Comment Request; Title I Of The Marine Protection, Research, And Sanctuaries Act

2016-01-07T15:56:15+00:00 January 7, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary comprises a fringing coral reef ecosystem nestled within an eroded volcanic crater on the island of Tutuila, American Samoa. This smallest and most remote of all the National Marine Sanctuaries (Credit: NOAA's National Ocean Service) The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection [...]

Science-driven Strategies For More Effective Endangered Species Recovery

2016-01-07T15:37:14+00:00 January 7, 2016|

Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are one of the 129 endangered and threatened marine species that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has jurisdiction over through the Endangered Species Act (ESA) (Credit: Gregory Smith/Flickr) The Endangered Species Act (ESA), which quietly passed its 42nd birthday last week, has shielded hundreds of species in the United States [...]

Notice Of Permit Applications Received And Issued Under The Antarctic Conservation Act Of 1978

2016-01-07T15:14:04+00:00 January 7, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Iceberg located in Ross Sea, Antarctica. (Credit: NOAA) The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish a notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. (From the Federal Register) -- NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at title 45 [...]

New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

2016-01-07T14:44:09+00:00 January 7, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus (Credit: Neil DeMaster/Flickr) The New England Fishery Management Council's (Council) Risk Policy Working Group will meet to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).(From the Federal Register) -- The Risk Policy Working Group will discuss the implementation and application of the Council's [...]

Obama’s Offshore Drilling Moves Could Tie Hands Of Successor

2016-01-07T14:43:07+00:00 January 7, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Oil drilling platform Heritage. (Credit: Glenn Beltz/Flickr) President Obama has a chance to significantly tie the hands of his successor and his or her energy policy with the upcoming five-year plan for offshore drilling leases. (From the Hill/ by Timothy Cama) -- The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), part of the [...]

Obama's Offshore Drilling Moves Could Tie Hands Of Successor

2016-01-07T14:43:07+00:00 January 7, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Oil drilling platform Heritage. (Credit: Glenn Beltz/Flickr) President Obama has a chance to significantly tie the hands of his successor and his or her energy policy with the upcoming five-year plan for offshore drilling leases. (From the Hill/ by Timothy Cama) -- The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), part of the [...]

Flying Lab To Investigate Southern Ocean’s Appetite For Carbon

2016-01-08T11:48:41+00:00 January 7, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) View toward the NNE from Rothera Research Station (on Adelaide Island) over Laubeuf Fjord, Antarctica. (Credit: Vincent van Zeijst/Wikimedia commons) A team of scientists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will launch a series of research flights over the remote Southern Ocean this month to better understand just how much carbon dioxide [...]

Mystery Solved? How Sharks Find Their Way Home

2016-01-07T14:30:14+00:00 January 7, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Great white shark. (Credit: Ken Bondy/Flickr/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) How sharks navigate the vast and seemingly featureless ocean has long been a mystery. Now there’s evidence they may follow their noses.(From National Geographic / by Traci Watson) -- Sharks rely on their sense of smell to help chart a path through the ever-shifting waters of the deep seas, [...]

Interagency Working Group On The Harmful Algal Bloom And Hypoxia Research And Control Amendments Act

2016-01-07T14:14:16+00:00 January 7, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) 2013 Harmful Algae Bloom (HABs) at Research Buildingof the Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory (Credit: Ohio Sea Grant) The National Ocean Service (NOS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) publishes this notice to announce town hall-style webinars to promote discussion between federal representatives and stakeholders on topics related [...]

Taking Marine Mammals Incidental To Operation, Maintenance, And Repair Of The Northeast Gateway Liquefied Natural Gas Port And The Algonquin Pipeline Lateral Facilities In Massachusetts Bay

2016-01-07T13:55:11+00:00 January 7, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Right whale mother and calf. Right whale calves weigh about 2,500 pounds when they are born and gain over 100 pounds a day while nursing. A calf usually remains with its mother until it is about one year old and 28 feet long. In this photo, the calf (right) is a [...]

US DOE Grants $10.5 Million For Next-gen Marine Energy Systems

2016-01-07T11:50:16+00:00 January 7, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Oceanlinx is a wave energy converter device, that is a device which uses wave energy and converts it into electrical energy operating on the oscillating water column principle. The Oceanlinx was developed in Australia. The technology has developed greatly in the past ten years thanks to the large amount of international [...]

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