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Less sea ice means polar bears are swimming longer

Less sea ice means polar bears are swimming longer

Written by on May 2, 2016 in Marine Life

New research from the University of Alberta reveals that an increasing number of polar bears have been undertaking long-distance swims, which can be dangerous.

Size Matters: A decline in size of Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef

Size Matters: A decline in size of Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef

Written by on April 11, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks

“If [adult whale sharks] are not occurring there now it means that something changed, and we need to understand why that happened.”

Humans aren’t the only ones who bond over food

Humans aren’t the only ones who bond over food

Written by on April 6, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life

Some fish prefer to swim with other fish that eat the same food, rather than swim with other members of their own species.

Technology

Sea Turtles Get the Green Light on Safety

Sea Turtles Get the Green Light on Safety

Written by on April 4, 2016 in Marine Life, Technology

Researchers have come up with a simple and effective means of reducing sea turtle entanglements and mortality from fishing nets: lights.

SharkCam Offers New Insights into Shark Behavior

SharkCam Offers New Insights into Shark Behavior

Written by on January 29, 2016 in Sharks, Technology

Underwater camera provides researchers with the first observations of great white shark predatory behavior beneath the surface.

Chemical Dispersants vs Oil-Degrading Microorganisms

Chemical Dispersants vs Oil-Degrading Microorganisms

Written by on November 20, 2015 in Technology

A new study found that chemical dispersants often used in oil spill cleanups can actually inhibit the microorganisms that naturally degrade oil.

Policy & Ocean Law

Using “fishing rights” to have our fish and eat them, too

Using “fishing rights” to have our fish and eat them, too

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law

Research shows that a different approach to fishery management could double global fish populations by 2050.

Parrotfish help keep corals healthy

Parrotfish help keep corals healthy

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Fish, Policy & Ocean Law

A new study from the University of Queensland (UQ) shows that stricter fisheries regulations are necessary for the survival of Caribbean corals.

Fish farming expansion plans being challenged

Fish farming expansion plans being challenged

Written by on March 2, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law

In January, NOAA announced its plans to expand aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico, but those plans are now being challenged.

Other

Do Whales Have Eyelashes?

Do Whales Have Eyelashes?

Written by on April 29, 2016 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins

The media does a great job of anthropomorphizing whales, but do they really have eyelashes?

Phytoplankton travels around the world faster than we thought

Phytoplankton travels around the world faster than we thought

Written by on April 27, 2016 in Other News, Physical Oceanography

New research from Princeton University reveals that phytoplankton can drift from one region of the ocean to “almost any other place on the globe” in less than a decade.

Last week to submit program proposals for the 2016 RAE TCS Summit

Last week to submit program proposals for the 2016 RAE TCS Summit

Written by on April 26, 2016 in Other News

The 2016 Summit theme is Our Coasts, Our Future, Our Choice and will take place at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, LA this December.

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