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Virulent Hemorrhagic Fish Virus Identified For First Time In Lake Superior
Reston, Virginia - Jan 28, 2010 17:09 EST

For the first time, the presence of an exceptionally virulent fish virus (viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus or VHSV) has been identified in fish from Lake Superior by researchers at the Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and confirmed by scientists...
 
Study: Maximum Height Of Extreme Waves Up Dramatically In Pacific Northwest; Re-evaluating '100-year Events'
Corvallis, Oregon - Jan 28, 2010 16:58 EST

A major increase in maximum ocean wave heights off the Pacific Northwest in recent decades has forced scientists to re-evaluate how high a "100-year event" might be, and the new findings raise special concerns for flooding, coastal erosion and structural...
 
Researcher: Sea Level Has Been Rising And Falling Over The Last 2,500 Years; Fluctuations 'Nothing New Under The Sun'
Haifa, Israel - Jan 28, 2010 16:51 EST

The sea level in Israel has been rising and falling over the past 2,500 years, with a one-meter difference between the highest and lowest levels, most of the time below the present-day level. This has been shown in a new...
 
NOAA: December 2009 Global Ocean Temperature Second Warmest On Record
Washington, D.C. - Jan 28, 2010 16:42 EST

The global ocean surface temperature was the second warmest on record for December, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. Based on records going back to 1880, the monthly NCDC analysis is part of the...
 
Picture This: NOAA, Google Join Forces To Visualize Scientific Data; 'A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words'
Washington, D.C. - Jan 28, 2010 16:34 EST

NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and Google have signed a cooperative research and development agreement outlining how they will work together to create state-of-the-art visualizations of scientific data to illustrate how our planet works. “It is said that a...
 
University Of Florida Surgeons, Research Biologists Create 'Shark Induced Trauma' Scale To Grade Shark Bite Severity
Gainsville, Florida - Jan 28, 2010 11:42 EST

Shark attack! These words can send waves of fear through the public and often guarantee prominent coverage in the news media — even if the bite is little more than a scratch. To better communicate the actual severity of the bite,...
 
Scientists Studying Britain's Last 'Resident' Orca Pod; 'No Youngsters Have Been Seen For Such A Long Time'
Isle of Mull, Scotland - Jan 26, 2010 22:44 EST

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) and PhD student Andy Foote have together been studying the small population of killer whales that inhabit the waters off the west coast of Scotland. The ‘west coast community’, as they are known in...
 
Scientists Launch Response Team As Florida Keys Coral Takes Lethal Hit From Cold
Summerland Key, Florida - Jan 26, 2010 22:28 EST

Sustained cold water temperatures in South Florida and the Florida Keys triggered severe coral bleaching and even coral death, alerting resource managers and prompting a coordinated assessment response from the science community. Temperatures in some nearshore areas of the Florida...
 
Florida Records Unprecedented Number Of Cold-related Manatee Deaths; Over 100 Carcasses Recovered
Tallahassee, Florida - Jan 26, 2010 21:12 EST

The cold period that began Jan. 2 and lasted nearly two weeks continues to impact Florida manatees. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute documented more than 100 manatee carcasses in state...
 
U.S. Retailer Target To Dump Farmed Salmon For Wild Alaska Salmon; 'Incredible Willingness To Challenge Old Paradigms'
Minneapolis, Minnesota - Jan 26, 2010 15:53 EST

Target® today announces that it has eliminated all farmed salmon from its fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood offerings in Target stores nationwide. This announcement includes Target owned brands – Archer Farms® and Market Pantry® – and national brands. All...
 
Study: Shark Virgin Birth Shows Offspring Can Survive Long Term; Parthenogenesis No 'Dead-end'
Stonybrook, New York - Jan 25, 2010 21:05 EST

Shark pups born to virgin mothers can survive over the long-term, according to new research published Jan. 25, 2010 in the Journal of Heredity. The study shows for the first time that some virgin births can result in viable offspring. Genetic...
 
Researchers Create Device That Simulates Deep-sea Floor Conditions; 'We're Bringing It To The Lab'
Chicago, Illinois - Jan 25, 2010 20:51 EST

Understanding how deep-sea floor rocks and sediments interact with surrounding fluids and gasses is difficult to access. But a device created by two University of Illinois at Chicago geoscientists will duplicate extreme sea floor conditions inside a small chamber and...
 
UK Gov't Awards Exclusive Salvage Contract To Odyssey Marine Exploration For Recovery Of SS Gairsoppa Silver Cargo
Tampa, Florida - Jan 25, 2010 20:26 EST

Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NasdaqCM: OMEX), a pioneer in the field of deep-ocean shipwreck exploration, has been awarded the exclusive salvage contract for the cargo of the SS Gairsoppa by the United Kingdom (UK) Government Department for Transport. The contract...
 
