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Homeland Security Scientists Envision Protecting Our Harbors And Ships With A Robotic Tuna Fish
Waltham, Massachusetts - Sep 20, 2012 17:42 EST

No question about it… they're very good at what they do. But they don't take well to orders, especially those to carry out inspection work in oily or dangerous environments, or in any kind of harsh environment, for that matter....
 
Did A 'Forgotten' Meteor Trigger Mega-Tsunami And Ice Ages? 'There's No Obvious Giant Crater To Investigate'
Sydney, Australia - Sep 19, 2012 18:12 EST

When a huge meteor collided with Earth about 2.5 million years ago and fell into the southern Pacific Ocean it not only could have generated a massive tsunami but also may have plunged the world into the Ice Ages, a...
 
The 'Slippery Slope To Slime': Researchers Confirm Overgrown Algae Causing Coral Reef Declines
Corvallis, Oregon - Sep 19, 2012 18:02 EST

Researchers at Oregon State University for the first time have confirmed some of the mechanisms by which overfishing and nitrate pollution can help destroy coral reefs – it appears they allow an overgrowth of algae that can bring with it...
 
Group Seeks Protection For Orange Clownfish; Iconic Fish Threatened By Ocean Acidification, Global Warming, Aquarium Trade
San Francisco, California - Sep 17, 2012 18:54 EST

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal petition today with the National Marine Fisheries Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for the orange clownfish — star of the movie Finding Nemo — and seven similarly coral-dependent damselfish threatened by...
 
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...
 
NOAA, Partners To Document Civil War-Era Warship Sunk In Gulf Of Mexico Battle
Galveston, Texas - Sep 11, 2012 22:22 EST

A team of archaeologists and technicians assembled by NOAA will begin today to create a three-dimensional sonar map to document the storm-exposed remains of the USS Hatteras, the only Union warship sunk in combat in the Gulf of Mexico during...
 
After 16 Years Of Planning, British Team Set To Embark On Ambitious Antarctic Mission To Penetrate And Sample Ancient Buried Lake
British Antarctic Survey, Antarctica - Sep 8, 2012 13:19 EST

After 16 years of planning the countdown is on for one of the most ambitious scientific missions to Antarctica. In October a 12-man team of British scientists, engineers and support staff will make the 16,000 km journey from the UK...
 
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...
 
Study Examines How Ocean Energy Impacts Life In The Deep Sea; 'Once Thought Remote And Buffered Against Climatic Change'
Durham, North Carolina - Sep 5, 2012 20:28 EST

A new study of deep-sea species across the globe aims to understand how natural gradients in food and temperature in the dark, frigid waters of the deep sea affect the snails, clams, and other creatures that live there. Similar studies...
 
Researchers: Less Is More For Reef-Building Corals; 'Exactly The Opposite Of What We Expected'
Manoa, Hawaii - Aug 28, 2012 23:06 EST

Researchers at the University of Hawaii – Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) made a discovery that challenges a major theory in the field of coral reef ecology. The general assumption has been that the...
 
Fade To Blue: Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Lowest Extent Ever Recorded; 'There's No Reason To Believe This Trend Will Change'
Boulder, Colorado - Aug 27, 2012 22:28 EST

The blanket of sea ice floating on the Arctic Ocean melted to its lowest extent ever recorded since satellites began measuring it in 1979, according to the University of Colorado Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center. On Aug. 26,...
 
Good News From The Bad Drought: Gulf 'Dead Zone' Smallest In Years; 'We Had To Really Hunt To Find Any Hypoxia'
College Station, Texas - Aug 25, 2012 19:53 EST

The worst drought to hit the United States in at least 50 years does have one benefit: it has created the smallest "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico in years, says a Texas A&M University researcher who has just...
 
Groups File Petition For Endangered Status For California's Great White Sharks; 'There Must Be Action Taken'
Sacramento, California - Aug 20, 2012 23:35 EST

Conservation groups Oceana, Center for Biological Diversity, and Shark Stewards filed a petition to the California Fish and Game Commission today seeking to protect the US West Coast population of great white sharks, throughout their California range, under the state's...
 
