Panel: Strong, Clear Guidelines Needed to Regulate U.S. Offshore Marine Aquaculture
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Jan 11, 2007 14:43 EST
Congress should enact legislation to ensure that strong environmental standards are in place to regulate the siting and conduct of offshore marine aquaculture, according to an independent panel of leaders from scientific, policymaking, business, and conservation institutions. At the same...
Scientists: New Life Forms Discovered in the Arctic Ocean; 'Picobiliphytes'
Quebec City, Canada - Jan 11, 2007 14:40 EST
An international team of scientists including Université Laval biologist Connie Lovejoy has discovered new life forms in the Arctic Ocean. The team's findings are reported in the January 12 edition of the journal Science.
The researchers have discovered a new group...
Report: Less Lobster Traps and Less Time Means More Money and More Right Whales
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Jan 8, 2007 16:04 EST
By comparing the productivity of lobster fishing operations in American and Canadian waters of the Gulf of Maine, researchers have identified ways in which cost-saving alterations in fishing strategies can substantially reduce fishing-gear entanglements of the critically endangered North Atlantic...
Research: Fish Species Suffer as a Result of Warmer Waters
Potsdam, Germany - Jan 4, 2007 19:18 EST
Ongoing global climate change causes changes in the species composition of marine ecosystems, especially in shallow coastal oceans. This applies also to fish populations. Previous studies demonstrating a link between global warming and declining fish stocks were based entirely on...
Reader's Choice: Top Ten UnderwaterTimes.com Articles Read in 2006
Miami, Florida - Dec 30, 2006 13:43 EST
Ever wonder what is on the minds of UnderwaterTimes.com readers? Evidently, it's sex, sharks, and the strange... and sometimes, all three at the same time. Below are the top ten most read stories published by UnderwaterTimes.com.
How Many Genes Does it Take to Learn? Lessons from Sea Sugs
Gainsville, Florida - Dec 28, 2006 14:40 EST
Scientists analyzing the genomics of a marine snail have gotten an unprecedented look at brain mechanisms, discovering that the neural processes in even a simple sea creature are far from sluggish.
At any given time within just a single brain cell...
UnderwaterTimes.com's 2006 Top Ten Underwater Stories of the Year
Miami, Florida - Dec 23, 2006 15:14 EST
UnderwaterTimes.com published links to over 3,000 stories in 2006, marking another year as the world’s leading portal for underwater news. 2006 also saw UnderwaterTimes.com website traffic grow by over 100% for another year. Thanks for your continued support....
Japanese Scientists Capture First-Ever Video of a Live Giant Squid
Tokyo, Japan - Dec 22, 2006 07:19 EST
A Japanese research team has succeeded in filming a giant squid live — possibly for the first time — and says the elusive creatures may be more plentiful than previously believed, a researcher said Friday.
The research team, led by Tsunemi...
Inquest: Drowned Kiwi Rebreather Diver Forgot to Turn Equipment On
Marlborough, New Zealand - Dec 21, 2006 16:31 EST
A diver who drowned at Ship Cove last year had failed to turn on his oxygen providing rebreather equipment properly.
At an inquest this week Blenheim coroner Peter Radich found Nigel Peter Lees, 48 of Stratford, died of hypoxia with...
Challenge to Puget Sound Orca Protection Denied; 'The Orcas Have Hope'
Seattle, Washington - Dec 21, 2006 13:27 EST
A federal court threw out a challenge to federal Endangered Species Act protections given to Puget Sound Southern Resident Orcas. The case was brought by the Building Industry Association of Washington and the Washington Farm Bureau. The court...