Archive for October, 2015

Halloween Under the Sea

Written by on October 30, 2015 in Other Marine Life, Other News
Halloween Under the Sea

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

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Cleaning Up the Ocean: Oranges to Combat Mercury

Written by on October 28, 2015 in Technology
Cleaning Up the Ocean: Oranges to Combat Mercury

Recently, it was announced that a polymer derived from orange peels could potentially “suck up” mercury in the ocean.

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Climate Change Creating More Female Sea Turtles, Not Enough Males…

Written by on October 26, 2015 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Climate Change Creating More Female Sea Turtles, Not Enough Males…

In addition to warming our oceans and beaches, climate change is also altering the ratio of male to female sea turtles.

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Mangrove Forests Are Drowning But It Isn’t Too Late

Written by on October 23, 2015 in Other News
Mangrove Forests Are Drowning But It Isn’t Too Late

New research suggests that mangrove forests in the Indo-Pacific could be submerged by 2070 thanks to rising sea levels.

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Climate Change Leads to Food Chain Collapse

Written by on October 21, 2015 in Other News
Climate Change Leads to Food Chain Collapse

New research suggests that climate change will “simplify” our oceans to the point of collapse.

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“From Red Eggs to Red and Dead”

Written by on October 19, 2015 in Fish, Marine Life
“From Red Eggs to Red and Dead”

Check out this awesome infographic from Squidtoons about sockeye salmon.

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Keeping Quiet Areas Quiet

Written by on October 16, 2015 in Marine Life
Keeping Quiet Areas Quiet

“Marine animals, especially whales, depend on a naturally quiet ocean for survival, but humans are polluting major portions of the ocean with noise.”

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This Coral Species Can Protect Itself Against Ocean Acidification

Written by on October 14, 2015 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
This Coral Species Can Protect Itself Against Ocean Acidification

New research shows that one species of coral can protect itself against ocean acidification.

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Misunderstood Sharks

Written by on October 12, 2015 in Other News, Sharks
Misunderstood Sharks

They’re just trying to help.

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Controlling Crown-of-Thorns Starfish Outbreaks with One Simple Ingredient

Written by on October 9, 2015 in Coral Reefs, Other Marine Life
Controlling Crown-of-Thorns Starfish Outbreaks with One Simple Ingredient

James Cook University scientists have found a cheaper, simpler way to fight Crown of Thorns Starfish outbreaks .

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