Genomic Comparison Of Ocean Microbes Reveals East-West Divide In Populations
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Oct 11, 2010 20:52 EST
Much as an anthropologist can study populations of people to learn about their physical attributes, their environs and social structures, some marine microbiologists read the genome of microbes to glean information about the microbes themselves, their environments and lifestyles.
New Deep-Sea Hot Springs Discovered In The Atlantic
Bremen, Germany - Oct 7, 2010 21:40 EST
Scientists from the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen on board the German research vessel Meteor have discovered a new hydrothermal vent 500 kilometres south-west of the Azores. The vent...
Study: Fish Near Coal-Fired Power Plants Have Lower Levels Of Mercury
Raleigh, North Carolina - Oct 6, 2010 21:31 EST
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that fish located near coal-fired power plants have lower levels of mercury than fish that live much further away. The surprising finding appears to be linked to high levels of another...
Project Hector: Freediver To Attempt World Record 100m Plunge
Miami, Florida - Oct 4, 2010 21:15 EST
In mid-December William Trubridge will make an attempt at the freediving world record and the monumental depth of 100 meters (328 feet).
Freediving is the sport of breath-hold diving, and the unassisted category is the most refined and challenging form of...
Deep Water Sharks: A New Wave Of Ocean Exploration In The Bahamas
Cape Eleuthera, The Bahamas - Sep 22, 2010 21:32 EST
The Shark Research and Conservation Program at the Cape Eleuthera Institute has initiated a new research program this week aimed at investigating the diversity and abundance of deep ocean sharks living in The Bahamas. Collaborating scientists Dr. Dean...
Scientists Find 20 Years Of Deep Water Warming Leading To Sea Level Rise
Silver Spring, Maryland - Sep 21, 2010 21:58 EST
Scientists analyzing measurements taken in the deep ocean around the globe over the past two decades find a warming trend that contributes to sea level rise, especially around Antarctica.
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, cause heating of...
No 'Silent World': Study Shows 'Noise' Is Symptom Of Coral Reef Health
Bristol, U.K. - Sep 20, 2010 20:27 EST
Healthy reefs with more corals and fish generate predictably greater levels of noise, according to researchers working in Panama. This has important implications for understanding the behavior of young fish, and provides an exciting new approach for monitoring environmental...
Injured Soldiers Certify As Divers, Find Healing In Water; 'We Had To Be Creative'
SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Sep 16, 2010 15:14 EST
Six months of underwater scuba training culminated in diver certification for five Soldiers from Charlie Company, Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe at a ceremony held here on Ledward Barracks.
Sgt. David Fowler, Sgt. Jason Baker, Sgt. 1st Class Brock Strickland, Spc. William Howell...
Study: Fishing Could Feed 20 Million More If Better Managed
Vancouver, British Columbia - Sep 15, 2010 00:12 EST
Global fisheries, a vital source of food and revenue throughout the world, contribute between US$225-$240 billion per year to the worldwide economy, according to four new studies released today. Researchers also concluded that healthier fisheries could have prevented malnourishment in...
Research: Human Impacts On The Deep Seafloor Quantified
Southampton, U.K. - Sep 14, 2010 22:55 EST
Scientists have for the first time estimated the physical footprint of human activities on the deep seafloor of the North East Atlantic. The findings published in the journal PLoS ONE reveal that the area disturbed by bottom trawling commercial fishing...
Whole Foods Vows To Stop Selling Over-Fished Seafood By Earth Day 2013
Austin, Texas - Sep 13, 2010 21:43 EST
Whole Foods Market today launches the first in-store color-coded sustainability-rating program for wild-caught seafood and commits to phasing out all red-rated species by Earth Day 2013. Through partnerships with Blue Ocean Institute and Monterey Bay Aquarium, Whole Foods Market is...