Researchers: 'Rusticle' Reveals New Microscopic Life Aboard The RMS Titanic
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Dec 6, 2010 20:51 EST
A brand-new bacterial species has been found aboard the RMS Titanic, which is contributing to its deterioration. The discovery reveals a potential new microbial threat to the exterior of ships and underwater metal structures such as oil rigs.
The researchers, who...
Researchers Develop New Communication Tool For Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Newark, Deleware - Dec 1, 2010 21:23 EST
Torpedo-like autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) swim untethered through the ocean collecting data in places scientists could never go themselves. Thanks to University of Delaware researchers, these tools of the marine studies trade are getting an upgrade.
Until now, scientists were limited...
Study: Coastal Wetlands Likely To Disappear This Century As Sea Levels Rise
Reston, Virginia - Dec 1, 2010 18:57 EST
Many coastal wetlands worldwide — including several on the U.S. Atlantic coast — may be more sensitive than previously thought to climate change and sea-level rise projections for the 21st century.
U.S. Geological Survey scientists made this conclusion from an...
Pole Tax: NOAA Sets $15 Fee For The National Saltwater Angler Registry
Silver Spring, Maryland - Nov 30, 2010 18:16 EST
NOAA announced today that the fee for registering with the National Saltwater Angler Registry will be $15 as of January 1. The change affects anglers, spear fishers and for-hire fishing vessels in Hawaii, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I., although...
NASA Study Finds Earth's Lakes Are Warming: 0.81 Degrees Per Decade
Pasadena, California - Nov 24, 2010 15:23 EST
In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, NASA researchers determined Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change.
Researchers Philipp Schneider and Simon Hook of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory...
Sharks, Mantas, And Turtles To Be Protected In Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Raja Ampat, Indonesia - Nov 16, 2010 20:58 EST
Misool Eco Resort, www.misoolecoresort.com, and Shark Savers, www.sharksavers.org, announced today that a Shark Sanctuary has been declared for the entire 17,760 square miles of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Bupati Drs Marcus Wanma, the Regent of Raja Ampat, made this historic declaration,...
Researcher: Diver's Breathing Could Be Used To Thwart Underwater Attack
Hoboken, New York - Nov 16, 2010 19:25 EST
At Stevens Institute of Technology, Dr. Alexander Sutin is developing a non-lethal weapon for protecting ports from underwater divers with malicious intentions -- an acoustic device that overwhelms them with the amplified sound of their own breath.
The technique may offer...