Other Marine Life

Good News for Many Important Puget Sound Seabirds

Written by on February 2, 2015 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
Good News for Many Important Puget Sound Seabirds

Puget Sound seabird species that had been in decline since the 1960s are now increasing, according to a new citizen science analysis.

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Inventions That Will Save Marine Life: Hookpod

Written by on October 10, 2014 in Other Marine Life, Technology
Inventions That Will Save Marine Life: Hookpod

A new device aims to eliminate seabird bycatch in longline fisheries by preventing birds from getting hooked in the first place.

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Ancient Crocodiles Loved Warm Oceans

Written by on September 8, 2014 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
Ancient Crocodiles Loved Warm Oceans

The ancestors of today’s crocodiles colonized the oceans four different times, but they went extinct every time. Now scientists know why.

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Cephalopods Inspire New Technology, From Camouflaged Uniforms to Disappearing Cars

Written by on August 22, 2014 in Other Marine Life, Technology
Cephalopods Inspire New Technology, From Camouflaged Uniforms to Disappearing Cars

We recently learned that cuttlefish, masters of camouflage, were inspiring researchers to develop better camouflaging materials and that’s exactly what happened.

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Temperature Doesn’t Affect Competition Between Two Barnacles

Written by on March 3, 2014 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
Temperature Doesn’t Affect Competition Between Two Barnacles

Researchers were surprised to find that temperature did not affect the “competitive balance of power” between two rival species of Chilean barnacles.

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How Are Polar Bears Coping With a Rapidly Changing Environment?

Written by on January 22, 2014 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
How Are Polar Bears Coping With a Rapidly Changing Environment?

New research suggests that threatened polar bears are switching to alternative food sources in an effort to cope with climate change.

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Jellyfish-Like Creatures Remove Carbon From Ocean Surface Waters

Written by on January 7, 2014 in Jellyfish, Marine Life, Other Marine Life
Jellyfish-Like Creatures Remove Carbon From Ocean Surface Waters

Jellyfish-like creatures play an important role in the carbon cycle, transporting carbon from surface waters to the seafloor.

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Groundbreaking Research on One of the World’s Largest Burrowing Clams

Written by on December 20, 2013 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
Groundbreaking Research on One of the World’s Largest Burrowing Clams

The Pacific geoduck is one of the world’s largest burrowing clams – its shell can grow up to 10 inches and its siphon can extend about three feet!

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Can Boaters and Manatees Share the Same Water?

Written by on December 17, 2013 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
Can Boaters and Manatees Share the Same Water?

As the number of boat registrations in Florida increases, so does the number of manatees killed by boat strikes. How can boaters and manatees share the water?

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Killer Whale ‘Screams’ Could Repel Sharks

Written by on November 12, 2013 in Other Marine Life
Killer Whale ‘Screams’ Could Repel Sharks

Today’s highlights include the impact of logging on reef fish, using killer whale ‘screams’ to scare sharks, and the difference between hurricanes and typhoons.

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