Study: Reefs Come 'Unglued' In Oceans With High Carbon Dioxide
Washington, D.C. - Jul 28, 2008 20:35 EST
Cements that bind individual coral skeletons and larger coral reef structures are predominantly absent in waters with naturally high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), making these reefs highly susceptible to a wearing down of their physical framework, say scientists with...
Lake Creature With 'Legs' Stumps Floridians; 'Freaked Out A Little Bit'
Ocoee, Florida - Jul 28, 2008 20:21 EST
A fish-like creature with "legs" caught in a Central Florida lake over the weekend sparked a flood of controversy.
Shawna Mitchell said she was fishing on Starke Lake in Ocoee when she pulled something strange out of the water.
Indian Fishermen Net 10-ton 'White' Shark; 'It Is Not Edible'
Madurai, India - Jul 15, 2008 18:21 EST
A 10-ton white shark was netted by fishermen, 30 nautical miles from Therezpuram coastal village in Tuticorin district Monday.
The fishermen pulled the shark from the deep sea to about 25 feet from the shore, after which they found it...
Research: Ancient Marine Invertebrate Diversity Less Explosive Than Thought
University Park, Pennsylvania - Jul 3, 2008 18:03 EST
Diversity among the ancestors of such marine creatures as clams, sand dollars and lobsters showed only a modest rise beginning 144 million years ago with no clear trend afterwards, according to an international team of researchers. This contradicts previous work...
New High-Tech Research Ship To Serve NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks Sanctuary
Washington, D.C. - Jun 27, 2008 19:27 EST
Today, NOAA christened a new, state-of-the-art research vessel that will enhance the study and protection of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. The 83-foot R/V Manta will operate out of Galveston, Texas, where the sanctuary...
Scientists: Census Of Marine Life Lists 122,500 Known Species, 56,400 Aliases
Washington, D.C. - Jun 25, 2008 15:18 EST
Census of Marine Life-affiliated scientists consolidating world databases of ocean organisms have demoted to alias status almost one-third of all names culled from 34 regional and highly specialized inventories.
The new World Register of Marine Species (www.marinespecies.org) contains about 122,500 validated...
Discovery Announces Dates For 2008 Shark Week; Mythbusters, Survivorman, Dirty Jobs, Mysterious Shark Coast
Miami, Florida - Jun 23, 2008 17:27 EST
Shark Week, summer television's must-see event, is back for its 21st year on Discovery Channel, from July 27 to August 1, 2008 at 9PM ET/PT.
Cable television's longest-running programming event will kick off Sunday, July 27 at 9PM ET/PT with the...