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Tom Tripp is the owner of OceanLines Ltd., the publisher of OceanLines and founder and Editor Emeritus of Marine Science Today. He is an award-winning marine journalist, science and aviation 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. . .

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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Field Reports: Bilal Khan From Temple University Study on Exxon Valdez Oil Pollution (2)

Written by on August 10, 2009 in Other News, Physical Oceanography, Technology
Field Reports:  Bilal Khan From Temple University Study on Exxon Valdez Oil Pollution (2)

Field Reports are the unvarnished, unedited journal entries of marine researchers in the field. They are intended to give readers a unique, inside look at the day-to-day nature of field work, an essential part of all marine science.

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Field Reports: Bilal Khan From Temple University Study on Exxon Valdez Oil Pollution (1)

Written by on August 10, 2009 in Other News, Physical Oceanography, Technology
Field Reports:  Bilal Khan From Temple University Study on Exxon Valdez Oil Pollution (1)

Editor’s Note: A new feature here on Marine Science Today begins with this Field Report from Bilal Khan, a master’s candidate working with Prof. Michael Boufadel and his study team trying to figure out why oil pullution from the Exxon Valdez spill persists in Prince William Sound

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Cornell Lab Records Blue Whales Off New York Coast

Written by on June 1, 2009 in Marine Life
Cornell Lab Records Blue Whales Off New York Coast

Cornell acoustics researchers have recorded blue whales for the first time off the coast of New York.

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Rutgers Glider Flies Along Gulf Stream on Transatlantic Voyage

Written by on May 19, 2009 in Technology
Rutgers Glider Flies Along Gulf Stream on Transatlantic Voyage

A successor to the original Rutgers University “Scarlet Knight” autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) has crossed the continental shelf of the U.S. and is well on its way along the Gulf Stream in its fourth week of an eight-month voyage across the Atlantic.  Launched on 27 April from the New Jersey coast, the glider, somewhat more […]

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More Details on NOAA’s R/V Bay Hydro II

Written by on April 24, 2009 in Technology
More Details on NOAA’s R/V Bay Hydro II

All the details on the new NOAA research vessel Bay Hydro II, which was commissioned last week in Baltimore and which will shortly begin its work mapping the Chesapeake Bay.

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DOE Solicits Supercomputer Time Proposals for 2010

Written by on April 17, 2009 in Policy & Ocean Law, Technology
DOE Solicits Supercomputer Time Proposals for 2010

The Department of Energy is inviting proposals for time next year on its supercomputers at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Marine researchers are among the current users of INCITE program resources.

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Right Whale Mothers Teach Babies Where to Eat

Written by on February 10, 2009 in Marine Life
Right Whale Mothers Teach Babies Where to Eat

Although it might sound obvious to a human reader of this news — after all our mothers, and our fathers teach us where to get our food — the teaching of such a specific behavior in the natural world is not universal.  Often, if involves instinctive behavior and in any case, documenting the mechanics of how […]

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NOAA-Led Study Shows Climate Change Largely Irreversible

Written by on January 29, 2009 in Policy & Ocean Law
NOAA-Led Study Shows Climate Change Largely Irreversible

It is impossible nowadays to have an informed discussion of global warming and climate change without understanding the role of the oceans in affecting the key processes of change.  A new study led by award-winning NOAA scientist Susan Solomon, examined how changes in surface temperature, rainfall and sea level are largely irreversible for more than 1,000 […]

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ROV Jason Discovers New Deep-Water Species in Tasman Fracture Zone

Written by on January 26, 2009 in Marine Life
ROV Jason Discovers New Deep-Water Species in Tasman Fracture Zone

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) announced last week that a four-week expedition to explore the deep ocean southwest of Tasmania has revealed new species of animals and more evidence of impacts of increasing carbon dioxide on deep-sea corals.  The collaborative voyage of U.S. and Australian researchers was led by chief scientists Dr. Jess […]

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