Monday 28 May 2012
Wells Fargo fosters environmental conservation through University of Miami's RJD programEurekAlert | 28 May 2012
Wells Fargo awarded the University of Miami's R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program $40,000 in support of marine conservation science. The grant addresses two major needs: the lack of engaging science education opportunities that inspire youth to learn STEM skills, and a lack of knowledge and awareness about marine ecology and conservation, particularly in relation to sharks.
Beach ClosuresWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 28 May 2012
What Causes Beach Closures?The pollution that causes beach closures and illness in humans comes from many different places on land, but ultimately gets into the water primarily through one of two pathways—discrete point sources and diffuse non-point sources.
Univ. of Tennessee Scientist Chosen as Holger Jannasch Visiting ScholarWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 28 May 2012
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has chosen Karen Lloyd, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, as the recipient of the Holger W. Jannasch Visiting Scholar Award.
Sea urchin populations in the MediterraneanScienceDaily.com | 28 May 2012
Scientists have new insight into which processes regulate long-term populations of sea urchins. New research includes an analysis of extraordinary episodes such as the violent storm that hit the Catalan coast on 26 December 2008, which caused the disappearance of around 80% of the population of sea urchins in the archipelago of the Medes and the Montgrí coast.
St. Kitts and Nevis launches their Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programmeUNESCO | 28 May 2012
St. Kitts and Nevis proudly became the first English Caribbean country to launch their Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme last week. The St. Marys Biosphere Programme covers an area of considerable diversity, from the mountain peak down to the coast including mangroves and reefs.
Justice Department probes whether BP execs lied to Congress: WSJReuters | 28 May 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether BP executives lied to Congress about how much oil leaked in the company's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the investigation.
Fukushima radiation seen in tuna off CaliforniaReuters | 28 May 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Low levels of nuclear radiation from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima power plant have turned up in bluefin tuna off the California coast, suggesting that these fish carried radioactive compounds across the Pacific Ocean faster than wind or water can.
EU fishing reforms face weakeningBBC | 28 May 2012
European governments are backsliding on commitments to make fishing sustainable, campaigners warn, with commitments weakening on banning discards and achieving healthy stocks.
Sea creatures and ocean vistas: the watery world under threat - in picturesGuardian Unlimited | 28 May 2012
Earth's oceans have changed more in the last 30 years than in all of human history. Callum Roberts' new book, The Ocean of Life, takes us on a panoramic tour beneath the seas to reveal their richness - and the impact of pollution, overfishing and the melting of the polar icecaps
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