Archive for January, 2016

SharkCam Offers New Insights into Shark Behavior

Written by on January 29, 2016 in Sharks, Technology
SharkCam Offers New Insights into Shark Behavior

Underwater camera provides researchers with the first observations of great white shark predatory behavior beneath the surface.

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Rising Sea Level and Scientists: Empowering the Local Community through Citizen Science

Written by on January 27, 2016 in Other News
Rising Sea Level and Scientists: Empowering the Local Community through Citizen Science

To better keep track of natural hazards, researchers are asking the public for help collecting data by taking pictures.

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Fish Farming to Expand in U.S.

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Fish Farming to Expand in U.S.

A new rule will expand aquaculture (fish farming) opportunities in the open ocean in an effort to meet the growing demand for seafood.

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Sea Snakes in Coronado, the New Norm?

Written by on January 22, 2016 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
Sea Snakes in Coronado, the New Norm?

This is the second sighting of a sea snake in Southern California this season. Previously, a sea snake had not been spotted in the area in over 30 years.

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“Dynamic Closures” Reduce Bycatch, Save Money

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
“Dynamic Closures” Reduce Bycatch, Save Money

A new study from Duke University shows that “dynamic closures” of certain fishing areas are an effective tool for reducing bycatch with minimal economic impact on fishermen.

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Knowledge Exchange with the World’s Tuna Fishers

Written by on January 18, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Knowledge Exchange with the World’s Tuna Fishers

From Mazatlán to Busan, reflecting on another round of workshops with the global purse seine fleet

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Leopard Sharks Follow their Noses Home

Written by on January 14, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Leopard Sharks Follow their Noses Home

Hunting was thought to be the main purpose of sharks’ magnified sense of smell, until researchers proposed that leopard sharks might use smell to navigate.

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Illegal Trade in Swim Bladders Driving Vaquitas to Extinction

Written by on January 12, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Illegal Trade in Swim Bladders Driving Vaquitas to Extinction

A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling for “an urgent crackdown on the illegal trade in endangered totoaba fish swim bladders.”

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Fish Need Large, Permanent MPAs

Written by on January 7, 2016 in Fish, Other News
Fish Need Large, Permanent MPAs

A new study revealed that large, permanent marine protected areas (MPAs) are critical to the recovery and conservation of old fish.

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Cloudy Waters Might Be Good for Coral Reefs

Written by on January 5, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
Cloudy Waters Might Be Good for Coral Reefs

“Naturally turbid environments may be among the few places where coral species survive in a warmer climate.”

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