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Turtle genome analysis sheds light on turtle an...

Turtle genome analysis sheds light on turtle an... | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
From which ancestors have turtles evolved? How did they get their shell? New data provides evidence that turtles are not primitive reptiles but belong to a sister group of birds and crocodiles. (Turtle genome analysis sheds light on turtle an...
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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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15 Weird Facts About Whales (Plus 4 Amazing Videos)
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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

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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
Environment News Service
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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Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 9, 1:53 PM

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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Biogeosciences special issue “The Ocean in a High-CO2 World”

Biogeosciences special issue “The Ocean in a High-CO2 World” | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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
The Oregonian
In some cases, overfishing has reduced forage fish, which leaves the food supply wide open for jellies.

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, April 7, 1:46 AM

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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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

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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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Marian Locksley's comment, April 10, 7:54 AM
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

Animated film adresses problem of marine litter | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it

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.