Archive for August, 2014

The Pros, Cons, and Ethics of Eating Fish

Written by on August 29, 2014 in Fish, Marine Life
The Pros, Cons, and Ethics of Eating Fish

If we knew fish were smart, would we feel differently about eating them?

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Scientists Use Volcanic Eruption to Study Iron Fertilization

Written by on August 27, 2014 in Physical Oceanography
Scientists Use Volcanic Eruption to Study Iron Fertilization

The 2010 eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull helped researchers study the relationship between iron in the oceans and CO2 in the atmosphere.

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New Review Explains Why We Should Care About the Deep Sea

Written by on August 25, 2014 in Other News
New Review Explains Why We Should Care About the Deep Sea

As commercial fishing, oil and gas exploration, and the harvesting of metals expand deeper into our ocean, it’s time to talk about the importance of the deep sea.

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Cephalopods Inspire New Technology, From Camouflaged Uniforms to Disappearing Cars

Written by on August 22, 2014 in Other Marine Life, Technology
Cephalopods Inspire New Technology, From Camouflaged Uniforms to Disappearing Cars

We recently learned that cuttlefish, masters of camouflage, were inspiring researchers to develop better camouflaging materials and that’s exactly what happened.

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“The Wild Truth” About Wild Orcas

Written by on August 20, 2014 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
“The Wild Truth” About Wild Orcas

“Ensuring the survival of orcas is critical to both the environmental and economic health of the region.”

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Eating Sustainably: Salmon Tartar

Written by on August 18, 2014 in Fish, Other News
Eating Sustainably: Salmon Tartar

The great thing about salmon is that it is super heart-healthy with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and an excellent source of protein.

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Better Tracking for Better Management of Bigeye Tuna

Written by on August 15, 2014 in Fish, Other News, Technology
Better Tracking for Better Management of Bigeye Tuna

Researchers used a new approach to study Atlantic bigeye tuna, one of the most commercially important tuna species in the world.

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How Much Fuel Did it Take to Catch That Fish?

Written by on August 13, 2014 in Fish, Other News
How Much Fuel Did it Take to Catch That Fish?

Did you know that diesel is the “single largest expense for the fishing industry and its biggest source of greenhouse gases”?

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How Well Does Your State Protect Its Waters?

Written by on August 11, 2014 in Other News, Policy & Ocean Law
How Well Does Your State Protect Its Waters?

According to a new Marine Conservation Institute report, most states protect less than one percent of their coastal waters with no-take marine reserves.

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Man-Made Structures Act as Marine Mammal Feeding Grounds

Written by on August 8, 2014 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters, Technology
Man-Made Structures Act as Marine Mammal Feeding Grounds

New research reveals that wind farms can provide seals and other marine mammals with valuable feeding opportunities.

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