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Anatomy of the Narwhal

Anatomy of the Narwhal

Written by on July 22, 2016 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins

Did you know that the tusk of the narwhal is actually a tooth? Check out this awesome new comic from Squidtoons to learn more!

Mission Bay HS girls limit plastic use in district

Mission Bay HS girls limit plastic use in district

Written by on June 24, 2016 in Marine Life

While taking an advanced biology course, three high school girls were inspired to take action and protect our oceans from a major threat: plastic.

59 species disappeared in Philippines since 1950s

59 species disappeared in Philippines since 1950s

Written by on June 8, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life

59 species of finfish have disappeared from fishermen’s catches in some of the world’s most species rich and vulnerable regions over the last 65 years.

Technology

Visit a seamount from the comfort of your own home

Visit a seamount from the comfort of your own home

Written by on June 15, 2016 in Technology

In celebration of National Oceans Month, take a trip beneath the waves with the help of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).

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.

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

Follow Your Fish Step 5: Eating California Market Squid in California

Follow Your Fish Step 5: Eating California Market Squid in California

Written by on July 25, 2016 in Other News

It’s not easy to find locally-caught California market squid that has never left California…

5 Scientifically Accurate Things About Finding Dory

5 Scientifically Accurate Things About Finding Dory

Written by on July 20, 2016 in Other News

There were undeniably some creative liberties taken by the writers, but there are still some great factual take-home messages in the Finding Nemo sequel.

Follow Your Fish Step 4: Back to the US

Follow Your Fish Step 4: Back to the US

Written by on July 18, 2016 in Fish, Other News

After exporting almost all of its market squid, the United States then imports a small portion of that very same squid from China.

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