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These posts cover all the gear and gadgets of marine science, from the biggest research vessel to the latest marine science app.

Noise isn’t the only problem with shipping

Written by on November 9, 2016 in Technology
Noise isn’t the only problem with shipping

New research demonstrates shipping can disrupt natural genetic patterns of marine species.

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Deep-sea sensors helping researchers learn about beaked whales

Written by on September 23, 2016 in Technology, Whales & Dolphins
Deep-sea sensors helping researchers learn about beaked whales

A new set of drifting deep-sea acoustic sensors will help researchers learn more about elusive beaked whales.

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NASA in the Great Barrier Reef

Written by on September 21, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Technology
NASA in the Great Barrier Reef

NASA recently began a new mission in the Great Barrier Reef to “transform our understanding of Earth’s valuable and ecologically sensitive coral reefs.”

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Seeing Salmon at the Ballard Locks

Written by on September 16, 2016 in Fish, Technology
Seeing Salmon at the Ballard Locks

The Ballard locks allow ships to travel from Puget Sound into the lakes and guide salmon up a long ladder to spawn.

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Visit a seamount from the comfort of your own home

Written by on June 15, 2016 in Technology
Visit a seamount from the comfort of your own home

In celebration of National Oceans Month, take a trip beneath the waves with the help of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).

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Hands-on learning on the water in Miami

Written by on May 4, 2016 in Technology
Hands-on learning on the water in Miami

On Earth Day, a new lab and STEM education facility opened on the water in Miami, Florida.

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Sea Turtles Get the Green Light on Safety

Written by on April 4, 2016 in Marine Life, Technology
Sea Turtles Get the Green Light on Safety

Researchers have come up with a simple and effective means of reducing sea turtle entanglements and mortality from fishing nets: lights.

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SharkCam Offers New Insights into Shark Behavior

Written by on January 29, 2016 in Sharks, Technology
SharkCam Offers New Insights into Shark Behavior

Underwater camera provides researchers with the first observations of great white shark predatory behavior beneath the surface.

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Chemical Dispersants vs Oil-Degrading Microorganisms

Written by on November 20, 2015 in Technology
Chemical Dispersants vs Oil-Degrading Microorganisms

A new study found that chemical dispersants often used in oil spill cleanups can actually inhibit the microorganisms that naturally degrade oil.

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Cleaning Up the Ocean: Oranges to Combat Mercury

Written by on October 28, 2015 in Technology
Cleaning Up the Ocean: Oranges to Combat Mercury

Recently, it was announced that a polymer derived from orange peels could potentially “suck up” mercury in the ocean.

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