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Vessel Subsidy Map | Fishsubsidy.org

Vessel Subsidy Map | Fishsubsidy.org | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
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Study pumps up the volume on understanding of marine invertebrate hearing

Study pumps up the volume on understanding of marine invertebrate hearing | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Noise pollution in the ocean is increasingly recognized as harmful to marine mammals, affecting their ability to communicate, find mates, and hunt for food. But what impact does noise have on invertebrates -- a critical segment of the food web?
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New species found in the deepest trench on Earth

New species found in the deepest trench on Earth | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Researchers have returned from the first detailed study of the Mariana Trench aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. The expedition set many new records, including the deepest rock samples ever collected and the discovery of new fish species at the greatest depths ever recorded.
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Biologist reveals how whales may 'sing' for their supper

Biologist reveals how whales may 'sing' for their supper | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Humpback whales have a trick or two, when it comes to finding a quick snack at the bottom of the ocean. Even in the dark. Biologists have been studying these unique feeding behaviors. Her research emphasizes the importance of specific auditory cues that these mammoth creatures emit, as they search the deep ocean for their prey.
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Whale sharks trapped in nets set free by divers - AOL Travel UK

Whale sharks trapped in nets set free by divers - AOL Travel UK | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
This is the incredible moment two whale sharks trapped inside a fishing net were set free. The amazing images show divers Chris Rohner and Clare...
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Bangladesh oil spill 'threatens rare dolphins'

Bangladesh oil spill 'threatens rare dolphins' | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Bangladesh officials warn that an oil spill from a crashed tanker is threatening endangered dolphins and other wildlife in the massive Sundarbans mangrove region, branding the leak an ecological ‘catastrophe’ An oil spill from a crashed tanker is...
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Scientists to recreate snail scent to scare starfish from Great Barrier Reef

Scientists to recreate snail scent to scare starfish from Great Barrier Reef | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Australian researchers hope to synthesise the smell of an oversized sea snail to help control movements of crown-of-thorns starfish, which threaten the reef Australian scientists are hoping to recreate the smell of an oversized sea snail after...
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Skomer Island becomes part of Wales' first marine conservation zone

Skomer Island becomes part of Wales' first marine conservation zone | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
The Welsh Government said it is also assessing the existing 128 marine protected areas in Welsh waters
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Major comeback for sea turtles: Highest reported nest counts in Nicaragua

Major comeback for sea turtles: Highest reported nest counts in Nicaragua | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Scientists noticed a dramatic increase in nesting of critically endangered hawksbill sea turtles including the highest nest counts since a conservation project began there in 2000.
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Ancient creature discovered in the depths of the Arctic Ocean

Ancient creature discovered in the depths of the Arctic Ocean | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
An extraordinary animal has been discovered more than 1.5 miles (2.5 km) below the ocean surface off the coast of northern Alaska, USA. The new species is a type of bivalve mollusk (clams, mussels, oysters etc.). Age estimates place the new clam as living more than 1.8 million years ago to the near present, but scientists can't discount that it might still be alive today.
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Arabian sea humpback whales isolated for 70,000 years

Arabian sea humpback whales isolated for 70,000 years | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Scientists have made a fascinating discovery in the northern Indian Ocean: humpback whales inhabiting the Arabian Sea are the most genetically distinct humpback whales in the world and may be the most isolated whale population on earth. The results suggest they have remained separate from other humpback whale populations for perhaps 70,000 years, extremely unusual in a species famed for long distance migrations.
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Lionfish analysis reveals most vulnerable prey as invasion continues

Lionfish analysis reveals most vulnerable prey as invasion continues | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Findings of a study on lionfish predation behavior, which may also apply to some other fish and animal species, have shed some new light on which types of fish are most likely to face attack by this invasive predator, which has disrupted ecosystems in much of the Caribbean Sea and parts of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Fabled mermaid’s purses to influence marine policy

Fabled mermaid’s purses to influence marine policy | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Endangered and critically endangered British sharks and rays need you to beachcomb for a fascinating piece of folklore
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Iberian orcas, increasingly trapped