Researchers: Global Ocean Health Gets Passing 60% Grade; 'An Excellent Framework'
Vancouver, British Columbia - Aug 15, 2012 22:56 EST

The health of the world's oceans received a score of 60 out of 100 from a team of international scientists, including fisheries researchers at the University of British Columbia. The team undertook the first global quantitative assessment of ocean health and...
 
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...
 
Study: Hurricanes Can Be 50 Percent Stronger If Passing Over Fresh Water
College Station, Texas - Aug 13, 2012 22:59 EST

If a hurricane's path carries it over large areas of fresh water, it will potentially intensify 50 percent faster than those that do not pass over such regions, meaning it has greater potential to become a stronger storm and be...
 
No License Required: Florida Officials Increases Lionfish Harvest Opportunities, Asks Public To Help
Coral Gables, Florida - Aug 13, 2012 22:33 EST

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced changes to the lionfish harvest at a media event today in Coral Gables. Harvesting invasive lionfish no longer will require a fishing license when using certain gear, and there is no...
 
Study: North American Fish Extinctions May Double By 2050; '877 Times Faster Than The Fossil Record'
Gainsville, Florida - Aug 10, 2012 20:07 EST

From 1900-2010, freshwater fish species in North America went extinct at a rate 877 times faster than the rate found in the fossil record, while estimates indicate the rate may double between now and 2050. This new information comes...
 
Seafood, Wild Or Farmed? Scientists Recommend A New 'Hybrid' Category For Seafood
Santa Barbara, California - Aug 6, 2012 21:53 EST

Most people think of seafood as either wild or farmed, but in fact both categories may apply to the fish you pick up from your grocery store. In recent years, for example, as much as 40 percent of the Alaskan...
 
Researchers Define Limits Of Microbial Life In An Undersea Volcano; 'This Was Extremely Exciting'
Amherst, Massachusetts - Aug 6, 2012 21:46 EST

By some estimates, a third of the Earth's organisms by mass live in our planet's rocks and sediments, yet their lives and ecology are almost a complete mystery. This week, microbiologist James Holden at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and...
 
Study: Surprise As Coral Reef Thriving In Sediment-Laden Waters; 'Calls For A Rethink'
Exeter, Devon - Aug 4, 2012 20:40 EST

A new study has established that Middle Reef – part of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef – has grown more rapidly than many other reefs in areas with lower levels of sediment stress. Led by the University of Exeter, the study...
 
Weedy Sea Dragons Born At Monterey Bay Aquarium; Only 5th Aquarium In North America With Successful Births
Monterey, California - Aug 4, 2012 20:28 EST

The Monterey Bay Aquarium animal care team and a nurturing weedy sea dragon dad have achieved a milestone reached by only four other aquariums in North America: the birth of a brood of sea dragon babies. More than 80 of the...
 
Study: Healthy Seafood Comes From Sustainable Fish; 'Great News For Sushi-Lovers!'
Phoenix, Arizona - Aug 2, 2012 21:02 EST

When ordering seafood, the options are many and so are some of the things you might consider in what you order. Is your fish healthy? Is it safe? Is it harvested responsibly? While there are many services and rankings offered to...
 
Oceana: DNA Testing Confirms Fraud In Grocery Stores, Restaurants & Sushi Venues; 36% Of Seafood Sampled Was Mislabeled
Monterey, California - Aug 2, 2012 20:24 EST

Oceana, the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world's oceans worked with the Monterey Weekly and found 36 percent of seafood samples taken in Monterey, CA were mislabeled. DNA testing confirmed that over one-third of the 19...
 
Critically Endangered Whales Sing Like Birds; New Recordings Hint At Rebound
Seattle, Washington - Aug 1, 2012 21:21 EST

When a University of Washington researcher listened to the audio picked up by a recording device that spent a year in the icy waters off the east coast of Greenland, she was stunned at what she heard: whales singing a...
 
Scientists Study Underwater Ecosystem Inundated By Sediment Plume; 'Famine To Feast'
Port Angeles, Washington - Jul 27, 2012 22:05 EST

Scuba-diver scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, with support teams from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, and Washington Sea Grant, are returning to the mouth of Washington's Elwha River this week to explore and catalogue...
 
