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Life In San Francisco Bay 'Linked To Climate Patterns Thousands Of Miles Offshore'
Menlo Park, California - Nov 8, 2010 21:13 EST

Marine life in the San Francisco Bay has flourished over the past decade in concert with a large-scale climatic shift originating far out in the Pacific Ocean, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study. The study challenges the established...
 
Florida Nurse Nabs New State-Record Alligator: 14 Feet, 3½ Inches Long And 654 Pounds
Tallahassee, Florida - Nov 8, 2010 20:53 EST

Robert "Tres" Ammerman has been hunting alligators in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) annual statewide alligator harvest for the past seven years. But it wasn't until the last day of this year's season that the Pine Hills...
 
Study: Iron Stimulates Blooms Of Toxin-Producing Algae In Open Ocean; 'Easier To Break An Ecosystem Than It Is To Fix One'
Santa Cruz, California - Nov 8, 2010 18:25 EST

A team of marine scientists has found that toxin-producing algae once thought to be limited to coastal waters are also common in the open ocean, where the addition of iron from natural or artificial sources can stimulate rapid growth of...
 
NOAA Official Asks News Aggregator To Withdraw Story Questioning Safety Of Gulf Seafood
Washington, D.C. - Nov 7, 2010 17:13 EST

A U.S. government spokesperson reacted sharply today to an EIN news story questioning the safety of gulf seafood, saying "the veracity of the federal government seafood safety protocol or results are not in question by any qualified scientist." EINNEWS said...
 
Moved By Religion: Mexican Cavefish Develop Resistance To Toxin; 'The Fish Responded To It Evolutionarily'
College Station, Texas - Nov 6, 2010 18:55 EST

A centuries-old religious ceremony of an indigenous people in southern Mexico has led to small evolutionary changes in a local species of fish, according to researchers from Texas A&M University. Since before the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New...
 
Scientists: Hearing Loss May Be Responsible For Whale Beachings
Sarasota Florida - Nov 5, 2010 18:46 EST

Few events in the marine world are as upsetting to the public and as mystifying to experts as dolphin and whale strandings, but a new study by a team of scientists led by the University of South Florida and Mote...
 
Researchers Test New Commercial Squid Fishing Nets Designed To Reduce Bycatch; 'The Season Is Open All Year'
Kingston, Rhode Island - Nov 5, 2010 18:21 EST

Two experimental commercial fishing nets for use in capturing squid have been tested by University of Rhode Island fisheries researchers, and preliminary data suggests that they were successful at reducing the capture of non-target species, also called by-catch. "Squid is one...
 
NOAA Policy Encourages Catch Shares To End Overfishing And Rebuild Fisheries; 'An Effective Tool'
Silverspring Maryland - Nov 4, 2010 14:13 EST

NOAA today released a national policy encouraging the consideration and use of catch shares, a fishery management tool that has shown it can help rebuild fisheries and sustain fishermen, communities, vibrant working waterfronts and culturally important fishing traditions. "Catch share...
 
Study: Melt Water Flowing Through Ice Sheets Accelerates Warming, Could Speed Up Ice Flow
Boulder, Colorado - Nov 3, 2010 19:12 EST

Melt water flowing through ice sheets via crevasses, fractures and large drains called moulins can carry warmth into ice sheet interiors, greatly accelerating the thermal response of an ice sheet to climate change, according to a new study involving the...
 
Large-Scale Fish Farm Production Offsets Environmental Gains; 'Creates Large Scale Problems'
Saanich, British Columbia - Nov 1, 2010 21:33 EST

Industrial-scale aquaculture production magnifies environmental degradation, according to the first global assessment of the effects of marine finfish aquaculture (e.g. salmon, cod, turbot and grouper) released today. This is true even when farming operations implement the best current marine fish...
 
Zebrafish Yield Clues To How We Process Visual Information; 'We Are Particularly Sensitive To High-Contrast'
Berkeley, California - Nov 1, 2010 20:51 EST

To a hungry fish on the prowl, the split-second neural processing required to see, track, and gobble up a darting flash of prey is a matter of survival. To scientists, it's a window into how our brain coordinates the eye motions...
 
NOAA And FDA Announce Chemical Test For Dispersant In Gulf Seafood; 'Should Help Strengthen Consumer Confidence'
Silver Spring, Maryland - Oct 30, 2010 17:32 EST

Building upon the extensive testing and protocols already in use by federal, state and local officials for the fishing waters of the Gulf, NOAA and FDA have developed and are using a chemical test to detect dispersants used in the...
 
Newly Discovered Gene Enables Fish To 'Disappear'
Nashville, Tenneseee - Oct 29, 2010 19:11 EST

Researchers led by Vanderbilt's Roger Cone, Ph.D., have discovered a new member of a gene family that has powerful influences on pigmentation and the regulation of body weight. The gene is the third member of the agouti family. Two agouti genes...
 
