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Shimmering water reveals cold volcanic vent in Antarctic waters - EurekAlert (press release)

Shimmering water reveals cold volcanic vent in Antarctic waters - EurekAlert (press release) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Shimmering water reveals cold volcanic vent in Antarctic waters EurekAlert (press release) The location of an underwater volcanic vent, marked by a low-lying plume of shimmering water, has been revealed by scientists at the National Oceanography...
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Reef Mappers: Visually Documenting Coral Reefs, Before They're Gone - Huffington Post (blog)

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Reef Mappers: Visually Documenting Coral Reefs, Before They're Gone Huffington Post (blog) After scanning this report, I panicked, and wondered: Is the future of our reef ecosystems destined to exist only on the worn printed pages of National...
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Mermology's curator insight, April 15, 12:16 PM

ocean acidification bleaches reefs - another climate change hazard.

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Feds give go-ahead to new Steller sea lion management - Alaskajournal.com

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Feds give go-ahead to new Steller sea lion management
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In this March 23, 2012, photo by NOAA Fisheries is a Steller sea lion female and juvenile on Seguam Island in the Aleutian chain.
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Birds, Animals Pass Flu Viruses Across the Oceans - Environment News Service

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Birds, Animals Pass Flu Viruses Across the Oceans
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Across the world, a separate team of USGS scientists found sea otters infected with human influenza.
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World's Largest “Tentacles” Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium Will Cultivate ... - KQED (blog) #cephalopods

World's Largest “Tentacles” Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium Will Cultivate ... - KQED (blog) #cephalopods | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
World's Largest “Tentacles” Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium Will Cultivate ...
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This somber prediction is largely driven by one particular population of giant cuttles, which has never recovered from overfishing in the 1990′s.

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This anxious uncertainty is due to the short lifespans typical of cephalopods. The exhibit itself, which is scheduled to close on Labor Day 2016, will outlive nearly all of its inhabitants. Continuous display of any given species would require ongoing collection from the wild, and most species are native to distant seas—a severe challenge to both logistics and sustainability.

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'Do not kill sharks': Australian survey result undermines world's biggest cull

'Do not kill sharks': Australian survey result undermines world's biggest cull | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
As western state slaughters sharks for perceived threat, Sydney Aquarium visitor survey finds 87% saying the predators should not be killed, and 69% backing human safety through educationAustralia is conducting an aggressive culling drive against...
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The secret life of the slippery eel

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Once they were nearing extinction. Now, down in Somerset, a group of fisherman have assembled to catch a million of them in a single night. What has changed?
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Biogeosciences special issue “The Ocean in a High-CO2 World”

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The special issue of Biogeosciences from the Third Symposium on The Ocean in a High-CO2 World, held in Monterey in 2012, have now been completed.
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Puget Sound #Jellyfish show up in areas of #poorWaterQuality ~

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Puget Sound Jellyfish show up in areas of poor water quality
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In some cases, overfishing has reduced forage fish, which leaves the food supply wide open for jellies.

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Questions remain about how humans might be encouraging jellyfish and whether short- and long-term climate variations may shift things in favor or against jellyfish versus forage fish.

 

"The important thing," said Rice, "is that people are trying to understand this stuff. It is exciting to compare notes and talk about how things are being pushed around at the bottom of the food chain. Our observations so far are consistent with going down the jelly road."

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Aerial Photographs Catalogue the Life and Death of Volcanic Islands

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Volcanic islands can seem to appear out of nowhere, emerging from the ocean like breaching monsters of the deep.
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Baby Volcanic Island Niijima Merges With Older Neighbor In Pacific Ocean (PHOTOS)

Baby Volcanic Island Niijima Merges With Older Neighbor In Pacific Ocean (PHOTOS) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
As a seafloor volcano continues to erupt in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean, a newborn island has swallowed its neighbor whole, images from space show.
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Crabster CR200: Six-legged robot crab to walk the ocean floor - WPTV

