Archive for November, 2013

Shark Catches Not Regulated Enough by ICCAT

Written by on November 27, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law, Sharks
Shark Catches Not Regulated Enough by ICCAT

A recent report from Oceana reveals that up to 24 countries may be illegally catching sharks in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

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Ocean Organization Spotlight: Paleo Quest

Written by on November 26, 2013 in Other News, Spotlight
Ocean Organization Spotlight: Paleo Quest

Paleo Quest, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the science of paleontology, created SharkFinder™, one of the world’s top citizen science programs.

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World’s Oldest Animal Wasn’t Killed Just to Determine Its Age

Written by on November 25, 2013 in Marine Life
World’s Oldest Animal Wasn’t Killed Just to Determine Its Age

Today’s highlights include an incredibly rare jellyfish, whales’ ability to adapt to the ocean, and Ming, the world’s oldest animal.

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How to Address Marine Mammal Strandings More Effectively

Written by on November 25, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
How to Address Marine Mammal Strandings More Effectively

Marine mammal strandings, while unfortunate, provide researchers with a valuable opportunity so it is important to act quickly when one occurs.

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This Week in Marine Science

Written by on November 22, 2013 in Other News
This Week in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including penguin evolution, jellyfish blooms, high seas governance, and much more.

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Ocean’s Toughest Predators: Great White Shark vs. Killer Whale

Written by on November 22, 2013 in Marine Life, Sharks, Whales & Dolphins
Ocean’s Toughest Predators: Great White Shark vs. Killer Whale

Which one of these apex predators is tougher?

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Mangroves Crucial to Coastal Protection

Written by on November 21, 2013 in Other News
Mangroves Crucial to Coastal Protection

Today’s highlights include the discovery of a new deep-sea habitat, a detailed look at great white sharks, and the importance of mangroves in Southeast Asia.

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Ocean Organization Spotlight: Beneath the Waves

Written by on November 21, 2013 in Other News, Spotlight
Ocean Organization Spotlight: Beneath the Waves

Beneath the Waves Film Festival promotes ocean conservation and science communication by sharing short films at events around the world.

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Can the Ocean Feed Our Rapidly Growing Population?

Written by on November 20, 2013 in Other News
Can the Ocean Feed Our Rapidly Growing Population?

Today’s highlights include the importance of seafood in a growing population, sea sponges with anticancer compounds, and a humpback whale in a forest.

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Generic Medications Helping New Englands Stranded Marine Animals

Written by on November 20, 2013 in Marine Life
Generic Medications Helping New Englands Stranded Marine Animals

Veterinary pharmaceutical company, Putney, is donating its generic medicines to UNE’s Marine Animal Rehabilitation and Conservation Management Program.

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