Archive for December, 2016

WMO recognizes new world record wave height

Written by on December 21, 2016 in Other News, Physical Oceanography
WMO recognizes new world record wave height

The World Meteorological Organization has established a new world record wave height of 19 meters (62.3 feet) measured by a buoy in the North Atlantic.

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Holidays Under the Sea

Written by on December 16, 2016 in Other News
Holidays Under the Sea

Need inspiration for a holiday-themed ocean lesson or event?

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Origin Stories: Cancer in Bivalves

Written by on December 14, 2016 in Marine Life
Origin Stories: Cancer in Bivalves

By Astrid Hsu What if cancer spread the like common cold? A hug, a cough, or sharing food would put the entire population at risk. Luckily, humans are currently safe from such a scenario. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for our marine bivalve friends. Initially discovered in soft-shell clams (Mya arenaria), a contagious cancer […]

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What the world’s oldest animal can teach us

Written by on December 12, 2016 in Marine Life
What the world’s oldest animal can teach us

Researchers from Cardiff University are learning about the history of the ocean from the longest-living animal on Earth: the quahog.

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