Category: Oceans

Shark summit examines new and old deterrents after spate of attacks

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianNSW premier Mike Baird convenes top scientists in bid to understand animals’ behaviour after recent surge of attacks on state’s north coast Eight great white sharks have been tagged off the coast of northern New South Wales in the last six weeks as part of a program aimed at […]

A more acidic ocean will bend the mermaid’s wineglass


Originally Published by environmentalresearchweb: all content New research from the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories shows that a more acidic ocean can weaken the protective shell of a delicate alga. Topic: Oceans

Tag data queries fishing boundaries

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & EnvironmentData from electronic tags is revealing complex behaviour in fish populations, raising questions about current fisheries management policies. Topic: Oceans

NOAA awards $2.1 million to improve observation, forecasting, and mitigation of harmful algal blooms and hypoxia

Originally Published by NOAA12 projects to aid coastal resilience, safeguard the public, ecosystems and coastal economies Topic: Oceans

Tourists Thwart Turtles from Nesting in Costa Rica

Originally Published by NYT > EnvironmentDuring the first weekend in September, day-trippers swarmed the beach in Costa Rica that serves as a nesting ground for Olive Ridley sea turtles, becoming a cautionary tale for conservationists, not to mention a social media sensation. Topic: Oceans

Revolutionary tidal fence is set to trap the sea’s power


Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian A British company has announced plans for an array of unique marine turbines that can operate in shallower and slower-moving water than current designs. Topic: Oceans, Technology

As Ocean Waters Heat Up, A Quest to Create ‘Super Corals’


Originally Published by Yale Environment 360 With the world’s coral reefs increasingly threatened by warmer and more acidic seas, scientists are selectively breeding corals to create species with the best chance to survive in the coming century and beyond. Are genetically modified corals next? Topic: Biodiversity, Oceans

Nemo seems to thrive in waters warmed by climate change

Originally Published by New Scientist – EarthA species of clownfish has been shown to grow bigger in warmer conditions, suggesting that some animals may benefit from global warming Topic: Oceans

Synthetic Coral Could Remove Mercury Pollution From Ocean, Researchers Say

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360Chinese researchers have constructed a type of synthetic coral that could help remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from coral reefs. Topic: Oceans

Glimmer of hope: Fertile corals discovered in deeper waters off US Virgin Islands


Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily Researchers discovered a threatened coral species that lives in deeper waters off the US Virgin Islands is more fertile than its shallow-water counterparts. Topic: Oceans