Male Green Turtle Travels From Cocos Island, Costa Rica, To Las Perlas, Panama; 'Looking For Female Turtles To Mate'
San Jose, Costa Rica - Jul 10, 2012 19:15 EST
A male Pacific green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) travelled 1587 km (986 mi) in 55 days, from Cocos Island, Costa Rica, where it was tagged last April 25, to Las Perlas, Panama, last June 19. The male turtle was christened...
Climate Models: Rising Heat At The Beach Threatens Largest Sea Turtles
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Jul 1, 2012 19:26 EST
For eastern Pacific populations of leatherback turtles, the 21st century could be the last. New research suggests that climate change could exacerbate existing threats and nearly wipe out the population. Deaths of turtle eggs and hatchlings in nests buried at...
Investigation: Greenland Is Killing Whales To Feed Tourists
Wiltshire, UK - Jun 26, 2012 21:18 EST
The real reasons behind Denmark's pleas to increase the number of whales it needs to kill for native Greenlandic peoples have been exposed by Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS).
Despite a ban on commercial whaling, the WDCS undercover investigation has...
Research Sheds Light On How Fish Food Rises From Ocean Depths
Adelaide, South Australia - Jun 26, 2012 20:08 EST
Research by Flinders oceanographer Associate Professor Jochen Kaempf has shed new light on the movement of nutrient-rich water generated in coastal canyons, a process which makes a fundamental contribution to the marine food chain.
The research, published in the prestigious international...
Research: Elephant Seals Help Uncover Slower-Than-Expected Antarctic Melting
Washington, D.C. - Jun 22, 2012 18:31 EST
Don't let the hobbling, wobbling, and blubber fool you into thinking elephant seals are merely sluggish sun bathers. In fact, scientists are benefiting from these seals' surprisingly lengthy migrations to determine critical information about Antarctic melting and future sea level...
Late Summer Full Moons To Cue Spawning On Florida Keys Coral Reefs
Key Largo, Florida - Jun 13, 2012 19:29 EST
Divers and snorkelers have an opportunity to witness a fascinating annual phenomenon among coral reefs as boulder and branching corals release millions of gametes in synchronized mass-spawning rituals.
Sparked by the August and September full moons, the rare and wondrous underwater...
Florida Keys Divers Can Net Cash And Prizes For Bagging Lionfish
Key Largo, Florida Keys - Jun 12, 2012 23:01 EST
Divers planning trips to enjoy the Florida Keys living coral barrier reef also can help protect it and give back to the environment by capturing and removing non-native lionfish from Keys waters while vacationing.
A partnership forged between the Florida Keys...
Researchers Track Atlantic Bluefin Tuna To Learn Migration, Habitat Secrets
Amherst, Massachusetts - May 24, 2012 20:25 EST
New fish-tagging studies of young bluefin tuna in Atlantic waters off New England by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are offering the first fishery-independent, year-round data on dispersal patterns and habitat use for the popular game fish. The...