NOAA: Midwest Drought Shrinks Gulf Of Mexico 'Dead Zone'; Nutrient Output To Gulf Near '80-Year Record Low'
Silver Spring, Maryland - Jul 27, 2012 19:29 EST

NOAA-supported scientists have found the size of this year's Gulf of Mexico oxygen-free 'dead zone' to be the fourth smallest since mapping of the annual hypoxic, or oxygen-free area began in 1985. Measuring approximately 2,889 square miles, the 2012 area...
 
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...
 
Study: Pacific Waters 'Caffeinated' Off Oregon Coast; 'Elevated Levels' Below Lethal Dose For Marine Life
Portland, Oregon - Jul 25, 2012 19:34 EST

A new study finds elevated levels of caffeine at several sites in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Oregon—though not necessarily where researchers expected. This study is the first to look at caffeine pollution off the Oregon coast. It was...
 
Survey: South African 'Pride' In Great White Sharks Unchanged After Attacks; Public 'Not Panicked'
Cape Town, South Africa - Jul 24, 2012 18:47 EST

The first survey conducted before and after a shark attack has found that public support for great white sharks was virtually unchanged. The academic journal Marine Policy published the results online this week in a paper by two University of...
 
Medusoid: Artificial Jellyfish Created From Rat Heart Cells And Silicon; 'Close To Natural Performance'
Pasadena, California - Jul 23, 2012 20:55 EST

When one observes a colorful jellyfish pulsating through the ocean, Greek mythology probably doesn't immediately come to mind. But the animal once was known as the medusa, after the snake-haired mythological creature its tentacles resemble. The mythological Medusa's gaze turned...
 
Scientists Confirm Existence Of B-Vitamin 'Deserts' In The Ocean; 'Another Twist To What Limits Life In The Ocean'
Los Angeles, California - Jul 23, 2012 19:40 EST

Using a newly developed analytical technique, a team led by scientists at USC was the first to identify long-hypothesized vitamin B deficient zones in the ocean. "This is another twist to what limits life in the ocean," said Sergio Sańudo-Wilhelmy, professor...
 
Scientists Connect Seawater Chemistry With Climate Change And Evolution; Gypsum Eyed As Ancient Climate Influencer
Toronto, Canada - Jul 20, 2012 20:47 EST

Humans get most of the blame for climate change, with little attention paid to the contribution of other natural forces. Now, scientists from the University of Toronto and the University of California Santa Cruz are shedding light on one potential...
 
EU Commission Makes History With Proposal To Phase Out Bottom Trawling For Deep-Sea Species
Brussels, Belgium - Jul 19, 2012 21:03 EST

In a move that will help protect one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth, the European Commission today proposed phasing out destructive bottom trawling and bottom gillnetting among deep sea fishing fleets in the Northeast Atlantic. The Pew Environment...
 
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...
 
Odyssey: Salvage Company Recovers 48 Tons Of Silver From 3 Miles Deep; World's Largest Precious Metal Recovery
Tampa, Florida - Jul 18, 2012 20:21 EST

Odyssey Marine Exploration, pioneers in the field of deep-ocean exploration, today announced it has successfully recovered approximately 48 tons of silver bullion from a depth of approximately three miles. This initial recovery of bullion from the SS Gairsoppa, a 412-foot...
 
Scientists: Viruses Linked To Algae That Control Coral Health; 'We're Way Behind In Our Knowledge'
Corvallis, Oregon - Jul 17, 2012 20:26 EST

Scientists have discovered two viruses that appear to infect the single-celled microalgae that reside in corals and are important for coral growth and health, and they say the viruses could play a role in the serious decline of coral ecosystems...
 
Divers To Compete For Cash And Prizes At Marathon Lionfish Tournament July 21-22
Marathon Key, Florida - Jul 17, 2012 20:11 EST

Divers can help capture and remove non-native lionfish from Keys waters Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, as well as scout favorite lobster holes before the annual lobster mini season. Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys has partnered with the Marathon...
 


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