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Stray penguins probably reached northern waters by fishing boat
... one while fishing in 2001, and in 1976 a research cruise
in the Gulf of Alaska recorded the sighting of "brown penguins." So how is it that birds that swim rather than fly and live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere turned up deep into the Northern Hemisphere? Did they migrate more than 5,000...
From the deep -- Researchers find new species of sea anemone
...uralist who first collected the specimens during a cruise
of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's research vessel the Western Flyer. Pearse is a research associate at the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Santa Cruz. It's customary to name a newly discovered plant or animal speci...
Scientists track impact of Asian dust and pollution on clouds, climate change
...red plane has a range of about 6,000 miles and can cruise
from just a few hundred feet above Earth's surface to over 50,000 feet. These features enable scientists to study the plumes across thousands of miles and at different levels of the atmosphere. "Aerosol pollutants, such as those to be studied in PA...
Plastic that degrades in seawater could be boon for cruise industry and others
...stic waste generated aboard military, merchant and cruise
ships must be stored onboard, often for prolonged periods, until they make port. In the future, a new type of environmentally friendly plastic that degrades in seawater may make it safe and practical to toss plastic waste overboard, freeing-up valuab...
Mysteries of the Atlantic
.... The expedition will be the inaugural research cruise
of a new UK research ship RRS James Cook. The team intends to use sonars to image the seafloor and then take rock cores using a robotic seabed drill. The samples will provide a rare opportunity to gain insights into the workings of the mantle deep be...
Antarctic marine explorers reveal first biological changes after collapse of polar ice shelves
...earch criss-crossed the northwest Weddell Sea. The cruise
included the Larsen A and B zones, an area about the size of Jamaica (or half the size of New Jersey, a third the size of Belgium). See map: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Larsen_iceshelves.PNG .The voyage ended Jan. 30. With sophisticated sam...
Multinational scientific expedition kicks off International Polar Year 2007-2008
....S. National Science Foundation-sponsored research cruise
aboard the Swedish icebreaker Oden, in one of the ...icials of the three nations involved hope that the cruise
will create strong and lasting bonds between scientists and educators that will become the basis of ...
Too mellow for our predatory world
...orld heritage site of the Galápagos Islands to the cruise
ship market. With growing mass tourism, the situation is getting more difficult. The National Park Management is considering raising the entry fee from the currently charged $100 to $500 in order to reduce the number of visitors - possibly the only p...
Life in the extreme
...ity of Aveiro in Portugal participated in the 1999 cruise
when mud volcanoes were first discovered. Pinheiro and his team have been investigating this area in close collaboration with Spain, France and Belgium. So far they have mapped 40 mud volcanoes, some as big as over 4km across and a few hundred meters...
New species and new records of marine species discovered in NW Hawaiian Islands
...elongs to. It is a complete unknown." During the cruise
Dr. Maragos has discovered as many as 11 new species of coral and 18 new records at French Frigate Shoals, but this one is unique in that he cannot even place it in a category, nor could Dr. Paulay, also a recognized coral expert. Dr. Maragos report...
First Biodiversity Census of coral reef ecosystems in the NW Hawaiian Islands
...e Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this 23-day research cruise
to the Monument's French Frigate Shoals will be th...erstanding of coral reef ecosystems globally. The cruise
will take place on the NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette and depart from Honolulu's Snug Harbor on Friday,...
USGS at The Wildlife Society: From sea-ice change to contaminants to predators and prey
...m. Foraging habitat of harbor seals relative to cruise
ship routes in Glacier Bay National Park. Glac... since 1992. During the same period, the number of cruise
ships that have entered the park has increased by 25 percent and may increase up to another 30%. Alt...
Expedition allows teachers to participate in polar research
.... This is the Kapitan Dranitsyns fifth scientific cruise
to the Arctic Ocean under the auspices of the NABOS program. The cruise
ends Sept. 14....
ACS Weekly PressPac -- September 6, 2006
...cover pathogens in meat packing plants, hospitals, cruise
ships, airplanes and other commonly contaminated areas, the researchers say. The materials for this new process, which is still being tested in the laboratory, were described in a report by Margaret Frey and colleagues. It forms nanofibers with dia...
Biodegradable 'napkin' could help quickly detect, identify biohazards
...cover pathogens in meat packing plants, hospitals, cruise
ships, airplanes and other commonly contaminated areas, the researchers say. The materials for this new process, which is still being tested in the laboratory, were described today at the 232nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the...
Danish expedition ship tracked by Envisat satellite
... the Danish educational website. Images during the cruise
will also be displayed in Google Earth. The course takes the ship to the North Atlantic, with stops in the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The route will then turn south along the west coast of Africa to Cape Town before continuing to Australia and A...
Smooth sailing: 'Cruise Ship Virus' tackled by UH, Baylor College of Medicine
... a scenario that's becoming increasingly common on cruise
ships. So common, in fact, that the National Inst...k at a doctor's office or at an entry point to the cruise
ship." The ease with which Norwalk is spread makes it important to the field of biodefense, as w...
Controlling robots that search for Mars life
...lling the launch and early orbit phase (LEOP), the cruise
to Mars, the separation and landing of the Descent Module and the Rover egress, with management of rover surface operations likely to be conducted from the Rover Operation Centre located at ALTEC, the Advanced Logistic Technology Engineering Center, ...
What lies beneath: LSU researchers explore Gulf floor
...struck by the experience," Roberts agreed. Their cruise
is being followed and documented on the NOAA Web site at http://www.noaa.gov/. Those interested in the research effort can check the site for daily updates. From the NOAA home page, click on "Ocean," then "NOAA Ocean Explorer," then "Explorations,"...
Diverse sea 'bugs' revealed on landmark Atlantic cruise to census zooplankton
...-board "Team DNA." Scientific highlights from the cruise
The plankton captured includes tail-kicking shr...ts glued to their microscopes for three weeks, the cruise
captured and identified an astonishing fraction of the species diversity known in the Atlantic Ocean...