Archive for December, 2015

102 Species Added to the Tree of Life

Written by on December 30, 2015 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life, Sharks
102 Species Added to the Tree of Life

In 2015, the California Academy of Sciences described 102 new species, many of which are found underwater.

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Sightings of Critically Endangered Sea Snakes

Written by on December 28, 2015 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
Sightings of Critically Endangered Sea Snakes

Two critically endangered sea snakes, long thought to be extinct, were recently found off the coast of Western Australia.

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Top 10 Articles From 2015

Written by on December 24, 2015 in Other News
Top 10 Articles From 2015

It’s that time of year again! Here’s a look back at the 10 most popular posts from 2015. Happy Holidays from MST!

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas!

Written by on December 22, 2015 in Other News
Last-Minute Gift Ideas!

Here are a few last-minute gift ideas for the ocean-enthusiast in your life.

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Fishing Gear Entanglement: A Drag for Right Whales

Written by on December 18, 2015 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Fishing Gear Entanglement: A Drag for Right Whales

For the first time, scientists have calculated the effects of drag from fishing gear entanglement on North Atlantic right whales.

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Ocean Organization Spotlight: Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program

Written by on December 16, 2015 in Other News, Sea Turtles, Spotlight
Ocean Organization Spotlight:  Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program

The objective of the GTCP is to protect Gnaraloo’s turtle rookeries by gathering baseline data on the nesting beaches.

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The Ocean Gains 22 New Friends in Paris

Written by on December 14, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law
The Ocean Gains 22 New Friends in Paris

Twenty-two nations supported the Because the Ocean declaration, which contains three concrete objectives for the oceans.

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Your Donations to MST Are Now Tax-Deductible

Written by on December 13, 2015 in Other News
Your Donations to MST Are Now Tax-Deductible

Now, you can make tax deductible donations to support the work of Marine Science Today through The Ocean Foundation.

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Leatherback Sea Turtles Are Picky When it Comes to Choosing Nesting Sites

Written by on December 11, 2015 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtles Are Picky When it Comes to Choosing Nesting Sites

Why do leatherback sea turtles lay their eggs exactly where they do?

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Putting MPAs Where They’re Needed Most

Written by on December 9, 2015 in Other Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
Putting MPAs Where They’re Needed Most

Researchers recently completed the first comprehensive assessment of the coverage marine protected areas provide for marine life around the world.

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