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 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 Earth’s crust.
The Durham experts will lead an international team of 12 scientists aboard Britain’s Royal...
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...
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...
Researchers Develop Glow-in-the-dark Fish Powered By Artificial Sugar
Berkeley, California - May 4, 2008 18:43 EST
Using artificial sugar and some clever chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, researchers have made glow-in-the-dark fish whose internal light comes from the sugar coating on their cells.
This novel method of fluorescently tagging the sugar chains, or carbohydrates, that coat cells...
Researchers ID Potential Red Tide Killer; 'Chipmunks Taking Down An Elephant'
San Diego, California - May 1, 2008 14:08 EST
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have identified a potential “red tide killer.” Red tides and related phenomena in which microscopic algae accumulate rapidly in dense concentrations have been on the rise in recent years, causing...
Scientists Discover New Ocean Current: North Pacific Gyre Oscillation
Atlanta, Georgia - Apr 30, 2008 17:45 EST
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a new climate pattern called the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation. This new pattern explains, for the first time, changes in the water that are important in helping commercial fishermen understand fluctuations...
Probing Question: Why Do Whales Beach Themselves?
State College, Pennsylvania - Apr 26, 2008 17:18 EST
Whales are the largest marine mammals in the world — the smallest species weigh in at several tons. When whales beach themselves, they can die simply from the crushing weight of their own bodies or from overheating due to their...
New Model Developed To Predict Ocean Conditions Where Corals Can Thrive
New York, New York - Apr 16, 2008 14:44 EST
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth have developed a new scientific model that accurately maps where coral reefs are in the most trouble and identifies regions where reefs can be protected best....