Bubble Physicist Counts Bubbles In The Ocean To Answer Questions About Climate, Sound, Light
Narragansett, Rhode Island - Jan 21, 2010 22:29 EST

The bubbles in your champagne that appear to jump out of your glass and tickle your nose are exhibiting a behavior quite similar to the tiny bubbles found throughout the world’s oceans, according to bubble physicist Helen Czerski. But while...
 
Tsunamis May Telegraph Their Presence; Underwater Communication Network May Sense Tsunamis
Washington, D.C. - Jan 21, 2010 20:28 EST

Tsunamis send electric signals through the ocean that appear to be sensed by the vast network of communication cables on the seabed, according to a new study led by Manoj Nair of the University of Colorado and NOAA. Nair and...
 
Man And Timepiece That Survived World's Deepest Underwater Dive To Appear At LA Watch Shop
Los Angeles, California - Jan 21, 2010 10:25 EST

Retired US Navy Captain Don Walsh is one of only two people in history to have descended to the earth’s deepest ocean floor. Only one very special timepiece can make that claim. On Friday, January 22 at 11am, people across...
 
White Shark Tag Attached In Massachusetts Surfaces Off Florida Coast; 'This Particular Shark Is A Snowbird'
Boston, Massachusetts - Jan 21, 2010 09:47 EST

State marine biologists have tracked an electronic tag placed on a white shark in waters off Cape Cod last September to the coast of North Florida, providing clues to the wintering grounds and other habits of these top marine predators,...
 
Study: First Direct Evidence Of Ocean Acidification; 'Many Centuries Of Ugly Consequences'
Tampa, Florida - Jan 20, 2010 22:22 EST

Seawater in a vast and deep section of the northeastern Pacific Ocean shows signs of increased acidity brought on by manmade carbon dioxide in the atmosphere -- a phenomenon that carries with it far-reaching ecological effects -- reports a team...
 
Group: Suit Will Be Filed To Protect 83 Corals Threatened By Global Warming, Ocean Acidification
San Francisco, California - Jan 20, 2010 22:13 EST

The Center for Biological Diversity has formally notified the National Marine Fisheries Service of its intent to sue the agency for its failure to respond to a petition seeking to protect 83 imperiled coral species under the Endangered Species Act....
 
Rising Sea Levels Threatens To Wipe Out One Of World’s Largest Tiger Populations This Century
Washington, D.C. - Jan 20, 2010 19:21 EST

One of the world’s largest tiger populations could disappear by the end of this century as rising sea levels caused by climate change destroy their habitat along the coast of Bangladesh in an area known as the Sundarbans, according to...
 
Exceptional Weather Conditions Lead To Record High Florida Manatee Count; 'Wonderful News'
Tallahassee, Florida - Jan 20, 2010 18:44 EST

After nearly two weeks of record cold weather in Florida, biologists counted an all-time-high number of manatees during the annual synoptic survey the week of Jan. 11. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute...
 
Japanese Whalers: Sixty-year-old Bob Barker Attacks Whaling Ship Shonan Maru No. 2
Tokyo, Japan - Jan 20, 2010 09:50 EST

Japanese whalers have accused the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society of carrying out attacks on whaling ship Shonan Maru No. 2 based from the Bob Barker, an aging 1950's-era vessel. The text of Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research press release follows: The...
 
Study: Ending Seal Hunt Makes Economic Cents; 'It's All Been Tried, With Little Success'
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts - Jan 19, 2010 22:39 EST

On the heels of Fisheries Minister Gail Shea's taxpayer-funded trip to China in attempt to drum up markets for seal products, a new economic analysis indicates that Canadian taxpayers would be much better served by ending the seal hunt altogether. The...
 
Study: Red Grouper To Be 'Frank Lloyd Wrights Of The Sea'; Sandy Architecture 'A Monument To Interconnectedness'
Talahassee, Florida - Jan 19, 2010 21:36 EST

To the casual observer in the Gulf of Mexico, the seemingly sluggish red grouper is more of a couch potato than a busy beaver. But a new study led by researchers at The Florida State University reveals the fish to...
 
Florida Cold Snap Clouds Contain A Silver Lining; 'We've Been Able To Tag Many More Turtles Than Ever Before'
Tallahassee, Florida - Jan 19, 2010 20:49 EST

Even though the recent cold snap brought many cold-stunned sea turtles into shallow waters and onto shorelines across the state, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its many partners saved the majority of the animals from certain...
 
Obama Administration To Revisit Bush-Era Sonar Policies; Marine Mammal 'Hotspots' Could Be Placed Off-Limits
Washington, D.C. - Jan 19, 2010 20:39 EST

The National Atmospheric and Oceanographic Administration (NOAA) today announced steps to protect whales and other marine life from Navy sonar, which can cause injury and even death in deep-diving mammals. NOAA plans to identify sensitive marine mammal habitat along the Atlantic...
 
Research: Echinoderms Contribute To Global Carbon Sink; 'Understudied Compartment Of The Global Marine Carbon Cycle'
Southampton, U.K. - Jan 15, 2010 14:00 EST

The impact on levels of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere by the decaying remains of a group of marine creatures that includes starfish and sea urchin has been significantly underestimated, conclude scientists. "Climate models must take this carbon sink...
 