NOAA: Tagged Narwhals Track Warming Near Greenland; Highly Efficient And Cost-Effective 'Biological Oceanographers'
Reston, Virginia - Oct 28, 2010 13:52 EST

In a research paper published online Saturday in the Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, a publication of the American Geological Union (AGU), scientists reported the southern Baffin Bay off West Greenland has continued warming since wintertime ocean temperatures were last...
 
Coral Algae Discovered In Black Corals At Never Seen Before Depths
Manoa, Hawaii - Oct 28, 2010 13:45 EST

Researchers at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), an organized research unit in the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology have made a remarkable new discovery. When most people envision coral, they...
 
Study: Third Of Shark And Ray Species Are Threatened; Conservation Actions Aid Vertebrates, But Not Nearly Enough
Gloucester Point, Virginia - Oct 26, 2010 22:34 EST

Dr. Jack Musick, emeritus professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has overseen a global study suggesting that 33 percent of shark, skate, and ray species are threatened with extinction. The work is part of a major new study of...
 
Don't Blame The Pill: Only A Small Fraction Of The Estrogen Pollution Found In Waterways Comes From Oral Contraceptives
San Francisco, California - Oct 26, 2010 18:25 EST

Oral contraceptives often take the blame for estrogen pollution in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, but a new meta-study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, reports that oral contraceptives are not the source of most of the estrogens...
 
Huge Fish, Tiny Food: How Do They Do It? New Study Reveals Unique Feeding Mechanisms In Whale Sharks
Sarasota, Florida - Oct 26, 2010 16:40 EST

How does earth's biggest fish dine on the tiniest marine critters? New research reveals how whale sharks filter feed in the wild and links their feeding anatomy, behavior and ecology as never before. This study, recently published in the journal...
 
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Despite Gulf Oil Spill, 'I Am More Optimistic Than I'Ve Ever Been'
Santa Cruz, California - Oct 26, 2010 16:17 EST

The images were shocking: oiled birds struggling to move, dead fish floating in the shallows, and a fire burning through an oil slick on the Gulf of Mexico. Ocean environmentalist and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau shared first-hand reports and startling footage of...
 
Researchers Probe Transmission Of Human Pathogen To Coral Reefs; 'Triple Jumps Like This Are Rare'
Atlanta, Georgia - Oct 23, 2010 19:04 EST

The spread of lethal diseases from animals to humans has long been an issue of great concern to public health officials. But what about diseases that spread in the other direction, from humans to wildlife? A multidisciplinary team of researchers...
 
Surfer Fatally Attacked By Shark Off California Coast; Bled To Death After Leg Bitten Off
Santa Barbara, California - Oct 22, 2010 18:53 EST

A shark attack on a surfer off the Santa Barbara coast has resulted in the death of 19-year-old Lucas McKaine Ransom of Romoland, California. Ransom was pronounced dead at the scene, having bled to death from a massive wound...
 
Guppy Study Shows Poor Start In Life Need Not Spell Doom In Adulthood
Riverside, California - Oct 21, 2010 16:07 EST

Does the environment encountered early in life have permanent and predictable long-term effects in adulthood? Such effects have been reported in numerous organisms, including humans. But now a biology graduate student at the University of California, Riverside reports that how...
 
Research: Microbes May Consume Far More Oil-Spill Waste Than Earlier Thought
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Oct 20, 2010 21:39 EST

Microbes living at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico may consume far more of the gaseous waste from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill than previously thought, according to research carried out within 100 miles of the spill site. A paper...
 
New Campaign Promises Death To Lionfish; 'They're Easy To Catch And Great To Eat'
Marathon, Florida - Oct 20, 2010 21:19 EST

Lionfish are invading, says a new Public Service Announcement released today by The Shifting Baselines Ocean Media Campaign – and there's something we can do about it – eat them. Though comedic in nature, the new Lionfish PSA addresses a...
 
Celebration Spotlights 50th Anniversary Of Key Largo's Pennekamp, America's First Underwater Park
Key Largo, Florida - Oct 20, 2010 20:55 EST

The 50th anniversary of the creation of America's first underwater preserve, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, is to be celebrated Dec. 1-11 in Key Largo. The island is humming with activity as it prepares for visitors marking the occasion...
 
Oceanographers: Elephant Seals Improve Maps Of Antarctic Seafloor
Santa Cruz, California - Oct 19, 2010 23:20 EST

Oceanographers are using data collected by elephant seals to improve their map of the seafloor on Antarctica's continental shelf. The new map results from a collaboration between Daniel Costa, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz,...
 
Coral Death Strikes At Se Asia; 'The Worst Coral Die-Off We Have Seen Since 1998'
Cairns, Australia - Oct 18, 2010 22:03 EST

International marine scientists say that a huge coral death which has struck Southeast Asian and Indian Ocean reefs over recent months has highlighted the urgency of controlling global carbon emissions. Many reefs are dead or dying across the Indian Ocean and...
 
