Near-pristine coral reef ecosystem discovered

(Photo Credit PLoS One, Barrot et al 2010) Practical Fishkeeping, June 29, 2010By Ben Clarke An expedition to Millennium Atoll, a remote coral atoll in the Central Pacific, has uncovered an almost completely undisturbed underwater ecosystem that could serve as an important reference for restoration projects throughout the Pacific Ocean. The survey findings, published recently
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NOAA-Supported Scientists Predict “Larger Than Average” Gulf Dead Zone

June 28, 2010NOAA The northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, an underwater area with little or no oxygen known commonly as the “dead zone,” could be larger than the recent average, according to a forecast by a team of NOAA-supported scientists from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Louisiana State University, and the University of Michigan.
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UF Marine Researchers Rush To Collect Samples As Oil Threat Grows-Algae May Hold Anti-Cancer Compound

(Credit Linda Homewood) Before its News, June 20, 2010By Alton Parrish In a race against time, University of Florida marine researchers are hurrying to collect underwater marine algae samples in the Florida Keys while an ever-growing Gulf oil spill steadily migrates toward Florida, already reaching the Emerald Coast in the Panhandle. Hendrik Luesch, an associate
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Now Accepting Applications for the 2010 Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants Program in Marine Environmental History and Historical Marine Ecology

Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI) is pleased to announce the 2010 Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants Program in Marine Environmental History and Historical Marine Ecology.  Initiated in 2001, this program supports research documenting historical ocean conditions prior to large-scale human impacts. This program honors the late Dr. Mia J. Tegner, an esteemed marine biologist
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