Subscription Services: Subscribe | Change | Unsubscribe | RSS
Advertising Media Kit: Introduction | Rates | Testimonial | Contact
Miscellaneous: Reference Desk | Sitemap

Breaking Newswire

Scientists: Baleen Whales Able To Swallow Busload Of Water In A Single Gulp; Scale 'Defies Imagination'
Berkeley, California - Nov 27, 2007 18:29 EST

Some baleen whales, in their powerful feeding lunges, gulp a volume of water equal to a school bus, according to new calculations by biologists at the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Berkeley. These big gulps more than...
 
Scientists Set Out To Study Climate Change And Life In The Southern Ocean; 'Unknown Worlds'
Bremerhaven, Germany - Nov 27, 2007 16:04 EST

A ten-week expedition to the Lazarev Sea and the eastern part of the Weddell Sea opens this year's Antarctic research season of the German research vessel Polarstern. On the evening of November 28, just some two hours after an official...
 
High Tide Flood Disrupts Flights, Forces Thousands To Flee Indonesia's Capital
Jakarta, Indonesia - Nov 27, 2007 15:50 EST

High tides flooded parts of the Indonesian capital with sea water, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee inundated homes and cutting off a toll road leading to the international airport, officials and media reports said Tuesday. Authorities installed...
 
Japan's Export Of 'The Taiji Twelve' Dolphins To The Dominican Republic Stopped
San Francisco, California - Nov 26, 2007 15:01 EST

The Save Japan Dolphins Coalition announced today that the proposed export of twelve live dolphins ("the Taiji Twelve") from Taiji, Japan to Ocean World theme park in the Dominican Republic has been cancelled. "The Dominican Republic government should be applauded for...
 
Scientists Urge $2-3 Billion Study Of Ocean Health; 'Let’s Complete The Task'
San Diego, California - Nov 25, 2007 16:37 EST

Speedy diagnosis of the temper and vital signs of the oceans matters increasingly to the well being of humanity, says a distinguished partnership of international scientists urging support to complete a world marine monitoring system within 10 years. The Partnership for...
 
Chef: Fake Shark Fins May Be Infiltrating The Taiwan Market, Endangering Consumers Health
Taiwan - Nov 24, 2007 15:04 EST

A chef specializing in shark fin soup warned consumers that many shark fins bought in Taiwan are fake and might pose a hazard to their health. Wang Chia-chuan, who works for a restaurant in Taichung, noted that the supply of shark...
 
Russian Deep-sea Divers Missing In Egypt; 'Safety Rules Were Ignored'
Cairo, Egypt - Nov 22, 2007 11:08 EST

The search for Russian divers who failed to resurface in the Red Sea has been suspended for the night. The three divers failed to return to their boat after attempting a particularly deep dive near Elphinstone reef. The rescue operation...
 
Scientists Detail 'Longest Flow Of Sand And Mud Yet'; Volume 'difficult To Comprehend'
Bristol, U.K. - Nov 21, 2007 12:41 EST

An enormous submarine landslide that disintegrated 60,000 years ago produced the longest flow of sand and mud yet documented on Earth. The massive submarine flow travelled 1,500 kilometres – the distance from London to Rome – before depositing its load. Details...
 
U.S. Leads Efforts To Strengthen Global Shark Conservation
Washington, D.C. - Nov 20, 2007 16:54 EST

At the urging of the Department of State-led U.S. delegation to the United Nations, member states last week agreed to strengthen protections for vulnerable and endangered shark populations around the world. The agreed language calls on individual nations and international...
 
'Sanctuary Sam' Debuts As NOAA's New National Ocean Awareness Campaign 'Spokes-Sea Lion'
Washington, D.C. - Nov 19, 2007 15:09 EST

NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary Program today announced the launch of a new national ocean literacy, education, and public awareness campaign featuring Sanctuary Sam, a California sea lion who will be the program’s “spokes-sea lion” from his SeaWorld-based home in Orlando,...
 
Korean Expert Offers Explanation Of The Mysterious Chinese Lake 'Tianchi Monster'; Could Be 'Tianchi Trout'
China - Nov 15, 2007 13:58 EST

A senior researcher from the National Academy of Science of The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said the "Tianchi monster" a Chinese photographer caught on film last month is probably the mutated offspring of trout stocked by the North...
 
New South Florida Nursery To Focus On Staghorn Corals; 'We Have To Explore All Available Options'
Coral Gables, Florida - Nov 15, 2007 13:21 EST

In response to the need for localized efforts to protect and recover the surviving populations of the threatened staghorn coral, Diego Lirman, Ph.D., and James Herlan, researchers from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)...
 
Marine Researcher Discovers New Species Of Sea Slug Off Taiwan Coast; 'Little Strawberry'
Taipei, Taiwan - Nov 14, 2007 15:01 EST

A new species of sea slug was discovered last month off the coast of Green Island by Taiwanese marine biologist Chen Ming-huei. It has been temporarily nicknamed "little strawberry" until an official name can be determined. Chen, a research assistant at...
 
