Archive for March, 2017

Wood chips could clean aquaculture wastewater

Written by on March 17, 2017 in Fish, Technology
Wood chips could clean aquaculture wastewater

A new study from the University of Illinois shows that a simple, organic system may clean aquaculture wastewater effectively and inexpensively.

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ICYMI: first underwater video footage of the True’s beaked whale

Written by on March 16, 2017 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
ICYMI: first underwater video footage of the True’s beaked whale

Researchers recently captured the first-ever footage of the rare True’s beaked whale.

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New MPA could protect endangered basking sharks

Written by on March 15, 2017 in Marine Life, Sharks
New MPA could protect endangered basking sharks

New research shows that a proposed Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Sea of the Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast could help protect basking sharks.

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ICYMI: 27% of ocean fish caught become fishmeal or fish oil

Written by on March 14, 2017 in Marine Life
ICYMI: 27% of ocean fish caught become fishmeal or fish oil

“In fact, of the some 20 million MT of fish caught annually around the world for uses other than eating, 90 percent are fish that are perfectly good to eat…”

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Are you an underwater photographer?

Written by on March 13, 2017 in Other News
Are you an underwater photographer?

The 13th annual Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) is now accepting entries. The contest, which has been hosted by RSMAS every spring since 2005, is aimed at amateur photographers who earn “no more than 20% of their income from photography.” Photographs are judged […]

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Any ecosystem is a fragile ecosystem

Written by on March 10, 2017 in Coral Reefs, Other News
Any ecosystem is a fragile ecosystem

That is, if you apply the correct pressure to it.

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Unique partnership to increase conservation and education of keystone marine species

Written by on March 8, 2017 in Other News, Sharks
Unique partnership to increase conservation and education of keystone marine species

The goal of this new relationship is “to build awareness on the conservation and education of keystone marine species, such as great white and tiger sharks.”

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Nine turtles helping researchers learn about “lost years”

Written by on March 6, 2017 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Nine turtles helping researchers learn about “lost years”

Last month, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast released nine juvenile flatback turtles off the coast of Bundaberg as part of a one-of-a-kind marine conservation project.

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Are drones disturbing marine mammals?

Written by on March 3, 2017 in Marine Life
Are drones disturbing marine mammals?

Is noise pollution by drones interfering with marine wildlife research?

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Manta rays worth millions in Mozambique

Written by on March 1, 2017 in Marine Life
Manta rays worth millions in Mozambique

A new study from the Marine Megafauna Foundation reveals that manta rays are worth millions to Mozambique.

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