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ICYMI: first underwater video footage of the True’s beaked whale

ICYMI: first underwater video footage of the True’s beaked whale

Written by on March 16, 2017 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins

Researchers recently captured the first-ever footage of the rare True’s beaked whale.

New MPA could protect endangered basking sharks

New MPA could protect endangered basking sharks

Written by on March 15, 2017 in Marine Life, Sharks

New research shows that a proposed Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Sea of the Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast could help protect basking sharks.

ICYMI: 27% of ocean fish caught become fishmeal or fish oil

ICYMI: 27% of ocean fish caught become fishmeal or fish oil

Written by on March 14, 2017 in Marine Life

“In fact, of the some 20 million MT of fish caught annually around the world for uses other than eating, 90 percent are fish that are perfectly good to eat…”

Technology

Wood chips could clean aquaculture wastewater

Wood chips could clean aquaculture wastewater

Written by on March 17, 2017 in Fish, Technology

A new study from the University of Illinois shows that a simple, organic system may clean aquaculture wastewater effectively and inexpensively.

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.

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

Are you an underwater photographer?

Are you an underwater photographer?

Written by on March 13, 2017 in Other News

The 13th annual Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) is now accepting entries. The contest, which has been hosted by RSMAS every spring since 2005, is aimed at amateur photographers who earn “no more than 20% of their income from photography.” Photographs are judged […]

Any ecosystem is a fragile ecosystem

Any ecosystem is a fragile ecosystem

Written by on March 10, 2017 in Coral Reefs, Other News

That is, if you apply the correct pressure to it.

Unique partnership to increase conservation and education of keystone marine species

Unique partnership to increase conservation and education of keystone marine species

Written by on March 8, 2017 in Other News, Sharks

The goal of this new relationship is “to build awareness on the conservation and education of keystone marine species, such as great white and tiger sharks.”

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