Archive for May, 2014

The Vancouver Aquarium: Don’t Miss Treasures of the B.C. Coast!

Written by on May 30, 2014 in Interviews, Other News
The Vancouver Aquarium: Don’t Miss Treasures of the B.C. Coast!

In our latest aquarium spotlight, Allie explores the Vancouver Aquarium, a beautiful local attraction with a great emphasis on local marine life.

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Safer, Non-Invasive Shark Detection Technology

Written by on May 28, 2014 in Sharks, Technology
Safer, Non-Invasive Shark Detection Technology

The new “Clever Buoy” will improve shark defense methods in Australia, making beaches safer than ever.

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Horseshoe Crabs Play a Big Role in Modern Medicine

Written by on May 26, 2014 in Marine Life
Horseshoe Crabs Play a Big Role in Modern Medicine

“Horseshoe crabs are super old, super cool, and they deserve your respect.”

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Empty the Tanks: “Show’s Over”

Written by on May 23, 2014 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Empty the Tanks: “Show’s Over”

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 24, is the second annual Empty the Tanks Worldwide event.

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When It’s Too Dark to See, Make Your Own Light!

Written by on May 21, 2014 in Fish, Jellyfish, Marine Life
When It’s Too Dark to See, Make Your Own Light!

In the deep, dark ocean where no light can reach, many organisms make their own light. Check out this video to see how colorful the deep sea can get.

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Lost Shipping Containers Home to Unique Communities

Written by on May 19, 2014 in Marine Life
Lost Shipping Containers Home to Unique Communities

In the first-ever survey of its kind, researchers describe how deep-sea animal communities form on and around sunken shipping containers.

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Happy (kinda?) Endangered Species Day!

Written by on May 16, 2014 in Marine Life
Happy (kinda?) Endangered Species Day!

Today is Endangered Species Day! It might not be the happiest of holidays, but endangered species are definitely worth celebrating.

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Measuring Sea Level Rise With Much More Certainty

Written by on May 15, 2014 in Other News, Physical Oceanography
Measuring Sea Level Rise With Much More Certainty

Scientists have developed a new method for measuring sea level rise that will determine if the rate is currently increasing.

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What’s Altering Rhode Island’s Nitrogen Cycle?

Written by on May 14, 2014 in Other News, Physical Oceanography
What’s Altering Rhode Island’s Nitrogen Cycle?

Anammox contributes to the health of waterways by removing excess nitrogen that could result in harmful algae blooms.

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Coral Heat Tolerance: Nurture Beats Nature

Written by on May 13, 2014 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
Coral Heat Tolerance: Nurture Beats Nature

Nurture, the effect of environment, can increase heat tolerance in corals within the lifetime of one coral rather than over many generations.

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