Tag: Henry Workman

Protecting the Sargasso Sea

Written by on March 24, 2014 in Policy & Ocean Law
Protecting the Sargasso Sea

The high seas aren’t lawless, but protecting them from environmental threats often proves complicated, since no single country can enforce regulations.

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Feeling Down About the State of the Oceans? This Will Help…

Written by on March 17, 2014 in Editor's Choice, Fish, Other News, Sea Turtles
Feeling Down About the State of the Oceans? This Will Help…

PBS’s Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina calls attention to the women and men who dedicate themselves to combating negative trends of the world’s ocean.

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Raising Shrimp: Where Does America’s Favorite Seafood Come From?

Written by on February 7, 2014 in Other News
Raising Shrimp: Where Does America’s Favorite Seafood Come From?

Americans consume more than a billion pounds of shrimp every year. But did you know that less than 10% of it actually comes from the U.S.?

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13 Most Popular Posts from 2013

Written by on December 31, 2013 in Other News
13 Most Popular Posts from 2013

Happy New Year from MST! Here’s a look back at the 13 most popular posts from 2013.

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Chilean Fossil Site Rich with Discoveries—and Mysteries

Written by on November 23, 2011 in Marine Life
Chilean Fossil Site Rich with Discoveries—and Mysteries

By Henry Workman In the Atacama Desert near Caldera, Chile, fossils of 75 prehistoric whales were discovered amid a highway construction project.  Estimated at more than 2 million years old but remarkably intact, the remains were found in an unusual cluster no less than 800 meters (or ½ mile) from the ocean.  Theories are accumulating […]

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Hagfish Slime Chokes Predators

Written by on October 31, 2011 in Marine Life
Hagfish Slime Chokes Predators

By Henry Workman Research from New Zealand’s Massey University and Te Papa has produced footage revealing the hagfish’s one-of-a-kind defense mechanism.  When threatened the creature will expel a mucus-like substance which interferes with the gill functioning of predators, causing them to gag and swim away.  The study also yielded insight into the hagfish’s own predatory […]

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Evidence of an Ancient Sea Terror?

Written by on October 14, 2011 in Marine Life, Other News
Evidence of an Ancient Sea Terror?

By Henry Workman Marine Science Today Writer   Between 245 and 90 million years ago a large, fish-like reptile called the ichthyosaur dominated the Mesozoic ocean at the top of the food chain.  It’s unlikely that the ichthyosaur had any predators of its own, which makes a paleontological site in Nevada containing fossil remains of […]

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Jellyfish Prove Unexpectedly Efficient Predators

Written by on October 3, 2011 in Jellyfish, Marine Life
Jellyfish Prove Unexpectedly Efficient Predators

By Henry Workman Marine Science Today Writer Species of jellyfish provide greater competition for more complex organisms than previously thought.  Recent research published in Science reveals that in areas where plankton-feeding fish populations have dropped off, mostly due to overfishing, jellyfish that occupy a similar ecological niche have taken their places.  The jellyfish populations have […]

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Potential New Virus Treatment of Shark Origin

Written by on September 24, 2011 in Marine Life
Potential New Virus Treatment of Shark Origin

By Henry Workman Marine Science Today Writer A virus-fighting substance known as squalamine is the subject of new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).  The compound was originally discovered in the liver of dogfish, where it plays an important role in protecting it, as well as some other species, from […]

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Obama Opts for Alternatives to Economic Sanctions on Icelandic Whaling

Written by on September 16, 2011 in Policy & Ocean Law
Obama Opts for Alternatives to Economic Sanctions on Icelandic Whaling

  By Henry Workman Marine Science Today Writer In a message to Congress on Thursday President Obama announced:  “I am not directing the Secretary of the Treasury to impose trade measures on Icelandic products for the whaling activities that led to the certification by the Secretary of Commerce.”  This was in response to a deadline […]

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