Archive for October, 2012

UPDATE: Was the “Rogue” Ocean Fertilization Experiment Legal?

Written by on October 31, 2012 in Policy & Ocean Law
UPDATE: Was the “Rogue” Ocean Fertilization Experiment Legal?

A few weeks ago, we reported on Russ George’s “rogue” ocean fertilization experiment. In the days since then, scientists and environmentalists have analyzed the science of his experiment and debated the legality of it.

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Shark Repellent? Could Be Created Using Similarities Between Shark and Human Brains

Written by on October 31, 2012 in Marine Life, Technology
Shark Repellent? Could Be Created Using Similarities Between Shark and Human Brains

New research shows that shark brains are surprisingly similar to human brains which may help scientists create an effective shark repellent.

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Are Sharks Really Swimming the Streets After Hurricane Sandy?

Written by on October 30, 2012 in Marine Life
Are Sharks Really Swimming the Streets After Hurricane Sandy?

Photos of sharks and seals swimming on sidewalks and in neighborhoods after Hurricane Sandy are probably not real. Let’s just verify which photos have been confirmed as ‘photoshopped’ before this nonsense continues…

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Morgan: The Story of An Orca in Captivity

Written by on October 30, 2012 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Morgan: The Story of An Orca in Captivity

“We learned a long time ago that marine mammals in captivity are like humans in jail.” -JM Cousteau

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Why Eat Sustainable Seafood?

Written by on October 29, 2012 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Why Eat Sustainable Seafood?

Hint: it’s not just for the fish!

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Helping North America’s Marine Protected Areas

Written by on October 29, 2012 in Policy & Ocean Law
Helping North America’s Marine Protected Areas

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation has recently released new guidelines designed to help North America’s marine protected areas adapt to climate change.

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UPDATE: Interlux Waterfront Challenge–Winners Announced!

Written by on October 28, 2012 in Marine Life
UPDATE: Interlux Waterfront Challenge–Winners Announced!

Last Thursday, at the opening of the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Interlux announced the winners of their Waterfront Challenge.

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Marshall Islands Shark Sanctuary: A Success Story

Written by on October 27, 2012 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Marshall Islands Shark Sanctuary: A Success Story

This month, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is celebrating the first anniversary of the creation of the world’s largest shark sanctuary. Check out the video to learn more.

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Fish in Fukushima Still Contaminated

Written by on October 26, 2012 in Marine Life
Fish in Fukushima Still Contaminated

New data shows that fish caught off the coast of Japan are still suffering from the effects of the March 2011 “triple disaster.”

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Twins: A First for Grey Seals?

Written by on October 26, 2012 in Marine Life
Twins: A First for Grey Seals?

Two grey seal pups were born recently on the Farne Islands and wildlife experts believe the new pups are twins–possibly a first for grey seals.

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