Archive for August, 2009

Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Need Protection

Written by on August 30, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Need Protection

NOAA Fisheries’ Pacific Islands Region has a webpage designed to educate the public about the negative consequences of swimming with Hawaiian spinner dolphins.

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Latest Coastal Shark Survey Completed

Written by on August 28, 2009 in Marine Life
Latest Coastal Shark Survey Completed

Survey in U.S. East Coast waters is helping scientists and fishery resource managers to monitor shark populations and their role in marine ecosystems.

NOAA scientists from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) lab in Narragansett, R.I., recently conducted their ninth coastal shark survey from Florida to Delaware.

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Ocean Organization Spotlight: Orca Network

Written by on August 27, 2009 in Marine Life, Other News, Policy & Ocean Law, Spotlight
Ocean Organization Spotlight: Orca Network

The Orca Network is dedicated to raising awareness about the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats.

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Field Report: Bilal Khan From Temple University Study on Exxon Valdez Oil Pollution (3)

Written by on August 25, 2009 in Other News, Physical Oceanography, Technology
Field Report: Bilal Khan From Temple University Study on Exxon Valdez Oil Pollution (3)

Field Reports are the unvarnished, unedited journal entries of marine researchers in the field. They are intended to give readers a unique, inside look at the day-to-day nature of field work, an essential part of all marine science.

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Field Reports: Bilal Khan From Temple University Study on Exxon Valdez Oil Pollution (2)

Written by on August 10, 2009 in Other News, Physical Oceanography, Technology
Field Reports:  Bilal Khan From Temple University Study on Exxon Valdez Oil Pollution (2)

Field Reports are the unvarnished, unedited journal entries of marine researchers in the field. They are intended to give readers a unique, inside look at the day-to-day nature of field work, an essential part of all marine science.

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Field Reports: Bilal Khan From Temple University Study on Exxon Valdez Oil Pollution (1)

Written by on August 10, 2009 in Other News, Physical Oceanography, Technology
Field Reports:  Bilal Khan From Temple University Study on Exxon Valdez Oil Pollution (1)

Editor’s Note: A new feature here on Marine Science Today begins with this Field Report from Bilal Khan, a master’s candidate working with Prof. Michael Boufadel and his study team trying to figure out why oil pullution from the Exxon Valdez spill persists in Prince William Sound

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Exxon Valdez: Understanding The On-Going Pollution Problem and Providing Solutions

Written by on August 10, 2009 in Other News, Physical Oceanography, Technology
Exxon Valdez: Understanding The On-Going Pollution Problem and Providing Solutions

A second and final research trip to Prince William Sound, Alaska, will conclude a study to help understand why there is still oil from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill remaining in certain areas.

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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Smaller Than Predicted, But Deeper

Written by on August 5, 2009 in Marine Life, Other News
Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Smaller Than Predicted, But Deeper

A group of scientists found the size of this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone to be smaller than forecasted, but deeper.

The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is the second largest hypoxic zone worldwide.

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Study: Proper Fisheries Management Can Produce Sustainable Fishing

Written by on August 4, 2009 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Study:  Proper Fisheries Management Can Produce Sustainable Fishing

Study published in “Science” shows ways to successfully manage fisheries to stop over-exploitation of fish stocks allowing for continuous sustainable fishing.

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University Roundup: Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Written by on August 3, 2009 in Marine Life
University Roundup: Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

University Roundup: The latest news from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.

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