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Ted Danson: Offshore Oil Drilling Stopped in Belize's Barrier Reef, in Major Victory

Ted Danson: Offshore Oil Drilling Stopped in Belize's Barrier Reef, in Major Victory | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Belize is home to the largest coral reef system in the Western hemisphere -- the Mesoamerican Reef, which stretches 560 miles, 186 of which lie in Belizean waters.
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The Echinoblog: Echinoderm & The Invertebrate Zoology Toys of Japan! Echinoblog Travelog Pt. 3

The Echinoblog: Echinoderm & The Invertebrate Zoology Toys of Japan! Echinoblog Travelog Pt. 3 | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
RT @echinoblog: here are more fr. my Japan trip-crabs, nudibranchs, Giant squid set, etc. http://t.co/GCsLbV4mCF
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Expert collaboration is the key to sustainable fish and shellfish farming

Expert collaboration is the key to sustainable fish and shellfish farming | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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El Nino likely in next few months: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

El Nino likely in next few months: Australian Bureau of Meteorology | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Pacific Ocean surface temperatures are at levels associated with a weak El Nino but the threshold for the weather event has not yet been breached, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday.
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Commission on ocean acidification begins work to protect Maine’s coastal economy

Commission on ocean acidification begins work to protect Maine’s coastal economy | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Maine becomes first state on east coast to take proactive approach to study, plan, and prepare (PORTLAND) The world’s ocean water is becoming more acidic, and that spells trouble for shellfish like clams and oysters, say marine scientists.  In order...
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Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea' - WTSP 10 News

Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea' - WTSP 10 News | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Unique floating lab showcases 'aliens of the sea' WTSP 10 News If oceanography and brains seem strange bedfellows, consider: Much of what scientists know about how human neurons and synapses, their connections, form memories came from years of...
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A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think)

A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Hamish Jolly, an ocean swimmer in Australia, wanted a wetsuit that would deter a curious shark from mistaking him for a potential source of nourishment. (Which, statistically, is rare, but certainly a fate worth avoiding.) Working with a team of scientists, he and his friends came up with a fresh approach — not a shark cage, not a suit of chain-mail, but a sleek suit that taps our growing understanding of shark vision.
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15 Weird Facts About Whales (Plus 4 Amazing Videos) - Care2.com

15 Weird Facts About Whales (Plus 4 Amazing Videos) - Care2.com | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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Whales are so obviously different from us, yet surprisingly similar in so many ways.
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Mermology's curator insight, April 29, 2:55 AM

Impact of climate change and sonar pollution is weirder still...

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Reef Mappers: Visually Documenting Coral Reefs, Before They're Gone - Huffington Post (blog)

Reef Mappers: Visually Documenting Coral Reefs, Before They're Gone - Huffington Post (blog) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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

Feds give go-ahead to new Steller sea lion management - Alaskajournal.com | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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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

Birds, Animals Pass Flu Viruses Across the Oceans - Environment News Service | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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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

The secret life of the slippery eel | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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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Three Ways to Reduce the Ocean's Garbage Gyres (And One Way Not To)

Three Ways to Reduce the Ocean's Garbage Gyres (And One Way Not To) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
You've heard about the ocean's garbage patches , swirling with tiny pieces of plastic. Now there are several organizations and inventors working on cheap, simple ways to reduce ocean garbage — and some of them are already working.
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Prince of Wales discusses ‘Blue Economy’

Prince of Wales discusses ‘Blue Economy’ | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
THE Prince of Wales is today bringing together experts from the worlds of fishing and finance today to discuss ways to invest in the sustainability of the oceans.
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Climate change could stop fish finding their friends

Climate change could stop fish finding their friends | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Like humans, fish prefer to group with individuals with whom they are familiar, rather than strangers. This gives numerous benefits including higher growth and survival rates, greater defence against predators and faster social learning.
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Deep Sea Mining Agreement Reached - MarineLink

Deep Sea Mining Agreement Reached - MarineLink | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
MarineLink Deep Sea Mining Agreement Reached MarineLink But the boom in offshore oil and gas operations in recent years has seen the development of a host of advanced deep sea technologies at a time when intense demand for valuable metals has...
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On The Front Lines Of Climate Change, Antarctica's Scientists And Penguins Fight For World's Attention (PHOTOS)

On The Front Lines Of Climate Change, Antarctica's Scientists And Penguins Fight For World's Attention (PHOTOS) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Last November, New Zealand outdoorsman Michael Armstrong was watching a cricket match in his local pub when he thought of penguins.
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The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management–Part II

The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management–Part II | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Forage Fish: The Oceans' Little Heroes
Most Americans don't think about fisheries policy when eating fish. But in fact, the supply of popular species such as cod, tuna, and salmon depends very much on how we manage them in the sea.
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Minke whale's 'quacking' sound in Antarctica audio

Minke whale's 'quacking' sound in Antarctica  audio | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
A mysterious bio-duck sound recorded in Wilhelmina Bay that scientists have attributed to the Antarctic minke whale Continue reading...
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Study: Shippers and seabirds clash over Arctic territory - Alaska Dispatch

Study: Shippers and seabirds clash over Arctic territory - Alaska Dispatch | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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

Japan intends to continue Antarctic whale hunt with new research program: Sea ... - ABC Online | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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Adorably Tiny Crayfish Discovered (and It's a Cannibal) - LiveScience.com

Adorably Tiny Crayfish Discovered (and It's a Cannibal) - LiveScience.com | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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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
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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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