Archive for May, 2016

Nanoplastics alter fish behavior and appetite

Written by on May 30, 2016 in Other News
Nanoplastics alter fish behavior and appetite

A new study shows that the presence of nanoplastics can change fish behavior and reduce their appetites.

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Sea turtles need natural light and clean beaches

Written by on May 27, 2016 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Sea turtles need natural light and clean beaches

Two studies published this month reveal manmade factors that make the lives of sea turtles more difficult.

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Largest shark biomass found in Northern Galápagos Islands

Written by on May 25, 2016 in Marine Life, Sharks
Largest shark biomass found in Northern Galápagos Islands

The newly protected waters around the islands of Darwin and Wolf have the largest shark biomass reported to date.

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We should “refine and reassess” sea turtle conservation laws

Written by on May 23, 2016 in Policy & Ocean Law, Sea Turtles
We should “refine and reassess” sea turtle conservation laws

Conservation laws need to be “refined and reassessed” in order to more effectively protect sea turtles.

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Biodiversity helps fish survive climate change

Written by on May 19, 2016 in Fish, Other News
Biodiversity helps fish survive climate change

New research shows that biodiversity protects fish from the effects of climate change.

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1,000+ sperm whales can be traced back to a single female ancestor

Written by on May 17, 2016 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
1,000+ sperm whales can be traced back to a single female ancestor

Researchers recently found a “remarkable lack of diversity” among sperm whale populations.

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Do animals have accents?

Written by on May 13, 2016 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
Do animals have accents?

Do whales and dolphins have regional dialects or accents?

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What on Earth is a BioBlitz?

Written by on May 11, 2016 in Other News
What on Earth is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is a citizen science event where people find and identify as many species as possible in a designated area over a short period of time.

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Faces of the Gulf: Life as a Marine Scientist

Written by on May 9, 2016 in Interviews, Other News
Faces of the Gulf: Life as a Marine Scientist

Speaking different languages and representing different nationalities, the GCMP team brings many different perspective to the world of marine conservation.

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Stung by a jellyfish? Heat it.

Written by on May 6, 2016 in Jellyfish, Other News
Stung by a jellyfish? Heat it.

Public service announcement: don’t pee on that jellyfish sting.

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