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American Airlines Announces Shark Fin Shipment Ban On Twitter; 'Now It Is Time For An Official Announcement'
San Jose, Costa Rica - Apr 7, 2015 23:17 EST

Conservation groups PRETOMA and Turtle Island Restoration Network found evidence that hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) were being exported from Costa Rican ports and flown to plates in Hong Kong by way of stop-overs on U.S. soil. With this evidence in...
 
Pilot School: Learn To Drive A Submarine And Explore The Depths Of The Mediterranean Sea
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands - Apr 6, 2015 23:18 EST

Waterproof Expeditions in collaboration with U-Boat Worx now offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a submarine pilot. Adventurous types, submarine enthusiasts, explorers and submersible operators can sign up for a selection of pilot training courses to be held in August 2015....
 
American Connection: Conservation Group Exposes U.S. Airline Transporting Endangered Shark Fins From Costa Rica To Hong Kong
San Jose, Costa Rica - Apr 6, 2015 22:28 EST

Conservation groups PRETOMA and Turtle Island Restoration Network and have found evidence that hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are being exported from Costa Rican ports and flown to plates in Hong Kong by way of stop-overs on U.S. soil. Eastern Pacific Scalloped...
 
Oil's Well: Study Says Algae-Based Biofuels Can Be Grown From Municipal Wastewater
Houston, Texas - Apr 2, 2015 20:26 EST

In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae while simultaneously removing more than 90 percent...
 
Trouble In Paradise? New Research Points To A Loss Of Sharks And Rays At Cocos Island
Victoria, BC, Canada - Mar 26, 2015 19:12 EST

New research led by researchers at the University of Victoria raises serious concerns about the ability of marine protected areas (MPAs) to effectively protect wide-ranging iconic species, such as sharks and rays. The study, published today in Conservation Biology, investigated 21...
 
Florida: Biologists Tally Record Manatee Count; 'Near-Optimal Conditions For Our Survey This Year'
Tallahassee, Florida - Mar 17, 2015 00:13 EST

Warm temperatures and clear, sunny days between some of the coldest weather of the year assisted FWC biologists and partners in counting an all-time high number of manatees during this year's statewide aerial survey. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
 
Scientists Question Rush To Build Nicaragua Canal, Site Environmental Concerns, Call For 'Greater Role For Science'
Houston, Texas - Mar 9, 2015 23:52 EST

A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua. The path of the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans will cut through Lake Cocibolca...
 
Research: Hurricanes Spread Helped 'Accelerate The Invasion' Of Lionfish
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Mar 4, 2015 23:04 EST

Just when you thought hurricanes couldn't get any scarier, think again. Their names roll of the tongue like a rogues' gallery: Floyd, Frances, Irene, Wilma and Andrew. But these aren't the names of notorious criminals; rather, they are just a few...
 
Study: White Sharks Grow More Slowly And Mature Much Later Than Previously Thought
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Feb 19, 2015 00:10 EST

A new study on white sharks in the western North Atlantic indicates they grow more slowly and mature much later than previously thought. The findings, published online in Marine and Freshwater Research, present the first reliable growth curve for this...
 
Researchers: Remoras Don't Suck; Mystery Of 'A Specialized Suction Cup That Can Bend And Won't Slip' Intrigues
Newark, New Jersey - Feb 16, 2015 22:37 EST

How does the hitchhiking, flat-headed remora fish attach to surfaces so securely yet release so easily? Suction was thought to be the easy answer, but Brooke Flammang, a biologist at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has proved this...
 
Research Institute To Conduct One-Of-A-Kind Shark Race For Conservation Science; 'We Want To Have Some Fun'
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Feb 16, 2015 21:42 EST

– On your Mark! Get Set! GO! That's usually the refrain heard at the start of most races. However, Nova Southeastern University (NSU), the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) are putting on...
 
Study Recommends Closing The High Seas To Fishing; 'A Few Countries Would Lose Out, But Most Would Gain'
Burnaby, BC - Feb 12, 2015 21:02 EST

The world's high seas should be closed to fishing argues a new study in the journal Scientific Reports, co-authored by Isabelle Côté, a Simon Fraser University professor of marine ecology and conservation. "Intense fishing in the high seas has resulted in...
 
Seafloor Volcano Pulses May Alter Climate; 'Strikingly Regular Patterns, From Weeks To Eons'
New York, New Yrok - Feb 5, 2015 19:05 EST

Vast ranges of volcanoes hidden under the oceans are presumed by scientists to be the gentle giants of the planet, oozing lava at slow, steady rates along mid-ocean ridges. But a new study shows that they flare up on strikingly...
 
