Research: Ancient Marine Invertebrate Diversity Less Explosive Than Thought
University Park, Pennsylvania - Jul 3, 2008 18:03 EST
Diversity among the ancestors of such marine creatures as clams, sand dollars and lobsters showed only a modest rise beginning 144 million years ago with no clear trend afterwards, according to an international team of researchers. This contradicts previous work...
New High-Tech Research Ship To Serve NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks Sanctuary
Washington, D.C. - Jun 27, 2008 19:27 EST
Today, NOAA christened a new, state-of-the-art research vessel that will enhance the study and protection of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. The 83-foot R/V Manta will operate out of Galveston, Texas, where the sanctuary...
Scientists: Census Of Marine Life Lists 122,500 Known Species, 56,400 Aliases
Washington, D.C. - Jun 25, 2008 15:18 EST
Census of Marine Life-affiliated scientists consolidating world databases of ocean organisms have demoted to alias status almost one-third of all names culled from 34 regional and highly specialized inventories.
The new World Register of Marine Species (www.marinespecies.org) contains about 122,500 validated...
Discovery Announces Dates For 2008 Shark Week; Mythbusters, Survivorman, Dirty Jobs, Mysterious Shark Coast
Miami, Florida - Jun 23, 2008 17:27 EST
Shark Week, summer television's must-see event, is back for its 21st year on Discovery Channel, from July 27 to August 1, 2008 at 9PM ET/PT.
Cable television's longest-running programming event will kick off Sunday, July 27 at 9PM ET/PT with the...
X-Ray Mag #24 Published: Sulawesi, Kas Turkey, Ilha Grande Brazil, Dive Doctor, GirlDiver, Painter Jens Poulsen And Much, Much More
Miami, Florida - Jun 23, 2008 14:58 EST
Issue #24 of X-ray Mag has been published and is ready for free download.
The latest issue features Wolfgang Pölzer's tour through the underwater world off North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Harald Apelt's features the picturesque little port town of Kas,...
Ouch: Boy Hospitalized After Angry Puffer Fish Goes Nuts
Phnom Phen, Cambodia - Jun 17, 2008 18:28 EST
A Cambodian teenager was recovering in hospital after an angry puffer fish attacked him in the groin, local media reported.
The Khmer-language Koh Santepheap daily ran a picture of the unnamed 13-year-old in a hospital bed with heavy strapping around his...