Archive for September, 2012

Still Hope for World’s Fisheries

Written by on September 30, 2012 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Still Hope for World’s Fisheries

A study confirmed the existence of thousands of “data-poor” fisheries, making up over 80 percent of the world’s fisheries. Their study shows that while these fisheries are in decline, there is hope for their recovery if they are managed properly.

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Orca Injured at SeaWorld: Understated or Under Control?

Written by on September 29, 2012 in Marine Life
Orca Injured at SeaWorld: Understated or Under Control?

Recent reports have confirmed the injury that was sustained by an Orca at SeaWorld last week, but new photos question the accuracy of the reports.

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Aquaculture: What You Need to Know in a Three Minute Video

Written by on September 28, 2012 in Marine Life
Aquaculture: What You Need to Know in a Three Minute Video

Did you know that aquaculture is the world’s fastest-growing form of food production? If you’ve ever wanted to know more about aquaculture, then check out this video released by NOAA Fisheries Service.

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Research Expedition Reveals a Million New Microscopic Species

Written by on September 27, 2012 in Marine Life
Research Expedition Reveals a Million New Microscopic Species

A 70,000 mile, three-year expedition aboard a research vessel has revealed up to one million new species of microscopic sea life that play an important role in the oceanic food chain.

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The Great Barrier Reef is Changing

Written by on September 27, 2012 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
The Great Barrier Reef is Changing

Using satellite measurements of sea surface temperatures over the last 25 years, scientists have found clear evidence of serious changes taking place at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

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Top Ocean Predators Losing Habitat

Written by on September 26, 2012 in Marine Life, Physical Oceanography
Top Ocean Predators Losing Habitat

A new study found that top ocean predators in the Pacific Ocean could lose up to 35 percent of their habitat by the end of the century.

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18 Whales to be Imported to the US?

Written by on September 26, 2012 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
18 Whales to be Imported to the US?

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) is launching a campaign to stop the Georgia Aquarium from importing 18 wild-caught beluga whales.

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Researchers Need YOUR Help Identifying Creatures on the Seafloor

Written by on September 25, 2012 in Marine Life
Researchers Need YOUR Help Identifying Creatures on the Seafloor

WHOI is looking for help from the public to identify creatures in images of the sea floor. Anyone can participate on their website, Seafloor Explorer.

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Endangered Leatherback Rescued and Released in New England

Written by on September 25, 2012 in Marine Life
Endangered Leatherback Rescued and Released in New England

Last Thursday, the New England Aquarium rescued a 7-foot, 655-pound, stranded leatherback sea turtle. The animal was treated at the aquarium and released on Saturday in better (but not great) condition.

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Sea-Level Rise: Rabbits are in Trouble

Written by on September 24, 2012 in Marine Life
Sea-Level Rise: Rabbits are in Trouble

New research shows that an endangered rabbit in Florida has lost 64 percent of its habitat in the last 5 decades as a result of sea-level rise.

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