Blue Shark Nursery Found Near Brazil

2016-06-29T10:48:45+00:00 October 19, 2009|

New evidence suggests a blue shark nursery exists in the Southwest Atlantic near Southern Brazil, according to a paper accepted for publication in the journal Fisheries Research.

Warming Ocean Melts Greenland Glaciers

2016-06-29T10:49:00+00:00 September 24, 2009|

With whale fins splashing in the distance, Ruth Curry hauls up her catch from the blustery deck of an icebreaker. An orange tube fixed to a metal frame breaks the surface as the motorized winch stops groaning. Inside: data on the water temperature deep down in this glacial fjord off southeast Greenland.

New Species Discovered On Whale Skeletons

2016-06-29T10:49:01+00:00 September 22, 2009|

When a whale dies, it sinks to the seafloor and becomes food for an entire ecosystem. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered previously unknown species that feed only on dead whales...

Fish or Foul? Chef Wants Jellyfish on Menu

2016-06-29T10:49:08+00:00 September 11, 2009|

Choosing to eat jellyfish is all about cultural attitudes, according to Carme Ruscalleda, a celebrated chef at work in the kitchen of her Michelin-starred restaurant next to the beach in Sant Pol del Mar, on the Catalan coast.

Outlook “Poor” for Great Barrier Reef

2016-06-29T10:49:45+00:00 September 2, 2009|

Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest living organism, is under grave threat from climate warming and coastal development, and its prospects of survival are "poor," a major new report found on Wednesday.

Census of Marine Life Maps an Ocean of Species

2016-06-29T10:49:50+00:00 August 3, 2009|

The first comprehensive effort to identify and catalog every species in the world's oceans, from microbes to blue whales, is a year from completion. But early discoveries have profoundly altered understanding of life beneath the sea, senior scientists say.

Sea Census Leads to Discoveries of Marine Wonders

2016-06-29T10:50:27+00:00 November 10, 2008|

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 — A city of brittle stars off the coast of New Zealand, an Antarctic expressway where octopuses ride along in a flow of extra salty water and a carpet of tiny crustaceans on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor are among the wonders discovered by researchers compiling a massive census of marine life.

Protected ‘Swimways’ Urged For Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtle

2016-06-29T10:50:28+00:00 October 22, 2008|

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Conservation Congress this week adopted a resolution urging nations to protect the leatherback sea turtle and sharks from the world's industrial fisheries by identifying and creating marine protected areas along the Pacific leatherback's migratory routes.

Tagging the Great White Shark…and a Few of His Friends

2016-06-29T10:51:19+00:00 September 2, 2002|

What will some 4,000 of the smartest dressed elephant seals, tuna fish, albatrosses, leatherback sea turtles, great white sharks, and other pelagic megafauna in the Pacific all be wearing in the coming seasons? How about the latest in microprocessor-based electronic tags, some no bigger than oversized cufflinks?

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