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Marine Science Today – Coming Soon!

Written by on December 3, 2008 in Other News

Welcome to the future site of Marine Science Today, an online resource for people interested in reading about the latest research and discoveries related to Earth’s ocean environment.  Beginning January 2, 2009, we will have daily coverage of the most important and interesting work in marine science.  In the meantime, feel free to visit our […]

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Emperor Penguins Underwater for Nearly 20 Minutes

Written by on August 8, 2008 in Marine Life
Emperor Penguins Underwater for Nearly 20 Minutes

(This article was originally published on OceanLines on August 8, 2008.) A new study from Scripps Institution of Oceanography has uncovered new information on the emperor penguin and its ability to perform deep dives and remain underwater for such a long period of time. The study was led by Jessica Meir, a graduate student researcher […]

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Robofish Could Cooperate for Tracking

Written by on June 6, 2008 in Other News, Technology
Robofish Could Cooperate for Tracking

(This article was originally published on OceanLines on June 6, 2008.) If University of Washington scientist Kristi Morgansen’s work pans out, a school of cooperatively communicating robot fish could help track whales, pollution slicks, or other mobile targets of scientific interest.  Over the past five years, she has built three “Robofish” that communicate with one […]

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Two New Marine Species in Top 10 List

Written by on May 27, 2008 in Marine Life
Two New Marine Species in Top 10 List

(This article was originally published on OceanLines on May 27, 2008.) Two marine species made the Arizona State University’s annual “Top 10” list of lifeforms discovered or identified during the past year.  The “ornate sleeper ray,” Electrolux addisoni, a new genus and species, is the largest known member of the electric ray family Narkidae.  A […]

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Another Light Flickers Out

Written by on August 9, 2007 in Marine Life

(This article was originally published on OceanLines on August 9, 2007.) It’s possible that you saw a news story about it, but probably not. There was, undoubtedly, some Hollywood starlet going in or out of rehab, or throwing a public tantrum somewhere — a story which the news media decided HAD to be covered because […]

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SeaWeb – Connect With the Science

Written by on August 6, 2007 in Policy & Ocean Law

(This article was originally published on OceanLines on August 6, 2007.) Its name is a good one. It conveys both the net-centric presence of the organization as well as its elegantly woven tapestry of marine issues and analysis. I came across SeaWeb while researching an article on sustainable fisheries and felt like I’d hit the […]

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A Wounded Population May Help Heal Human Wounds

Written by on July 23, 2007 in Marine Life

(This article was originally published on OceanLines on July 23, 2007.) As if the sheer joy of eating them wasn’t enough reason to redouble efforts to save our lobster populations, scientists have discovered that a chemical in lobster (and crabs and shrimp) shells may be able to accelerate the healing of human wounds. This contribution […]

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Birds Above; Birds Below and Blues in the Bag

Written by on July 7, 2007 in Other News

(This article was originally published on OceanLines on July 11, 2007.) Yesterday was one of those increasingly rare days in my life when I get both of my daughters to myself for a whole day and we get to spend it on the water. Allie and Emily gave me a fishing charter day for Father’s Day […]

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