Iberian orcas, increasingly trapped | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Thanks to the more than 11,200 sightings of cetaceans over the course of ten years, Spanish and Portuguese researchers have been able to identify, in detail, the presence of orcas in the Gulf of Cadiz, the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea. According to the models that have been generated, the occurrence of these cetaceans is linked to the distribution of their main prey (red tuna) and their presence in Spanish, Portuguese and Moroccan waters is thus more limited than previously thought.
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Surprise gene finding on 'back or belly' decision in sea anemones

Surprise gene finding on 'back or belly' decision in sea anemones | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
A gene that controls one of the earliest decisions in the life of an animal, where to place the back and the belly on the body, is identified in a sea anemone by researchers.
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Name that Creature: New, rare, sea lily species identified

Name that Creature: New, rare, sea lily species identified | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
A new, very rare species of sea lily has been identified by an American scientist. Rather than name the creature himself, he's providing the opportunity of a lifetime and auctioning off those rights on eBay. Funds to help further research.
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Great Barrier Reef: Australia sends diplomats out to defend its actions

Great Barrier Reef: Australia sends diplomats out to defend its actions | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Department of foreign affairs establishes a taskforce to ensure the Great Barrier Reef isn’t listed as ‘in danger’ by the UN The department of foreign affairs has established a dedicated taskforce to ensure the Great Barrier Reef isn’t listed as...
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Salmon, other marine species will move north as water warms

Salmon, other marine species will move north as water warms | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
  Changes in climate, in large part caused by humans, will drive West Coast marine species, from whales to salmon, northward by an average of 30 kilometers (nearly 20 miles) a year, according ...
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Marine research shows fish stocks have collapsed. What can be done?

Marine research shows fish stocks have collapsed. What can be done? | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
As marine scientists around the world continue to confirm a collapse in fish stocks, this author asks the question "What can be done?"
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In Photos: The World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal

In Photos: The World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Illegal gillnet fishing in the Gulf of California is driving the vaquita, a tiny, critically endangered and elusive porpoise, to extinction.
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Tourism poses a threat to dolphins in the Balearic Islands

Tourism poses a threat to dolphins in the Balearic Islands | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
The rise in tourism, fishing and sea transport between the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands is compromising the wellbeing of a small population of common bottlenose dolphins living in coastal waters off the Pityusic Islands. This is the conclusion of a study which has, for the first time, counted these mammals in summer and spring, which are crucial seasons for them.
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Fish use chemical camouflage from diet to hide from predators

Fish use chemical camouflage from diet to hide from predators | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
A species of small fish uses a homemade coral-scented cologne to hide from predators, a new study has shown, providing the first evidence of chemical camouflage from diet in fish.
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Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time

Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Over five trillion pieces of plastic are floating in our oceans says most comprehensive study to date on plastic pollution around the world
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The most comprehensive study to date, and we should all be very concerned to find solutions now.

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New techniques for estimating Atlantic bluefin tuna reproduction

New techniques for estimating Atlantic bluefin tuna reproduction | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
A fisheries oceanographer and colleagues introduce a new endocrine-based approach to determine timing of sexual maturation in one of the most important commercial tuna species in the Atlantic.
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Arctic conditions may become critical for polar bears by end of 21st century

Arctic conditions may become critical for polar bears by end of 21st century | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Shifts in the timing and duration of ice cover, especially the possible lengthening of ice-free periods, may impact polar bears under projected warming before the end of the 21st century, experts say.
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Hydrothermal settlers: Barnacle holds clues about how climate change is affecting the deep ocean

Hydrothermal settlers: Barnacle holds clues about how climate change is affecting the deep ocean | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
The deep ocean seems so remote that it is difficult to imagine any sort of human-generated change making an impact on deep-sea life. It is even more difficult to collect or examine evidence from the deep ocean to determine what those impacts might be. Enter the barnacle; a hard, sessile creature that looks like a tiny volcano and attaches to rocks, boat bottoms, and other hard substrates, where it filters ocean water to feed on tiny organisms. The barnacle holds clues about how climate change is
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