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Census of Marine Life and ocean in Google Earth bring ocean information to life
Census of Marine Life participates in new ocean in Google Earth release. (2009-02-02)

Neptune's ears
The Office of Naval Research has proposed a project - current working title ESME, or Effects of Sound on the Marine Environment - which will bring together data from a number of organizations and develop the mathematical models needed to estimate environmental effects from different types of sonar use. (2000-12-12)

Marine protected areas not sufficient to protect global biodiversity
Research undertaken at The University of Auckland, and published in the prestigious USA journal Science, shows that the protection of marine habitats is ineffectively managed worldwide to retain biodiversity, and that many so-called (2006-06-22)

Marine pathogens spread much faster than their terrestrial counterparts
It has become increasingly clear that pathogen epidemics are as significant a component of marine systems as they are in terrestrial systems. At an NCEAS working group on Diseases in the Ocean, McCallum et al collated data on epidemic spread from both environments. Their analysis in Ecology Letters, December, shows marine epidemics spread about 100 times faster than comparable terrestrial epidemics, warning that emerging diseases may pose particularly severe threats to marine ecosystems. (2003-11-24)

Marine organisms can shred a carrier bag into 1.75 million pieces, study shows
A single plastic carrier bag could be shredded by marine organisms into 1.75 million microscopic fragments, according to new research published in Marine Pollution Bulletin and carried out by the University of Plymouth. (2017-12-08)

NOAA announces additions to National System of Marine Protected Areas
NOAA announced the inclusion of 82 existing marine protected areas into the National System of Marine Protected Areas. This addition brings the total number of marine protected areas in the national system to 437. Sites in the system remain under the management of the agency that established them, but work voluntarily and cooperatively together to address common management problems, such as adapting to climate change impacts or managing emerging ocean uses. (2013-08-14)

Impact of renewable energy on our oceans must be investigated, say scientists
Scientists from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth are today calling for urgent research to understand the impact of renewable energy developments on marine life. The study, now published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, highlights potential environmental benefits and threats resulting from marine renewable energy, such as off-shore wind farms and wave and tidal energy conversion devices. (2009-09-17)

Marine reserves are critical for coral reef resilience
Due to the combined effect of human and natural disturbances, coral reefs are declining at an alarming rate. (2016-04-07)

First mass extinction linked to marine anoxia
The end-Ordovician mass extinction, killing roughly 86 percent of all marine species, is now linked to nutrient-driven anoxia in the global ocean. (2012-04-11)

Scientists discover new life in the Antarctic deep sea
Scientists have found hundreds of new marine creatures in the vast, dark deep-sea surrounding Antarctica. Carnivorous sponges, free-swimming worms, crustaceans, and molluscs living in the Weddell Sea provide new insights into the evolution of ocean life. (2007-05-16)

Poor coastal hypoxia and acidification policy leaves marine fisheries at risk
Current regulatory standards regarding the dissolved oxygen and pH levels of coastal waters have not kept pace with the scientific understanding of hypoxia and acidification, nor with the mounting evidence of their negative impact on coastal marine life. (2020-04-23)

Rapid rise of the Mesozoic sea dragons
In the Mesozoic, the time of the dinosaurs, from 252 to 66 million years ago, marine reptiles such as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs were top predators in the oceans. But their origins and early rise to dominance have been somewhat mysterious. New research published this week in the journal Paleobiology by palaeobiologists from the University of Bristol shows that they burst onto the scene, rather than expanding slowly into their ecosystems. (2016-05-20)

American Society for Microbiology honors Edward F. DeLong
The 2008 American Society for Microbiology Procter & Gamble Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology is being presented to Edward F. DeLong, professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This award recognizes distinguished achievement in research and development in applied and environmental microbiology. (2008-07-14)

Census of Marine Life US National Committee hosts 2006 Marine Biodiversity Workshop
The U.S. National Committee of the Census of Marine Life is holding a workshop to improve understanding of marine and coastal biodiversity and the application of this knowledge to support sustainable and adaptive ecosystem-based management of living and non-living resources. This undertaking requires the best of academic research, as well as policy-relevant thinking and management expertise. The workshop will bring together experts from a variety of scientific disciplines, academia and management agencies. (2006-09-11)

Jurassic records warn of risk to marine life from global warming
The risk posed by global warming and rising ocean temperatures to the future health of the world's marine ecosystem has been highlighted by scientists studying fossil records. (2013-02-19)

The bivalve effect
McGill biologist Dr. Frederic Guichard says marine life can communicate over thousands of kilometers, calling into question current fishery management and marine preservation practices. (2010-05-03)

NOAA report finds threats to California's Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary
A new NOAA report on the health of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary indicates that the overall condition of the sanctuary's marine life and habitats is fair to good, but identifies several emerging threats to sanctuary resources. (2009-06-18)

First broad-scale maps of life on the sea-shelf
Marine scientists from five research agencies have pooled their skills and resources to compile a directory of life on Australia's continental shelf. (2011-03-31)

