Wednesday 28 March 2012
Chemical microgradients accelerate coral death at the Great Barrier ReefEurekAlert | 28 Mar 2012
Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology along with Australian colleagues, have examined corals from the Great Barrier Reef affected by the Black Band Disease and identified the critical parameters that allow this prevalent disease to cause wide mortality of corals around the world.
Oceanographers develop method for measuring the pace of life in deep sedimentsEurekAlert | 28 Mar 2012
(University of Rhode Island) Life deep in the seabed proceeds very slowly. But the slow-growing bacteria living many meters beneath the seafloor play an important role in the global storage of organic carbon and have a long-term effect on climate. A team of scientists has developed a new method for measuring this slow life deep down in the seabed.
Dolphin society 'is run by gangs'BBC | 28 Mar 2012
Bottlenose dolphins in Australia organise their complex society into gang-like groups of males, according to scientists.
Smithsonian Scientists Describe a 'New' Fossil WhaleOcean Portal (Smithsonian) | 28 Mar 2012
Monodontids, the group of whales that includes the belugas and narwhals swimming our ocean today, are emblematic symbols of the Arctic. However, their fossil record, although scarce, suggests that these animals' ranges could have been much broader.
Gas leaks near flare as Total dismisses blast riskReuters | 28 Mar 2012
PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Explosive natural gas is leaking from Total's Elgin North Sea platform less than 100 meters from a flare which workers left burning as they evacuated the rig, the French energy company said on Wednesday.
Scientists pin down historic sea level riseReuters | 28 Mar 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - The collapse of an ice sheet in Antarctica up to 14,650 years ago might have caused sea levels to rise between 14 and 18 metres (46-60 feet), a study showed on Wednesday, data which could help make more accurate climate change predictions.
Gas leak platform flare burningBBC | 28 Mar 2012
A flame is still burning above an evacuated North Sea platform from which gas has been leaking for three days.
Fears grow over North Sea rig explosionGuardian Unlimited | 28 Mar 2012
Fears are growing that a naked flame on the top of a leaking gas rig could spark a massive explosion and lead to a major pollution incident in the North Sea.
MSC certificate holders reaches 2000World Fishing | 28 Mar 2012
Finefish, a Norwegian processor offering a range of fresh and frozen seafood products, has become the 2000th MSC Chain of Custody certificate holder.
Study examines NOAA catch sharesWorld Fishing | 28 Mar 2012
In 2011, the US West Coast groundfish trawl fleet transitioned to the catch shares management system, which guarantees fishery participants a percentage of the total allowable catch for each species in the fishery.
UKFEN brings together national expertsWorld Fishing | 28 Mar 2012
The UK Fisheries Economic Network (UKFEN) was founded by Seafish as an informal network for economists and analysts working in connection with fishing, aquaculture and industries that support the seafood sector.
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