Archive for December, 2013

13 Most Popular Posts from 2013

Written by on December 31, 2013 in Other News
13 Most Popular Posts from 2013

Happy New Year from MST! Here’s a look back at the 13 most popular posts from 2013.

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Blackfish: “A Splash of Cold Water”

Written by on December 30, 2013 in Editor's Choice, Other News
Blackfish: “A Splash of Cold Water”

Here’s a great review of the documentary Blackfish, written by MST contributor Henry Workman.

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This Week in Marine Science

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

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including ocean health, both present and future, the Greenland ice sheet, and robotic sea creatures.

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Celebrating 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act

Written by on December 27, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Celebrating 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act

Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which was passed by Congress on December 28, 1973.

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This Week in Marine Science

Written by on December 20, 2013 in Other News
This Week in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including sustainable fish farming, the world’s largest undersea canyon, loggerheads and more.

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Groundbreaking Research on One of the World’s Largest Burrowing Clams

Written by on December 20, 2013 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
Groundbreaking Research on One of the World’s Largest Burrowing Clams

The Pacific geoduck is one of the world’s largest burrowing clams – its shell can grow up to 10 inches and its siphon can extend about three feet!

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Saving Forests Will Help Save Coral Reefs

Written by on December 19, 2013 in Marine Life
Saving Forests Will Help Save Coral Reefs

Today’s highlights include the year’s best marine life photos, the importance of terrestrial protected areas, and sea turtle rehabilitation and release.

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Lung Damage in Gulf Dolphins Tied to BP Oil Spill

Written by on December 19, 2013 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Lung Damage in Gulf Dolphins Tied to BP Oil Spill

A study reveals that bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay have lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities not seen in other dolphin populations.

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The ‘Plastisphere’ – Microbes Are Colonizing Flecks of Plastic

Written by on December 18, 2013 in Marine Life
The ‘Plastisphere’ – Microbes Are Colonizing Flecks of Plastic

Today’s highlights include a new ocean ecosystem, a safer way to fish in the Bering Sea, and good news for Caribbean corals.

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Sea Squirts: Slimy Nuisance or Billion-Dollar Industry?

Written by on December 18, 2013 in Marine Life
Sea Squirts: Slimy Nuisance or Billion-Dollar Industry?

Filled with protein and cellulose, tunicates that are typically considered to be a nuisance for boat owners may soon be a major industry.

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