Archive for October, 2014

Six Ocean Creatures Ready for Halloween

Written by on October 31, 2014 in Marine Life
Six Ocean Creatures Ready for Halloween

There’s quite a collection of Halloween-themed marine life, but some are much better than others. Check out six creepy creatures that are ready for Halloween.

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Larval Fish Communicate With Each Other to Stay Together

Written by on October 29, 2014 in Fish, Marine Life
Larval Fish Communicate With Each Other to Stay Together

The ocean is loud place. Many sounds are a result of human activity, but marine life can be just as noisy, and researchers just discovered a new voice.

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How Do Offshore Wind Farms and Marine Life Mix?

Written by on October 27, 2014 in Fish, Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
How Do Offshore Wind Farms and Marine Life Mix?

Wind turbines are being installed in deeper waters, but researchers know little about the impact the offshore wind industry will have on the marine environment.

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iDive: Transforming Our Relationship With the Ocean

Written by on October 24, 2014 in Editor's Choice, Technology
iDive: Transforming Our Relationship With the Ocean

Last week, MST was in the Exumas and it was spectacular .We had the opportunity to test out a very cool new piece of technology: iDive Housing.

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Dead Jellyfish Are Much More Important Than We Thought

Written by on October 22, 2014 in Jellyfish, Marine Life
Dead Jellyfish Are Much More Important Than We Thought

New research shows that, unlike previously thought, dead jellyfish play a big role in the deep-sea food chain.

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Public Opinion Important to Ocean Policy Decisions

Written by on October 20, 2014 in Policy & Ocean Law
Public Opinion Important to Ocean Policy Decisions

A survey of more than 10,000 members of the public suggests that scientific and policy priorities should be “more responsive to public values.”

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Inventions That Will Save Marine Life: QR Codes on Seafood

Written by on October 17, 2014 in Other News, Technology
Inventions That Will Save Marine Life: QR Codes on Seafood

QR codes are being used with some seafood to let the buyers know exactly who caught their fish and where it came from.

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Improved Standards for Sustainable Fishing Certification Launched

Written by on October 15, 2014 in Fish, Other News, Policy & Ocean Law
Improved Standards for Sustainable Fishing Certification Launched

The Marine Stewardship Council launched updated standards for sustainable fishing, reflecting “the most up-to-date understanding of fishery science and management.”

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Some Sharks Like Having Company More Than Others

Written by on October 13, 2014 in Marine Life, Sharks
Some Sharks Like Having Company More Than Others

“This study shows, for the first time, that individual sharks possess social personalities.”

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Inventions That Will Save Marine Life: Hookpod

Written by on October 10, 2014 in Other Marine Life, Technology
Inventions That Will Save Marine Life: Hookpod

A new device aims to eliminate seabird bycatch in longline fisheries by preventing birds from getting hooked in the first place.

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