Coral algae (symbiodinium) discovered in black corals at never seen before depths

Hawaiian Black Coral, Antipathes griggi.Photo Credit: Daniel Wagner, HIMB/SOEST/UHM Carlie WienerUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa, via EureakAlert!, October 20, 2010 Researchers at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), an organized research unit in the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology have made a remarkable new discovery. When … Continue reading Coral algae (symbiodinium) discovered in black corals at never seen before depths

U.N. summit sends S.O.S. on biodiversity

The U.N.’s biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan will set globaltargets for governments worldwide to protect ecosystemsPhoto Credit: CNN By Matthew KnightCNN, October 18, 2010Delegates from all over the world descended on Nagoya in Japan on Monday for talks considered crucial to sustaining the future of animal, plant and human life on Earth. For two weeks, … Continue reading U.N. summit sends S.O.S. on biodiversity

Sandra’s Still Sailing….in the Gulf of Mexico with Greenpeace

Daily Updates from the Arctic Sunrise, Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Impact Studies While the team, co – lead by Dr. Sandra Brooke (above) and Dr. Steve Ross, is out on the water, we will mark the six month anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Drs. Brooke and Ross are part of an … Continue reading Sandra’s Still Sailing….in the Gulf of Mexico with Greenpeace

Paid not to fish

Photo Credit: Hololulu Weekly By Christopher PalaHonolulu Weekly, October 13, 2010 Some folks made a killing depleting the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Wait ‘til you see how much they’ll make not to fish there anymore. The news came innocuously enough, in a press release earlier this year from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. As … Continue reading Paid not to fish

Ocean Acidification Poses Little Threat to Whales’ Hearing, Study Suggests

More-acidic conditions reduce the amount of borate in seawater, whichled some researchers to suggest that ocean acidification will lead to lessabsorption of sound energy,allowing wavesto travel father in the ocean thenthey do at present. WHOI scientists showed that the effect will be minimal. Photo Credit: Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ScienceDaily, Oct. 11, 2010 … Continue reading Ocean Acidification Poses Little Threat to Whales’ Hearing, Study Suggests

Russian "scallop garden" will monitor pollution

An oil terminal at Russia’s Far-East port of KozminoPhoto Credit: Reuters/Jessica Bachman By Jessica BachmanReuters, October 8, 2010 Some prefer them grilled or steamed, but Russian scientists will now use sea scallops to monitor pollution levels at a Pacific oil terminal. An enormous sea scallop garden will be set up at the end of this … Continue reading Russian "scallop garden" will monitor pollution

New Deep-Sea Hot Springs Discovered in Atlantic: Hydrothermal Vents May Contribute More to Oceans’ Thermal Budget

Chimney-like structures spew hot fluids of up to 300 degrees Celsuis that contain large amounts of methane and hydrogen sulfidePhoto Credit: MARUM Science Daily, October 7, 2010 Scientists from the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen on board the German research vessel Meteor have discovered … Continue reading New Deep-Sea Hot Springs Discovered in Atlantic: Hydrothermal Vents May Contribute More to Oceans’ Thermal Budget