Friday 09 March 2012
Marine Microbes vs. Cystic FibrosisWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 09 Mar 2012
WHOI microbiologist Tracy Mincer searches the ocean for specialized microbes that could one day help doctors combat the deadly disease cystic fibrosis.
New shark discovery off the Galapagos reportedSan Francisco Chronicle | 09 Mar 2012
In the seas of the world where sharks of all kinds are fast disappearing, a deep-diving San Francisco biologist and his colleagues have discovered a new species of shark among the Galapagos Islands.
Entire nation of Kiribati could move to FijiNew Zealand Herald | 09 Mar 2012
Fearing that climate change could wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the populace to Fiji.
1 year after the Japan tsunami, USC engineers help California's ports prepareEurekAlert | 09 Mar 2012
(University of Southern California) Funded by the California Geological Survey, the California Emergency Management Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, USC researchers will use hydrodynamic computer modelling and historical tsunami data to evaluate the currents generated by tsunamis and their effect within California ports and harbors.
Chikyu to set sail for IODP expedition: Japan trench fast drilling projectEurekAlert | 09 Mar 2012
(Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International) The deep-sea scientific drilling vessel Chikyu, operated by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, will embark on Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 343 Japan Trench Fast Drilling Project, from April 1-May 24, 2012.
Bite the hand that feeds...EurekAlert | 09 Mar 2012
(University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science) In a paper in the British Ecological Society's Functional Ecology, University of Miami researchers unveil a groundbreaking study on tiger sharks using satellite tags to examine the long-term and long-range movement patterns of tiger sharks in response to dive tourism. The result: no noticeable behavioral changes.
In pictures: Tagging tiger sharksBBC | 09 Mar 2012
Researchers from the University of Miami, Florida have completed the first satellite-tagging study to find out how ecotourism impacts on tiger sharks.
World seabird total still fallingBBC | 09 Mar 2012
Seabird numbers continue to decline, according to a new review. Compiled by BirdLife International, it says 28% of species around the world are threatened.
Japanese whalers cut season shortBBC | 09 Mar 2012
Japan ends its whaling season after catching less than a third of its annual target, blaming activists' sabotage and the weather.
Fisheries Ministers Focus on Economic Prosperity in Atlantic CanadaFisheries and Oceans Canada | 09 Mar 2012
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Federal, provincial and territorial fisheries and aquaculture ministers concluded the meeting of the Atlantic Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers today in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The meeting was jointly chaired by the Honourable Keith Ashfield, federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture for Nova Scotia.
Fin soup demand 'causing shark decline in UK'Guardian Unlimited | 09 Mar 2012
The demand for shark fin soup in Asia is probably the major cause of the alarming decline of blue sharks off the British coast and much of the Atlantic, the authors of a new study claim this week.
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