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New Catfish Species Named For Museum Mail Supervisor; 'I Was Impressed By Frank's Dedication'
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Jun 9, 2008 15:47 EST

He's not well known like President Bush and musician Neil Young, but Philadelphian Frank Gallagher now has something in common with them: He has a new species named after him. Gallagher was The Academy of Natural Sciences' affable mailroom supervisor for...
 
Correction: Deep Ocean Expedition's Sub Tourism Business Healthy And Afloat; Affiliated Shipbuilder Bankrupt
Miami, Florida - Jun 9, 2008 13:28 EST

The Wall Street Journal has offered a correction to a June 4, 2008, story titled "Tourism Firm Files Bankruptcy". The June 6th story incorrectly reported that the bankrupt Deep Ocean Expeditions LLC offered trips aboard minisubmarines to well-healed tourists. The...
 
NOAA: Caribbean Monk Seal Confirmed Extinct; Only Seal Species To Vanish Due To Human Impact
Washington, D.C. - Jun 6, 2008 18:46 EST

After a five year review, NOAA’s Fisheries Service has determined that the Caribbean monk seal, which has not been seen for more than 50 years, has gone extinct—the first type of seal to go extinct from human causes. Monk seals became...
 
Researchers: School Of Robofish Provides Basis For Underwater Robot Teams; 'Don't Need Oxygen'
Seattle, Washington - Jun 6, 2008 18:16 EST

In the world of underwater robots, this is a team of pioneers. While most ocean robots require periodic communication with scientist or satellite intermediaries to share information, these can work cooperatively communicating only with each other. Over the past five...
 
Brit Bass Fishing Association: Stop Eating The Babies; 'Too Valuable A Resource To Be Wasted'
Kent, U.K. - Jun 3, 2008 09:13 EST

With widespread and still growing public concern about over-fishing, and the terrible waste from fishery discards, most people would be horrified to realize that some fishermen are targeting the wild bass stocks before they have ever had a chance to...
 
Florida Shark Expert Summoned To Mexico After Third Attack In Four Weeks
Gainsville, Florida - Jun 2, 2008 16:21 EST

Florida Museum of Natural History shark expert George Burgess was summoned to Mexico Monday by the State of Guerrero after a third shark attack off the Mexican coast in a month. The attacks April 28 and May 23 and 24...
 
Odyssey Marine Files Claim To 2 New Shipwrecks Near The English Channel
Tampa, Florida - May 30, 2008 19:13 EST

Odyssey Marine Exploration today filed Admiralty Arrest Complaints in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on two separate shipwreck sites recently discovered by the Company. Both sites lie within the general area of the English Channel...
 
Singapore Resort Mostly Drops Shark Fin Off Menus, Launches Conservation Fund; High Roller Exceptions
Singapore - May 29, 2008 09:32 EST

Resorts World at Sentosa (RWS) today launched a fund to sponsor research, education and conservation efforts related to marine life, to further the marine conservation cause. The RWS Marine Life Fund will dispatch up to S$100,000 each year in 2008...
 
Study: Healthy Parents Provide Clues To Survival Of Young Haddock On Georges Bank; 'Significant Implications'
Washington, D.C. - May 29, 2008 08:45 EST

In 2003, haddock on Georges Bank experienced the largest baby boom ever documented for the stock, with an estimated 800 million new young fish entering the population. With typical annual averages of 50 to 100 million new fish in the...
 
Records Smashed As Danish Angler Lands Monster 8-foot, 444-pound Halibut
Lofoten, Norway - May 28, 2008 17:13 EST

A halibut thought to be the largest ever line-caught fish has been hooked by an angler in Norway. The 444 pounds creature, which measures 8 foot 1 inch long, was landed by proud fisherman Soren Bec following a titanic struggle....
 
Scientists: 'Barren' Seafloor Teeming With Microbial Life; 'There Are Significant Implications'
Los Angeles, California - May 28, 2008 16:35 EST

Seafloor bacteria on ocean-bottom rocks are more abundant and diverse than previously thought, appearing to "feed" on the planet's oceanic crust, according to results of a study reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature. The findings pose intriguing...
 
Aussie Trawler Nets Giant 20-foot, 500-lb Squid; 'Pretty Unusual'
Victoria, Australia - May 26, 2008 20:11 EST

Australian fishermen were squids in when they hauled this 20-foot long sea monster from the ocean. Skipper Rangi Pene said the 500-pound giant squid was already dead when it was caught in the trawler’s nets last night off Australia’s southeastern...
 
Another Surfer Killed By Shark Off Mexico's Pacific Coast; 'Osvaldo Went Under'
Acapulco, Mexico - May 24, 2008 07:45 EST

A surfer was killed by a shark off Mexico's Pacific coast, a mere 6 miles (10 kilometers) from a beach where an American man died in a similar attack last month, authorities said. Osvaldo Mata Valdovinos, 21, was attacked Friday while...
 
