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Why do orcas go through menopause?

Why do orcas go through menopause?

Written by on January 19, 2017 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins

Orcas start reproducing around age 15 and can live for up to 100 years, but they stop typically stop reproducing in their 30s or 40s.

Climate change altering some beluga whale migration

Climate change altering some beluga whale migration

Written by on January 17, 2017 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins

“The biggest take-home message is that belugas can respond relatively quickly to their changing environment, yet we can’t expect a uniform response across all beluga populations.”

Origin Stories: Cancer in Bivalves

Origin Stories: Cancer in Bivalves

Written by on December 14, 2016 in Marine Life

By Astrid Hsu What if cancer spread the like common cold? A hug, a cough, or sharing food would put the entire population at risk. Luckily, humans are currently safe from such a scenario. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for our marine bivalve friends. Initially discovered in soft-shell clams (Mya arenaria), a contagious cancer […]

Technology

Noise isn’t the only problem with shipping

Noise isn’t the only problem with shipping

Written by on November 9, 2016 in Technology

New research demonstrates shipping can disrupt natural genetic patterns of marine species.

Deep-sea sensors helping researchers learn about beaked whales

Deep-sea sensors helping researchers learn about beaked whales

Written by on September 23, 2016 in Technology, Whales & Dolphins

A new set of drifting deep-sea acoustic sensors will help researchers learn more about elusive beaked whales.

NASA in the Great Barrier Reef

NASA in the Great Barrier Reef

Written by on September 21, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Technology

NASA recently began a new mission in the Great Barrier Reef to “transform our understanding of Earth’s valuable and ecologically sensitive coral reefs.”

Policy & Ocean Law

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay: A New National Marine Sanctuary?

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay: A New National Marine Sanctuary?

Written by on September 8, 2016 in Editor's Choice, Policy & Ocean Law

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay is in the running to become Maryland’s first national marine sanctuary.

Improved high seas management need to protect coastal fisheries

Improved high seas management need to protect coastal fisheries

Written by on September 7, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law

New research shows that closing fisheries in the high seas could increase catches in coastal waters by 10 percent.

Drawing the line: the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Drawing the line: the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Written by on September 6, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law

President Obama recently quadrupled the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument from 140,000 to 582,578 square miles.

Other

WMO recognizes new world record wave height

WMO recognizes new world record wave height

Written by on December 21, 2016 in Other News, Physical Oceanography

The World Meteorological Organization has established a new world record wave height of 19 meters (62.3 feet) measured by a buoy in the North Atlantic.

Holidays Under the Sea

Holidays Under the Sea

Written by on December 16, 2016 in Other News

Need inspiration for a holiday-themed ocean lesson or event?

Jellyfish Soup: a beautiful, underwater, conservation-themed dance

Jellyfish Soup: a beautiful, underwater, conservation-themed dance

Written by on November 16, 2016 in Other News

Check out this behind-the-scenes look at the stunning Jellyfish Soup photoshoot!

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