Research: Three Second Fish Memory 'Just Rubbish'; Learning And Memory 'Quite Sophisticated'
Albury, Australia - Jan 14, 2010 22:50 EST

Have you heard the one about gold fish having only a three second memory - by the time they swim around the bowl, they’ve forgotten where they are and swim around again? “It’s absolute rubbish,” says Dr Kevin Warburton, an adjunct...
 
Study: Minke Whales Are Not Preventing Recovery Of Larger Whales; Population 'Roughly Similar' To Prior Whaling
Washington, D.C. - Jan 14, 2010 22:25 EST

Genetic analyses refute the hypothesis that an overly abundant population of minke whales is creating too much competition over food for populations of other whale species to rebound, according to a new study supported by the Lenfest Ocean Program and...
 
New Underwater World Category For Environmental Photographer Of The Year 2010
London, England - Jan 14, 2010 21:26 EST

CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year is calling for entries that deal with some of the most important issues of our time. Now in its fourth year, CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year is one of the fastest growing photographic competitions...
 
Nation’s First Marine Debris Action Plan Implemented In Hawaii; 'Taking The Lead In Finding A Solution'
Washington, D.C. - Jan 12, 2010 22:33 EST

Today, NOAA and several partners in Hawaii announced a comprehensive long-term plan to actively assess and remove plastics, derelict fishing gear, and other human sources of marine debris from coastal waters and coral reefs along the island chain. The plan,...
 
Microbe Understudies Await Their Turn in the Limelight: Deep-Sea 'Lost City' Shows Rare Microbes Can Become Dominant
Seattle, Washington - Jan 12, 2010 21:56 EST

On the marine microbial stage, there appears to be a vast, varied group of understudies only too ready to step in when "star" microbes falter. At least that's what happens at the Lost City hydrothermal vent field, according to work...
 
Stimulus: Florida University Receives $15 Million To Build The Country’s Largest Coral Reef Research Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Jan 11, 2010 22:39 EST

Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center recently received $15 million in federal stimulus money to build the country’s largest coral reef research center. The 86,000-square-foot Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Ecosystems Science Research Facility will house local, national and international coral...
 
MonsterQuest: Florida's Cold Weather Reveals Manatee With Strange Tail
Palm Beach, Florida - Jan 11, 2010 22:05 EST

Florida Fish and Wildlife biologists believe that the cold weather has helped to uncover a local mystery; the identity of the mysterious sea monster featured on the TV show MonsterQuest which airs on the History Channel. As hundreds of manatees huddled...
 
Whaling Bombshell: Ady Gil Armed With Deadly Arrows; Sea Shepherd 'Willfully Polluting' Antarctic
Tokyo, Japan - Jan 8, 2010 17:58 EST

Japanese whalers have accused the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society of carrying weapons on the Ady Gil, rejecting claims by the protesters that their state-of-the-art speed-boat had sunk. The Institute of Cetacean Research released photographs last night of four large arrows...
 
New Acoustic Telemetry System Helps Explain Salmon Migration; 'A Clearer, More Complete Picture'
Richland, Washington - Jan 8, 2010 16:20 EST

A new acoustic telemetry system tracks the migration of juvenile salmon using one-tenth as many fish as comparable methods, suggests a paper published in the January edition of the American Fisheries Society journal Fisheries. The paper also explains how the...
 
Brrrr... Florida Establishes Hotline To Report Cold Manatees, Turtles
Tallahassee, Florida - Jan 7, 2010 17:58 EST

The current cold snap is having an effect on some of Florida’s fish and wildlife as temperatures dip below normal. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to monitor the species affected most by the cold and is...
 
Japanese IRC Press Release: New Zealand Watercraft Collides With The Shonan Maru No. 2
Tokyo, Japan - Jan 6, 2010 21:27 EST

At about 12:30JST today the New Zealand-registered watercraft Ady Gil collided with the Japanese Antarctic whale research (JARPA II) vessel Shonan Maru No. 2. The collision resulted in damage to the Ady Gil disabling it for navigation. While scale of damage...
 
Sea Shepherd Press Release: Japanese Whalers Ram Sea Shepherd Ship Ady Gil; 'A Substantial Loss'
Friday Harbor, Washington - Jan 6, 2010 21:23 EST

Famed trimaran is sinking in the Southern Ocean Six crewmembers Rescued by the Sea Shepherd Ship Bob Barker In an unprovoked attack captured on film, the Japanese security ship Shonan Maru No. 2 deliberately rammed and caused catastrophic damage to the Sea...
 
NASA: Sun Glints Seen From Space Signal Oceans And Lakes; Could Aid In Search For Water On Extrasolar Planets
Pasadena, California - Jan 6, 2010 21:00 EST

In two new videos from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, bright flashes of light known as sun glints act as beacons signaling large bodies of water on Earth. These observations give scientists a way to pick out planets beyond our solar...
 



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