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Conservation drone captures secret family portrait of orcas

This isn't just a pretty picture – photos snapped from drones are allowing scientists to help protect endangered species

8-3-15 Make Those Phone Calls

It's Monday - start calling the White House and call all week long!! Pass it along to all you know and get them to care and then call too. 202-456-1111

We’re making a difference for the oceans. The ocean sustains all...

We’re making a difference for the oceans. The ocean sustains all life on Earth. From the air we breathe to the seafood we eat, our very survival depends on healthy seas. The Aquarium’s Conservation and Science programs are tackling some of the most critical issues affecting ocean health.  Learn about our Conservation & Science programs

Disentangling Arrhinoceratops brachyops' Skull Ontogeny & how it Relates to Other Ceratopsids

Skull ontogeny in Arrhinoceratops brachyops (Ornithischia: Ceratopsidae) and other horned dinosaursAuthors:Mallon et alAbstract:Disentangling ontogenetic from interspecific variation is key to understanding biodiversity in the fossil record, yet information on growth in the ceratopsid subfamily Chasmosaurinae is sparse. Show More Summary

Earth has had a Magnetic Field Since the Hadean

A Hadean to Paleoarchean geodynamo recorded by single zircon crystalsAuthors:Tarduno et alAbstract:Knowing when the geodynamo started is important for understanding the evolution of the core, the atmosphere, and life on Earth. We report...Show More Summary

Multi-frequency observations of seawater carbonate chemistry on the central coast of the western Antarctic Peninsula

Assessments of benthic coastal seawater carbonate chemistry in Antarctica are sparse. The studies have generally been short in duration, during the austral spring/summer, under sea ice, or offshore in ice-free water. Herein we present...Show More Summary

Ocean Acidification Stakeholder Workshop, 11 August 2015, Galloway, New Jersey

Date & time: 11 August 2015, 11 a.m – 4 p.m. Location: Board of Trustees Conference Room, Campus Center, Stockton University, Galloway, New Jersey New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and North Atlantic Regional Team, or NART, will host an ocean and coastal acidification workshop August 11 for stakeholders in the Garden State. This event is […]

Cantwell introduces bipartisan bill to establish national ocean acidification monitoring strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced a bipartisan bill to enhance ocean monitoring, research and forecasting. The Coordinated Ocean Monitoring and Research Act (S. 1886) would create a national ocean acidification monitoring strategy to prioritize investments in ocean acidification sensors to areas that need it most. Show More Summary

The Clean Power Plan offers hope for the oceans

U.S. marine ecosystems and fisheries have long been an economic engine and cultural source of wealth for our country – an invaluable resource that sustains the very air we breathe. Which is why we must take action against the triple threat carbon pollution poses for our oceans: ocean warming, reduced oxygen levels, and ocean acidification. […]

Big Blue Live is coming! See what’s in store during the ultimate...

Big Blue Live is coming! See what’s in store during the ultimate reality show–a three-part television event LIVE from Monterey Bay, anchored from open-air studios on the bay and right here at the Aquarium! Premieres August 31 on pbs and late August on bbcone.

Have you seen them? These beautiful sea palms, a form of...

Have you seen them? These beautiful sea palms, a form of hollow-tubed algae, create a miniature forest in our Wave Crash pool. Hope you’re having a spectacular #SeaweedSunday! Learn how Aquarist Reggie Gary coaxed sea palms to grow in a man-made environment

Two Bomb Blasts hit Las Cruces, NM Churches Minutes Apart

Two small explosions just 20 minutes and a few miles apart shocked congregants Sunday morning at two churches in southern New Mexico.There were no injuries from the blasts outside Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Las Cruces, a police spokesman, Danny Trujillo, said. Show More Summary

Rumor: Iran has Signed for 150 Chinese J-10 4th Generation Fighters

Iran is rumored to be buying 150 Chengdu J-10 fighters from China. Reports from 2007 alleged that China planned to sell 24 of the fighters to Iran, however the Chinese government subsequently denied these claims. link.

What Russo-American Relations COULD Have Been (with attached rant)

link. link. The above photos are especially sad for me. It is not that I wanted the US and RF to go off fighting side by side in wars. During the 1990s, I dreamt of the Russians reforming bit by bit and joining NATO, joining the European Union and becoming a partner in the West just as Germany has become. Show More Summary

China Imposes ITAR-like Export Controls on Drones, Supercomputers

China will impose export control on some drones and high performance computers startingon August 15th, according to an announcement published on Friday by China's Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Customs.Companies...Show More Summary

Mt GOX CEO to be Charged With Embezzlement, Misuse of Customer Funds

Mark Karpeles, the head of the collapsed MtGox Bitcoin exchange who was arrested in Tokyo, is facing fresh allegations that he misused $8.9 million in customers' deposits, Japanese media reported Sunday.French-born Karpeles, 30, wasShow More Summary

Interview: Latest research on the rate and extent of sea level rise

I did an interview with JD Goodwin at at Blue Streak Science. It is here. Great science podcast, check out their other items. Here is the interview on iTunes.

Did Political Pressure Interfere With FAA Certification of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two?

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an experimental permit to Scaled Composites to begin flight tests of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo in 2012 despite serious deficiencies in the company’s application relating to safety analysis...Show More Summary

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