Monday 13 August 2012
How much nitrogen is fixed in the ocean?EurekAlert | 13 Aug 2012
(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) In order to predict how the Earth's climate develops scientists have to know which gases and trace elements are naturally bound and released by the ocean and in which quantities. For nitrogen, an essential element for the production of biomass, there are many unanswered questions.
Underneath, OverlookedWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 13 Aug 2012
Matt Charette has been pulling off the sheetrock in Earths basement to reveal a hidden plumbing system that pumps water into the ocean. Rivers carry most of the rain that falls on land back to the sea. But some water percolates into underground aquifers, where water, rock, and bacteria mix and unseen chemical reactions take place.
Govt brings offshore drilling into line with RMANew Zealand Herald | 13 Aug 2012
The Government has moved to bring its legislation regulating deep sea drilling and other activity in New Zealand's vast offshore ocean areas into line with the Resource Management Act.
Sea ice disappearing faster than predictedNew Zealand Herald | 13 Aug 2012
Sea ice in the Arctic is disappearing at a far greater rate than previously expected, according to data from a satellite launched to study the thickness of Earth's polar caps.
US shark fin soup still from 'at risk' listfishupdate.com | 13 Aug 2012
ACCORDING to scientific analysis by Stony Brook University, the shark fin soup served in 14 US cities contains at-risk species, including scalloped hammerhead, which is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Endangered globally.
Arctic sea ice 'melting faster'BBC | 13 Aug 2012
Arctic sea ice is vanishing much faster than generally expected, according to preliminary data from the Cryosat spacecraft.
The Coastal Walkabout Project - A Former Intern on the Power of Citizen ScienceThe Ocean Foundation | 13 Aug 2012
Over the years, The Ocean Foundation has been pleased to host research and administrative interns who have helped us achieve our mission even as they learned more about our ocean planet. We have asked some of those interns to share their ocean-related experiences. Following is the second in a series of TOF intern blog posts.
Bournemouth wins £2m to set up first coastal tourism academy in EuropeGuardian Unlimited | 13 Aug 2012
The first seaside areas to win government funds to boost their economies have been announced. The six schemes in England to receive money include the first coastal tourism academy in Europe and a project to support sustainable lobster fishing.The money comes from the £24m coastal communities fund launched earlier this year.
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