Weekly Roundup 10

Written by on February 8, 2013 in Marine Life

Other stories worth reading this weekend:

10 Reasons Why Dolphins are Undeniable Awesome” from care2

Check out this great list with some amazing videos to find out why we should all love dolphins a little bit more.

Adélie Penguins Cope With Climate Change” from NSF

David Ainley has been studying Adélie penguins in the Antarctic for many years. During a five-year NSF-funded grant, he studied how the penguins are coping with climate change and found that they handle it in different ways.

Arctic nations’ oil spill plans too vague: Environmentaists” from Reuters

Environmentalists say that the oil spill plans for Arctic drilling are unacceptable. They note that the document, due for approval in May, is too vague and includes nothing about corporate liability for any accidents.

Gray Snapper.

Gray Snapper. Photo credit: NOAA.

Euro MPs back large-scale fishing reform to save stocks” from BBC News

The European Parliament voted for reforms of the EU Common Fisheries Policy. The reforms include important measures to eliminate discards (the practice of throwing unwanted fish back into the water) and protect endangered stocks. Many environmentalists are thrilled, but many fishers feel that the reforms are much too dramatic.

Internal Ocean Waves Spotted From Outer Space (PHOTO) ” from the Huffington Post

Check out this awesome photo of waves photographed from the International Space Station.

Japanese volunteers join anti-whaling fight” from The Advocate

This season, there are Japanese citizens aboard the Sea Shepherd’s newest vessel. Many of these particular volunteers wish to remain anonymous, because if their people find out that they are taking a position against the Japanese government, it could pose problems for them back home. Check out this article about one Japanese volunteer who calls the Institute of Cetacean Research “a complete sham.”

Maersk Drilling and BP Join Forces to Develop Next-Generation Drilling Technology” from the Maritime Executive

Maersk Drilling and BP are entering a partnership to develop a new kind of offshore drilling rigs. The new rigs will be more technologically advanced in order to “enable access to resources that are inaccessible with today’s technology.”

Revised MSC royalty fee structure to reduce supply chain costs and promote use of ecolabel” from MSC News

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is revising the cost of the license for their ecolabel in order to benefit both large and small companies and promote the use of the ecolabel.

World’s Fastest Shark Treks Epic Distances” from LiveScience

A mako shark with a GPS tag has traveled 8,635 miles (13,300 kilometers) in only six months. The shark, named Carol, is the first short-finned mako shark to be tracked in real-time.

Shortfin Mako Shark.

Shortfin Mako Shark. Photo credit: Mark Conlin, NOAA.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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