Tag: NOAA

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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The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay: A New National Marine Sanctuary?

Written by on September 8, 2016 in Editor's Choice, Policy & Ocean Law
The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay: A New National Marine Sanctuary?

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay is in the running to become Maryland’s first national marine sanctuary.

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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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New peculiar octopus discovered during deep-sea dive

Written by on March 14, 2016 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
New peculiar octopus discovered during deep-sea dive

NOAA researchers come across likely new octopus species.

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Longest coral die-off on record

Written by on March 11, 2016 in Coral Reefs, Other News
Longest coral die-off on record

Researchers believe the coral bleaching event that began in 2014 could extend well into 2017, thanks in part to El Niño.

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Fish farming expansion plans being challenged

Written by on March 2, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Fish farming expansion plans being challenged

In January, NOAA announced its plans to expand aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico, but those plans are now being challenged.

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Northeast Fisheries Vulnerable to Climate Change

Written by on February 12, 2016 in Fish, Marine Life
Northeast Fisheries Vulnerable to Climate Change

A multispecies assessment examined 82 species and found that, while the majority will be affected in some way by climate change, some are more resilient than others.

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Fish Farming to Expand in U.S.

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Fish, Policy & Ocean Law
Fish Farming to Expand in U.S.

A new rule will expand aquaculture (fish farming) opportunities in the open ocean in an effort to meet the growing demand for seafood.

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Young Fish Are Also Moving North, Thanks to Climate Change

Written by on October 5, 2015 in Fish, Marine Life
Young Fish Are Also Moving North, Thanks to Climate Change

“The consequences of these changes for fisheries management need to be considered, but an important first step is documenting that change is occurring.”

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Unraveling the Mystery of Sea Turtles’ “Lost Years”

Written by on April 16, 2015 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Unraveling the Mystery of Sea Turtles’ “Lost Years”

It was once commonly thought that young sea turtles passively drifted in ocean currents without really swimming, but now we know that’s not true.

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