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Call of the WhalesWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 05 Dec 2013
Last fall a team of researchers put two torpedo-shaped underwater robots in the Gulf of Maine to find whales for us, said Mark Baumgartner, a biologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The gliders were equipped with digital acoustic monitoring (DMON) instruments to listen for whale calls and specialized software to identify the calls.
How Scientists are Using Drones to Fight the Next Big Oil Spilltheatlantic.com | 05 Dec 2013
More than three-and-half years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster spewed millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are launching drones and ocean-going sensor arrays off the Florida coast in an effort to map the path of future oil spills before they devastate beaches and coastal ecosystems.
New Jersey Shore likely faces unprecedented flooding by mid-centuryEurekAlert | 05 Dec 2013
(Rutgers University) Geoscientists at Rutgers and Tufts universities estimate that the New Jersey shore will likely experience a sea-level rise of about 1.5 feet by 2050 and of about 3.5 feet by 2100 -- 11 to 15 inches higher than the average for sea-level rise globally over the century.
UK storms and tidal surges - Q&AGuardian Unlimited | 05 Dec 2013
Key facts around the stormy weather currently battering Scotland, northern England and set to threaten the east coast
Ireland consults on seafood "roadmap"World Fishing | 05 Dec 2013
A public consultation process is being launched in Ireland on the preparation of a Marine Research and Seafood Sector Low Carbon Roadmap to boost Ireland's marine economy.
Big changes for renewable subsidiesBBC | 04 Dec 2013
The government is to make major changes to the way it subsidises renewable energy with more emphasis on offshore wind power, the BBC has learned.
SU biologist develops method for monitoring shipping noise in dolphin habitatEurekAlert | 02 Dec 2013
(Syracuse University) A biologist in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences has developed a system of techniques for tracking ships and monitoring underwater noise levels in a protected marine mammal habitat. The techniques are the subject of a groundbreaking article in Marine Pollution Bulletin, focusing on the bottlenose dolphin population in Scotland's Moray Firth.
Protecting the Shetland IslandsWorld Fishing | 02 Dec 2013
A spatial management programme has been set up to protect vulnerable seabed habitat whilst monitoring, understanding and supporting scallop fleet activities in and around the Shetland Islands.
Concern over status of aggregating fish species in the CaribbeanThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | 29 Nov 2013
The spawning aggregations of groupers and snappers in the Caribbean - the reproductive gatherings necessary to create the next generation - help maintain healthy stocks of these species, but are currently being heavily fished, causing significant reductions.
The Return of the SealsWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 27 Nov 2013
Growing herds raise questions of how humans and seals can prosper together.
Lakes discovered beneath Greenland ice sheetEurekAlert | 27 Nov 2013
(University of Cambridge) The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, discovered two subglacial lakes 800 meters below the Greenland Ice Sheet. Subglacial lakes are likely to influence the flow of the ice sheet, impacting global sea level change. The discovery of the lakes in Greenland will also help researchers to understand how the ice will respond to changing environmental conditions.
Polar bear numbers in Hudson Bay of Canada on verge of collapseGuardian Unlimited | 27 Nov 2013
Polar bear populations are a sensitive topic for the Canadian government, which has faced international criticism for its policies on climate change and for allowing limited hunting of bears, mainly by indigenous communities.
MSC first for EstoniaWorld Fishing | 27 Nov 2013
After a year-long scientific assessment the Estonian prawn fishery has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, making it the first Estonian fishery to become MSC certified.