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Marine invertebrates: vulnerability and resilience to ocean acidification

Marine invertebrates: vulnerability and resilience to ocean acidification | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Presented by: Sue-Ann Watson, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University
When: Thursday, 14th February 2013; 09:00 to 10:00 hrs.
Where: Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room #106 (upstairs), JCU, Townsville.
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Holiday photos can help track individual whale sharks

Holiday photos can help track individual whale sharks | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Posting your underwater holiday photos online could help
conservationists track the movements of whale sharks.
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Visualization Vednesdays: Tropical instability waves | Deep Sea News

Visualization Vednesdays: Tropical instability waves | Deep Sea News | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Visualization Vednesdays highlights graphics and movies created by professional scientists. Then I butt in explain the science behind the visual. I'll be.
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Managing coral reefs for ocean acidification (audio)

Managing coral reefs for ocean acidification (audio) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
In this episode of Beyond the Frontier, Elizabeth McLeod discusses her article, “Preparing to manage coral reefs for ocean acidification: lessons from coral bleaching”, which was published in the February 2013 issue of Frontiers.
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And you thought starfish were orange! Mesmerising close-up photos show ... - Daily Mail

And you thought starfish were orange! Mesmerising close-up photos show ... - Daily Mail | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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Whale Sharks and Giant Squids: Big or Bu!!$hit? - Deep-Sea News

Whale Sharks and Giant Squids: Big or Bu!!$hit? - Deep-Sea News | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Whale Sharks and Giant Squids: Big or Bu!!$hit?
Deep-Sea News
Will my whole body fit in there? As the whale shark closes the distance between us mouth first, I'm focused entirely on the size of the beast.
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Japanese researchers confirm squid can fly as fast as Usain Bolt

Japanese researchers confirm squid can fly as fast as Usain Bolt | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Marine biologists in Japan have discovered how squid are able to
move across the oceans so quickly.
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ScienceShot: First Evidence of Life Under Antarctic Ice

ScienceShot: First Evidence of Life Under Antarctic Ice | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
U.S. team recovers microbes from sediment of Lake Whillans
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Seeing stars: a molecular and morphological investigation into the evolutionary history of Odontasteridae (Asteroidea) with description of a new species from the Galapagos Islands - Online First - ...

Seeing stars: a molecular and morphological investigation into the evolutionary history of Odontasteridae (Asteroidea) with description of a new species from the Galapagos Islands - Online First - ... | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it

Odontasteridae (Asteroidea: Echinodermata) (Verrill in Am J Sci, 1899) is placed within Valvatida, a derived assemblage of sea stars. Odontasterids are found in the Southern, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans and are concentrated in high southern latitudes. To date, the phylogenetic and evolutionary history of Odontasteridae as a whole has not been rigorously examined. We conducted molecular and morphological phylogenetic analyses of Odontasteridae to assess the interrelationships among and within recognized genera.

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Sea Farmers Break Ice to Save Suffocating Sea Cucumbers - New Tang Dynasty Television

Sea Farmers Break Ice to Save Suffocating Sea Cucumbers
New Tang Dynasty Television
Sea cucumber, also called Sea Slug, is a considered a delicacy in many Asian countries and is usually served on holidays and special occasions.
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Weekly Roundup 9 | Marine Science Today

Weekly Roundup 9 | Marine Science Today | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Here's a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including a shark-eating seal, a glider circumnavigating the globe, more on fishing and whaling.
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New species of fish discovered in ocean - New Zealand Herald

New species of fish discovered in ocean - New Zealand Herald | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
3News NZ New species of fish discovered in ocean New Zealand Herald They also found a rattail that has not been caught in New Zealand waters for more than 100 years, a large deep-sea cusk eel and large numbers of amphipods, such as marine...
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Futurity.org – Without calcium, coral reefs may stop growing

Futurity.org – Without calcium, coral reefs may stop growing | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
"Our estimates of current rates of reef growth in the Caribbean are extremely alarming. Our study goes beyond only examining how much coral there is, to also look at the delicate balance of biological factors which determine ...
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, February 7, 2013 6:27 AM

Coral reefs form some of the planet’s most biologically diverse ecosystems, and provide valuable services to humans and wildlife, however their ability to maintain their structures and continue to grow depends on the reef’s ability to both produce and accumulate calcium carbonate.

