Check out today’s highlights including a two-headed shark, the Galapagos Islands, a seal found in a forest and James Cameron’s latest deep-sea contributions.
Today’s highlights include a new problem associated with melting ice sheets, a record-high number of manatee deaths and controversy of a whale shark feeding operation.
A new consortium, composed of scientists, fishermen, and resource managers, was recently created to help with concerns about increasing seal populations along the New England coast and their interaction with local fisheries.
Sea Education Association (SEA)’s tall ship departed yesterday on a 37 day research expedition to study the effects of plastic marine debris from the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”
WHOI is looking for help from the public to identify creatures in images of the sea floor. Anyone can participate on their website, Seafloor Explorer.
$21 Million in Government Grants Distributed to Implement the Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation Act 2009
NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) is awarding a total of $21 million this year, split among 11 regions.
The goal of each regional observing system is to maintain and enhance ocean and coastal observations in the area, giving planners and policymakers the information needed to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect the environment.
The development of a new type of deep-sea vehicle sporting unique technologies and innovative methods made it possible to routinely reach the bottom of the ocean.