Archive for April, 2013

Singing Humpbacks, Green Sea Turtles and Ocean Management

Written by on April 30, 2013 in Marine Life
Singing Humpbacks, Green Sea Turtles and Ocean Management

Today’s highlights include singing humpback whales, the benefits of marine protected areas and an interview with Global Ocean Commission co-chair David Miliband.

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An Orca Pod, Shark Fin Soup and Sea Turtles

Written by on April 29, 2013 in Marine Life
An Orca Pod, Shark Fin Soup and Sea Turtles

Today’s highlights include a playful orca pod, successful sea turtle rehabilitation and release, shark fin soup and the roughtail stingray.

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‘Dolphin Safe’ Tuna Isn’t All That Safe

Written by on April 29, 2013 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins
‘Dolphin Safe’ Tuna Isn’t All That Safe

If you’ve bought a can of tuna in the US then you’ve seen the ‘dolphin safe’ label that assures you no dolphins were harmed in the process of catching that tuna. But what if that label was meaningless?

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Whale Culture, Underwater Observatory and Fish Fights

Written by on April 28, 2013 in Marine Life
Whale Culture, Underwater Observatory and Fish Fights

Today’s highlights include whale culture, the pros of being an aggressive fish, record-high sea surface temperatures and the world’s largest underwater observatory.

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What Does it Mean to be Dolphin SMART?

Written by on April 28, 2013 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
What Does it Mean to be Dolphin SMART?

Have you heard of Dolphin SMART? It’s a cool program that encourages responsible viewing of dolphins in the wild.

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Weekly Roundup 21

Written by on April 26, 2013 in Marine Life
Weekly Roundup 21

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including reducing seabird bycatch, sea level rise, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and much more.

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NY Moves to Ban Sale of Shark Fins

Written by on April 26, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law, Sharks
NY Moves to Ban Sale of Shark Fins

On Tuesday evening, the New York State Senate passed a bill that will ban the sale, trade, distribution and possession of shark fins throughout the state.

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Sea Spray, Coral Bleaching and Blue Sharks

Written by on April 25, 2013 in Marine Life
Sea Spray, Coral Bleaching and Blue Sharks

Today’s highlights include the ocean-atmosphere relationship, new discoveries in coral bleaching research and a record-breaking blue shark dive.

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Happy World Penguin Day!

Written by on April 25, 2013 in Marine Life, Penguins
Happy World Penguin Day!

World Penguin Day is held annually on April 25 but this year is particularly special because the fate of some of the most important penguin habitat will be decided in a few short months.

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The CO2 Curve, a Deadly US Fishery and a Robot Turtle

Written by on April 24, 2013 in Marine Life
The CO2 Curve, a Deadly US Fishery and a Robot Turtle

Today’s highlights include the iconic CO2 (Keeling) curve, one of the US’s deadliest fisheries and a sea turtle robot built to help analyze the movement of sea turtle hatchlings.

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