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1,000+ sperm whales can be traced back to a single female ancestor

1,000+ sperm whales can be traced back to a single female ancestor

Written by on May 17, 2016 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins

Researchers recently found a “remarkable lack of diversity” among sperm whale populations.

Do animals have accents?

Do animals have accents?

Written by on May 13, 2016 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins

Do whales and dolphins have regional dialects or accents?

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.

Technology

Hands-on learning on the water in Miami

Hands-on learning on the water in Miami

Written by on May 4, 2016 in Technology

On Earth Day, a new lab and STEM education facility opened on the water in Miami, Florida.

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.

Policy & Ocean Law

We should “refine and reassess” sea turtle conservation laws

We should “refine and reassess” sea turtle conservation laws

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Policy & Ocean Law, Sea Turtles

Conservation laws need to be “refined and reassessed” in order to more effectively protect sea turtles.

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.

Other

Biodiversity helps fish survive climate change

Biodiversity helps fish survive climate change

Written by on May 19, 2016 in Fish, Other News

New research shows that biodiversity protects fish from the effects of climate change.

What on Earth is a BioBlitz?

What on Earth is a BioBlitz?

Written by on May 11, 2016 in Other News

A BioBlitz is a citizen science event where people find and identify as many species as possible in a designated area over a short period of time.

Faces of the Gulf: Life as a Marine Scientist

Faces of the Gulf: Life as a Marine Scientist

Written by on May 9, 2016 in Interviews, Other News

Speaking different languages and representing different nationalities, the GCMP team brings many different perspective to the world of marine conservation.

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