Study: Satellites Show Bluefin Tuna Hit Hard By 'Deepwater Horizon' Disaster
Paris, France - Oct 18, 2010 21:54 EST

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill couldn't have occurred at a worse time for bluefin tuna: they had come to the area – a major spawning ground – to produce offspring. Satellites are helping assess the damage from the disaster...
 
Geophysicists Claim Conventional Understanding Of Earth's Deep Water Cycle Needs Revision
Riverside, California - Oct 18, 2010 21:36 EST

A popular view among geophysicists is that large amounts of water are carried from the oceans to the deep mantle in "subduction zones," which are boundaries where the Earth's crustal plates converge, with one plate riding over the other. But now...
 
Similar, But Different: Shift To El Nino Modoki May Alter Natural Climate Cycles Of Pacific
Atlanta, Georgia - Oct 17, 2010 17:47 EST

While it's still hotly debated among scientists whether climate change causes a shift from the traditional form of El Nino to one known as El Nino Modoki, online in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists now say that El Nino Modoki...
 
Florida Marine Lab 'Releases' Coral Fragments In Keys Reef Restocking
Sarasota, Florida - Oct 17, 2010 17:16 EST

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, scientists with Mote Marine Laboratory released corals of four species at two sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The release, permitted by Sanctuary officials and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is designed to...
 
Seaweeds A Passion For 'Nerdy' Juneau Biologist; 'Some People Like The Kelps, Some People Like The Red Algae'
Juneau, Alaska - Oct 17, 2010 09:33 EST

Mandy Lindeberg always knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. "I knew it would have something to do with the beach. I love that zone, it's so dynamic," said Lindeberg, a marine biologist with NOAA's Auke Bay Lab...
 
Team Completes World-First Ocean Observatory Off Vancouver Island; 'High-Pressure Work In Harsh Environments'
Victoria, Bbritish Columbia - Oct 15, 2010 18:03 EST

More than two kilometres down in the inky depths of the Pacific Ocean and 300 km off the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada has just made scientific and technological history. The installation of NEPTUNE Canada—the world's largest and most advanced...
 
Squid Ears? Studies Provide Valuable Insights Into Hearing Mechanisms Of The Ocean's 'Floating Buffet'
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Oct 15, 2010 17:46 EST

The ordinary squid, Loligo pealii—best known until now as a kind of floating buffet for just about any fish in the sea—may be on the verge of becoming a scientific superstar, providing clues about the origin and evolution of the...
 
Grant Helps Researchers Carry On 23-Year Search For Elusive Bog Turtle
Oswego, New York - Oct 14, 2010 14:22 EST

Two SUNY Oswego biologists will use a new $138,000 federal grant to extend their 23-year research of the rare bog turtle and its habitat to Cayuga and Wayne counties. Peter A. Rosenbaum and Andrew P. Nelson recently received a U.S....
 
Scientists Eye Alternative Fish Feeds With Less Fish And Fish Oils; 'Plants, Animal Processing Products, Yeast And Bacteria'
Franklin, Maine - Oct 13, 2010 22:16 EST

Imagine you are invited to a buffet lunch and the only thing on the menu is a food you don't enjoy. How much do you think you will eat? While it may qualify as a wonderful, nutritious food, you won't...
 
Shark Smell Myth Found Fishy: No Better Than Other Fish At Sniffing Blood In The Water
Washington, D.C. - Oct 13, 2010 21:45 EST

Everyone knows that sharks have an amazing sense of smell. Toss a chunk of salmon into the shark tank at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, and you can see it in action. "They know right away when the scent hits...
 
Researchers: Rotten Fish Experiments Help To Create Picture Of Our Early Ancestors; 'Grisly And Smelly'
Leicester, U.K. - Oct 12, 2010 21:33 EST

An innovative experiment at the University of Leicester that involved studying rotting fish has helped to create a clearer picture of what our early ancestors would have looked like. The scientists wanted to examine the decaying process in order to understand...
 
Researchers: Regional Anomalous Sea Temperature Rise And Coral Bleaching Event In Western Caribbean
Panama City, Panama - Oct 12, 2010 21:22 EST

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Bocas del Toro Research Station and Galeta Point Marine Laboratory are reporting an anomalous sea temperature rise and a major coral bleaching event in the western Caribbean. Although the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,...
 
Record As Humpback Whale Swims A Quarter Of The World In Search For Mate
Bar Harbor, Maine - Oct 12, 2010 21:07 EST

When Norwegian tourist Freddy Johansen snapped a photograph of a diving humpback whale in Madagascar, he had no idea that his vacation excursion would lead to an important scientific discovery. Researchers from College of the Atlantic's Allied Whale saw the...
 

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