 

Researchers have found that the amount of new carbonate being added by Caribbean coral reefs is now significantly below rates measured over recent geological timescales—as much as 70 percent lower in some habitats.

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Ocean acidification and nitrous oxide (video)

Ocean acidification and nitrous oxide (video) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Michael Beman, University of California, Merced Human activities have fundamentally altered the chemistry of the atmosphere and ocean, ultimately pushing our planet into a new geological period known as the ‘Anthropocene.’ While human-driven...
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Guano trail leads to discovery of 9,000 penguins

Guano trail leads to discovery of 9,000 penguins | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Peculiar stains on satellite images have yielded the
discovery of a huge penguin colony on Antarctica's remote Princess
Ragnhild coast.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, February 11, 2013 2:45 AM

An area of unique wildlife *

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Using whale oil to fuel whale hunting ships is obscene says conservation group - Wildlife Extra

Using whale oil to fuel whale hunting ships is obscene says conservation group - Wildlife Extra | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Wildlife Extra
Using whale oil to fuel whale hunting ships is obscene says conservation group
Wildlife Extra
February 2013.
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Peru: At Least 50 Sea Lions Intentionally Poisoned - ABC News

Peru: At Least 50 Sea Lions Intentionally Poisoned - ABC News | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Peru: At Least 50 Sea Lions Intentionally Poisoned
ABC News
Peruvian authorities say at least 50 sea lions have been intentionally poisoned with fish laced with insecticides since mid-January off a single beach.
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Starfish killed to protect American Samoa reef - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Starfish killed to protect American Samoa reef - Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Starfish killed to protect American Samoa reef
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa » National Park Service divers have killed almost 90 crown-of-thorn starfish in waters off American Samoa to protect the reef.
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MedSeA mesocosm experiment on Ocean Acidification in Villefranche

MedSeA mesocosm experiment on Ocean Acidification in Villefranche | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
A joint mesocosm experiment will take place in February/March 2013 in the bay of Villefranche, nearby the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV; http://www.obs-vlfr.fr/LOV/). Nine mesocosms (52 m3) will be deployed over a 30 days period...
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Indonesian fishing communities find balance between biodiversity and development

Indonesian fishing communities find balance between biodiversity and development | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Fishing communities living on the islands of Indonesia's Karimunjawa National Park have found an important balance, improving their social well-being while reducing their reliance on marine biodiversity, according to the Wildlife Conservation...
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Strandings of dolphin, whales and porpoises 'very unusual' - Irish Times

Strandings of dolphin, whales and porpoises 'very unusual' - Irish Times | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Strandings of dolphin, whales and porpoises 'very unusual' Irish Times The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group says the stranding of high numbers of common dolphins and other species, which has become apparent over the past two weeks here, is “very...
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Beautiful Macro Photographs of Various Starfish Up Close - PetaPixel

Beautiful Macro Photographs of Various Starfish Up Close - PetaPixel | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
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Beautiful Macro Photographs of Various Starfish Up Close
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Alexander Semenov is an underwater photographer who doubles as a zoologist specializing in invertebrate animals.
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PARTNERSHIPS: The Growth of Collaborative Research at a ...

PARTNERSHIPS: The Growth of Collaborative Research at a ... | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
In an effort to give readers a sense of how research changes over time, building on historical approaches, informing future study directions, NOAA Ocean Science Blogger sat down with NOAA's Dr. Chris Jeffrey of the National ...
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Ozone hole changed ocean (Science Alert)

Ozone hole changed ocean (Science Alert) | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
The thinning of the ozone layer over Antarctica has caused changes in the way waters in the southern oceans mix, and may have impacted climat.
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Ocean acidification and warming scenarios increase microbioerosion of coral skeletons

Ocean acidification and warming scenarios increase microbioerosion of coral skeletons | Amocean OceanScoops | Scoop.it
Biological mediation of carbonate dissolution represents a fundamental component of the destructive forces acting on coral reef ecosystems.
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