Archive for February, 2016

Shark moms and teens love this Australian Bay

Written by on February 29, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Shark moms and teens love this Australian Bay

“Adult female sharks are supposed to come in seasonally to give birth, and then leave. But these adult females seem to remain in these areas all year round, and give birth there.”

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NOAA Fisheries Plans to Improve Bycatch Survivability

Written by on February 26, 2016 in Policy & Ocean Law
NOAA Fisheries Plans to Improve Bycatch Survivability

“Fishermen sometimes catch fish they do not want, cannot sell, or are not allowed to keep; a problem known as bycatch.”

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Belugas dive deep to find more cod

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Other News
Belugas dive deep to find more cod

Baseline information on beluga whales will help researchers better understand how these Arctic animals will be impacted by climate change and human interaction.

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Calling All Amateur Underwater Photographers!

Written by on February 22, 2016 in Other News
Calling All Amateur Underwater Photographers!

The annual Underwater Photography Contest hosted by UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is now accepting entries.

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Value of inland fisheries often under-reported and ignored

Written by on February 18, 2016 in Other News
Value of inland fisheries often under-reported and ignored

A new report provides “the first global review of the value of inland fish and fisheries,” which is often under-reported and ignored.

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Pollutants found in fish from every ocean, but concentrations are decreasing

Written by on February 16, 2016 in Other News
Pollutants found in fish from every ocean, but concentrations are decreasing

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are found in fish from every ocean, but the concentrations are highly variable and decreasing over time.

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Northeast Fisheries Vulnerable to Climate Change

Written by on February 12, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life
Northeast Fisheries Vulnerable to Climate Change

A multispecies assessment examined 82 species and found that, while the majority will be affected in some way by climate change, some are more resilient than others.

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Ocean Week Creates “Young Agents of Change”

Written by on February 10, 2016 in Editor's Choice, Other News
Ocean Week Creates “Young Agents of Change”

After learning about a variety of ocean topics and participating in hands on, thought-provoking activities, these students are now young agents of change.

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Fish More Likely to Become Prey When Boats are Close

Written by on February 8, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life
Fish More Likely to Become Prey When Boats are Close

New research shows that fish are captured by predators far more often when boats are close.

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Nurse Sharks’ “Sluggish Lifestyle” Works Well

Written by on February 5, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Nurse Sharks’ “Sluggish Lifestyle” Works Well

“With their low metabolic rate, nurse sharks are pretty lazy — but the interesting thing is that this can be a very successful strategy.”

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