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Worms & Snails that Live On/In Sea Cucumbers!

There's something about sea cucumbers which seems to make them attractive as hosts for various other animals.<br>Some sea cucumbers got clams that live …

Illegal Fish: a Threat to the Economy Environment

When perusing the seafood section of any grocery store, it’s common to see some fish and shellfish labeled as “wild-caught, product of Country X.” …

Field Museum Examining Shark Fin Seized From Chinatown Restaurant

<b>CHICAGO (CBS)</b> — The Field Museum is now examining a 40-pound shark fin that was seized from a Chinatown restaurant last year – as scientists try to …

The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management—Part II

Wildlife<p><b>Forage Fish: The Oceans’ Little Heroes</b><p>Most Americans don’t think about fisheries policy when eating fish. But in fact, the supply of popular species such as cod, tuna, and salmon depends very much on how we manage them in the sea. If anglers, chefs, and diners want to continue catching, …

Satellite Technology to Keep Tabs on Tuna Fishing

The pristine waters of the western and central Pacific Ocean are dotted with thousands of small islands, ranging from low-lying atolls to …

Manta ray with shark bites on its wings and tail

Massive Antarctic Iceberg Heads For Open Ocean

(Click to enlarge) This combination of Dec. 10, 2013, left, and March 11, 2014 photos provided by NASA shows a large iceberg separating from the Pine …

Dying coral reefs threaten the livelihood of millions

Declining coral reef health is threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of people living in the coastal tropics, according to a …

Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes

(Phys.org) —Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, a team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside, in collaboration …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Why Are 20 Far-Away States Trying To Block The Cleanup Of The Chesapeake Bay?

Over the years, the Chesapeake Bay has been known for many things: bountiful seafood, such as clams, oysters and the bay’s iconic blue crabs; its …

A 5.3-million-year record of sea level and temperature

An international team of scientists has discovered new relationships between deep-sea temperature and ice-volume changes to provide crucial new …

A New Look at Sea Floor Astrobiology

How do you produce life on an early Earth bathed in ultraviolet radiation? The presumption when I was growing up was that the combination of …

Japan Says It Will Resume Antarctic Whaling Next Year

Earlier this month, many cetacean researchers and conservationists rejoiced when Japan canceled its controversial scientific whale hunt in Antarctica …

Corals, sponges erupt with action in time-lapse video

A new time-lapse video sheds dramatic light on the subtle, slow-motion lives of corals, sponges and other ocean animals, offering a vivid reminder of …

Mercury in Seafood: A Little Clarity

Previously posted on Huffingtonpost.com March 27, 2014: <i>Huffington Post</i><p>One of the most dangerous yet confusing toxic pollutants is mercury in seafood. …

Interview with Marine Mammal Researcher Dr. Ruth H. Carmichael on the Stranding of Dolphins, Manatees and Whales

<i>This blog is part of a</i> <i>series</i> <i>of interviews with scientists who are championing marine research in the Gulf of Mexico.</i><p>We know there was a very …

The Best Way to Deal With Ocean Trash

Plastic debris doubles every decade. What ends up in the ocean is nearly impossible to clean up.<p>Tony Haymet, former director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has heard hundreds of ocean cleanup plans. Late at night, over many beers, he's come up with a few dozen of his own. None of them, …

Several interesting scientific papers have recently documented the benefits of marine protected areas and the challenges associated with ensuring they do what we want them to do. Two of these reports stood out because they confirm what Marine Conservation Institute has been emphasizing for years; that “watering down” marine protected areas is ineffective for conservation. … <a href="https://blog.marine-conservation.org/2014/04/how-to-not-water-down-marine-protected-areas.html" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">How to Not “Water Down” Marine Protected Areas</span> <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a

Several interesting scientific papers have recently documented the benefits of marine protected areas and the challenges associated with ensuring …

Bycatch: There’s More Than Just Your Seafood on the Line

Americans love to eat seafood. In fact, seafood consumption in the United States has grown 50 percent in the last 50 years, with shrimp, tuna and …

Aquaculture

Cardigan Bay is perfect home for bottle nosed dolphins

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Coastlines

Hammerhead uses its head

Researchers describe four new species of 'killer sponges' from the deep sea

The spikiness of two these new sponges is reflected in the name of their genus—<i>Asbestopluma</i>. One of these, <i>Asbestopluma monticola</i> was first collected …

Seashell Armor Could Offer Transparent Protection for Troops

New transparent armor to protect U.S. troops on the battlefield could be inspired by the structure of seashells, researchers say.<p>Scientists would …

The politics of shark attacks: time for some myth busting

There is no good or easy way to begin a discussion about responses to shark bites so soon after a tragic loss of life. The fatal shark bite incident that took Christine Armstrong’s life in Tathra is heartbreaking. The stories from Western Australia give us all pause. A debate continues in …