Michael Aw And Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Awarded For Outstanding Marine Conservation
Manila, The Philippines - Aug 16, 2008 17:21 EST
The Shark Research Institute (SRI) presented two awards to outstanding marine conservationists in Manila, Philippines.
Underwater photographer Michael Aw was awarded the prestigious 2008 Peter Benchley Shark Conservation Award by SRI president Stan Waterman. The award, sponsored by Rolex, honors the...
Research: Plastics Suspect In Lobster Disease; Breakdown May Be Interfering With Molt
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Aug 13, 2008 18:29 EST
The search for what causes a debilitating shell disease affecting lobsters from Long Island Sound to Maine has led one Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) visiting scientist to suspect environmental alkyphenols, formed primarily by the breakdown of hard transparent plastics.
Chinese Fisherman Reel In 'Record' 3,300-pound 'Stingray'
Hainan Sanya, China - Aug 11, 2008 18:06 EST
Early in the morning around 2:00am a fishing boat near Hainan Sanya in China caught what is likely to be one of the largest stingrays ever caught.
Casting nets, the fishermen caught a 3,300 lbs Stingray, which took about 3 hours...
Museum Exhibit To Honor History-Making Quadriplegic Diver
Islamorada, Florida - Aug 1, 2008 18:42 EST
Showcasing the unparalleled story of Matt Johnston and his one-of-a-kind dive gear, a "Diving a Dream" exhibit is set to open Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Florida Keys History of Diving Museum in Islamorada.
Johnston, of Woodbury, Minn., made diving history...
Research: Mussels Used To Track Level Of Pollution In Ports
Usurbil, Basqeu Country - Jul 30, 2008 13:20 EST
Studying living things can prove to be highly significant when evaluating contamination suffered by a specific environment. A research team from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), with Dr. Nestor Etxebarria as director, is involved in this monitoring of...
Study: Reefs Come 'Unglued' In Oceans With High Carbon Dioxide
Washington, D.C. - Jul 28, 2008 20:35 EST
Cements that bind individual coral skeletons and larger coral reef structures are predominantly absent in waters with naturally high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), making these reefs highly susceptible to a wearing down of their physical framework, say scientists with...
Lake Creature With 'Legs' Stumps Floridians; 'Freaked Out A Little Bit'
Ocoee, Florida - Jul 28, 2008 20:21 EST
A fish-like creature with "legs" caught in a Central Florida lake over the weekend sparked a flood of controversy.
Shawna Mitchell said she was fishing on Starke Lake in Ocoee when she pulled something strange out of the water.