Archive for April, 2014

One Step Closer to Deep Sea Mining

Written by on April 30, 2014 in Other News
One Step Closer to Deep Sea Mining

A Canadian mining company has finalized an agreement with Papua New Guinea to begin mining in the deep sea for ores of copper, gold, and other valuable metals.

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Sharks and Researchers Benefit from Citizen Science

Written by on April 29, 2014 in Marine Life, Sharks
Sharks and Researchers Benefit from Citizen Science

A new study shows how recreational dive guides can help researchers monitor shark populations.

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What Six-Inch Creature Is Stronger Than an Airplane?

Written by on April 28, 2014 in Marine Life
What Six-Inch Creature Is Stronger Than an Airplane?

What lives in the ocean, is only six inches long, and is stronger than an airplane?

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Today’s The Day to Celebrate Penguins

Written by on April 25, 2014 in Marine Life, Penguins
Today’s The Day to Celebrate Penguins

World Penguin Day is held annually on April 25 to celebrate penguins, draw attention to their current situation and to encourage everyone to protect them.

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New EU Fisheries Fund to Help End Overfishing

Written by on April 24, 2014 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
New EU Fisheries Fund to Help End Overfishing

The reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy concluded with the adoption of the final piece of legislation, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

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Ancient Antarctica Used To Be As Warm As California

Written by on April 23, 2014 in Other News, Physical Oceanography
Ancient Antarctica Used To Be As Warm As California

The last time atmospheric CO2 concentrations were this high (and higher), parts of Antarctica were as warm as California and Florida are today.

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Earth Day Is* Every Day!

Written by on April 22, 2014 in Marine Life, Other News
Earth Day Is* Every Day!

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.”

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It’s Time to Stop the Cycle of “Drill, Spill, Repeat”

Written by on April 21, 2014 in Policy & Ocean Law
It’s Time to Stop the Cycle of “Drill, Spill, Repeat”

“When it comes to offshore drilling in the U.S. one overarching theme stands out – Drill, Spill, Repeat.”

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Happy Fish = Happy People in the Solomon Islands

Written by on April 18, 2014 in Editor's Choice, Fish, Technology
Happy Fish = Happy People in the Solomon Islands

The Hapi Fis Hapi Pipol app works with basic technology to collect biological, economic, and social data of fisheries in the Solomon Islands.

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Hydropower: Great for Humans, Not So Great for Fish…Yet

Written by on April 17, 2014 in Fish, Technology
Hydropower: Great for Humans, Not So Great for Fish…Yet

An international research team is working to make hydropower safer for fish.

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