Tag: national oceanic and atmospheric administration

Dolphins and Their Virus Head South for the Winter

Written by on November 13, 2013 in Other News
Dolphins and Their Virus Head South for the Winter

Check out some of the updates we’ve posted recently on the bottlenose dolphin unusual mortality event, the backlash from Blackfish, and sea level rise.

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Tags Do Make Ordinary Tasks Harder for Marine Animals

Written by on November 7, 2013 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Tags Do Make Ordinary Tasks Harder for Marine Animals

By studying sea turtle models in a wind tunnel, researchers found that conventional tags can increase drag by more than 100% when used on smaller animals.

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Americans Consumed 4.5 Billion Pounds of Seafood in 2012

Written by on November 4, 2013 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Americans Consumed 4.5 Billion Pounds of Seafood in 2012

NOAA’s annual fisheries report found that the value and pounds of fish and shellfish caught in 2012 remained higher than the average for the past decade.

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If We Act Fast, Coral Reefs Could Adapt to Warming

Written by on October 30, 2013 in Coral Reefs, Marine Life
If We Act Fast, Coral Reefs Could Adapt to Warming

If there are dramatic reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, coral reefs may be able to keep up with climate change, according to a new study.

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Scientists Thrilled to Be Dissecting an Oarfish

Written by on October 29, 2013 in Fish, Marine Life
Scientists Thrilled to Be Dissecting an Oarfish

Finding an oarfish in such good condition is rare, so scientists were pretty happy about being able to cut it open and take a look inside.

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This Week in Marine Science

Written by on October 25, 2013 in Other News
This Week in Marine Science

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this week, including CNN’s coverage of Blackfish, good news for sharks, and a long-term study of box jellyfish.

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Take a Dive in the Bermuda Triangle

Written by on October 23, 2013 in Other News
Take a Dive in the Bermuda Triangle

Halloween is right around the corner but instead of trick-or-treating, how about going on a mysterious SCUBA diving adventure?

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What Are Seamounts?

Written by on October 16, 2013 in Marine Life, Physical Oceanography
What Are Seamounts?

You asked. We answered. Here’s an overview of one of the ocean’s most common habitats.

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Opening of Alaska King Crab Fishery Delayed by Shutdown

Written by on October 15, 2013 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Opening of Alaska King Crab Fishery Delayed by Shutdown

Today’s highlights include the delayed opening of the king crab season, a shift towards fish farming in Hong Kong, and the politics of a dead whale.

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Effects of Arctic Sea Ice Loss Not Limited to Marine Life

Written by on October 4, 2013 in Marine Life
Effects of Arctic Sea Ice Loss Not Limited to Marine Life

Last week, more than 10,000 walrus were hauled out on a beach in Alaska due to a lack of sea ice. Declining Arctic sea ice is also causing problems for caribou.

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