Pictures Reveal Shark Vs. Crocodile Battle Off Aussie Coast; 'We Heard Some Splashing'
Northern Territory, Australia - May 23, 2008 17:56 EST

There'S no need to be scared of sharks when you're in the Territory -- the crocs usually get to them first. Paul van Bruggen snapped these amazing pictures of a 2.5m saltie dining out on a shark on the banks...
 
Ocean Acidification: Another Undesired Side Effect Of Fossil Fuel-burning; 30 Years To 'Tipping Point'
Strasbourg, France - May 22, 2008 14:47 EST

Up to now, the oceans have buffered climate change considerably by absorbing almost one third of the worldwide emitted carbon dioxide. The oceans represent a significant carbon sink, but the uptake of excess CO2 stemming from man’s burning of fossil...
 
Saltwater Sleuths: Seeking Clues To Help Determine The Ages Of Fish And Shellfish Populations
Washington, D.C. - May 21, 2008 17:35 EST

Fishery biologist Sandy oSutherland looks through the lens of the microscope at tiny sections of fish earbones, known as toliths, each showing annual bands of growth. She carefully counts the bands to determine the age of the fish, then moves...
 
How Do You Put A Tuna On A Treadmill? And Why? Researchers Examine Lives Of Tuna In The Open Ocean
San Francisco, California - May 21, 2008 16:09 EST

It's easy to find them in a can, but the lives of tuna in the open ocean have been a mystery to scientists. Thanks to a tagging program, Monterey Bay Area scientists are learning that these underwater sprinters travel thousands...
 
From The Deep: Spectacular Squid Found Off Little Cayman; 'The Best Preserved Specimen To Date'
George Town, Cayman Islands - May 21, 2008 15:40 EST

A rare squid found floating on the surface of the ocean about 5 miles south of Little Cayman this weekend has been positively identifed as Asperoteuthis. Local fisherman Derren Burlington, who was taking part in the Brac Jackpot Fishing Tournament, discovered...
 
Clue To Mystery Crustacean; 'The Adults Of These Larvae Must Be Parasites'
London, England - May 20, 2008 19:28 EST

First identified in 1899, y-larvae have been one of the greatest zoological mysteries for over a century. No one has ever found an adult of these puzzling crustaceans, despite the plethora of these larvae in plankton, leading generations of marine...
 
Rare Gold Toothpick And Earwax Scoop Recovered From Florida Shipwreck; 'What A Way To Start The New Season!'
Key West, Florida - May 20, 2008 16:48 EST

The crew of the historic shipwreck search and recovery vessel Blue Water Rose pulled into port Sunday with an extraordinary discovery – a solid gold early 17th Century grooming tool consisting of both toothpick and earwax scoop. The ornate artifact,...
 
NOAA: Ancient Deep-sea Coral Reefs Off Southeastern US Serve As Underwater 'Islands' In The Gulf Stream
Washington, D.C. - May 19, 2008 16:17 EST

Largely unexplored deep-sea coral reefs, some perhaps hundreds of thousands of years old, off the coast of the southeastern U.S. are not only larger than expected but also home to commercially valuable fish populations and many newly discovered and unusual...
 
What To Say When Your Child Says 'If I Enter The Water, The Sharks Will Eat Me!'
Miami, Florida - May 19, 2008 15:25 EST

As a parent, we want our children to spend time outdoors and learn about nature. But what happens when your child tells you they don't want to walk in the park because "the bears will eat me". Should your child be...
 
Leading Brit Seafood Wholesaler Bans All Bluefin Tuna Sales; Calls For 'Sustainable Practices'
Aylesbury, England - May 19, 2008 12:50 EST

M&J Seafood has announced that as from May 19th, it will no longer be supplying Bluefin tuna to the foodservice market. The decision comes hot on the heels of its move to ban all shark products from its portfolio and...
 
Explorers Marvel At 'Brittlestar City' On Seamount In Powerful Current Swirling Around Antarctica
Washington, D.C. - May 18, 2008 18:36 EST

Census of Marine Life-affiliated scientists, plumbing the secrets of a vast underwater mountain range south of New Zealand, captured the first images of a novel “Brittlestar City” established against daunting odds on the peak of a seamount – an underwater...
 
Does Fishing On Drifting Fish Aggregation Devices Endanger The Survival Of Tropical Tuna?
Paris, France - May 15, 2008 16:01 EST

Fishermen hold empirical knowledge that tuna aggregate under floating objects, such as lengths of old rope, pieces of wood, or even large marine mammals. There is still no full explanation for this aggregation behaviour, but the past 20 years have...
 
Researchers Document Rapid, Dramatic 'Reverse Evolution' In The Threespine Stickleback Fish
Seattle, Washington - May 15, 2008 15:50 EST

Evolution is supposed to inch forward over eons, but sometimes, at least in the case of a little fish called the threespine stickleback, the process can go in relative warp-speed reverse, according to a study led by researchers at Fred...
 