Brand new species of bacterium found in the Gullmarsfjord north of Gothenburg
Researchers at the Sven Loven Centre for Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg have discovered a brand new species of bacterium found only in the Gullmarsfjord north of Gothenburg. The bacterium has been named Endoxenoturbella lovénii to honor the newly founded marine research center. (2010-04-19)

No plain sailing for marine life as climate warms
Direct effects of climate warming on biodiversity pose a serious conservation challenge for marine life, according to new research published in Science. (2011-11-28)

Northern invaders threaten Antarctic marine life
An international study led by The Australian National University has found evidence that marine life can easily invade Antarctic waters from the north, and could be poised to colonize the rapidly-warming Antarctic marine ecosystems. (2016-05-23)

Science for long-term management of the Marine Life Protection Act
The AAAS topic is (2007-02-18)

Marine Fish Culture By John W. Tucker, Jr., Ph.D.
MARINE FISH CULTURE is the first comprehensive reference and textbook on this subject and provides information on more than 870 species in 129 families. The book is the product of the author's 27 years of research and teaching in fish culture and biology. Over 4,000 references are included in the text. (1999-01-07)

11 University of Miami grad students receive recognition in marine and atmospheric science
The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science presented 11 graduate students for their scholarly achievement and provided fellowships to help further their education at the Rosenstiel School. (2010-11-15)

Grant promotes marine ornamental fish aquaculture
Dr. Ralph Turingan, Florida Tech associate professor of biological sciences, has earned a $60,000 Florida Sea Grant to research the key factors that affect the survival of marine ornamental fish in their larval stage. These include angelfish and anemonefish. (2003-10-21)

Understanding the oceans microbes is key to the Earth's future
Life on Earth may owe its existence to tiny microorganisms living in the oceans, but the effect of human-induced change on the vital services these microbes perform for the planet remains largely unstudied, says a report released today by the American Academy of Microbiology, entitled (2005-12-07)

Marine monitoring to help protect lives at sea
In order to save lives at sea, the National Oceanography Centre is joining six research organizations to provide a world-class marine monitoring and forecasting service, which could be used to improve marine rescue operations. (2015-06-17)

Invasive species: Understanding the threat before it's too late
Catching rides on cargo ships and fishing boats, many invasive species are now covering our shorelines and compromising the existence of our native marine life. In a study published in Ecology Letters, Northeastern University Prof. David Kimbro and his team examine what factors allow some invasive species to survive in their new environments and others to fail. (2013-03-22)

Loss of a gene long ago puts marine mammals at risk today, as environments change
Ancient loss of gene function across ancestral marine mammal lineages may now be putting modern marine mammals at risk, leaving them defenseless against toxic organophosphates. (2018-08-09)

Microbial answer to plastic pollution?
Fragments of plastic in the ocean are not just unsightly but potentially lethal to marine life. Coastal microbes may offer a smart solution to clean up plastic contamination, according to Jesse Harrison presenting his research at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting in Edinburgh today. (2010-03-28)

Do marine protected areas work?
A study describes how to use data collected before and after Marine Protected Areas are created to verify that they work. (2019-07-17)

Return of 'the Blob' could intensify climate change impacts on Northeast Pacific fisheries
A large marine heatwave would double the rate of the climate change impacts on fisheries species in the northeast Pacific by 2050, says a recently released study by researchers from the University of British Columbia and University of Bern. (2020-04-21)

Construction starts on new marine research vessel
Construction of Australia's new $120 million Marine National Facility research vessel, Investigator has started in Singapore. (2012-01-30)

Watch your seas: Marine scientists call for European marine observatory network
More than 100 marine scientists, policy makers and members of industry unanimously call for action towards an integrated network of observatories monitoring Europe's seas, at the Marine Board-ESF Forum (2010-09-16)

Distant processes influence marine heatwaves around the world
An international team has produced the first global assessment of the major drivers of marine heatwaves. (2019-06-14)

Small but versatile: Key players in the marine nitrogen cycle can utilize cyanate and urea
The ammonia oxidizing archaea, or Thaumarchaeota, are amongst the most abundant marine microorganisms. Yet, we are still discovering which factors allow them to thrive in the ocean. A research team from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen and the University of Vienna was now able to show that marine Thaumarchaeota have a broader metabolism than previously thought. The results are published in the journal Nature Microbiology. (2018-12-10)

Small but versatile
The ammonia oxidizing archaea, or Thaumarchaeota, are amongst the most abundant marine microorganisms. Yet, we are still discovering which factors allow them to thrive in the ocean: A new publication reveals that marine Thaumarchaeota have a broader metabolism than previously thought. (2018-12-10)

Queen's marine biologist investigates aliens beneath the waves
Queen's University Belfast is appealing for help from the public in looking at ways to detect and stop the spread of marine aliens. (2008-06-16)

Marine Corps experience shown to enhance job prospects
When their tours of active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan are over, Marines who receive an honorable discharge may be welcomed back by some employers with a higher salary for their Marine Corps experience, Penn State researchers have found. (2003-09-29)

Effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammals -- a research strategy
The Marine Board-ESF published its 13th Position Paper, which presents a view from marine mammal specialists on the research needed to assess the effects of anthropogenic sound upon marine mammals. (2008-09-30)

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