Archive for April, 2016

Do Whales Have Eyelashes?

Written by on April 29, 2016 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Do Whales Have Eyelashes?

The media does a great job of anthropomorphizing whales, but do they really have eyelashes?

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Phytoplankton travels around the world faster than we thought

Written by on April 27, 2016 in Other News, Physical Oceanography
Phytoplankton travels around the world faster than we thought

New research from Princeton University reveals that phytoplankton can drift from one region of the ocean to “almost any other place on the globe” in less than a decade.

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Last week to submit program proposals for the 2016 RAE TCS Summit

Written by on April 26, 2016 in Other News
Last week to submit program proposals for the 2016 RAE TCS Summit

The 2016 Summit theme is Our Coasts, Our Future, Our Choice and will take place at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, LA this December.

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Using “fishing rights” to have our fish and eat them, too

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Using “fishing rights” to have our fish and eat them, too

Research shows that a different approach to fishery management could double global fish populations by 2050.

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Parrotfish help keep corals healthy

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Parrotfish help keep corals healthy

A new study from the University of Queensland (UQ) shows that stricter fisheries regulations are necessary for the survival of Caribbean corals.

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Boston: Tracing New England

Written by on April 20, 2016 in Fish, Other News
Boston: Tracing New England

Traceability not only allows patrons to have faith that the labels are correct, but also presents the information necessary to choose more sustainable goods.

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Reducing your carbon footprint with seagrass

Written by on April 18, 2016 in Other News
Reducing your carbon footprint with seagrass

By opting for blue carbon and seagrass offsets, you can reduce your carbon footprint and help restore these critical marine habitats.

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Here’s how to eat salmon that’s good for you AND the ocean

Written by on April 15, 2016 in Fish, Other News
Here’s how to eat salmon that’s good for you AND the ocean

“When you choose to buy wild Alaska salmon or sustainably farmed salmon, you become a sustainable salmon rock star, helping to save the oceans and leave the planet a healthier place.”

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Marine Science, Evidence of Continental Drift, and Hollywood Sets

Written by on April 13, 2016 in Other News
Marine Science, Evidence of Continental Drift, and Hollywood Sets

Though the town itself is generally quiet, Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center is a sparkling gem, loud in both looks and knowledge.

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Size Matters: A decline in size of Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef

Written by on April 11, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Size Matters: A decline in size of Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef

“If [adult whale sharks] are not occurring there now it means that something changed, and we need to understand why that happened.”

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