Halcyon Diving Equipment Recalled Over Drowning Hazard To Divers
Washington, D.C. - Oct 1, 2009 14:25 EST
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Halcyon Diving Equipment
Units: About 20,300
A New Chemical Method For Distinguishing Between Farmed And Wild Salmon
Southampton, U.K. - Sep 30, 2009 16:18 EST
Wild salmon and farmed salmon can now be distinguished from each other by a technique that examines the chemistry of their scales.
Dr Clive Trueman, who is based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton said:
"Salmon farming is a big, intensive business....
Researchers Open Baja California Shark-Tagging Trip To The Public
Los Angeles, California - Sep 24, 2009 14:41 EST
Non-profit organization Iemanya Oceanica today announced that they are organizing a shark-tagging research expedition to Baja California in October 2009. The organization is actively seeking up to 20 scuba divers/snorkelers from the Southern California community as a means to educating...
New Research To Unravel How Nutrients Drive Toxic 'brown Tides' On East Coast
Washington, D.C. - Sep 17, 2009 15:20 EST
NOAA has awarded Massachusetts-based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution $120,000 as part of an anticipated three-year, nearly $500,000 project, to determine how nitrogen and phosphorus promote brown tides on the East Coast. Funds were awarded through the interagency Ecology and Oceanography...
Whale SENSE: NOAA, Partners Launch Effort For Tour Operators To Protect Whales
Silver Spring, Maryland - Sep 11, 2009 18:08 EST
NOAA has joined with private industry and conservation groups to launch Whale SENSE, a new voluntary program that encourages whale-watch tour operators from Maine to Virginia to practice responsible viewing. The program will also recognize businesses that discourage the harassment...
Scientists: Specialized 'Toolbox' Gene Spurs Scale Development In Fish
New York, New York - Sep 3, 2009 16:29 EST
Scientists have suspected that spare parts in the genome—extra copies of functional genes that arise when genes or whole genomes get duplicated—might sometimes provide the raw materials for the evolution of new traits. Now, researchers report in a study published...