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Interview with an Octopus Researcher (Part 1)

Interview with an Octopus Researcher (Part 1)

Written by on May 4, 2017 in Interviews, Marine Life

To help answer some basic questions about octopuses (some of the most intelligent members of their phylum), we interviewed a scientist who studies them.

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.

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

Designs That Reduce Maritime Debris from Fishing Devices Evolve Faster When Fishing Masters and Scientists Collaborate

Designs That Reduce Maritime Debris from Fishing Devices Evolve Faster When Fishing Masters and Scientists Collaborate

Written by on May 2, 2017 in Editor's Choice, Fish, Other News

FADs can make fishing vessels more productive, but rising productivity comes at a cost.

Nature as protection: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and its success in the Caribbean

Nature as protection: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and its success in the Caribbean

Written by on April 25, 2017 in Editor's Choice, Other News

Ecosystem-based Adaptation is good for communities and the environment as it promotes community engagement, restores natural habitats, and builds local resilience.

Paul Greenberg & FRONTLINE search for fish that’s good for you and the planet

Paul Greenberg & FRONTLINE search for fish that’s good for you and the planet

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Editor's Choice, Other News

“What fish should I eat that’s good for me and good for the planet?”

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