Strange 'Prehistoric' Creature Pulled From Russian Pond Baffles Locals
Chelyabinsk, Russia - Nov 14, 2007 05:54 EST

According to a local report, A strange prehistoric creature has been found in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. The creature, still unidentified, appeared in a flooded ditch at a construction site. Evidently the deep ditch was inundated by...
 
New Seismic Vessel Will Look Deep Under Oceans; 'Revolution' In The Study Of Undersea Earthquakes
Galveston, Texas - Nov 13, 2007 17:44 EST

The academic community’s most advanced seismic-research vessel was dedicated here today, opening potential new windows on natural hazards, earth’s evolution, and other vital questions. The R/V Marcus G. Langseth, owned by the U.S. National Science Foundation, will generate CAT-scan-like 3D...
 
Researcher: Ice Age Imprint Found On Cod DNA; Populations Survived 'Periods Of Extreme Climatic Change'
Sheffield, U.K. - Nov 13, 2007 17:38 EST

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Sheffield, has demonstrated how Atlantic cod responded to past natural climate extremes. The new research could help in determining cods vulnerability to future global warming. With fishing pressures high and...
 
Shark Conspiracies: Are Experts Knowingly Misleading The Public About 'Accidental' Shark Attacks?
San Diego, California - Nov 12, 2007 17:58 EST

The November, 2007 podcast examines the term “accidents,” as used by many shark experts to describe shark attacks. Citing specific examples, show host Kevin Harris suggests that some experts knowingly mislead the public by using such an inaccurate term in...
 
Aquanauts' Underwater Internet Classroom Kicks Off From Underwater Lab Off Florida Coast
Key West, Florida - Nov 12, 2007 02:58 EST

Distance learning goes to the extreme November 12 - 14, when Project SeaCAMEL aquanauts go live with high tech marine science classes broadcast from Aquarius, the world's only undersea research station. Live action coral reef science will be a click away for students...
 
Report: Human Activities Threaten Survival Of Sharks Worldwide; 'Targeted Everywhere In The World'
Washington, D.C. - Nov 8, 2007 18:31 EST

Sharks have thrived in the world's oceans for more than 400 million years, but a comprehensive new report released today by Oceana and WildAid reveals that the world's shark populations have been devastated by human activities. The new report, entitled...
 
Research: Store-bought Freshwater Fish Contain Elevated Levels Of Mercury, Arsenic And Selenium
Washington, D.C. - Nov 7, 2007 18:44 EST

White bass wild-caught and sold commercially contained significantly higher levels of mercury, arsenic and selenium than fish caught near former industrial areas. The University of Pittsburgh study, abstract number 161184, is being presented at a special session on “Contaminants in...
 
Researchers: Scheme To Remove Acid From The Ocean Key To Lowering C02; 'Turn Back The Clock'
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Nov 7, 2007 18:40 EST

Researchers at Harvard University and Pennsylvania State University have invented a technology, inspired by nature, to reduce the accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by human emissions. By electrochemically removing hydrochloric acid from the ocean and then neutralizing the...
 
Report: Pollution From Marine Vessels Linked To Heart And Lung Disease; 'We Now Have A Benchmark'
Rochester, New York - Nov 7, 2007 17:47 EST

Pollution from marine shipping causes approximately 60,000 premature cardiopulmonary and lung cancer deaths around the world each year, according to a report scheduled to appear in the Dec. 15 issue of Environmental Science and Technology, the journal of the American...
 
South Africa Surfer Attacked By Great White Shark Hours Before 'Jaws' Broadcast; 'Lucky To Be Alive'
East London, South Africa - Nov 5, 2007 15:55 EST

A South Africa surfer was recovering in hospital yesterday after being attacked by a monster shark – just hours before the movie Jaws was being rebroadcast on national TV. The shark, believed to be a Great White, shattered Lee Mellin’s surf...
 
Photographer: Aussie Surfer-stalking Shark Picture A Fake; 'Designed It To Entertain'
Cairns, Australia - Nov 5, 2007 15:35 EST

What started as a little fun between surfing mates has grown into a shark tale of mythological proportions. Surfers around the world, via the internet, have been left spellbound by this picture of a great white apparently stalking an unsuspecting board-rider...
 
Underwater Classroom Set To Kick Off; Webcast Live From Seafloor Lab Off Florida
Key Largo, Florida - Nov 5, 2007 09:38 EST

Imagine yourself in class on the ocean floor at the world’s only underwater laboratory. A robotic fish named "Fetch" swims by collecting data, while a team of "aquanauts" amazes you with high-tech experiments in coral reef ecology. The Khaled bin Sultan...
 
Research: Effects On Reproduction Feared As High Chromium Levels Found In Right Whales
Portland, Maine - Nov 2, 2007 16:02 EST

Researchers at the University of Southern Maine (USM) have documented toxic levels of chromium in the endangered right whales of the Gulf of Maine, the first such documentation of chromium exposure in the right whale population. "Our hypothesis is that environmental...
 
