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6 Things To Know Before Shark Week

6 Things To Know Before Shark Week | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
From AccuWeather.com:
Before you dive into Shark Week on the Discovery Channel (Aug. 4 - 11), check out six things you may not know about sharks.
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Effects of ocean warming and acidification on fertilization in the Antarctic echinoid Sterechinus neumayeri across a range of sperm concentrations

Effects of ocean warming and acidification on fertilization in the Antarctic echinoid Sterechinus neumayeri across a range of sperm concentrations | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The gametes of marine invertebrates are being spawned into an ocean that is simultaneously warming and decreasing in pH.
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A flying boat could forever change a planet entirely covered by water

A flying boat could forever change a planet entirely covered by water | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The world of Michael Sexton's webcomic Everblue is a single, vast ocean dotted with human cities. Luna, a talented shipwright, has spent her entire life in Rose City, though she dreams of a life at sea.
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Scientists explore the ocean floor with half-crab-half-car behemoth

Do not judge the Crabster by its lame name, which sounds more like the nickname of a frat guy from a terrible '80s movie than it does a badass ocean-roving robot.
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The Sitka Sound Science Center collaborates on Deep Sea Coral ...

Rockfish resting on a Primnoa coral. Photo: V.O'Connell. NOAA launched a 3-year program with funds from the Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program to explore deep-sea coral and sponge ecosystems in ...
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Gamekeepers to combat mussel fishing

Gamekeepers to combat mussel fishing | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Gamekeepers are offering their help in preventing the poaching of endangered Scottish freshwater pearl mussels.
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Fish stock advice in a nutshell

Fish stock advice in a nutshell | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has published a popular version of a major amount of its fish stock advice for 2014. The popular version is an easy-to-read, accessible digest of the official ICES advice.
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National Aquarium Unveils World’s Largest Reproduction of Indo-Pacific Coral Reef

National Aquarium Unveils World’s Largest Reproduction of Indo-Pacific Coral Reef | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
This month, the National Aquarium in Baltimore opened a new permanent exhibit, Blacktip Reef. Based on the Indo-Pacific reefs found across a large swath of oceans, the exhibit is the largest of its kind in the world.
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Marine compound first new natural antibiotic in decades - Phys.Org

Marine compound first new natural antibiotic in decades - Phys.Org | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Marine compound first new natural antibiotic in decades Phys.Org "The discovery of truly new antibiotic compounds is quite rare," said William Fenical, Professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Science at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography...
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Construction of Oceanographic Research Vessels Progressing as Scheduled - The Maritime Executive

Construction of Oceanographic Research Vessels Progressing as Scheduled - The Maritime Executive | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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Construction of Oceanographic Research Vessels Progressing as Scheduled
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Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering company Guido Perla & Associates, Inc.
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Thai oil spill having "extreme" impact on tourism - minister

Thai oil spill having "extreme" impact on tourism - minister | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
BANGKOK (Reuters) - An oil spill that has blackened beaches at a Thai holiday island was having an extreme impact on tourism and could spread to the coast of the mainland and affect the fishing industry, officials and an environmental group said on...
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Jellyfish: welcome to Britain

Jellyfish: welcome to Britain | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The warm weather has brought hordes of jellyfish to our shores.
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Radial glial cells in echinoderm neural regeneration

Radial glial cells in echinoderm neural regeneration | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Neural regeneration is successfully achieved in vertebrate models such as zebrafish and some amphibians. Among non-chordate Deuterostomes, echinoderms can efficiently regenerate their nervous syste...
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Taking action against ocean acidification: a review of management and policy options

Taking action against ocean acidification: a review of management and policy options | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Ocean acidification has emerged over the last two decades as one of the largest threats to marine organisms and ecosystems.
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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt unveils $94million ocean research super ship - Daily Mail

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt unveils $94million ocean research super ship - Daily Mail | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Daily Mail Google Chairman Eric Schmidt unveils $94million ocean research super ship Daily Mail Named the Falkor, this ship was bought by the Schmidt Ocean Research Institute and underwent a three-year, $94 million retrofit before being unveiled...
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Decoding material fluxes in the tropical ocean

Decoding material fluxes in the tropical ocean | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
August 2, 2013 / Kiel. How is vital oxygen supplied to the tropical ocean? For the first time, oceanographers at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel were able to make quantitative statements regarding this question.
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A new coral reef species from the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

A new coral reef species from the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The new species Echinophyllia tarae is described from the remote and poorly studied Gambier Islands, French Polynesia. Although the new species is common in the lagoon of Gambier Islands, its occurrence elsewhere is ...
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Caribbean has lost 80% of its coral reefs in recent years

Caribbean has lost 80% of its coral reefs in recent years | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Comprehensive survey of the Caribbean's reefs is expected to act as a warning of problems besetting the world's coral A major survey of the coral reefs of the Caribbean is expected to reveal the extent to which one of the world's biggest and most...
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Solving the ocean's mysteries with the world's smartest aquarium

Solving the ocean's mysteries with the world's smartest aquarium | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
SeaSim – the National Sea Simulator – opened in Townsville by Innovation Minister Carr Launch and embargo: 1pm Thursday, 1 August 2013 Event: 12noon-2.30pm, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, North ...
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Robotic predators terrify zebrafish but booze makes it better

Robotic predators terrify zebrafish but booze makes it better | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
 
Bioinspired fish robots can elicit fear in real zebrafish, but
this reaction can be mitigated by dosing the creatures with
alcohol, according to a study by researchers at the Polytechnic
Institute of New York.
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Arctic Summer Cyclones Churn Up Sea Ice

Arctic Summer Cyclones Churn Up Sea Ice | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
At the top of the world, intense summer cyclones have been raging in recent years, eating up sea ice and helping push the North Pole closer to ice-free summers. Continue reading →
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Gulf Spared from Giant Dead Zone

Gulf Spared from Giant Dead Zone | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The Gulf of Mexico was spared from the record-breaking dead zone that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials feared would engulf the Gulf this year.
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North Sea herring fishery re-certified as sustainable by MSC

North Sea herring fishery re-certified as sustainable by MSC | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
In a milestone development, the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group’s (SPSG) North Sea herring fishery has been re-certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery with the prestigious Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel. ...
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Near-future reductions in pH will have no consistent ecological effects on the early life-history stages of reef corals

Near-future reductions in pH will have no consistent ecological effects on the early life-history stages of reef corals | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Until recently, research into the consequences of oceanic uptake of CO2 for corals focused on its effect on physiological processes, in particular, calcification.
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Damselfish can grow fake eyes on their rears to confuse predators

Damselfish can grow fake eyes on their rears to confuse predators | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Juvenile damselfish have been found to grow larger fake
"eyes" towards the rear of their bodies to direct any
potential attacks from predators away from their heads.
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