Dive Rite Wings Recalled Due To Drowning Hazard; Rusting Over Pressure Valve Blamed
Washington, D.C. - Dec 22, 2009 22:37 EST
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Dive Rite Wings
Units: About 16,000
MARES Initiative To Provide Comprehensive View Of South Florida Marine Ecosystems
Miami, Florida - Dec 21, 2009 21:15 EST
Marine and Estuarine Goal Setting for South Florida (MARES) is a new collaborative initiative, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), designed to guide regional resource managers in protecting the fragile marine coastal environment in South Florida. Through...
Florida Wildlife Commission Expects Record Number Of Manatee Deaths In 2009
Tallahassee, Florida - Dec 19, 2009 11:33 EST
Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute documented 419 manatee carcasses in state waters as of Dec. 11. This preliminary data indicates that the total number of manatee deaths for 2009 has...
Study: Boating Pours $8.5 Billion Into Florida's Economy
Tallahassee, Florida - Dec 18, 2009 14:25 EST
A four-year study of Florida’s boating facilities and the economics of boating in this state is just in, and the numbers are enough to make your head swim.
For instance, Florida boaters spent $3.384 billion on boat trips in 2007. That’s...
Research: Bigger And Bossier Better For Cichlids Fish Families
Hamilton, Ontario - Dec 14, 2009 23:43 EST
If you are spending the holidays with big Uncle Frank or bossy Aunt Minnie and wondering whether you would be better off with another family, spare a thought for the humble cichlid fish.
A research team from McMaster University and the...
Numerous North Atlantic Fish Populations Decline 95%; 'It's Shocking'
Syracuse, New York - Dec 1, 2009 23:13 EST
Populations of numerous migratory fish species in the North Atlantic have declined by more than 95 percent, threatening not only food supplies and economic systems, but also the way humans perceive the health of the planet's ecosystems, according to a...
WHOI'S Bruce A. Warren Is Awarded Sverdrup Gold Medal; 'Man Wants To Know'
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Nov 21, 2009 16:39 EST
Bruce A. Warren-- one of the world's pre-eminent researchers of deep ocean currents and scientist emeritus at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)—is the 2010 winner of the prestigious Sverdrup Gold Medal, awarded by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).