California Names Leatherback Sea Turtle As Official State Marine Reptile
Sacramento, California - Sep 26, 2012 22:14 EST
In a strong affirmation of the Golden State's commitment to the environment, Governor Brown today designated the endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle as California's official state marine reptile by signing into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1776 by Assemblymember Fong (D-...
NOAA: Study Finds That Ocean Acidification Is Accelerated In Nutrient-Rich Areas
Silver Spring, Marlyland - Sep 24, 2012 21:01 EST
Carbon dioxide released from decaying algal blooms, combined with ongoing increases in atmospheric carbon emissions, leads to increased levels of ocean acidification, and places additional stress on marine resources and the coastal economies that depend on them, according to a...
Licensed To Kill: Campaigners Condemn Increase In Scottish Seal Killings
Lewes, East Sussex, UK - Sep 17, 2012 18:24 EST
The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) today condemned an increase in seal shootings in Scotland in the first six months of 2012, the second year of a government license scheme introduced to reduce them.
Government figures just released show that 201...
'Narco' Sub Built By Homeland Security Mimics The Real Thing
Fort Walton Beach, Florida - Sep 14, 2012 20:57 EST
The erstwhile planet Pluto (now officially an asteroid) was known for decades as a small, dark planet—hidden, difficult to spot, and on a quiet, determined course all its own. And so, when the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) needed...
Researchers: Deep-Sea Crabs Seek Food Using Ultraviolet Vision
Hollywood, Florida - Sep 8, 2012 13:14 EST
Some deep-sea crabs have eyes sensitive to ultraviolet light, which they may use to snatch glowing plankton and stuff it in their mouths, a new Nova Southeastern University study suggests.
Tamara Frank, Ph.D., a marine biologist and associate professor at Nova...
New Book Explores Noah's Flood; Says Bible And Science Can Get Along
Seattle, Washington - Aug 15, 2012 00:14 EST
"I doubt the historic truth about Noah's Flood will ever be known with certainty. And I don't think it really matters. The discoveries of science have revealed the world and our universe to be far more spectacular than could have...
New Census Study Shows Sharp Decline In Number Of Rays At Stingray City
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - Jul 26, 2012 20:01 EST
In mid-July, personnel from the Guy Harvey Research Institute once again collaborated with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment to conduct the annual census of the stingray population in Grand Cayman. This year we were joined by three researchers from...
Deadly Salmon Virus In Canadian Freshwater Fish; 'A Major Concern For B.c.'s Salmon'
Burnaby, Canada - Jul 19, 2012 20:55 EST
A Simon Fraser University fish-population statistician, working in collaboration with non-government organization scientists, has uncovered evidence of a potentially deadly virus in a freshwater sport fish in B.C.
SFU professor Rick Routledge and Stan Proboszcz, a fisheries biologist at the Watershed...
Carbon Sink: Researchers Publish Results Of Iron Fertilization Experiment
Berlin, Germany - Jul 18, 2012 20:47 EST
An international research team has published the results of an ocean iron fertilization experiment (EIFEX) carried out in 2004 in the current issue of the scientific journal Nature. Unlike the LOHAFEX experiment carried out in 2009, EIFEX has shown that...