Archive for April, 2009

New Research Gives Hope For Coral Reefs

Written by on April 28, 2009 in Marine Life, Other News
New Research Gives Hope For Coral Reefs

Wildlife Conservation Society’s newest research shows some coral reefs may survive effects of ongoing climate change through better fisheries management.

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More Details on NOAA’s R/V Bay Hydro II

Written by on April 24, 2009 in Technology
More Details on NOAA’s R/V Bay Hydro II

All the details on the new NOAA research vessel Bay Hydro II, which was commissioned last week in Baltimore and which will shortly begin its work mapping the Chesapeake Bay.

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New Studies To Understand Skin Disease In Dolphins And Its Range Expansion

Written by on April 23, 2009 in Marine Life
New Studies To Understand Skin Disease In Dolphins And Its Range Expansion

There is a larger effort underway to investigate the different types and range of skin disease in dolphins along the eastern U.S. coast.

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National System for Marine Protected Areas

Written by on April 22, 2009 in Policy & Ocean Law
National System for Marine Protected Areas

The U.S. Departments of Interior and Commerce are partnering with federal, state and territorial agencies to form a National System of Marine Protected Areas.

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DNA Used to Study Migration of Threatened Whale Sharks

Written by on April 20, 2009 in Marine Life, Other News
DNA Used to Study Migration of Threatened Whale Sharks

DNA study shows little genetic variation between sharks of different geographic populations, which suggests international protection should be sought.

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NOAA Dedicates New Chesapeake Bay Research Vessel

Written by on April 19, 2009 in Technology
NOAA Dedicates New Chesapeake Bay Research Vessel

NOAA commissioned a new research vessel this week: the R/V Bay Hydro II, a $2.1 million aluminum catamaran.

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DOE Solicits Supercomputer Time Proposals for 2010

Written by on April 17, 2009 in Policy & Ocean Law, Technology
DOE Solicits Supercomputer Time Proposals for 2010

The Department of Energy is inviting proposals for time next year on its supercomputers at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Marine researchers are among the current users of INCITE program resources.

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NOAA Submits Proposed Recovery Plan to Congress to Help Coastal Communities

Written by on April 16, 2009 in Policy & Ocean Law
NOAA Submits Proposed Recovery Plan to Congress to Help Coastal Communities

NOAA submitted to Congress its proposed Recovery plan to help create jobs, improve coastal communities, and protect and restore our environment.

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Warming Will Change Arctic and Antarctic Ecosystems

Written by on April 15, 2009 in Marine Life
Warming Will Change Arctic and Antarctic Ecosystems

Ice water ecosystems could drastically be changed if alien species enter the region due to warmer water conditions.

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Melting Ice Is Creating Climate and Ocean Condition Changes

Written by on April 7, 2009 in Other News
Melting Ice Is Creating Climate and Ocean Condition Changes

New studies show global temperature is increasing and polar ice is melting more rapidly than expected, accelerating climate and ocean condition changes.

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