Archive for June, 2014

NASA Underwater

Written by on June 30, 2014 in Other News
NASA Underwater

NASA will return to the bottom of the ocean twice this summer as part of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO).

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Oil Spills Can Leave Fish Swimming Poorly

Written by on June 27, 2014 in Fish, Marine Life
Oil Spills Can Leave Fish Swimming Poorly

New research reveals that juvenile mahi-mahi that have been exposed to crude oil experience a decrease in overall swimming performance.

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Raising Sea Otter Pups Is No Easy Chore

Written by on June 25, 2014 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Raising Sea Otter Pups Is No Easy Chore

Sea otter mothers spend so much energy taking care of their pups that, by the time the pup is weaned, even minor infections can kill them.

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400,000 Square Kilometers to Be Closed to Commercial Fishing

Written by on June 23, 2014 in Policy & Ocean Law
400,000 Square Kilometers to Be Closed to Commercial Fishing

Closing PIPA to commercial fishing “will have a major contribution to the conservation and rejuvenation of fish stocks and to global food security.”

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Whales Have a Taste for Salt (And Nothing Else…)

Written by on June 13, 2014 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Whales Have a Taste for Salt (And Nothing Else…)

A study published last month reveals that cetaceans (whales and dolphins) may only be able to taste one of the five primary tastes: salt.

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The European Union Investing in the ‘Blue Economy’

Written by on June 11, 2014 in Policy & Ocean Law
The European Union Investing in the ‘Blue Economy’

The European Commission recently adopted a new Action Plan for Innovation in the ‘Blue Economy’ that will focus on using ocean resources sustainably.

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Drunk Fish Make Sober Ones Act Differently

Written by on June 9, 2014 in Fish, Marine Life
Drunk Fish Make Sober Ones Act Differently

Typical alcohol-behavior studies focus on groups of alcohol-exposed subjects, but this study examined the behavior of a single drunk subject amid sober peers.

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Eating Sustainably: Seafood Pozole

Written by on June 6, 2014 in Editor's Choice, Other News
Eating Sustainably: Seafood Pozole

The spiny lobster differs from Maine lobster as it has no claws. The meat is slightly chewier than its northern cousin but is just as tasty.

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New Source of Iron May Change Our Understanding of Marine Food Web

Written by on June 4, 2014 in Other News
New Source of Iron May Change Our Understanding of Marine Food Web

Researchers recently discovered a new source of iron in the oceans that may impact our understanding of marine food chains and climate change.

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JeDI in the Ocean…Not Outerspace

Written by on June 2, 2014 in Jellyfish, Marine Life
JeDI in the Ocean…Not Outerspace

The world’s first jellyfish database is here.

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