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Weird Lobster Makes Hard Science Harder

Weird Lobster Makes Hard Science Harder

Written by on June 1, 2015 in Marine Life

Wit and persistence pay off in scientist’s plight to study the Mediterranean slipper lobster

Combating Climate Change With Seagrass

Combating Climate Change With Seagrass

Written by on May 28, 2015 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life

New research reveals that seagrass ecosystems could play a key role in combating climate change, but first we need to stop populations from declining.

Fish That Increase Their Body Temperature Swim Faster

Fish That Increase Their Body Temperature Swim Faster

Written by on May 15, 2015 in Fish, Marine Life

Some fish have the ability to raise their internal temperature so they become warmer than the surrounding water, allowing them to swim faster and farther.

Technology

A Dozen Must-Have Apps for Seafarers

A Dozen Must-Have Apps for Seafarers

Written by on May 22, 2015 in Technology

This infographic from Boat Ed gives you all the information you need on the must have apps for seafarers available to download today.

3D Activity Tracking Enhances Conservation of Caribbean Fish

3D Activity Tracking Enhances Conservation of Caribbean Fish

Written by on April 14, 2015 in Fish, Technology

To enhance conservation efforts of Nassau Grouper, researchers are studying their movements to learn more about fish activity before, during and after spawning events.

How Does Oil Move From Deep Water to the Beach? (Video)

How Does Oil Move From Deep Water to the Beach? (Video)

Written by on April 8, 2015 in Technology

Using two drones and brightly colored dye, researchers studied how toxins move from deep water to the beach.

Policy & Ocean Law

The Pros and Cons of Taking Humpback Whales off the Endangered Species List

The Pros and Cons of Taking Humpback Whales off the Endangered Species List

Written by on April 24, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins

NOAA proposed reclassifying humpbacks into 14 distinct population segments, many of which would no longer be listed under the ESA. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn more!

Biologically Important Areas to “Reduce Adverse Impacts” on Cetaceans

Biologically Important Areas to “Reduce Adverse Impacts” on Cetaceans

Written by on March 11, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins

Biologically Important Areas will make it easier for resource managers and decision makers to consider the impact that human activities could have on cetaceans.

New Rule Bans Seafood Imports That Don’t Meet U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Standards

New Rule Bans Seafood Imports That Don’t Meet U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Standards

Written by on January 14, 2015 in Fish, Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law

The federal government agreed to adopt new rules that ban the import of seafood to the U.S. if it doesn’t meet high standards for protecting whales and dolphins.

Other

Citizen Scientists Wanted to Study an Artificial Reef!

Citizen Scientists Wanted to Study an Artificial Reef!

Written by on May 26, 2015 in Other News

Ocean Sanctuaries recently announced the 2015 Yukon Marine Life Survey and is calling on citizen science divers and underwater photographers to help!

Artist Turning Ocean Trash into Treasures

Artist Turning Ocean Trash into Treasures

Written by on May 19, 2015 in Other News

Bobby Little is an artist and sculptor who has spent two decades turning dead coral, old conch shells, abandoned oil drums, and other trash into art.

Conservation Messaging at Music Festivals

Conservation Messaging at Music Festivals

Written by on May 1, 2015 in Editor's Choice, Other News

The admittedly skeptical environmentalist (and seasoned music festival-goer) in me was pretty wary about how much conservation could really be promoted at a music festival.

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