NOAA Launches New 'Low Acoustic Signature' Fishery Survey Vessel
Washington, D.C. - Sep 29, 2008 15:51 EST
NOAA today launched the fourth of a series of new fisheries survey vessels designed to study fish quietly without altering their behavior.
Moments before the ship was launched into the Escatawpa River, Bell M. Shimada was christened by her sponsor, Susan...
New Marine Mammal Center Formed At Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Sep 18, 2008 18:18 EST
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has announced the formation of a new center for marine mammal research and conservation studies. The center combines scientific expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, and technological innovations to address both basic questions about marine mammal behavior,...
Aqua Lung America Recalls Apeks Scuba Diving Regulators Due To Drowning Hazard
Washington, D.C. - Sep 18, 2008 00:16 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. (To access color photos of the following...
Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Lowest Extent In 2008, Second Lowest Ever Recorded
Boulder, Colorado - Sep 16, 2008 21:19 EST
The Arctic sea ice cover appears to have reached its minimum extent for the year, the second-lowest extent recorded since satellite record-keeping began in 1979, according to the University of Colorado at Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center, or...
Group: Kiwi Ministry Of Fisheries In Denial On Shark Finning
Wellington, New Zealand - Sep 5, 2008 18:18 EST
Forest & Bird’s call for a New Zealand ban on shark finning – cutting off the high-priced fins of sharks and dumping the rest of the body at sea – is gathering support among New Zealanders, who are disgusted by...
UNESCO Backs Plan To Build Underwater Museum In Alexandria, Egypt
New York, New York - Sep 4, 2008 18:51 EST
The United Nations cultural agency announced today it will help Egypt build an innovative underwater museum in the Bay of Alexandria on the site of archaeological remains thousands of years old.
The idea for a museum, located by Cleopatra’s Palace and...