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Crabster CR200: Six-legged robot crab to walk the ocean floor
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(CNN) -- Monsters of the deep will have a man-made horror to contend with, as the Crabster CR200 is released into the oceans.
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Warm North Atlantic Ocean promotes extreme winters in US and Europe

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The extreme cold weather observed across Europe and the east coast of the US in recent winters could be partly down to natural, long-term variations in sea surface temperatures, according to a new study published today.
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This Time-Lapse Will Change The Way You Look At Ocean Life

The lives of many organisms play out on a time scale more leisurely than our own.
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Study: Shippers and seabirds clash over Arctic territory - Alaska Dispatch

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Alaska Dispatch Study: Shippers and seabirds clash over Arctic territory Alaska Dispatch The areas coveted as sea routes for commercial shippers seeking to exploit newly ice-free Arctic waters are the same areas that are vital to millions of...
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Japan intends to continue Antarctic whale hunt with new research program: Sea ... - ABC Online

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Adorably Tiny Crayfish Discovered (and It's a Cannibal) - LiveScience.com

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Adorably Tiny Crayfish Discovered (and It's a Cannibal)
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A new species of crayfish discovered in southeast Australia's coastal lakes and swamps is one of the world's smallest crayfish species, researchers report.
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In the UK one of the biggest threats to our native White-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) is the <br>presence of introduced non-native species of crayfish. http://www.buglife.org.uk/sites/default/files/non%20native%20crayfish%20and%20disease.pdf
Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 10, 7:56 AM

Non-native Crayfish and Disease UK:  http://www.buglife.org.uk/sites/default/files/non%20native%20crayfish%20and%20disease.pdf

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2014 Arctic Sea Ice Peak Is 5th Lowest on Record

2014 Arctic Sea Ice Peak Is 5th Lowest on Record | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Despite a late-season boost from the cold weather patterns similar to those that blasted England with terrific storms in February, Arctic sea ice is still on a long-term decline, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
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What are the DEEPEST known echinoderms??

What are the DEEPEST known echinoderms?? | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
                     The depth of the ocean has been in the news a lot lately.
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Ocean acidification: connecting science with those who need it

Ocean acidification: connecting science with those who need it | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
3rd Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) Applications Policy Speaker Series talk Speaker: Jeff Watters, Ocean Conservancy Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12-1 PM EDT NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Building 33, Room H114 In a world where the chasm between scientists...
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Animated film adresses problem of marine litter

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Quite impactfulA short animation which set the scene for last weekend's Marlisco EU Conference on marine litter hosted by UCC's Coastal and Marine Research Centre. Marlisco seeks sustainable management of marine litter across all European seas.


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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, April 7, 7:25 AM

A good animation to get the message across about the serious problems caused by marine litter and pollution from domestic sources.

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Royal Navy Join Forces with National Oceanography Centre

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The Royal Navy is working with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) to provide the basis for trialling and understanding how the gliders can best be used. Commodore Guy Robinson from Navy Command Headquarters ...
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Govt 'confident' deep sea exploration won't end in disaster - New Zealand Herald

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Govt 'confident' deep sea exploration won't end in disaster New Zealand Herald The chance of an oil spill in New Zealand waters is "very low'', and the Government is "confident'' a natural disaster will not occur as a result of deep sea oil and gas...
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Ocean garbage frustrates search for Flight 370 - seattlepi.com

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Denise Hardesty, a research scientist for Australian science agency CSIRO, said the studies she's been involved with conservatively estimate there are between 5000 and 7000 small pieces of plastic per square kilometer in ...
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Complex Dance Between Atlantic Ocean, Sun And Volcanos - RedOrbit

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Complex Dance Between Atlantic Ocean, Sun And Volcanos
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In the previous two centuries, i.e.
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The Extreme Life of the Sea by Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi ... - The Independent

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The Extreme Life of the Sea by Stephen R. Palumbi and Anthony R. Palumbi ...
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My oceanography bible has always been Sir Alister Hardy's classic two volumes on The Open Sea (1956; 1959).
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