A Sea Star Epidemic Meets Its Match

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Scientists seek to learn why a parovirus present in sea stars since 1942 has become so virulent in recent years. In 1969, ecologist Robert Paine coined the term “keystone species,” in reference to the sea star species Pisaster ochraceus. His experiments, which involved removing coastal sea stars from the ecosystem, caused die-offs, overgrowth, or emigration in surrounding species such as … Read More

The Global High Frequency Radar Network

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By Dr. Hugh Roarty Research Project Manager Coastal Ocean Observation Laboratory Rutgers University Co-authors: Ms. Lisa Hazard, Dr. Lucy Wyatt, Dr. Jack Harlan and Mr. Enrique Alvarez Fanjul The Global High Frequency Radar Network is a vision for a global operational system measuring ocean surface currents to support monitoring of marine and coastal ecosystems. The measurement of ocean currents is … Read More

Call for Papers — Oceans Environment and Technologies

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Earthzine (earthzine.org) was established in 2007 as an outreach activity for the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) and GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) initiative. As a newly adopted publication of the Oceanic Engineering Society, we seek contributions to bolster Earthzine‰Ûªs coverage of oceans-related activities.