Researcher: Unusual Fish-eating Dinosaur Had Crocodile-like Skull
Bristol, U. K. - Jan 13, 2008 16:53 EST
An unusual dinosaur has been shown to have a skull that functioned like a fish-eating crocodile, despite looking like a dinosaur. It also possessed two huge hand claws, perhaps used as grappling hooks to lift fish from the water.
Stanford, Monterey Bay Aquarium And MBARI Launch Center For Ocean Solutions
Palo Alto, California - Jan 9, 2008 18:50 EST
People have long depended on healthy oceans for food, recreation and commerce. But this irreplaceable resource is in dire trouble, say marine scientists, largely because of human impacts—from pollution to poorly managed fisheries to climate change.
To address these and other...
UN Report: Prospect For Rehabilitation 'Good' After Korean Oil Spill
New York, New York - Dec 27, 2007 14:44 EST
The prospects for rehabilitation after the worst oil spill in the history of the Republic of Korea (ROK) are good, thanks to quick and effective action by the Korean authorities, according to a joint United Nations-European Commission Assessment Team.
Scientists: Climate Change Affects Top Predators In Ocean Ecosystems
Honolulu, Hawaii - Dec 21, 2007 15:06 EST
Scientists from the University of Hawaii joined more than 150 colleagues at the First Climate Impacts on Oceanic Top Predators (CLIOTOP) Symposium, hosted by the Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas and the Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas del Noroeste, December 3-7,...
New Apparatus Developed To Measure The Density Of Ultra-pure Water
Braunschweig, Germany - Dec 19, 2007 13:53 EST
For oceanography – and there in particular for the description of ocean currents – accurate measurements of the density of sea water are of great importance. For this purpose, measuring instruments are needed which reach an uncertainty of approx. 0.001...
Annual Survey Shows Increase In Cook Inlet Belugas; 'We Are Encouraged'
Anchorage, Alaska - Dec 19, 2007 07:15 EST
NOAA Fisheries Service biologists estimate a beluga whale population of 375 in the Cook Inlet near Anchorage, Alaska, according to data collected during their annual survey in June. This population estimate is the largest since 2001.
"While we are encouraged by...
UnderwaterTimes.com Editor Featured On Upcoming Travel Channel Program
Miami, Florida - Dec 17, 2007 19:35 EST
The editor of UnderwaterTimes.com, Jeff Dudas, will be featured on an upcoming episode of the Travel Channel’s “Ten Things You Don’t Know About… Florida”, which premiers December 19, 2007 at 8.00pm.
Jeff Dudas was interviewed at length about shark attacks for...
Governments Agree On New UN-backed Pact To Protect Sharks
New York, New York - Dec 13, 2007 19:53 EST
Dozens of governments agreed in principle today to a new United Nations global agreement to protect sharks, which have long been neglected by conservationists and overexploited by the modern fishing industry.
Three of the largest and most iconic shark species –...
As Waters Clear, Scientists Seek To End A Muddy Debate; 'Sedimentology Of Milk'
Bloomington, Indiana - Dec 13, 2007 19:49 EST
Geologists have long thought muds will only settle when waters are quiet, but new research by Indiana University Bloomington and Massachusetts Institute of Technology geologists shows muds will accumulate even when currents move swiftly. Their findings appear in this week's...
Fish Study: When She's Turned On, Some Of Her Genes Turn Off
Austin, Texas - Dec 11, 2007 18:43 EST
When a female is attracted to a male, entire suites of genes in her brain turn on and off, show biologists from The University of Texas at Austin studying swordtail fish.
Molly Cummings and Hans Hofmann found that some genes...
Oceanic, Aeris SCUBA Regulators Recalled Due To Drowning Hazard
Washington, D.C. - Dec 11, 2007 17:50 EST
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Tuesday of about 6,000 Oceanic- and Aeris-brand SCUBA regulator first stages.
The CPSC said an internal component that seals air between the product's high pressure first-stage and the intermediate pressure second-stage can...
U.S. Navy Grant Awarded To Study Treatment And Prevention Of Decompression Sickness
Richmond, Virginia - Nov 29, 2007 10:31 EST
The U.S. Office of Naval Research awarded a grant to Virginia Commonwealth University's Reanimation Engineering Shock Center to study decompression sickness.
The $1.3 million grant will fund the study called "Coordinated Follow-up Studies in the Treatment and Prevention of Decompression Illness...