Archive for September, 2015

King Crabs Could Invade Antarctic, Altering Entire Ecosystem

Written by on September 30, 2015 in Marine Life
King Crabs Could Invade Antarctic, Altering Entire Ecosystem

King crabs haven’t played a role in Antarctic ecosystems for tens of millions of years, but they may soon become top predators.

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47% of Edible Seafood in U.S. is Wasted

Written by on September 28, 2015 in Fish, Other News
47% of Edible Seafood in U.S. is Wasted

New research suggests that as much as 47% of the edible U.S. seafood supply is wasted every year.

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Want to Swim with Great Hammerhead Sharks?

Written by on September 25, 2015 in Marine Life, Sharks
Want to Swim with Great Hammerhead Sharks?

“These weeks are excellent for underwater photographers, videographers, and GoPro enthusiasts to get exceptional photos and video of these amazing animals.”

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Making Seagrass Ecosystems Stronger

Written by on September 23, 2015 in Other News
Making Seagrass Ecosystems Stronger

We need to “put achieving ecosystem resilience at the top of the agenda” in order to successfully manage and protect marine ecosystems.

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Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week!

Written by on September 21, 2015 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week!

SOAW is held every year during the last week in September as an “annual recognition of the vital role that sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem”.

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It’s official, orcas are the toughest predators

Written by on September 14, 2015 in Marine Life, Sharks, Whales & Dolphins
It’s official, orcas are the toughest predators

Orcas win again.

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Elephant Seals Can Increase Concentrations of Toxic Mercury

Written by on September 11, 2015 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Elephant Seals Can Increase Concentrations of Toxic Mercury

A new study from UC Santa Cruz shows that elephant seals contribute a large amount of mercury to coastal waters.

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Climate Change Alters How Some Animals Reproduce

Written by on September 9, 2015 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
Climate Change Alters How Some Animals Reproduce

A new study shows that some marine worms are changing the way they reproduce to adjust to their changing environment.

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A New Hope for the World’s Coral Reefs

Written by on September 2, 2015 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
A New Hope for the World’s Coral Reefs

Scientists have released countless studies demonstrating the detrimental impacts of climate change on coral reefs, but there are a few encouraging stories.

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