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...
New Species Of Fish Discovered In Sweden: Reticulated Dragonet
Gothenburg, Sweden - May 14, 2012 20:45 EST
Reticulated dragonet have been found in Väderöarna – "Weather Islands" – off the west coast of Sweden. It is not often that a new species of fish is discovered in Sweden.
Lars-Ove Loo is the underwater photographer who has captured the...