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Iceberg poses no threat to Antarctic personnel
...ssion that an enormous iceberg, B-15A, is blocking ship
access to the McMurdo Station seaport. The U.S. re...on of B-15A presents no obstacle to navigating the ship
to the ice edge and beginning its work of opening a channel through this year's roughly 80 nautical ...
Ocean colour satellites guide research ship through South Pacific's watery desert
...ampaign. The information allowed the course of the ship
to be adjusted according to the desired chlorophyl... concentration, and was especially useful when the ship
sailed within the complex and patchy zone off Chile." The expedition used da...
The death of a very special chimpanzee
...Hanner has convinced the primate centre to let him ship
Clint's body to a museum. Curators there will preserve his remains, but it is unclear if any samples were taken and frozen immediately after his death, before decay set in. It would be a shame if this has not been done, says Evan Eichler of the Unive...
Technological revolutions in sensors, robotics, and telecommunications allow new views of ocean
...one quarter of the time, which could lead to fewer ship
and fuel costs. Managers can also make use of multi-beam sonar to monitor fishing activity in areas that are closed or protected from specific gear. With the detailed mapping systems, scientists can see trawl marks across the seafloor. New studies ...
Ecological destruction fuels emerging diseases
...sites have moved into new areas and they've jumped ship
into new hosts." He will present his latest findings on February 21 as part of a panel discussion on environmental systematics at the 2005 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington D.C. Dr. Brooks has spent much...
Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron
...d as chief scientist on the Kilo Moana, a research ship
that left Hawaii, bound for the sub-Arctic waters ...arch and operated by the University of Hawaii, the ship
was loaded with equipment and supplies, ready for an extended stay at sea. Its subsurface pontoon hu...
Hydrogen and methane provide raw energy for life at 'Lost City'
... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ship
and funding. Audiences at participating aquariums, museums and 20 Boys and Girls Clubs across the nation will have access to satellite transmissions during the journey. Although nobody has yet found another field like Lost City, Kelley says she's 100...
Enriched environment delays onset of Alzheimer's in mice
...the peptides, sweep them into the blood stream and ship
them out of the brain." The take home message for humans, he said, is use it or lose it. "Activity helps, physical activity helps and mental activity helps," he said, "and the earlier you begin the better, a troubling notion in an increasingly inact...
To control germs, scientists deploy tiny agents provocateurs
...the plaque on human teeth and the slippery film on ship
hulls. If a single cell were analogous to one man, biofilms would be the "bacterial equivalent of mob mentality," says Blackwell. In the realm of health, biofilms are at the root of growing numbers of tenacious, and sometimes fatal, hospital infecti...
Three researchers recognized for advancing the Navy's environmental efforts
... 15 pounds, which can be retained on board until a ship
returns to port. More than 650 of these devices ha... been installed on 189 U.S. Navy ships spanning 27 ship
classes. Without this capability, ships would have to find storage space (on the order of 1,000 cubi...
The biggest family tree ever
...t cells from the inside of the mouth and a tube to ship
the sample to Family Tree DNA. The company then registers the sample and sends it to The University of Arizona for analysis. All samples are analyzed anonymously to protect individuals' privacy, and the information will be used only for the project. ...
'Dead zone' area in Gulf could be increasing, researchers say
...rea between Southwest Pass, La., and the Calcasieu ship
channel. They were on the Gyre, a research vessel owned by Texas A&M, and the project is funded by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.). DiMarco said the most intense hypoxia levels are usually between 30 to 60 feet below the surf...
Innovative coating could give medical implants a longer life
...vent the biofouling of water processing equipment, ship
hulls and other manmade structures in the marine environment. Looking for a solution to the longevity problem in existing coatings, Messersmith teamed up with Annelise Barron, associate professor of chemical and biological engineering and an author ...
Researchers discover underwater volcano
...ves. Also, the students and scientists aboard the ship
participated in the first ever student-to-student videoconference between a high school and a research vessel with the help of HiSeasNet, a satellite communications system that provides continuous Internet connectivity for oceanographic research vess...
Study in Royal Society journal on heritability of female orgasm
...ume and source of ballast water is different among ship
types and recipient ports, and that survivorship within ballast tanks differs among voyage routes and with time. This variation in the quantity and quality of organisms delivered by ships is central to predicting invasion dynamics. Contact: D...
The Academy of Natural Sciences probes what's eating historic USS Monitor
... carbon to help determine how much of it is in the ship
so that conservators can figure out the mechanism ...Though indecisive, the battle marked the change in ship
construction from wood and sail to iron and steam. The Monitor sank in a storm on December 31, 1862....
Shark skin saves naval industry money
hulls with artificial shark skin could help ships ...he growth of marine organisms such as barnacles on ship
hulls is a major cause of increased energy costs in the naval industry. Shark skin offers a structur...
FSU scientist warns North Atlantic right whale facing extinction
...le there have been efforts to minimize the risk of ship
strikes -- mandatory ship
location reporting, extensive aerial survey efforts and mariner education -- the scientists say that...
Endangered North Atlantic right whale study says population in crisis
...l officials implement emergency measures to reduce ship
speeds and re-route commercial and military ships ... such as lobster pots and sink gillnets. Cuts from ship
strikes are also visible on many whales....
North Atlantic right whales headed toward extinction
...promoting emergency measures that include reducing ship
speeds and rerouting commercial and military traffic, Clark said. "There is a collective effort to engage the shipping industry, which in some cases has agreed to change shipping lanes," said Clark. "But when economics get involved, it's more difficu...
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