Archive for August, 2013

This Week in Marine Science

Written by on August 30, 2013 in Other News
This Week in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including a few conservation victories, sneaky deep sea squid and farmed salmon.

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Restoring Historic Fish Spawning Grounds

Written by on August 30, 2013 in Other News
Restoring Historic Fish Spawning Grounds

Since the construction of three dams along the Cape Fear River, fish populations have experienced a 90% decline.

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Fish Larvae Smell Their Homes

Written by on August 29, 2013 in Fish, Marine Life
Fish Larvae Smell Their Homes

Today’s highlights include a new species of ‘walking’ shark, an explanation for the ‘global warming hiatus’, and how fish larvae find their way back to the reef.

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Whale Sharks in the Yucatan – A New Documentary

Written by on August 29, 2013 in Other News, Sharks
Whale Sharks in the Yucatan – A New Documentary

Marine scientist and artist Guy Harvey is presenting his latest documentary, “Whale Sharks in the Yucatan: A Guy Harvey Expedition,” tomorrow at the Georgia Aquarium.

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Jellyfish Ruining Vacation for Some in the Mediterranean

Written by on August 28, 2013 in Jellyfish, Marine Life
Jellyfish Ruining Vacation for Some in the Mediterranean

Today’s highlights include jellyfish in the Mediterranean, increasing levels of mercury in fish, and the world’s largest undersea observatory.

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International Penguin Conference Has Events for the Public!

Written by on August 28, 2013 in Other News
International Penguin Conference Has Events for the Public!

Did you know that 5 penguin species are listed as endangered and 6 are listed as vulnerable? Learn more at the 8th International Penguin Conference!

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Sea Otters Aren’t Just Cute – They’re Great for Seagrass Meadows

Written by on August 27, 2013 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Sea Otters Aren’t Just Cute – They’re Great for Seagrass Meadows

Today’s highlights include the importance of single-celled algae, a new study about rare Risso’s dolphins, and how sea otters saved seagrass beds.

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Protecting Delicate Deep Sea Life

Written by on August 27, 2013 in Marine Life
Protecting Delicate Deep Sea Life

Last week, ocean conservation group Oceana launched a new expedition to study the seafloor off the north and central coast of Oregon.

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Scientists Test Solar-Powered Satellite Tags

Written by on August 26, 2013 in Marine Life
Scientists Test Solar-Powered Satellite Tags

Today’s highlights include success in the shark conservation movement, a new solar-powered satellite tag and north Atlantic orcas.

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Largest-Ever Study of the World’s Largest Fish

Written by on August 26, 2013 in Marine Life, Sharks
Largest-Ever Study of the World’s Largest Fish

Nine years and 800+ whale sharks later, researchers now know where whale sharks migrate and give birth.

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