Thursday 12 April 2012
A Taste of OceanographyWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 12 Apr 2012
College breaks between fall and spring terms can last all January, enough time for travel, courses, short internships, or work. For the past four years, a few undergraduate students have combined these at WHOI in the Ocean Research Experience (ORE) program, a pilot program that plunges them into ocean science for three to four weeks.
Ocean acidification linked to larval oyster failureEurekAlert | 12 Apr 2012
(Oregon State University) Researchers have definitively linked an increase in ocean acidification to the collapse of oyster seed production at a commercial oyster hatchery in Oregon, where larval growth had declined to a level considered by the owners to be "non-economically viable."
Basel Convention Regional Centre for the Caribbean: Business Plan for 2012-2013bcrc-caribbean.blogspot.com | 12 Apr 2012
The BCRC-Caribbean has recently finalised and submitted its Business Plan for the biennium 2012-2013. The plan defines the needs of the region in relation to projects and capacity building activities, in support of training and technology transfer on the environmentally sound management of hazardous and other wastes.
Shell says Gulf of Mexico sheen dissipatingReuters | 12 Apr 2012
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell said an oil sheen near two of its offshore Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas platforms was dissipating Thursday, and it was "very confident" its installations were not to blame.
First BAP two-star salmon operationWorld Fishing | 12 Apr 2012
Certification of the Northern Harvest Sea Farm processing plant in St. George, New Brunswick, Canada, has established Northern Harvest as the Best Aquaculture Practices program's first 'two-star' salmon operation.
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