Tag: marine biology current events

Interview with an Octopus Researcher (Part 1)

Written by on May 4, 2017 in Interviews, Marine Life
Interview with an Octopus Researcher (Part 1)

To help answer some basic questions about octopuses (some of the most intelligent members of their phylum), we interviewed a scientist who studies them.

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Designs That Reduce Maritime Debris from Fishing Devices Evolve Faster When Fishing Masters and Scientists Collaborate

Written by on May 2, 2017 in Editor's Choice, Fish, Other News
Designs That Reduce Maritime Debris from Fishing Devices Evolve Faster When Fishing Masters and Scientists Collaborate

FADs can make fishing vessels more productive, but rising productivity comes at a cost.

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Nature as protection: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and its success in the Caribbean

Written by on April 25, 2017 in Editor's Choice, Other News
Nature as protection: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and its success in the Caribbean

Ecosystem-based Adaptation is good for communities and the environment as it promotes community engagement, restores natural habitats, and builds local resilience.

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Paul Greenberg & FRONTLINE search for fish that’s good for you and the planet

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Editor's Choice, Other News
Paul Greenberg & FRONTLINE search for fish that’s good for you and the planet

“What fish should I eat that’s good for me and good for the planet?”

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Wood chips could clean aquaculture wastewater

Written by on March 17, 2017 in Fish, Technology
Wood chips could clean aquaculture wastewater

A new study from the University of Illinois shows that a simple, organic system may clean aquaculture wastewater effectively and inexpensively.

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ICYMI: first underwater video footage of the True’s beaked whale

Written by on March 16, 2017 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
ICYMI: first underwater video footage of the True’s beaked whale

Researchers recently captured the first-ever footage of the rare True’s beaked whale.

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New MPA could protect endangered basking sharks

Written by on March 15, 2017 in Marine Life, Sharks
New MPA could protect endangered basking sharks

New research shows that a proposed Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Sea of the Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast could help protect basking sharks.

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ICYMI: 27% of ocean fish caught become fishmeal or fish oil

Written by on March 14, 2017 in Marine Life
ICYMI: 27% of ocean fish caught become fishmeal or fish oil

“In fact, of the some 20 million MT of fish caught annually around the world for uses other than eating, 90 percent are fish that are perfectly good to eat…”

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Are you an underwater photographer?

Written by on March 13, 2017 in Other News
Are you an underwater photographer?

The 13th annual Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) is now accepting entries. The contest, which has been hosted by RSMAS every spring since 2005, is aimed at amateur photographers who earn “no more than 20% of their income from photography.” Photographs are judged […]

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Any ecosystem is a fragile ecosystem

Written by on March 10, 2017 in Coral Reefs, Other News
Any ecosystem is a fragile ecosystem

That is, if you apply the correct pressure to it.

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