NOAA Forecast Predicts Large 'Dead Zone' For Gulf Of Mexico This Summer
Washington, D.C. - Jun 19, 2009 17:38 EST
A team of NOAA-supported scientists from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Louisiana State University, and the University of Michigan is forecasting that the “dead zone” off the coast of Louisiana and Texas in the Gulf of Mexico this summer could...
Study: Global 'Geoengineered' Sunscreen Won't Save Corals; 'All Sorts Of Risks'
Palo Alto, California - Jun 16, 2009 19:04 EST
Emergency plans to counteract global warming by artificially shading the Earth from incoming sunlight might lower the planet's temperature a few degrees, but such "geoengineering" solutions would do little to stop the acidification of the world oceans that threatens coral...
$8 Million Aquarium Opens On Vancouver Island; 'Our Ocean Lives Here'
Sidney, British Columbia - Jun 15, 2009 21:35 EST
The vibrant underwater world of the Salish Sea, on Canada's Pacific Coast, will be revealed in the seaside town of Sidney, B.C. when the new $8-million Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre opens this
Thousands of fish, invertebrates, and marine plant life will...
Research: Fish Show Evolution Can Occur In Less Than Ten Years
Riverside, California - Jun 11, 2009 16:23 EST
How fast can evolution take place? In just a few years, according to a new study on guppies led by UC Riverside’s Swanne Gordon, a graduate student in biology.
Gordon and her colleagues studied guppies — small fresh-water fish biologists have...
In The Turf War Against Seaweed, Coral Reefs More Resilient Than Expected
Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Jun 2, 2009 23:15 EST
There's little doubt that coral reefs the world over face threats on many fronts: pollution, diseases, destructive fishing practices and warming oceans. But reefs appear to be more resistant to one potential menace – seaweed – than previously thought, according...