A Team Tackles A Troublesome Fish

2018-03-19T10:55:38+00:00 March 19, 2018|

(Credit: Steve Gittings, NOAA) It is often said that good things come in groups of three, and that might be the case for a trio of research projects aimed at reducing a recent, but growing, threat to Bermuda’s marine biodiversity: the invasive lionfish. (From Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences) -- While many invasive species [...]

Member Highlight: New Underwater Vehicles To Study Ocean’s Smallest Organisms

2018-03-13T11:29:52+00:00 March 13, 2018|

(Credit: Elisha Wood-Charlson / UHM/ SOEST) A small fleet of state-of-the-art research submersibles are scheduled to launch from Oʻahu tomorrow. (From Hawaii Public Radio/ By Casey Harlow) -- The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute will be using the underwater vehicles to track, study, and collect ocean [...]

Member Highlight – Deeply Talks: Fighting Illegal Fishing With Big Data, Robots And A.I.

2018-02-20T15:05:34+00:00 February 20, 2018|

(Credit: Getty Images) In this episonde of Deeply Talks, Todd Woody, News Deeply’s executive editor for environment, and a panel of experts talk about how satellites, sensors, artificial intelligence and DNA scanners are creating powerful new tools to fight illegal fishing. Todd is joined by Mark Powell, Vulcan’s senior ocean researcher, and Jake Hanft, an analyst at Schmidt [...]

Investments In Ocean Science and Technology That Underpin Our Nation’s Security Left Out Of President’s Budget

2018-02-14T13:49:37+00:00 February 14, 2018|

(Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the president’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Jonathan White, president and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, released the following statement. “I am deeply disturbed by the proposed cuts to ocean and Earth sciences and technology in the president’s budget [...]

Scientists Pinpoint How Ocean Acidification Weakens Coral Skeletons

2018-02-01T15:05:53+00:00 February 1, 2018|

(Credit: Hannah Barkley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) The rising acidity of the oceans threatens coral reefs by making it harder for corals to build their skeletons. A new study identifies the details of how ocean acidification affects coral skeletons, allowing scientists to predict more precisely where corals will be more vulnerable. (From [...]

11 Billion Pieces Of Plastic Are Smothering Reefs, Infecting Corals

2018-01-31T10:17:15+00:00 January 31, 2018|

(Credit: Dr. Kathryn Berry) Our plastic lifestyle is killing coral reefs. A first-of-its-kind study published on Thursday found that an estimated 11.1 billion pieces of ocean plastic trash are lodged in coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific region, increasing corals’ susceptibility to potentially deadly diseases by as much as 89 percent.  (From Oceans Deeply/ By Todd Woody) -- Scientists [...]

Novel Technologies Reveal Key Information About Depleted East Pacific Green Sea Turtles

2018-01-31T08:13:20+00:00 January 31, 2018|

(Credit: Cali Turner Tomaszewicz) Populations of green sea turtles living in the eastern region of the Pacific Ocean have rebounded in recent years, but their numbers remain dangerously depleted. Research by led by biologists at the University of California San Diego and NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service is offering previously unknown information [...]

Sea Butterflies Repair Shell Damage From Ocean Acidification

2018-01-31T15:26:52+00:00 January 30, 2018|

(Credit: British Antarctic Survey) A new study of tiny marine snails called sea butterflies shows the great lengths these animals go to repair damage caused by ocean acidification. The paper, led by researchers at British Antarctic Survey, is published this month in the journal Nature Communications. (From Phys.org) --The ocean absorbs around one [...]

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