Professor: Atmosphere Threatened By Pollutants Entering Ocean; 'Implications Are Complex And Interactive'
College Station, Texas - May 15, 2008 15:20 EST

A large quantity of nitrogen compounds emitted into the atmosphere by humans through the burning of fossil fuels and the use of nitrogen fertilizers enters the oceans and may lead to the removal of some carbon dioxide from the atmosphere,...
 
Fijian Night Diver Killed By Shark Attack
Ba, Fiji - May 15, 2008 06:48 EST

Fijian man died after he was bitten by a shark whilst on a diving expedition. The 28-year-old man, Aisake Sadole, was part of a group of four who went night diving in Ba yesterday evening. According to police reports, the group realized...
 
Scientists: Mantis Shrimps See Beyond The Rainbow; 'A Completely New Concept Of Polarization Vision'
Frankfurt, Germany - May 14, 2008 17:51 EST

A Swiss marine biologist and an Australian quantum physicist have found that a species of shrimp from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, can see a world invisible to all other animals. Dr Sonja Kleinlogel and Professor Andrew White have shown...
 
Scientists Capture Deep Sea Methane Scavenger; Important Component In Global Carbon Cycle ID'd
Pasadena, California - May 14, 2008 17:17 EST

Scientists of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena succeeded in capturing syntrophic (means "feeding together") microorganisms that are known to dramatically reduce the oceanic emission of methane into...
 
Scientists Aim To Use Robots Unlock Deep-sea 'Secrets' Of Earth's Crust
Stockton-on-Tees, U.K. - May 14, 2008 17:02 EST

Scientists from Durham University will use robots to explore the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to study the growth of underwater volcanoes that build the Earthís crust. The Durham experts will lead an international team of 12 scientists aboard Britainís Royal...
 
NOAA: Monitor Sanctuary In Good Health Overall, But Historic Shipwreck Still Faces Threats
Washington, D.C. - May 14, 2008 16:56 EST

he natural resources of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary off the North Carolina coast are in good condition overall, but the wreck of the Civil War ironclad encompassed by the site is at risk from human activity and natural deterioration,...
 
Shark Conspiracies: Latest Shark Attack News and Conspiracies Examined
San Diego, California - May 14, 2008 15:12 EST

The May, 2008, episode of Shark Conspiracies is now available for free download. Shark Conspiracies explores shark sightings and attacks in a new way, by exposing the cover-ups and misinformation sometimes generated from tourism and conservation interests. Shark Conspiracies claims...
 
NOAA: Coastal Waters Decline In Contaminants Over 20-Year Period; DDT, PCBs 'Show Significant Decreasing Trends'
Washington, D.C. - May 14, 2008 09:28 EST

NOAA scientists today released a 20-year study showing that environmental laws enacted in the 1970s are having a positive effect on reducing overall contaminant levels in coastal waters of the U.S. However, the report points to continuing concerns with...
 
Divers Find Oldest Known Marble Bust Of Caesar; Rhone River Discovery May Date To 46 B.C.
Paris, France - May 14, 2008 08:35 EST

Divers trained in archaeology discovered a marble bust of an aging Caesar in the Rhone River that France's Culture Ministry said Tuesday could be the oldest known. The life-sized bust showing the Roman ruler with wrinkles and hollows in his face...
 
Researcher: Drying Anchor Lines Can Help Contain Spread Of Spiny Water Fleas
Kingston, Canada - May 13, 2008 18:29 EST

Reducing the spread of some invasive species into our lakes could be as simple as asking boaters and fishers to dry out their equipment, says Queen’s Biology professor Shelley Arnott. When anchor rope, fishing line and the boats themselves are thoroughly...
 
Research: Fish Study Leads Way To Understanding When To 'Follow The Leader'
Leicester, U.K. - May 13, 2008 18:09 EST

For animals that live in social groups, and that includes humans, blindly following a leader could place them in danger. To avoid this, animals have developed simple but effective behaviour to follow where at least a few of them dare...
 
Research: Fecal Bacterial Survive Better In Sand Than Seawater
Washington, D.C. - May 13, 2008 17:13 EST

Traditionally, the cleanliness of a beach is monitored by sampling the bathing water a few meters from shore. But since sand is an effective filter, it follows that fecal bacteria (those from sewage) may be concentrated in the sand as...
 
Research: Fish Diet To Avoid Fights With Slightly Larger Rivals; Males Prefer 'Fatter' Females
Townsville, Australia - May 12, 2008 16:25 EST

People diet to look more attractive. Fish diet to avoid being beaten up, thrown out of their social group - and getting eaten as a result. That is the fascinating conclusion of the latest research into fish behavior by researchers...
 
Chalk One Up For Coccolithophores; Algae Builds Thicker Walls To Fend Off Ocean Acidification
Seattle, Washington - May 8, 2008 15:08 EST

Scientists have feared that gradual acidification of the world's oceans would wreak havoc with organisms that build protective outer shells. But a new finding shows at least three species of coccolithophores -- single-celled algae that are major players in the...
 


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