together to reduce the impact of trawling on the seafloor

Scientists and the Fishermen's Association of Palamos are working together in a study to assess the impact of different models of trawl doors on the seafloor.

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Sea warming effects on ecosystems

The sea temperature rise is a key element closely related to the climate change. How does it happen? How does it affect marine organisms? In the Mediterranean Sea, scientists are monitoring seawater temperatures at different depths and investigating the impacts on marine ecosystems.

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A fishery management pilot project for recovering hake population

European hake populations in the western Mediterranean Sea are overexploited. This is the conclusion of all the assessments made since 1992 until now by CSIC scientists at the Institut de Ciencias del Mar and from other research institutions, like IEO and IFREMER. Fishermen and administrations have joined to tackle fishery pressure.

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