Why oil and gas companies should buy whales hearing aids

Green Prophet

Whales, the earth’s largest marine mammals, have had more than their share of ecological problems in all parts of the world’s seas and oceans. One of their biggest risks is noise in marine habitats caused by drilling for oil and gas. . Those in unlikely marine habitats such as the Eastern Mediterranean, where a rare grey whale was sighted. Whales communicate and find their way by emitting sounds to one another as well as off marine objects such as reefs.

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“Heavily-armed” octopus escapes from aquarium!

Green Prophet

Cities aquariums Hebrew University Marine Biology sea lifeAn octopus at New Zealand’s National Aquarium decided he’s had enough of life in captivity and deftly devised his own escape to the sea. His amazing getaway won Inky the octopus instant fame, and raises new questions about cephalopod intelligence. In 2014, biologists rescued Inky from a crayfish pot where he had become entangled, suffering injuries to his arms and body.

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Whale Sharks: Swimming with the World’s Largest Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Alison Green, senior marine scientist. Whale sharks are migratory, and their movement patterns appear to be related to physical and biological oceanographic features, such as seamounts and boundary currents, where primary productivity (and therefore their food) may be enhanced. Fish Marine Traveling Naturalist Alison Green coastal diving marine marine biology natural history sharks A whale shark, the largest fish on earth. Photo: Elite Diving Agency.

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Close Encounter: Swimming with the Sharks

Cool Green Science

Tim and marine biologist Yannis Papastamatiou quickly donned snorkel gear and slipped into the water to get photographs. Animals Featured Post 1 Fish Oceans & Coasts Photography The Nature Conservancy United States adventure animal tagging close encounter with nature close encounters field research gray reef shark Hawaii Kydd Pollock marine biology nature photography Palmyra Palmyra Atoll photography shark shark encounter shark Palmyra shark stories sharks Snorkel

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Merman Hair and the Incredible Creatures of the Deep It’s Inspired By

Eco Chic

Creative Arts colorful fish instagram trends marine biology marine life mermaids merman hair mermen sea creatures tropical fishImage from Flickr user Suzy. First it was the man bun. Then the flower beard. And now, merman hair is taking over the internet, with men dyeing their hair a whole rainbow of new shades. And it’s not just top-of-your-head hair. It’s beards, it’s eyebrows. We can assume it’s more private areas as well. And why not?

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CSI: Sea Turtle Unit

Nature Conservancy - Science

We were invited by the founder of the local Nihiwatu Resort, Claude Graves, a committed investor in local community programs, to help him think through the establishment of conservation practices over the coastal and marine habitats adjacent to his resort and in the potential marine protected area lying just a mile or so southeast of his resort. Our quick snapshot of the beaches confirmed that turtles nest in the proposed marine protected area southeast of the resort.

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A Day In the Life of A Marine Scientist: Interview with Rima Jabado

Green Prophet

Green Prophet speaks to Rima Jabado, a marine scientists working in the UAE about marine conservation and what dissection can teach us about sharks. We caught up with Rima Jabado, a marine scientist who has worked all around the world, to find out about her research into sharks in the Arabian Gulf and the threat of habitat destruction. Travel & Nature Marine Biology marine conservation marine life marine mammals marine protection Sharks

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A journal that stutters

Environmental Economics

Journal of Marine Biology & Oceanography a peer-reviewed scholarly Journal, dedicated to disseminate the most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and novel promising developments in all areas of Marine Biology, Oceanography, Fisheries Science with the generous support of strong Editorial Board of eminent scientists from all over the world. From the inbox: Dear  T Tim, Greetings…!

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Double-headed dolphin washes up in Turkey

Green Prophet

Associate professor Mehmet Gokoglu from the marine-biology department at the Ak Deniz University told Daily Mail that he relished an opportunity to study the dolphin. Cities Izmir marine mammals polycephaly Here’s something you don’t see every day – a double-headed dolphin! This week the immature dolphin washed ashorein Turkey , where a sports coach alerted authorities.

Loch Ness, Whale Placenta? A Lava Lamp? Mysterious Deep Sea Creature from UK is Revealed

Green Prophet

Theories about the species of this animal ranged from a jellyfish to an unknown marine version of the Loch Ness monster to a whale placenta. Experts like Southern Cross University marine biology lecturer Dr. Daniel Bucher, believed that this creature resembled “a very unusual shape deep sea jellyfish”, the sex organs give it away , he said. Travel & Nature Deepstaria Enigmatica marine ecology marine protection UK

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Scientists find traces of radioactive contaminants from Fukushima in the California kelp beds


Marine biology professors Steven L. Dattatreya Mandal: Given the current levels of industrialization and its impact around the world, the very scope of a localized natural disaster can actually expand and have its consequence globally. This adverse trend was aptly exhibited by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and its after effect in the international economy.

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When the levee breaks: Ocean hero killed in electric scooter accident

Green Prophet

Another blow to the marine environment this week – after learning that the massive oil spill continually washing up on shore on Israel’s beaches is most likely eco-terror from Iran : this time it’s personal and someone I interviewed as a hero to our seas ––.

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Forests Adapt to Climate Change

Eco Friendly Daily

A study by the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts provides evidence of how this occurs in a paper published in the May 23, 2011 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory simulated anticipated climate change conditions over a seven-year period in a deciduous forest in New England. One of the remarkable things about nature is its ability to adapt.

