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Daniel Klein: What is a "Sustainable" Fish Anyway?

Daniel Klein: What is a "Sustainable" Fish Anyway? | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Veta La Palma is a fish farm that takes "sustainable" to a whole new level.
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Work this summer extends reach of cabled deep-ocean observatory - UW Today

Work this summer extends reach of cabled deep-ocean observatory - UW Today | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Work this summer extends reach of cabled deep-ocean observatory UW Today “The ocean is the ultimate life-support system for the entire planet,” said program lead John Delaney, a UW professor of oceanography who is chief scientist on all four legs...
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Climate change impacts on coral reefs: synergies with local effects, possibilities for acclimation, and management implications

Climate change impacts on coral reefs: synergies with local effects, possibilities for acclimation, and management implications | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Most reviews concerning the impact of climate change on coral reefs discuss independent effects of warming or ocean acidification. However, the interactions between these, and between these and direct local stressors are less well addressed.
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Odd-looking orcas may be a distinct species

Odd-looking orcas may be a distinct species | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
A strange-looking and mysterious killer whale living in the
heaving seas ringing Antarctica might be a distinct species.
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Scientists discover thriving colonies of microbes in ocean 'plastisphere'

Scientists discover thriving colonies of microbes in ocean 'plastisphere' | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Scientists have discovered a diverse multitude of microbes colonizing and thriving on flecks of plastic that have polluted the oceans—a vast new human-made flotilla of microbial communities that they have ...
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Ocean acidification and coral reefs: Maps

Katharine L. Ricke discussing "Risks to coral reefs from ocean carbonate chemistry changes in recent earth system model projections", by K L Ricke, J C Orr, ...
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Global warming may affect soil microbe survival, with unknown consequences on soil fertility and erosion

Global warming may affect soil microbe survival, with unknown consequences on soil fertility and erosion | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered for the first time that temperature determines where key soil microbes can thrive -- microbes that are critical to forming topsoil crusts in arid lands.
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Effects of ocean acidification on phytoplankton in upwelling areas influenced by river discharges

Effects of ocean acidification on phytoplankton in upwelling areas influenced by river discharges | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Barbara Jacob is currently a post-doctoral associate at the Aquatic Ecosystem Functioning Lab (LAFE) under the sponsorship of Dr. Cristian A. Vargas at the Environmental Science Center EULA Chile (Universidad de Concepción), Chile.
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Effects of ocean acidification on iron availability to marine phytoplankton

Effects of ocean acidification on iron availability to marine phytoplankton | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Dalin Shi is currently a professor at the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, China.
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The Echinoblog: The Wisdom of Miscellaneous Junk in an Echinoderm Scientist's Office

The Echinoblog: The Wisdom of Miscellaneous Junk in an Echinoderm Scientist's Office | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
BTS Echinoblog: The Wisdom of Miscellaneous Junk in an Echinoderm aka why u never use a toothbrush in my office! http://t.co/1gYdLTRh9l
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Survival of the Galapagos sea lion

Survival of the Galapagos sea lion | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
IMMUNE systems of endangered Galapagos sea lions are in overdrive because of harmful activity by people, reveal scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
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Scientists Eye Whale Earwax To Study Contaminants In Oceans; 'It's Not Easy; It's Very Tedious'

Whale earwax is not a topic that usually comes up on a walk to get coffee, but it did for Baylor U. researchers Dr. Stephen Trumble, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Sascha Usenko, assistant professor of environmental science.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:57 AM

 ear wax gives a lifetime profile from birth to death, and blubber only gives a snapshot from the last couple months," Trumble said.

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Floating tubes test sea-life sensitivity

Floating tubes test sea-life sensitivity | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Ocean labs probe effects of ocean acidification on ecosystems.
Researchers suspend 20-metre-tall sacs in a Swedish fjord to enclose entire ecosystems for study.
Global warming is not the only worrying consequence of rising carbon emissions.
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The Historical Collapse of Southern California Fisheries and the Rocky Future of Seafood

The Historical Collapse of Southern California Fisheries and the Rocky Future of Seafood | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
By Katie Lee Recently, the New York Times Green Blog described how two major Southern California fisheries (kelp and barred sand bass) had collapsed “right under the noses of management...
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:49 AM

Outdated systems of management are actually the main cause of the collapse in many cases!

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Last Chance for Sawfish?

Last Chance for Sawfish? | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
All species of sawfish around the world could soon gain full protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, a move that comes just in time for the iconic but critically endangered creatures....
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US Pacific Island Federal Fishery Managers Address Overfishing - Islands Business

US Pacific Island Federal Fishery Managers Address Overfishing - Islands Business | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
US Pacific Island Federal Fishery Managers Address Overfishing
Islands Business
The Council recommended that the 2013 ACLs for coral reef fish, crustacean, precious corals, and other bottomfish fisheries be carried forward to 2014.
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Coral Reef-Safe Sunscreen for Scuba Diving? - Padi

Coral Reef-Safe Sunscreen for Scuba Diving? - Padi | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Other threats such as coastal pollution, overfishing, and sedimentation are probably a greater threat to coral reefs than sunscreen. We only have a shot at saving coral reefs if major change in behavior happens at the ...
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Desertec-Stiftung verlässt die Planungsgesellschaft Dii

Desertec-Stiftung verlässt die Planungsgesellschaft Dii | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Eskalation im Streit um ambitioniertes Wüstenstrom-Projekt: Die Desertec-Stiftung verlässt die von 20 Konzernen und Institutionen betriebene Initiative zur Realisierung der Vision. Die Folgen sind weitreichend.
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The Desertec foundation leaves the consortium to produce solar power in the Saraha and import it into neighboring countries and Europe. The consequences for the high profile, strongly discussed project are manyfold and far reaching...

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Glowing Bacteria Control Squid Hosts

Glowing Bacteria Control Squid Hosts | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it

The Hawaiian bobtail squid has an internal alarm clock that's run by a species of glowing bacteria, a new study shows. his bacterium and the squid are symbiotic, which means the two species live together for mutual benefit.

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Marine phytoplankton can adapt to ocean acidification

Marine phytoplankton can adapt to ocean acidification | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Kai Lohbeck is a PhD student in the BIOACID project at GEOMAR (Kiel, Germany).
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Johannesburg Center Is Helping to Preserve the Legacy of Mandela - New York Times

Johannesburg Center Is Helping to Preserve the Legacy of Mandela - New York Times | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
New York Times
Johannesburg Center Is Helping to Preserve the Legacy of Mandela
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And marine biologists decided to name a type of sea slug the Mandelia Micocornata. The greatest task of the center, Mr.
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Giant hydroid found in Irish deep-sea expedition - Irish Times

Giant hydroid found in Irish deep-sea expedition - Irish Times | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Giant hydroid found in Irish deep-sea expedition
Irish Times
A rare giant hydroid, a deepwater rough shark and 200-year-old clams and oysters are among specimens collected by a research team during a deep-sea biodiversity voyage west of Ireland.
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Noise Pollution Prevents Fish From Finding Home, Disorients Environment in ... - Science World Report

Noise Pollution Prevents Fish From Finding Home, Disorients Environment in ... - Science World Report | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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Noise Pollution Prevents Fish From Finding Home, Disorients Environment in ...
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The study examined coral reef fish larvae.
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Zebrafish study paves the way for new treatments for genetic disorder

Zebrafish study paves the way for new treatments for genetic disorder | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have paved the way for new treatments for a common genetic disorder thanks to pioneering research on zebrafish – an animal capable of mending its own heart.
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