Archive for July, 2009

Ocean Organization Spotlight: American Cetacean Society

Written by on July 31, 2009 in Marine Life, Other News, Spotlight
Ocean Organization Spotlight: American Cetacean Society

ACS is the nation’s oldest non-profit organization working to protect whales, dolphins, and porpoises through education, conservation, and research.

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Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales Could Get Wider Safety Zone

Written by on July 31, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales Could Get Wider Safety Zone

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is proposing new rules on vessel traffic aimed at further protecting Southern Resident killer whales in Washington’s Puget Sound.

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NOAA Proposal to Rebuild Blacknose and Other Shark Populations

Written by on July 30, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
NOAA Proposal to Rebuild Blacknose and Other Shark Populations

NOAA’s Fisheries Service is proposing several measures to end overfishing and rebuild blacknose sharks and other shark populations.

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Biologists See Spawning Fish in Marine Protected Area in Florida

Written by on July 29, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Biologists See Spawning Fish in Marine Protected Area in Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced that biologists recently witnessed mutton snapper sprawning in the Florida Keys.

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Great Barrier Reef: One of the Seven Wonders of Nature?

Written by on July 28, 2009 in Marine Life
Great Barrier Reef: One of the Seven Wonders of Nature?

The Great Barrier Reef is among the finalists for the title of “New 7 Wonders of Nature” as per last weeks announcement in Zurich.

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University Roundup: The Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University

University Roundup: The Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University

New from the University Roundup: Rutgers’ Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, well-known for its fleet of AUVs

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Survey of Mid-Atlantic Ridge Designed to Find New Deep-Sea Life

Written by on July 22, 2009 in Marine Life, Other News
Survey of Mid-Atlantic Ridge Designed to Find New Deep-Sea Life

Scientists finished the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Ecosystem Project, looking at its biodiversity, deep-sea food webs, and identifying new species.

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University Roundup: Rosentstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami

University Roundup:  Rosentstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami

University Roundup: The latest news from University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric sciences.

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NOAA Announces El Niño and Predicts Its Duration Through Winter 09/10

Written by on July 16, 2009 in Marine Life
NOAA Announces El Niño and Predicts Its Duration Through Winter 09/10

NOAA scientists announced the arrival of El Niño, a climate phenomenon with a significant influence on global weather, ocean conditions and marine fisheries.

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New Study Reveals Driving Force Behind Evolution and Distribution of King Crab

Written by on July 14, 2009 in Marine Life, Physical Oceanography
New Study Reveals Driving Force Behind Evolution and Distribution of King Crab

A new study recently published in the Journal of Biogeography reveals the driving force behind the evolution and distribution of the deep-sea dwelling king crab.

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