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 [...]

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 [...]

The Agency That Helped Create The Internet Now Wants To Wire The Ocean

2018-01-26T13:13:55+00:00 January 26, 2018|

(Credit: Argo) The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has had a hand in some of the most transformational innovations of the last half-century, including the computer network that evolved into the internet, the graphical user interface and passive radar. Now DARPA is seeking proposals for what could be the next big thing: a network of intelligent floats [...]

How Blockchain Is Strengthening Tuna Traceability To Combat Illegal Fishing

2018-01-26T13:07:31+00:00 January 26, 2018|

(Credit: Mern/ AP) In a significant development for global fisheries, blockchain technology is now being used to improve tuna traceability to help stop illegal and unsustainable fishing practices in the Pacific Islands tuna industry. (From International Business Times/ By Candice Visser and Quentin Hanich) -- The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Australia, Fiji [...]

Can Hobbits Swim? ‘Mordor Under The Sea’ Found Off Australia

2018-01-25T11:04:10+00:00 January 25, 2018|

(Credit: P. Reynolds, S. Holford, N. Schofield, and A. Ross) Today in news best suited for sneaky little Hobbitses and Shire-folk, scientists unveiled a map of a faraway volcanic realm that has a distinct look of Mordor about it. Unfortunately for any ring bearers, the molten landscape has probably been hidden underwater for millions [...]

Temporary ‘Bathtub Drains’ In The Ocean Concentrate Flotsam

2018-01-23T13:29:45+00:00 January 23, 2018|

An experiment featuring the largest flotilla of sensors ever deployed in a single area provides new insights into how marine debris, or flotsam, moves on the surface of the ocean. (From Science Daily) -- The experiment conducted in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill placed hundreds of drifting [...]

Fish In Protected Areas Found 4 Times More Than Elsewhere

2018-01-19T17:07:57+00:00 January 19, 2018|

(Credit: Octavio Aburto/ Scripps Institution of Oceanography) An international team of researchers has found that the fish population in marine protected areas (MPAs) is more abundant when compared to that in the outside habitat. (From International Business Times/ By ​Rahul K R) -- The researchers used hydroacoustics technology to find that the [...]

Drones Are A New Tool For Duke, UNC Scientists. And They Found Oodles Of Sea Turtles

2018-01-18T12:46:08+00:00 January 18, 2018|

(Credit: Vanessa Bézy/ UNC-Chapel Hill) Scientists from Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill have found a powerful new weapon for counting elusive sea turtles: camera-equipped drones. (From Charlotte Observer/ By Bruce Henderson) -- A drone equipped with a high-resolution digital camera with near-infrared vision helped researchers document hundreds of thousands of olive ridley sea turtles [...]

Marine Robots Detect Whales In The Deep Ocean

2017-12-29T10:31:40+00:00 December 29, 2017|

(Credit: University of East Anglia) Scientists at the University of East Anglia have been recording the sounds made by whales and porpoises off the coast of northern Scotland – using a fleet of pioneering marine robots. (From -- From the metallic clicks of deep-diving sperm whales to the eerie whistles made by pods of [...]

Columbia Engineers Develop Floating Solar Fuels Rig For Seawater Electrolysis

2017-12-20T16:36:53+00:00 December 20, 2017|

(Credit: Justin Bui / Columbia Engineering) Design is the first practical floating solar hydrogen-generating device to perform water electrolysis without pumps or membranes; could lead to low-cost, sustainable hydrogen production. (From Columbia University) -- In a single hour, more energy from the sun hits the Earth than all the energy used by humankind [...]

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