Erratic As Normal: Arctic Sea Ice Loss Expected To Be Bumpy In The Short Term; 34% Chance Of 'No Change' Or 'Increase'
Boulder, Colorado - Feb 4, 2015 19:19 EST

Arctic sea ice extent plunged precipitously from 2001 to 2007, then barely budged between 2007 and 2013. Even in a warming world, researchers should expect such unusual periods of no change--and rapid change--at the world's northern reaches, according to a...
 
Unchanged: Global Warming Won't Mean More Stormy Weather; 'We'll Get More Evaporation Of The Oceans'
Toronto, Canada - Feb 4, 2015 19:14 EST

A study led by atmospheric physicists at the University of Toronto finds that global warming will not lead to an overall increasingly stormy atmosphere, a topic debated by scientists for decades. Instead, strong storms will become stronger while weak storms...
 
New Seestar Camera System Allows Researchers To Monitor The Depths Without Sinking The Budget
Monterey, California - Feb 3, 2015 19:23 EST

To build equipment that can operate reliably in the deep sea, MBARI engineers must often use expensive, high-tech materials and complex electronic-control systems. This makes it difficult for researchers at other institutions to build similar equipment, and thus for MBARI...
 
Pacific Coast Shark Attacks Up During 2014, 'Three Times' Historic Average
La Jolla, California - Jan 22, 2015 19:36 EST

There were 6 authenticated unprovoked shark attacks on humans reported from the Pacific Coast of North America during 2014. All of the attacks were recorded from California. The attacks were distributed in the following months; July (1), October (4) and...
 
Research: Next 100 Years Will Present 'Major Challenges' To Ocean Wildlife Populations; 'Our Tackle Box Has Industrialized'
Santa Barbara, California - Jan 16, 2015 12:55 EST

Over the past 500 years, approximately 500 land-based animal species have gone the way of the dodo, becoming extinct as a result of human activity. In the ocean, where scientists count only 15 or so such losses, the numbers currently...
 
Research: 20th Century Sea-Level Change Was Overestimated Before It Was Underestimated
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Jan 15, 2015 20:35 EST

The acceleration in global sea level from the 20th century to the last two decades has been significantly larger than scientists previously thought, according to a new Harvard study. The study, co-authored by Carling Hay, a post-doctoral fellow in the...
 
Climate And Friends Influence Young Corals' Choice Of Real Estate; 'Once In Place, Corals Can't Move'
Brisbane St Lucia, Queensland - Jan 14, 2015 22:14 EST

Coral larvae use ocean temperature and the presence of symbiotic algae to determine where they should settle, researchers have found. Using a range of sensory cues to find a good location improved the coral's chance of survival, said Dr Eugenia Sampayo...
 
Sizing Up Giants Under The Sea: Research Team Corrects Inaccuracies And Elucidates Measurements For 25 Marine Species
Durham, North Carolina - Jan 13, 2015 23:48 EST

A team of scientists and undergraduate students have analyzed the body size for 25 marine species, including whales, sharks, squids, and other ocean giants. The project elucidates both the challenges of arriving at exact measurements and the human bias toward...
 
Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest Winners Announced
Culver City, California - Jan 7, 2015 00:27 EST

The prestigious Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has announced the 2014 winners. This year's Ocean Art Competition attracted a very high caliber of photos, representing entrants from over 50 countries. Over $70,000 of prizes will...
 
Caribbean Pygmy Octopuses Have Babies; 'We've Really Been Working At This'
Sarasota, Florida - Jan 6, 2015 23:27 EST

The end of 2014 brought some eight-tentacled surprises to Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, Fla. On Dec. 26, Mote's Caribbean pygmy octopuses — whose baby pictures made the national news earlier in 2014 — had babies of their own. More than 20 new...
 
Researchers: Alaskan Fish Ignore Climate Change, Adjust Migration To Follow Food
Seattle, Washington - Dec 21, 2014 17:57 EST

Not all species may suffer from climate change. A new analysis shows that Dolly Varden, a species of char common in southeast Alaska, adjust their migrations so they can keep feasting on a key food source - salmon eggs -...
 
Inaugural National Data Science Bowl Kicks Off With Plankton Identification Algorithm Challenge
McLean, Virginia - Dec 18, 2014 19:28 EST

Booz Allen Hamilton, the management and technology consulting firm, and Kaggle, the leading online data science competition community, today announced the launch of the inaugural National Data Science Bowl. A 90-day competition, the National Data Science Bowl will provide the...
 
Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions Of Tons Of Seafloor Methane; 'We Looked At The Amounts, It's Significant'
Seattle, Washington - Dec 9, 2014 21:04 EST

Off the West Coast of the United States, methane gas is trapped in frozen layers below the seafloor. New research from the University of Washington shows that water at intermediate depths is warming enough to cause these carbon deposits to...
 
Harmful Algae: Scientists Unlock Some Mysteries Behind Florida's Red Tide In 5-Year Study
Miami, Florida - Nov 12, 2014 22:15 EST

Last month, researchers at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) published new findings on Florida's red tide organism, Karenia brevis, in a special issue of the scientific journal Harmful Algae. This publication is the culmination of an unprecedented...
 
