Tag: "marine" at biology news
Saudi Arabia's KAUST names WHOI first research partner
...pus includes 19 million square meters of protected marine
sanctuary. The Memorandum of Understanding signed...for advanced research on Red Sea oceanography and marine
life. We treasure our relationship with Woods Hole not only because it is our first formal col...
Penguins march into new park
...that the government of Argentina will create a new marine
park along its isolated and windswept Patagonia co...otect one of the most productive and extraordinary marine
ecosystems on the planet, said Dr. Guillermo Harris, director of the Wildlife Conservation Societys ...
What we can learn from the biggest extinction in the history of Earth
...omewhat protect the underlying rocks from erosion, marine
fossil beds tend to be physically larger and cover...temporal resolution. More than 90 percent of all marine
species disappeared from the Great Bank of Guizhou and other end-Permian fossil formations 250 milli...
Innovative tagging technique may help researchers better protect fish stocks
...a way to halt serious declines in the abundance of marine
species that have been over-fished. But even as na... begin to set aside protected parcels of ocean for marine
reserves, the effectiveness of the approach as a fisheries management tool remains unclear. Simon Th...
New technology reveals seal behavior
...track their movements and collect data about their marine
environment. Results are published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The seals were tagged at the islands of South Georgia, Kerguelen and Macquarie in the Southern Ocean, and at the western coast of the Anta...
Secret life of elephant seals not secret anymore!
...in the UK. Until recently, the response of large marine
predators to environmental variability has been almost impossible to observe directly. Sensors were deployed on 85 elephant seals from key colonies in January and February 2003 and lasted throughout most of the Antarctic winter season. The longes...
Study: Sticking to the sand might not be such good, clean fun for beachgoers
...nvironmental Protection Agency, a single sample of marine
water containing more than 104 enterococci bacteria per 100 milliliters is unsafe to swim in. Boehm found 120 enterococci per 100 milliliters during the flood tide at Lovers Point, a beach that earns an "A" grade for water quality from Heal the Bay, ...
Indo-Pacific coral reefs disappearing more rapidly than expected
...runo, lead study author and associate professor of marine
ecology and conservation in the department of marine
sciences in UNC-Chapel Hills College of Arts and Sciences. The results were published Aug. 8, 2007...
Satellite tracking will help answer questions about penguin travels
...ation route safe through a combination of national marine
protected areas and ocean zoning," Boersma said. During the week of Aug. 20, the scien...
Census of Marine Life historians detail collapse of bluefin tuna population off northern Europe
...In a paper for the journal Hydrobiologia, CoML and marine
scientists from Canada, Ireland and the U.S. (Michael Stokesbury, Ronan Cosgrove, Andre Boustany, Daragh Browne, Steven L. H. Teo, Ron ODor and Barbara A. Block) report on the remarkable migrations of Atlantic bluefin tuna tagged off western Ireland ...
ESA announces 2007 award recipients
...uz) for her paper Introduced rats indirectly alter marine
communities. She found that marine
bird abundance differed between rat-infested and rat-free islands, and that this resulted in signifi...
Testing the force of a shark's bite
...able for cabling and sensory equipment used in the marine
environment." US shark biologist Dan Huber is working with the Australian team to learn whether sharks such as the Great White are responsible for damaging submarine cables and communication systems on US Navy submarines. ...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 25, 2007
...ly oil spills. Besides hosting a rich diversity of marine
organisms, these habitats are also potential sources of life-saving medicines and food for humans. Scientists looking for better ways to protect this important habitat have recently focused on the environmental impact of oil dispersants, detergents u...
Waters off Washington state only second place in world where glass sponge reefs found
...gia and Hecata straits are in relatively protected marine
waters, causing scientists to previously speculate that those reef-building glass sponges required a special ecological niche that allowed them to grow in those waters. The field discovered on the open Washington shelf is very exposed to winter stor...
Humboldt squid on the move
...he authors reviewed video and data from surveys of marine
life carried out by Robison and his colleagues at ...e far-reaching effects on West Coast fisheries and marine
ecosystems. Zeidberg and Robison's paper shows how sustained scientific monitoring efforts in the ma...
How to structure a complex body plan
...ed modules (polyps). Like other sedentary colonial marine
organisms, corals may generate extremely broad structures, changing their morphologies by growing new polyps above existing structures. In branching forms, two higher levels of organization exist, the branch and the colony. Despite the relative morph...
Limpets reveal possible fate of cold-blooded Antarctic animals
...reveal the possible fate of cold-blooded Antarctic marine
animals according to new research published this w...temperate and tropical cousins, cold-blooded polar marine
animals are incapable of fast growth. Until now scientists assumed that a lack of food in winter w...
Sequencing method yields fuller picture
...quence of the chromosomes of Ciona intestinalis, a marine
invertebrate, from existing sequencing data. Kims method exploited the high rate of genetic mutations in the organism. Other organisms with high genetic variability, such as certain fish, also may be suitable. Because the human genome has a rel...
Longest study finds reef fish need longer break
...ous data spanning some 37 years from four national marine
parks off the coast of Kenya which were closed to ...ry rates of eight dominant fish families in Kenyas marine
national parks between 1987 and 2005 using counts that measured fish diversity, size, and density. W...
Sea anemone genome provides new view of our multi-celled ancestors
...cology, thanks in large part to the urging of late marine
biologist and UC Berkeley zoology professor Cadet Hand Jr. All animals comprised of more than one cell are lumped together as "metazoan." But scientists usually distinguish between the sponges - strange animals unlike any other - and all the rest, ...
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