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Google Earth could validate catch statisticsWorld Fishing | 27 Nov 2013
University of British Columbia scientists have found that large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what is being officially reported.
Google Earth reveals unreported fishingSea Around Us | 26 Nov 2013
In the Persian Gulf, large, semi-permanent fish traps take advantage of tidal differences to catch a wide variety of marine species. These traps, called fish weirs, have been used around the world for thousands of years, but only recently have researchers quantified what they catch using imagery captured from space.
WWF calls for satellite technology surveillanceWorld Fishing | 21 Nov 2013
WWF says that its new pilot project shows that the use of satellite technology in the surveillance of fishing activities can increase safety on fishing vessels and promote legal and transparent fishing operations.
'Tiger stripes' underneath Antarctic glaciers slow the flowEurekAlert | 07 Nov 2013
(Princeton University) Researchers at Princeton University and the British Antarctic Survey have discovered that most resistance to the movement of glaciers over the underlying bedrock comes from narrow, high-friction stripes that lie within large, extremely slippery areas underneath the glacier. These stripes are thought to govern the speed at which Antarctic glaciers are moving.
What Do Drones Have to Do with Sea Turtles? (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 10 Oct 2013
On September 15th while most Mexican's began celebrating our Independence Day some were absorbed by another major event; the shrimping season began on Mexicos Pacific Coast. Fishermen from Mazatlan and Tobolobampo in Sinaloa set off to make the most of this years season. As always, fishing activities will be observed by government officials, but this time they will be using drones to monitor illegal fishing practices.
Giant channels discovered beneath Antarctic ice shelfEurekAlert | 07 Oct 2013
(University of Exeter) Scientists have discovered huge ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica. At 250 meters high, the channels are almost as tall as the Eiffel tower and stretch hundreds of kilometers along the ice shelf. The channels are likely to influence the stability of the ice shelf and their discovery will help researchers understand how the ice will respond to changing environmental conditions.
Algorithm finds missing phytoplankton in Southern OceanEurekAlert | 19 Sep 2013
(University of New South Wales) NASA satellites may have missed more than 50 percent of the phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean. But now, new research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research has led to the development of an algorithm that produces substantially more accurate estimates of Southern Ocean phytoplankton populations.
Cryosat observes winter ice declineBBC | 11 Sep 2013
The volume of sea ice in the Arctic hit a new low this past winter, according to observations from the European Space Agency's Cryosat mission.
Seabirds fitted with satellite tags to track movements in Gulf of MaineEurekAlert | 16 Aug 2013
Researchers at NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary are using satellite technology to learn more about the movement, life cycle, feeding and foraging habits of Great Shearwater seabirds in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Scientists have recently attached satellite transmitters to 10 birds and are tracking their movements this summer.
Earliest satellite ice maps producedBBC | 24 Apr 2013
The earliest satellite maps of Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice have been assembled by scientists, showing the floes around the White Continent back in the 1960s were probably as extensive as they are now.
CSTARS awarded $16.5 million over 3 years by Office of Naval ResearchEurekAlert | 19 Mar 2013
The University of Miami's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing has been awarded a $16.5 million contract by the Office of Naval Research to continue collecting, processing and disseminating data from global Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite systems.
NASA's Aquarius sees salty shiftsEurekAlert | 27 Feb 2013
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The colorful images chronicle the seasonal stirrings of our salty world. Changes in ocean salinity patterns are revealed by the first full year of surface salinity data captured by NASA's Aquarius instrument.