Archive for December, 2012

Human, Seal Conflict in New England

Written by on December 31, 2012 in Marine Life
Human, Seal Conflict in New England

The Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium is continuing to examine the relationship between humans and seals along the New England coast.

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Top 12 Posts of 2012

Written by on December 30, 2012 in Marine Life
Top 12 Posts of 2012

As the year comes to a close, we thought we would take a look back. Here are the 12 most popular posts of 2012:

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Video: Sea Turtle Fascinated with Diver

Written by on December 28, 2012 in Marine Life
Video: Sea Turtle Fascinated with Diver

Check out this great footage of an unusually friendly sea turtle making friends with a scuba diver:

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Sea Otters to Swim Freely in Southern California

Written by on December 27, 2012 in Marine Life
Sea Otters to Swim Freely in Southern California

After 25 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that their sea otter trans-location program had failed.

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“The Secret World of Mantas and Mobulas”

Written by on December 26, 2012 in Marine Life
“The Secret World of Mantas and Mobulas”

Check out this great video about manta and mobula rays that was produced as part of the Manta Ray of Hope project.

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“Holidays Under the Sea”

Written by on December 25, 2012 in Marine Life
“Holidays Under the Sea”

Happy Holidays from MST! Below are some links to different sites that created posts about “Holidays Under the Sea.”

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Finally, a whale story with a happy ending

Written by on December 23, 2012 in Marine Life
Finally, a whale story with a happy ending

A whale-watching company recently documented a rare event: a southern right whale mother, already caring for her own calf, adopted an orphaned calf that was previously left all alone.

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Weekly News Roundup 4

Written by on December 21, 2012 in Marine Life
Weekly News Roundup 4

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including the benefits of MPAs, the legal issues of whale strandings, seafood fraud and more.

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Studies in Shark Bay in Western Australia May Benefit Florida Bay in Miami

Written by on December 21, 2012 in Marine Life, Physical Oceanography
Studies in Shark Bay in Western Australia May Benefit Florida Bay in Miami

Shark Bay in Western Australia and Florida Bay in Miami have similar marine environments. New studies indicate that lessons learned in Shark Bay may help save Florida Bay.

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EU Fisheries Meeting: Decisions

Written by on December 20, 2012 in Policy & Ocean Law
EU Fisheries Meeting: Decisions

Over the last two days, many decisions were made regarding fishing policies in the EU. Fisheries ministers voted against automatic cuts in fishing quotas and a reduction in the number of fishing days at sea.

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