Ignoring International Limits, U.S. Expands Fishing For Declining Bigeye Tuna; 'These Tuna Pay The Price'
Honolulu, Hawaii - Oct 28, 2014 22:50 EST

The National Marine Fisheries Service today issued regulations allowing Hawaii-based longline fishermen to ignore international agreements and continue fishing for bigeye tuna after reaching the cap allowed for U.S. fishing vessels. Highly valued for sushi, bigeye tuna has been increasingly...
 
Research: BOFFFS—Big, Old, Fat, Fertile, Female Fish—Sustain Fisheries
Manoa, Hawaii - Oct 24, 2014 21:09 EST

Recreational fishermen prize large trophy fish. Commercial fishing gear targets big fish. After all, larger fish feed the egos of humans as well as their bellies. A new compilation of research from around the world now shows that big, old, fat,...
 
Top Marine Scientists Call For Action On 'Invisible' Fisheries; 'Small But Cumulatively, It's Massive'
Vancouver, BC, Canada - Oct 23, 2014 20:09 EST

To protect our oceans from irreversible harm, governments, conservationists, and researchers around the world must address the enormous threat posed by unregulated and destructive fisheries, say top marine scientists. In an article published today in Science, Prof. Amanda Vincent of Project...
 
Engineers Develop Breath-Test Device For Dolphin Health; 'Explosive Breathers'
Davis, California - Oct 16, 2014 00:27 EST

More than just "fish breath": Engineers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new device for collecting dolphin breath for analysis, which could make it easier to check the marine animals' health and be used in studying dolphin...
 
Study: Could Sleeper Sharks Be Preying On Protected Steller Sea Lions? 'It Creates Something Of A Dilemma'
Corvallis, Oregon - Oct 15, 2014 22:45 EST

Pacific sleeper sharks, a large, slow-moving species thought of as primarily a scavenger or predator of fish, may be preying on something a bit larger – protected Steller sea lions in the Gulf of Alaska. A new study found the first...
 
Researchers: Migrating Animals' Pee Affects Ocean Chemistry; 'It's Exciting'
Seattle, Washington - Oct 9, 2014 19:53 EST

The largest migration on the planet is the movement of small animals from the surface of the open ocean, where they feed on plants under cover of darkness, to the sunless depths where they hide from predators during the day. University...
 
Study: Cause Of 'Surprising' Global Warming Hiatus Found Deep In The Atlantic Ocean, Part Of 'Naturally Occurring Cycle'
Seattle, Washington - Aug 22, 2014 23:22 EST

Following rapid warming in the late 20th century, this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth's surface. At first this was a blip, then a trend, then a puzzle for the climate...
 
Scientists: Invasive Lionfish Likely Safe To Eat After All; 'You Have Nothing To Fear' From Venom
Kaneohe, Hawaii - Jul 31, 2014 17:05 EST

Scientists have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing fish poisoning may be unfounded. If so, current efforts to control lionfish by fishing derbies and targeted fisheries may remain the best way to control the invasion. And there's a...
 
Scientists: Atlantic Salmon Show Capacity To Adapt To Warmer Waters; 'The Results Are Surprising'
Vancouver, Canada - Jul 17, 2014 14:47 EST

Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures resulting from climate change, according to scientists at UBC and the University of Oslo. The finding adds to recent UBC-supported research on heat tolerance of Pacific...
 
Scientists: Fish Can Remember For Up To 12 Days; 'An Evolutionary Advantage'
Edmonton, Alberta - Jul 1, 2014 19:52 EST

It is popularly believed that fish have a memory span of only 30 seconds. Canadian scientists, however, have demonstrated that this is far from true – in fact, fish can remember context and associations up to twelve days later. The...
 
Researchers Reveal How Electric Fish Evolved Their Shocking Skills Independently At Six Different Times
Madison, Wisconsin - Jun 26, 2014 17:02 EST

New research demonstrates that the six electric fish lineages, all of which evolved independently, used essentially the same genes and developmental and cellular pathways to make an electricity-generating organ for defense, predation, navigation and communication. The work will be published June...
 
Scientists Take First Dip Into Supercooled Water's Mysterious 'No Man's Land'
Menlo Park, California - Jun 18, 2014 21:38 EST

Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have made the first structural observations of liquid water at temperatures down to minus 51 degrees Fahrenheit, within an elusive "no man's land" where water's strange properties are super-amplified. The research,...
 
Researchers Suggest Including Thinking, Feeling Fish In Our 'Moral Circle'
New York, New York - Jun 17, 2014 22:50 EST

Do you still believe that fish are dumb and cannot feel pain? That we do not have to worry much about how they are cared for or caught? Think again, says Culum Brown of Macquarie University in Australia, in a...
 
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