A New Look Beneath The Waves: Ocean Observatories Initiative Gets Underway
Washington, D.C. - Oct 5, 2009 22:18 EST
Giving scientists never-before-seen views of the world's oceans, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) have signed a Cooperative Agreement that supports the construction and initial operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI).
OOI will provide...
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...
Alibaba, World's Largest B2B Site, Bans Sale Of Ivory, Sea Turtle And Shark Fin
Beijing, China - Sep 17, 2009 15:07 EST
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) announced today that Alibaba (www.taobo.com.cn), the world's largest business-to-business and outsource portal site for traders worldwide, has agreed to ban all online trade in elephant ivory, sea turtle, and shark fin. In addition,...