Group: 'Trophy Hunters' Devastating Sharks In St. Maarten Marine Park
St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles - Aug 30, 2011 18:06 EST
Recently the Nature Foundation has been receiving reports that individuals are trophy hunting the resident shark population within the Man of War Shoal Marine Park and subsequently killing them. Sharks have a very high value to the ecology of the...
New Study Shows That Florida's Reefs Cannot Endure A 'Cold Snap'
Miami, Florida - Aug 26, 2011 18:32 EST
Remember frozen iguanas falling from trees during Florida's 2010 record-breaking cold snap? Well, a new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science shows that Florida's corals also dropped in numbers...
Swamp People: Louisiana Engineers Eye Alligator Fat For Biodiesel Source
Lafayette, Louisiana - Aug 18, 2011 18:02 EST
UL engineers have identified a novel source stock for biodiesel: alligator fat. Their findings appeared in the Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, published by American Chemical Society.
UL engineers have identified a novel source stock for biodiesel: alligator...
Under Pressure: Worldwide Map Identifies Important Coral Reefs Exposed To Stress
New York, New York - Aug 11, 2011 19:09 EST
Marine researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other groups have created a map of the world's corals and their exposure to stress factors, including high temperatures, ultra-violet radiation, weather systems, sedimentation, as well as stress-reducing factors such as temperature...
Decade-Long Study Reveals Recurring Patterns Of Viruses In The Open Ocean
Santa Barbara, California - Aug 11, 2011 16:07 EST
Viruses fill the ocean and have a significant effect on ocean biology, specifically marine microbiology, according to a professor of biology at UC Santa Barbara and his collaborators.
Craig A. Carlson, professor with UCSB's Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology,...
Under-The-Sea Art Exhibition Opens On A Sunken Ship Off Florida Coast
Key West, Florida - Aug 8, 2011 23:30 EST
An underwater art exhibit has debuted on a former Air Force missile-tracking ship sunk in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary seven miles south of Key West to become an artificial reef.
Austrian art photographer Andreas Franke is exhibiting a dozen...