Archive for October, 2013

Increased Protection for Marine Mammals in Ontario’s Aquariums

Written by on October 30, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Increased Protection for Marine Mammals in Ontario’s Aquariums

Today’s highlights include new animal welfare policies in Ontario, new findings in the oarfish dissection, and a brand new species of dolphin.

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If We Act Fast, Coral Reefs Could Adapt to Warming

Written by on October 30, 2013 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
If We Act Fast, Coral Reefs Could Adapt to Warming

If there are dramatic reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, coral reefs may be able to keep up with climate change, according to a new study.

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Irukandji Jellyfish vs. Climate Change

Written by on October 29, 2013 in Jellyfish, Marine Life
Irukandji Jellyfish vs. Climate Change

Today’s highlights include the range of the venomous Irukandji, the impact of breaking waves on climate change and how human activities impact marine predators.

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Scientists Thrilled to Be Dissecting an Oarfish

Written by on October 29, 2013 in Fish, Marine Life
Scientists Thrilled to Be Dissecting an Oarfish

Finding an oarfish in such good condition is rare, so scientists were pretty happy about being able to cut it open and take a look inside.

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Fish Population Recovery in Marine Reserves is a Slow Process

Written by on October 28, 2013 in Fish, Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Fish Population Recovery in Marine Reserves is a Slow Process

Today’s highlights include a new discovery about a museum anglerfish, fish population recovery in a marine reserve, and new, accurate models for sea-level rise.

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Will We Ever Stop the Lionfish Invasion?

Written by on October 28, 2013 in Fish, Marine Life
Will We Ever Stop the Lionfish Invasion?

The lionfish invasion in the Atlantic and Caribbean is getting worse. Scientists and resource managers agree that controlled hunts may be the only solution.

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This Week in Marine Science

Written by on October 25, 2013 in Other News
This Week in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this week, including CNN’s coverage of Blackfish, good news for sharks, and a long-term study of box jellyfish.

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All Things Plankton

Written by on October 25, 2013 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
All Things Plankton

You asked. We answered. Did you know that jellyfish are plankton? Zooplankton are marine animals defined by their lack of swimming skills, not biological traits.

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Do Data-Logging Tags Make Ordinary Tasks Harder for Dolphins?

Written by on October 24, 2013 in Marine Life, Technology, Whales & Dolphins
Do Data-Logging Tags Make Ordinary Tasks Harder for Dolphins?

Today’s highlights include the impact of shipping noise on whales, coral’s ability to protect itself from warming waters, and the effects of tags on dolphins.

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5 Reasons to Watch Blackfish TONIGHT

Written by on October 24, 2013 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
5 Reasons to Watch Blackfish TONIGHT

Clear your schedule or set your DVRs because this is one documentary you don’t want to miss.

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