Tag: "offshore" at biology news
Penguins march into new park
...thern Patagonia to Buenos Aires and from expanding offshore
oil drilling operations is a looming possibility. Legislation to formally create the protected area will be drafted in the next few months and approved by the Argentine Congress and local legislators. WCS has been active in Patagonia since the 19...
Satellite tracking will help answer questions about penguin travels
...m a combination of sources, including seepage from offshore
oil rigs and ballast water from passing ships. "We know that birds show up oiled back at our colony, so that means they're getting oiled somewhere between where they winter and Punta Tombo," Boersma said....
Humboldt squid on the move
...ew home. According to Zeidberg, "In the deep water offshore
of California, Humboldt squid can forage on small ... North America. (Most hake is caught and processed offshore
of the Pacific Northwest by factory ships that grind up the fish to make imitation crab and other mi...
Study finds contaminated water reaching Florida's offshore keys
...at sewage-contaminated groundwater is reaching the offshore
reefs of the Upper Florida Keys, possibly threaten...water and corals from five sites from nearshore to offshore
beginning outside of Port Largo Canal and ending near Molasses Reef. Their three-year study revealed...
Innovative subsea separation technology wins 2007 EUREKA environmental award
...e resources and is set to improve the economics of offshore
oil and gas production. The outcome has resulted i.... If such oil discharges could be avoided ijn more offshore
oilfields, the benefits will be considerable. This technology meets industrys needs, too, as several...
Salmon tracking program expands to California
...rtainty the origin of wild or hatchery fish caught offshore
and do it within roughly 24 hours. "Now our goa...ria to Brookings encompassing all four of Oregon's offshore
salmon regions. A portion of the grant will fund an expected 70-90 fishermen who will provide fins a...
Use of wind energy in US growing, but planning and guidelines are lacking
...lvania. The report does not examine the impact of offshore
wind-energy projects. Currently, federal regulation of wind projects on private land is minimal, the report observes. And although some states have developed guidelines, wind energy is such a recent addition to the energy mix in most areas -- the...
Study finds fecal microbes high in New Orleans sediments following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
...terior canals and shoreline of New Orleans and the offshore
waters of Lake Pontchartrain in October 2005 after the floodwaters had receded. They examined the presence of a diverse group of microbes including fecal indicators E.coli and others,as well as human pathogenic bacteria Vibrio and Legionella. Ama...
Urban sediments after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita contained high levels of contaminants
...nterior canal and shoreline of New Orleans and the offshore
waters of Lake Pontchartrain, which showed higher-than-normal levels of bacteria and pathogens. Levels of the microbes fell within a few weeks after flooding had completely subsided. "Our findings emphasize the importance of including environmental...
Public health and hurricanes
...nterior canal and shoreline of New Orleans and the offshore
waters of Lake Pontchartrain, which showed higher than normal bacteria and pathogen levels. The bacteria and pathogens reduced to low levels within a few weeks after flooding had completely subsided. Our findings emphasize the importance of includi...
Microfossils unravel climate history of tropical Africa
...ace is higher than that of the continent, stronger offshore
winds reduce the flow of moist sea air onto the African continent. This occurred during the last ice age and, as a consequence, the land climate in tropical Africa was drier than it is in today's world, where it favours the growth of a lush rainfores...
Universities collaborate to look at offshore wind power
...ee years. The symposium will increase awareness of offshore
wind potential off the coasts of all three states that have in common similar wind characteristics, coastal communities and regional politics." Symposium speakers include Walt Musial, of the Department of Energys National Renewable Energy Laborator...
Altered ocean currents disturb ecosystem off Northern California and Oregon coast
... southward winds that move warmocean surface water offshore
during the spring and summer. Thewarm water is replaced by cold, nutrient-rich water from the deepocean. John Barth and colleagues report that in 2005 thesouthward winds were delayed, leading to a late arrival of thecold, nutrient-rich water. The cha...
Are we killing the world's oceans?
...al fisheries, and environmental issues surrounding offshore
petroleum resource development. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion. Dr. Daniel Pauly, Director of the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia, will kick off the forum with a free public lecture on "Are We Past t...
Sea creature's toxin could lead to promising cancer treatment
...s in colonies anchored to rocks. It was discovered offshore
of the Philippines in 1990 as scientists were looking for species that might lead to useful drugs. From a few specimens, scientists extracted a tiny amount of a toxin, diazonamide A, which the animal probably uses to repel predators. The toxin pro...
Tracing the pathways of neurofibromatosis
...nstead of laundered money, and he's looking not at offshore
accounts but at biochemical paths of cause and effect. The research, which appears in the Jan. 10 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, seeks to find the biochemical pathway that's responsible for tumors in people with the genetic disorder neurofib...
Study: Living coral reefs provide better protection from tsunami waves
... offer yet another reason to protect these fragile offshore
ecosystems. "This study shows yet another way that protecting the environment relates to humanity in a very tangible way," he said. "Villages get built behind coral reefs for good reasons, and this is one of them." Kunkel said that she hoped the s...
Salmon farms kill wild fish, study shows
...lmon. Under natural conditions, the adults are far offshore
when the juveniles are migrating out to sea. Fish farms put adult salmon in net pens along the migration routes. The result is a cloud of sea lice through which the juveniles must migrate. "It takes only one or two sea lice to kill a juvenile pink or...
USGS at The Wildlife Society: From sea-ice change to contaminants to predators and prey
...text of wind development: Two Projects:Coastal and offshore
seabird populations. Offshore wind-generated e...gy development may be in conflict with coastal and offshore
seabird populations. Information on seabird distribution is needed to allow regulatory agencies to e...
Invasive sea squirts persist on Georges Bank
...So far, this is the only occurrence reported in an offshore
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