Archive for August, 2015

Sweden’s oceans ambassador fights for a sustainable blue economy

Written by on August 31, 2015 in Other News
Sweden’s oceans ambassador fights for a sustainable blue economy

Some of the newest economic thought suggests that putting a price on ecosystem services is the key to embedding conservation into capitalism.

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What is so great about whales? This scientist says it’s their poop

Written by on August 28, 2015 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
What is so great about whales? This scientist says it’s their poop

What is so great about whales? According to #11 in Grist’s Oceans 15 series, it’s their poop.

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Soon, We’ll Have Whale Heritage Sites

Written by on August 26, 2015 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Soon, We’ll Have Whale Heritage Sites

The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) launched a new initiative to acknowledge destinations around the world that champion responsible whale and dolphin watching.

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This surfer is committed to saving sharks – even though he lost his leg to one of them

Written by on August 24, 2015 in Other News, Sharks
This surfer is committed to saving sharks – even though he lost his leg to one   of them

This surfer is committed to saving sharks…even though he lost his leg to one of them. Check out #9 in Grist’s Oceans 15 series to learn more!

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How do you study an underwater volcano? Build an underwater laboratory

Written by on August 20, 2015 in Other News
How do you study an underwater volcano? Build an underwater laboratory

Build an underwater laboratory. Check out #6 in Grist’s Oceans 15 series to learn more!

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Is Climate Change Increasing Sea Star Wasting Disease?

Written by on August 18, 2015 in Marine Life
Is Climate Change Increasing Sea Star Wasting Disease?

A new study provides more information about the immunity of sea stars and what that means for the coastal ecosystems they inhabit.

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What seafood is OK to eat, anyway? Ask an expert

Written by on August 17, 2015 in Other News
What seafood is OK to eat, anyway? Ask an expert

What seafood is OK to eat, anyway? Article #3 from Grist’s Oceans 15 series has the answer!

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What’s there to see at the bottom of the ocean? More than you’d think

Written by on August 14, 2015 in Other News
What’s there to see at the bottom of the ocean? More than you’d think

We’re thrilled to be sharing articles from Grist’s awesome Oceans 15 series. Check out #2 on deep sea exploration!

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New Species Can “Strip the Carcass” of Dead Whales in Days

Written by on August 12, 2015 in Marine Life
New Species Can “Strip the Carcass” of Dead Whales in Days

Scientists recently discovered two new species of tiny shrimp like creatures that “strip the carcasses of dead marine animals” in just a few days.

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Reef Fish Swim Deep in Search of Cooler Water

Written by on August 10, 2015 in Fish, Marine Life
Reef Fish Swim Deep in Search of Cooler Water

A new study from James Cook University found that some reef fish will swim to deeper waters to escape the heat.

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