Archive for September, 2016

Deep-sea sensors helping researchers learn about beaked whales

Written by on September 23, 2016 in Technology, Whales & Dolphins
Deep-sea sensors helping researchers learn about beaked whales

A new set of drifting deep-sea acoustic sensors will help researchers learn more about elusive beaked whales.

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NASA in the Great Barrier Reef

Written by on September 21, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Technology
NASA in the Great Barrier Reef

NASA recently began a new mission in the Great Barrier Reef to “transform our understanding of Earth’s valuable and ecologically sensitive coral reefs.”

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Large marine animals will face same fate as the mammoth

Written by on September 19, 2016 in Marine Life
Large marine animals will face same fate as the mammoth

New research reveals an unprecedented pattern of extinction in the oceans: larger marine animals face a higher risk of extinction, thanks primarily to humans.

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Seeing Salmon at the Ballard Locks

Written by on September 16, 2016 in Fish, Technology
Seeing Salmon at the Ballard Locks

The Ballard locks allow ships to travel from Puget Sound into the lakes and guide salmon up a long ladder to spawn.

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Reducing shark consumption good for sharks, good for human health

Written by on September 12, 2016 in Other News
Reducing shark consumption good for sharks, good for human health

Researchers found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases (like Alzheimer’s and ALS) in the fins and muscles of 10 shark species.

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Everything you wanted to know about the horseshoe crab…

Written by on September 9, 2016 in Marine Life
Everything you wanted to know about the horseshoe crab…

Did you know that horseshoe crabs are not actually crabs?

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The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay: A New National Marine Sanctuary?

Written by on September 8, 2016 in Editor's Choice, Policy & Ocean Law
The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay: A New National Marine Sanctuary?

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay is in the running to become Maryland’s first national marine sanctuary.

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Improved high seas management need to protect coastal fisheries

Written by on September 7, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Improved high seas management need to protect coastal fisheries

New research shows that closing fisheries in the high seas could increase catches in coastal waters by 10 percent.

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Drawing the line: the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Written by on September 6, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Drawing the line: the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

President Obama recently quadrupled the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument from 140,000 to 582,578 square miles.

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