Divers Find New Species In Aleutians Islands; 'It Is Important That We Collect This Information'
Fairbanks, Alaska - Nov 2, 2007 15:30 EST

There are unknown creatures lurking under the windswept islands of the Aleutians, according to a team of scientific divers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This summer, while completing the second phase of a two-year broad scientific survey of the waters...
 
Study: Parrotfish On Menu Puts Caribbean Coral At Risk; 'We Can Take Practical Steps'
Exeter, U.K. - Oct 31, 2007 20:17 EST

Coral reefs could be damaged beyond repair, unless we change the way we manage the marine environment. New research by the Universities of Exeter and California Davis, published today (1 November 2007) in Nature, shows how damaged Caribbean reefs will...
 
Study Stirs Controversy Over Why So Many Species Live In Tropical Forests And Coral Reefs
State College, Pennsylvania - Oct 31, 2007 19:36 EST

The latest development in a major debate over a controversial hypothesis of biodiversity and species abundance is the subject of a paper to be published in the Nov. 1 issue of the journal Nature The authors report good agreement between...
 
Study: Fossil Record Reveals Jellyfish More Than 500 Million Years Old
Lawrence, Kansas - Oct 30, 2007 17:37 EST

Scientists have described the oldest definitive jellyfish ever found, using recently discovered "fossil snapshots" found in rocks more than 500 million years old. The jellyfish are unique because they push the known occurrence of jellyfish back from 300 million to 505...
 
Scientists: Fluorescence Discovered In Key Marine Creature; Sunscreen?
San Diego, California - Oct 30, 2007 16:38 EST

Fluorescent proteins found in nature have been employed in a variety of scientific research purposes, from markers for tracing molecules in biomedicine to probes for testing environmental quality. Until now, such proteins have been identified mostly in jellyfish and corals,...
 
Scientists: Ancient 'Reverse-Greenhouse' Effect Triggered Ocean Cooling, Plankton Blooms, Atmospheric Oxygen
Columbus, Ohio - Oct 29, 2007 18:07 EST

Ohio State University geologists and their colleagues have uncovered evidence of when Earth may have first supported an oxygen-rich atmosphere similar to the one we breathe today. The study suggests that upheavals in the earth’s crust initiated a kind of reverse-greenhouse...
 
Unprecedented Global Measurement Network Achieves Full Coverage Of Oceans; 'Beginning Of The Observation Period'
San Diego, California - Oct 29, 2007 16:49 EST

An array of instruments, many built at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, that allows scientists to observe the basic physical state of all world oceans simultaneously is approaching its coverage goal after eight years of deployments. The...
 
Freak: 7.5-inch Great Swallower Fish Dies While Swallowing 3-foot Snake Fish
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - Oct 26, 2007 15:53 EST

A fisherman found a fish in waters off the South Coast of Grand Cayman that had swallowed another fish more than four times its size. McPherson "Dorson" Wright's attention was drawn to an object floating on the surface nearby. The fish,...
 
'Coral Mountains' Discovered Off Thailand Eyed As New Tourist Attractions
Phetchabun, Thailand - Oct 23, 2007 16:01 EST

Chon Daen district Tuesday announced the discovery of two "coral mountains", which are being touted as new tourist attractions. District chief Chartchai Petcharadhburanin said the survey team stumbled upon two limestone mountains in Ban Sappakai, 3-4 kilometres off Chon Daen-Nong...
 
Make A Better Trap... Catch A New Species? Goby 'Wasn't Quite Right'
Miami, Florida - Oct 23, 2007 15:42 EST

When David Jones, a fisheries oceanographer at the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) located at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School, set out to design a better light trap to collect young reef fishes, he never imagined...
 
Scientists: North Atlantic Slows On The Uptake Of CO2; 'A Tremendous Surprise'
East Anglia, U.K. - Oct 23, 2007 14:41 EST

Further evidence for the decline of the oceans’ historical role as an important sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide is supplied by new research by environmental scientists from the University of East Anglia. Since the industrial revolution, much of the CO2 we...
 
Satellite Imagery Captures Birth Of An Iceberg; Animation Reveals Dramatic Break In Antarctica
Paris, France - Oct 22, 2007 15:50 EST

This animation, comprised of images acquired by Envisat’s Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) instrument, shows the breaking away of a giant iceberg from the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica. Spanning 34 km in length by 20 km in width,...
 
Aussie Scientists Declare: Reduce Greenhouse Emissions Or Damage To Corals Reefs 'Irreversible'
Townsville, Australia - Oct 22, 2007 15:34 EST

Over 50 scientists of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies today declared the following statements unanimously: We call on all societies and governments to immediately and substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Without targeted reductions, the ongoing damage to...
 
FDA Releases Consumer Guide To Safe Sources Of Potentially Deadly Puffer Fish; 'Can Be Safely Enjoyed'
Washington, D.C. - Oct 18, 2007 14:12 EST

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released consumer and industry advisories regarding safe sources of puffer fish. Many puffer fish, also known as fugu, bok, blowfish, globefish, swellfish, balloonfish, or sea squab, contain deadly toxins that affect the central...
 



bottom_left
bottom_right
Privacy Policy     © Copyright 2019 UnderwaterTimes.com. All rights reserved