Archive for January, 2013

Underwater Navy Testing Plans: “Negligible Impacts” or “Unprecedented Harm”

Written by on January 31, 2013 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins
Underwater Navy Testing Plans: “Negligible Impacts” or “Unprecedented Harm”

A report states that the Navy’s plan for testing submarines and weapons systems in the ocean will have “negligible” impacts on marine mammals, but environmentalists claim it will cause “unprecedented harm.”

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Outbreak of Deadly Salmon Virus Continues in Canada

Written by on January 31, 2013 in Fish, Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Outbreak of Deadly Salmon Virus Continues in Canada

Over the past few months, there have been four outbreaks of a deadly salmon virus in Atlantic waters. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is now focusing on preventing further spread of the disease.

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“Urgent Action” Required to Save Caribbean Reefs

Written by on January 30, 2013 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life, Physical Oceanography
“Urgent Action” Required to Save Caribbean Reefs

Coral reefs in the Caribbean are in danger of eroding. New research shows growth rates have declined by as much as 70 percent in some areas.

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Video: Giant Squid

Written by on January 30, 2013 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
Video: Giant Squid

Earlier this month, a Japanese-led team of scientists released the first footage of the elusive giant squid. Check out this video and slideshow to learn more.

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Everything You Need to Know About Marine Protected Areas

Written by on January 29, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Everything You Need to Know About Marine Protected Areas

Did you know that only 1.8% of the ocean is protected? Check out these great resources to learn more about marine protected areas.

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Sea Turtle Farming: Conservation or Cruelty?

Written by on January 29, 2013 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Sea Turtle Farming: Conservation or Cruelty?

Many people aren’t aware that turtle farms even exist but lately it’s been showing up in the news more often.

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Drilling for Oil in the Arctic: A Summary

Written by on January 28, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Drilling for Oil in the Arctic: A Summary

New information about the Arctic drilling project is being published every week so we wanted to give you a simple summary of the current status.

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Photo Post: Images from Marty Snyderman

Written by on January 28, 2013 in Marine Life
Photo Post: Images from Marty Snyderman

Happy Monday morning! Start the week off right with some beautiful images from underwater photographer Marty Snyderman.

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Fin Whale Occurrence Increasing in Mediterranean

Written by on January 27, 2013 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Fin Whale Occurrence Increasing in Mediterranean

A recent study found that the occurrence of fin whales in the Mediterranean has increased by 300% over 20 years.

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CECTalk: Climate Change in North America’s Marine Protected Areas

Written by on January 27, 2013 in Other News
CECTalk: Climate Change in North America’s Marine Protected Areas

Join an interactive webcast to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing North America’s marine protected areas.

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