Archive for September, 2013

Counting Penguins to Understand Climate Change

Written by on September 30, 2013 in Marine Life, Penguins
Counting Penguins to Understand Climate Change

Today’s highlights include new humpback whale feeding techniques, a rise in warm water species in New England, and the importance of penguins.

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Oceana Holds Forum on Risks of Seismic Airgun Activity

Written by on September 30, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Oceana Holds Forum on Risks of Seismic Airgun Activity

Now is the time when the public should be getting more involved in opposing the use of these dangerous seismic airguns.

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This Week in Marine Science

Written by on September 27, 2013 in Other News
This Week in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including underwater photos, Antarctic sea ice growth, coral, and a fish with a human-like face.

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Sustainable Fishing in Belize – Implementing Managed Access Fishery

Written by on September 27, 2013 in Other News
Sustainable Fishing in Belize – Implementing Managed Access Fishery

A Managed Access program in two marine reserves in Belize has successfully decreased illegal fishing and given local fishers more security.

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New Report Blames Sonar for Mass Marine Mammal Stranding

Written by on September 26, 2013 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
New Report Blames Sonar for Mass Marine Mammal Stranding

Today’s highlights include new biodiversity hotspots, the impact of seismic airgun testing on fish, and a mass stranding officially blamed on the use of seismic blasts.

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Mission 31: Spending a Record-Breaking 31 Days Underwater

Written by on September 26, 2013 in Other News
Mission 31: Spending a Record-Breaking 31 Days Underwater

“Deeper. Longer. Further.” That’s Mission 31, a research mission where aquanauts will live underwater off the Florida coast for 31 days straight.

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Breaking Freediving Records

Written by on September 25, 2013 in Marine Life
Breaking Freediving Records

Today’s highlights include the vulnerability of crustaceans, an interview with a record-breaking freediver, and fur seals in Sydney.

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PacX Grand Prize Winner Revealed!

Written by on September 25, 2013 in Other News, Technology
PacX Grand Prize Winner Revealed!

Yesterday, Liquid Robotics announced the winner of the PacX Challenge! The grand prize is valued at over $350,000.

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Amazing Opportunity to Watch Coral Spawning Event LIVE

Written by on September 24, 2013 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
Amazing Opportunity to Watch Coral Spawning Event LIVE

For the first time, you can watch a live coral spawning event of a boulder star coral that is expected to start tonight (Sept 24) and continue through Thursday.

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Tracking Mako Sharks Over 4,500 Miles!

Written by on September 24, 2013 in Marine Life, Sharks
Tracking Mako Sharks Over 4,500 Miles!

Nearly six months after tagging mako sharks, researchers are learning just how far these sharks travel.

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