Venomous Irukandji Jellyfish Kills Eco Bloggers

Green Prophet

Short of earning a degree in marine biology, how do we stay safe in changing seas? Green Prophet recently reported about alarming surges in jellyfish populations in the Mediterranean Sea. No hand-wringing yellow journalism here, the phenomenon was scientifically assessed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. Odd timing.

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SeaOrbiter Renewably-Fueled Research Vessel Construction to Start

Green Prophet

This will allow them to “observe, to undertake research missions, like marine biology, oceanography and climate issues,” he said. After 12 years of finalizing details and garnering institutional support for his deeply ambitious ocean-going research vessel , Jacques Rougerie has announced that construction on the SeaOrbiter is slated to begin in October.

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Abu Dhabi Corals Are Tougher Than The Rest

Green Prophet

“Corals have a symbiotic relationship with algae that live within their tissue and provide them with food,” Dr John Burt, head of the marine biology laboratory at NYUAD, told The National. It turns out that the study published in Marine Pollution Bulletin reveals algae that is the same as that found in other climates where coral has a low threshold for heat. Travel & Nature arabian gulf Coral marine life nature conservation Persian Gulf

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Coral decline around the world can be attributed to herpes disease!


However, when the scope comes to the survival of these enticing marine animals, the picture indeed looks startlingly baleful. According to a research review published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, very few of our scientific efforts are directed to finding out the real cause of coral eradication, especially when it concerns the viral side of affairs.

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Study: Water Ecosystems Impacted By Boat Turbulence

Eco Friendly Daily

scientists and was recently published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Samantha Bickel, from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science who worked on the study, stated: “Regions with high boat traffic exhibited a higher occurrence of copepod carcasses.” Zooplankton are a key element of water ecosystems as they are near the bottom of the food chain. Copepods, aka zooplankton, are one of the most abundant species on Earth.

Microbial Biomass in the Oceans Weighs As Much As 240 Billion African Elephants

Eco Friendly Daily

The title of this post is just one of the comparative results drawn up by a 10 year study – Census of Marine Life. Mitch Sogin of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and head of the marine microbe census said –. Humans and elephants both have to take a bow before a family of organisms which aren’t even visible to the naked eye. In terms of sheer numbers and by mass, microbes are huge.

Another Chinese Cetacean May Go Extinct

Eco Friendly Daily

A recent study published In the journal Marine Biology has found that the finless propose located in the Yangtze River is genetically distinct from other finless porpoises. After numerous surveys of the Yangtze River in China, conservationists determined that the Baiji river dolphin was extinct. The dolphin was native only to the Yangtze River and has not been seen since before 2006. This extinction was the first ever recorded of a cetacean since such records began.

Moving Red Sea fish farm cages shows positive eco results: new study

Green Prophet

A new study looks at what happened to the Red Sea marine environment when fish cages were moved to the Mediterranean Sea. The Eilat fish farms were located offshore there for more than 20 years, and their removal came after they caused severe damage to natural marine life in the areas where the fish cages had been placed. In order to determine the long-lasting affects of the Eilat fish farms studies were made by research teams led by Dror Angel, a marine researcher at the Leon H.

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Oceans Spiralling Downward, Threatening Life on Earth

Green Prophet

This is not an Orson Welles-esque prank , but real and scary: An international panel of marine scientists is demanding urgent remedies to halt ocean degradation based on findings that the rate, speed and impacts of change in the global ocean are greater, faster and more imminent than previously thought. These impacts will have cascading consequences for marine biology, including altered food web dynamics and the expansion of pathogens.

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Are the Lights Going Out in the World’s Most Famous Bioluminescent Bay?

Cool Green Science

It contained around 6,000 bioluminescent dinoflagellates in each tablespoon of seawater, hundreds of times more than in the open ocean,” said David Gruber, a marine-biology professor at the City University of New York and co-author of Aglow in the Dark , a book that details the many ways in which scientists have adapted this natural phenomenon to medicine, forensic science and other human uses. As our paddles swept through the water the organisms lit up like tiny marine fireflies.

Sponge Secrets

Eco Friendly Daily

New research published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology reveals that sponges can transmit light internally. Unlike other animals, which use nerve cells to carry electrical signals, some sea sponges use light to promote biological functions. There are few animals more humble and unassuming than the sponge. Many people assume, mistakenly, that these sedentary organisms are plants or even something else.

Douglas McCauley on Marine Mammoths, Rhino Steaks & Garage-Band Science Communications

Nature Conservancy - Science

I love thinking of whales as marine mammoths. He is assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at the University of California – Santa Barbara. The marine fauna are fully aware of this complexity. Often scientists get caught up in talking about setting up networks of marine protected areas and how important that is to foster connectivity. But what I will tell a group of non-scientists is simply that we need marine parks.

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Green (Living) Review

New Entity Announces Initial Actions MCLEAN, VA, March 16, 2009 : Eminent marine scientists, major figures in the non-profit environmental community and leaders of the seafood industry have joined forces to establish the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), a non-profit organization developed to respond to the growing threats to global tuna populations. National Marine Fisheries Service and the Commission of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

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The Environmental Education Collection

The Green Changemakers

66 River of Words: National Environmental Poetry & Poster Contest for Students - Teacher's Guide 68 Sea Turtle Trek 70 Search for the Great Sharks 72 Teacher's Guide to World Resources 74 Themeworks: Trees 76 Themeworks: Under the Ground 78 Turning the Tide on Trash: A Learning Guide on Marine Debris 80 Waste: A Hidden Resource 82 The Waste Hierarchy: Where is "Away"? A Guide to Biological Identification 94 Wildlife for the Future 96 WOW!