Archive for July, 2013

Warm Water Brings Jellyfish to the UK

Written by on July 31, 2013 in Invertebrates, Jellyfish, Marine Life
Warm Water Brings Jellyfish to the UK

Today’s highlights include an underwater act of cruelty, the ‘lake’ in the North Pole, an oil spill in Thailand and a jellyfish bloom in the UK.

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Noisy Oceans Can be Life-Threateningly Distracting

Written by on July 31, 2013 in Fish, Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Noisy Oceans Can be Life-Threateningly Distracting

Military sonar isn’t the only noise in the ocean that negatively affects marine life and marine mammals aren’t the only creatures bothered by noise.

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Real-Life Transformers Helping Antarctic Research

Written by on July 30, 2013 in Technology
Real-Life Transformers Helping Antarctic Research

Today’s highlights include a large but not record-setting Gulf of Mexico dead zone, a transforming submarine and the possibility of earth losing its oceans.

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Whale Meat Returned to Sender

Written by on July 30, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Whale Meat Returned to Sender

Whaling. It’s cruel and unnecessary. It’s scientific research. It’s just another job. Is anybody wrong? Check out the latest in the whaling debate.

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Polar Bear Brains Contain Environmental Toxins

Written by on July 29, 2013 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
Polar Bear Brains Contain Environmental Toxins

Today’s highlights include methane released by earthquakes, environmental toxins in polar bear brains and how phytoplankton will react to climate change.

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What Do We Know About Sea-Level Rise?

Written by on July 29, 2013 in Other News
What Do We Know About Sea-Level Rise?

Lately, there have been many studies involving the effects of sea-level rise, including the uncertainty of predictions and possibilities for how to lessen the impact.

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Captivity is “a failed experiment”

Written by on July 27, 2013 in Editor's Choice, Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Captivity is “a failed experiment”

I spent the afternoon at Miami Seaquarium speaking with protestors who lined up around the park entrance to show their support for the anti-captivity movement.

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Miami Seaquarium Statement Regarding Empty the Tanks

Written by on July 27, 2013 in Other News

Miami Seaquarium statement: The July 27 “Empty the Tanks Day” is a publicity stunt by anti-marine park and aquarium protestors designed to discredit marine mammal facilities. The campaign paints a distorted picture of what our park offers and ignores the value of the high quality educational programs and conservation efforts of accredited institutions and the […]

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What’s New in Marine Science

Written by on July 26, 2013 in Marine Life
What’s New in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including smart dolphins, stranded harp seal pups, the threatened Great Barrier Reef and much more.

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Did It Happen Again? Drilling Rig Blowout in Gulf of Mexico

Written by on July 25, 2013 in Technology
Did It Happen Again? Drilling Rig Blowout in Gulf of Mexico

See footage from the oil and gas rig that ignited Tuesday night in the Gulf of Mexico causing an explosion and subsequent fire.

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