Not Helpful: Indian Ocean Pirates Impede Climate Observations
Victoria, Australia - Jul 15, 2011 18:47 EST
Australian scientists have sought the help of the United States and Australian navies to plug a critical gap in their Argo ocean and climate monitoring program caused by Somali pirates operating in the western Indian Ocean.
"We have not been able...
DUI Recalls Weight And Trim Systems Due To Drowning Risks
Washington, D.C. - Jul 13, 2011 16:04 EST
Diving Unlimited is recalling about 1,500 Weight & Trim System Classic and DUI Weight & Trim System II weight systems sold in the United States and Canada. The recall is because manufacturing defects in the lanyard connecting the handle...
Research: Artificial Iron Fertilization Would Significantly Impact Deep-Sea Ecosystems
Southampton, U.K. - Jul 6, 2011 18:42 EST
Geo-engineering schemes aimed at tackling global warming through artificial iron fertilization of the oceans would significantly affect deep-sea ecosystems, according to research involving scientists from the United Kingdom's National Oceanography Centre (NOC) as well as former Ocean and Earth Science...
The Bahamas Government Bans Commercial Shark Fishing; 'Year Of The Shark'
Nassau, The Bahamas - Jul 5, 2011 19:38 EST
Sharks in The Bahamas can breathe more easily after the nation's government announced today that all commercial shark fishing in the approximately 630,000 square kilometers (243,244 square miles) of the country's waters is now prohibited.
"2011 is fast becoming the...
Researchers: Single Fish A Keystone Nutrient Recycler In Streams
Athens, Georgia - Jun 28, 2011 21:08 EST
Researchers from the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have found that certain neotropical stream ecosystems rely almost entirely on a single fish species known as the banded tetra for the critical nutrient phosphorus. In a paper recently published...