Tom

Tom Tripp is the owner of OceanLines LLC, and the publisher of OceanLines and founder and Editor Emeritus of Marine Science Today. He is an award-winning marine journalist, science writer and long-time public communications specialist. His PR career and much of his writing stems from the fact that he loves to explain stuff. It all began when he and his brother Mark threw all of Mom's tomatoes at the back wall of the house. . .

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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NOAA Fisheries Plans to Improve Bycatch Survivability

Written by on February 26, 2016 in Bycatch, Policy & Ocean Law
NOAA Fisheries Plans to Improve Bycatch Survivability

“Fishermen sometimes catch fish they do not want, cannot sell, or are not allowed to keep; a problem known as bycatch.”

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NMFS Again Looking to ID Illegal Fishing Nations

Written by on March 6, 2014 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law, Sea Turtles, Sharks
NMFS Again Looking to ID Illegal Fishing Nations

The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service wants help identifying nations engaged in illegal fishing, including illegal shark fishing.

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Tropical Cyclones Cause Significant Damage to Coral Reefs

Written by on October 21, 2013 in Coral Reefs, Other News, Physical Oceanography
Tropical Cyclones Cause Significant Damage to Coral Reefs

New research reveals that tropical cyclones significantly add to acidification problems currently being suffered by coral reefs.

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Interested in Listening to Live Whale Communication?

Written by on May 1, 2013 in Marine Life, Technology, Whales & Dolphins
Interested in Listening to Live Whale Communication?

Did you know that you can sit in your comfy chair at home and listen to live whale sounds?

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Third of All Sharks, Rays Threatened – New VIMS Study

Written by on October 27, 2010 in Marine Life
Third of All Sharks, Rays Threatened – New VIMS Study

Editor’s Note — This article was written by David Malmquist and provided by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Dr. Jack Musick, emeritus professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has overseen a global study suggesting that 33 percent of shark, skate, and ray species are threatened with extinction. The work is part of […]

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Miami’s Rosenstiel School Launches Oil Spill Info Web Page

Written by on May 27, 2010 in Policy & Ocean Law
Miami’s Rosenstiel School Launches Oil Spill Info Web Page

The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science  has launched a new “Oil Spill” web page designed to share the science being conducted at the Rosenstiel School that is relevant to the issues emerging from the incident on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform. Designed for use by teachers, students and general […]

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PC World Finds a Great Win 7 Theme Pack for Ocean Lovers

Written by on May 27, 2010 in Technology
PC World Finds a Great Win 7 Theme Pack for Ocean Lovers

PC World magazine regularly reviews new screensavers and theme packs and they’ve found one that has some great HD images of marine life for your Windows 7 computer.  Check out the review by Kim Saccio-Kent and use the download link on this PC World page. The author of the theme is Windows-7-Themes. Some cool stuff […]

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Rutgers Glider Successfully Crosses Atlantic

Written by on November 19, 2009 in Other News, Technology
Rutgers Glider Successfully Crosses Atlantic

The “Scarlet Knight,” a Rutgers-Slocum autonomous underwater glider, has successfully completed its crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.

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UMiami’s Rosenstiel School Gets New Dean

Written by on September 11, 2009 in Other News
UMiami’s Rosenstiel School Gets New Dean

The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) announced this week that Dr. Roni Avissar, a distinguished atmospheric scientist and scholar, has joined the school as its new Dean.

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