Archive for November, 2015

Fat Coral More Likely to Survive Bleaching Events

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
Fat Coral More Likely to Survive Bleaching Events

A new study found that coral with high levels of fat or other energy reserves can withstand the impact of annual coral bleaching better than coral with lower levels.

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Mantis Shrimp Use “Secret Light Language”

Written by on November 27, 2015 in Marine Life
Mantis Shrimp Use “Secret Light Language”

Researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland discovered a new form of “secret light communication” used by mantis shrimp.

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Fishing Tournament & Festival to Raise Money for Marine Science Students

Written by on November 25, 2015 in Other News
Fishing Tournament & Festival to Raise Money for Marine Science Students

The Inaugural Blazing Mako Tournament & Festival will be held June 16-19, 2016 at the Island Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost in Islamorada.

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Coral reefs are in trouble. Meet the people trying to rebuild them

Written by on November 23, 2015 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
Coral reefs are in trouble. Meet the people trying to rebuild them

What happens to coral reefs as the ocean warms and acidifies over the coming century?

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Chemical Dispersants vs Oil-Degrading Microorganisms

Written by on November 20, 2015 in Technology
Chemical Dispersants vs Oil-Degrading Microorganisms

A new study found that chemical dispersants often used in oil spill cleanups can actually inhibit the microorganisms that naturally degrade oil.

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High CO2 Prevents Sharks from Smelling (and eating…)

Written by on November 18, 2015 in Marine Life, Sharks
High CO2 Prevents Sharks from Smelling (and eating…)

A recent study from the University of Adelaide found that sharks’ growth and hunting abilities will be “dramatically impacted” by climate change.

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We’re Far From Reaching Marine Protection Goals

Written by on November 16, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law
We’re Far From Reaching Marine Protection Goals

New research from the University of British Columbia (UBC) revealed that only four percent of the ocean lies within marine protected areas (MPAs).

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Warm Waters Prevent Cod Stocks from Recovering

Written by on November 13, 2015 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Warm Waters Prevent Cod Stocks from Recovering

Cod use to be the backbone of New England’s fisheries, but now stocks have nearly collapsed.

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Applications Open for the 2016 Kinship Conservation Fellows Program

Written by on November 11, 2015 in Other News
Applications Open for the 2016 Kinship Conservation Fellows Program

Kinship Foundation recently announced the opening of its application for the 2016 cohort of Kinship Conservation Fellows.

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Damselfish “Cry for Help” When Caught by Predators

Written by on November 9, 2015 in Fish, Marine Life
Damselfish “Cry for Help” When Caught by Predators

Researchers recently discovered that when damselfish are caught by predators, they release a chemical “distress call” that boosts their chances of survival.

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