Friday 16 March 2012
James Cameron's trip into real life AbyssNew Zealand Herald | 16 Mar 2012
Earth's lost frontier is about to be explored firsthand after more than half a century. It's a mission to the deepest part of the ocean, so deep that the pressure is the equivalent of three SUVs sitting on your toe.
Rising ocean temperatures harm protected coral reefsEurekAlert | 16 Mar 2012
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Special conservation zones known as marine protected areas provide many direct benefits to fisheries and coral reefs. However, such zones appear to offer limited help to corals in their battle against global warming, according to a new study.
Giant squids' giant eyes: The better to see hungry whales withEurekAlert | 16 Mar 2012
Now, researchers reporting online on March 15 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, have used complex computations to explain those massive peepers. Giant squids' 10-inch eyes allow them to see very large and hungry sperm whales from a distance in the pitch darkness of their deep-sea home.
Past Monsoon Changes Linked to Major Shifts in Indian CivilizationWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 16 Mar 2012
A fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady humid monsoon that favored lush vegetation to extended periods of drought, reports a new study led by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The study has implications for our understanding of the monsoons response to climate change.
For the ocean, business as usual is not an optionUNESCO | 16 Mar 2012
On Tuesday 6 March, an information session was organized at the European parliament by UNESCOs Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC) and MEP Kriton ARSENIS, to raise awareness on current ocean-related issues in view of the upcoming United Nation Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).
A PARTNERSHIP TO PRESERVE WATERUNESCO | 16 Mar 2012
UNESCOs Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and the Multi One Attitude Foundation announced, during the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, a partnership to preserve the planets ocean and freshwater through an exciting and innovative RACE FOR WATER around the world.
U.S. government sanctions limited sea lion killingsReuters | 16 Mar 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - The U.S. government has sanctioned the limited killing of sea lions, which have feasted on endangered Columbia River salmon, in the states of Oregon and Washington.
New Map Tracks Underwater Robotic Vehicles and Delivers Historical Marine DataNOAA's National Ocean Service | 16 Mar 2012
Want to take a virtual ride in our oceans with an underwater robot, also known as a glider? There is a new map for that. The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) recently launched a new map that displays where partner gliders are currently patrolling and where they've been.
Crab Council signs MOU with SFPWorld Fishing | 16 Mar 2012
The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Crab Council and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) have signed a memorandum of understanding solidifies their working relationship.
Study finds wild mussel beds may recoverWorld Fishing | 16 Mar 2012
Overfishing and sedimentation have reduced the number of natural beds of green-lipped mussels from many regions around New Zealand and in the Firth of Thames the beds have all but gone.
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