Archive for April, 2015

40 Million Years of Baleen Whale Evolution

Written by on April 29, 2015 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
40 Million Years of Baleen Whale Evolution

A new study provides the “most comprehensive picture of the evolutionary history of baleen whales” to date.

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Fishing Worsens Collapse of Forage Fish

Written by on April 27, 2015 in Fish, Marine Life
Fishing Worsens Collapse of Forage Fish

A new study reveals that fishing likely worsens population collapses of some forage fish.

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The Pros and Cons of Taking Humpback Whales off the Endangered Species List

Written by on April 24, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins
The Pros and Cons of Taking Humpback Whales off the Endangered Species List

NOAA proposed reclassifying humpbacks into 14 distinct population segments, many of which would no longer be listed under the ESA. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn more!

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Happy Earth Day!

Written by on April 22, 2015 in Other News
Happy Earth Day!

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

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Ocean Acidification Led to History’s Greatest Extinction

Written by on April 20, 2015 in Other News, Physical Oceanography
Ocean Acidification Led to History’s Greatest Extinction

A new study shows volcanic activity caused changes to the oceans that led to the greatest extinction in history.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Sailing (Infographic)

Written by on April 17, 2015 in Other News
A Beginner’s Guide to Sailing (Infographic)

This infographic from East Fremantle Yacht Club (EFYC) gives an outline of what is involved in sailing from the perspective of a beginner.

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Unraveling the Mystery of Sea Turtles’ “Lost Years”

Written by on April 16, 2015 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Unraveling the Mystery of Sea Turtles’ “Lost Years”

It was once commonly thought that young sea turtles passively drifted in ocean currents without really swimming, but now we know that’s not true.

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Warming Oceans Will Change Our Menus, Too

Written by on April 15, 2015 in Fish, Other News, Physical Oceanography
Warming Oceans Will Change Our Menus, Too

A new study reveals that popular North Sea fish, like haddock and lemon sole, could soon be harder to find on menus as climate change alters their habitats.

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3D Activity Tracking Enhances Conservation of Caribbean Fish

Written by on April 14, 2015 in Fish, Technology
3D Activity Tracking Enhances Conservation of Caribbean Fish

To enhance conservation efforts of Nassau Grouper, researchers are studying their movements to learn more about fish activity before, during and after spawning events.

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I Want To Know More About… (Tortuga Music Festival Day 2)

Written by on April 12, 2015 in Other News
I Want To Know More About… (Tortuga Music Festival Day 2)

Today was Day 2 of the Tortuga Music Festival! We met a lot of cool kids who told us what they wanted to learn about our ocean. Check it out.

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