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Join us for Laurie’s Release on Saturday 12/26

Join us this Saturday, December 26th at 12:30 p.m. on Sombrero Beach in Marathon as we release Laurie, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle back to her ocean home! Raymond Tencelski was driving across Long Key Bridge earlier this month when he spotted a sea turtle entangled in a trap line on the gulfside.  Raymond immediately called the […]

Effects of model assumptions and data quality on spatial cumulative human impact assessments

Aim Many studies have quantified and mapped cumulative human impacts on marine ecosystems. These maps are intended to inform management and planning, but uncertainty in them has not been studied in depth. This paper aims to: (1) quantify the uncertainty in cumulative impact maps and related spatial modelling results; (2) attribute this uncertainty to specific […]

How to make your own robot

Want to make your own robot? You can do this the easy way, or you can do this the hard way. Or, both, if you like. The basic home made robot is a robot because it moves around, and the way that is usually achieved is with two independently powered wheels, a third wheel (or…

Join us for Comet’s Release on 2/27 in Key West!

The Turtle Hospital is excited to announce a public sea turtle release scheduled for Saturday, February 27th at 12:00 p.m. off of Higg’s Beach behind Salute restaurant, 1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West.      Please join us as we cheer on Comet, a 90 pound loggerhead sea turtle!  Comet was rescued in December where she was found floating and […]

The Global Ocean Data Analysis Project version 2 (GLODAPv2) – an internally consistent data product for the world ocean

Version 2 of the Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAPv2) data product is composed of data from 724 scientific cruises covering the global ocean. It includes data assembled during the previous efforts GLODAPv1.1 (Global Ocean Data Analysis Project version 1.1) in 2004, CARINA (CARbon IN the Atlantic) in 2009/2010, and PACIFICA (PACIFic ocean Interior CArbon) […]

neaq: Think pink! Anemone and urchin, just two of the rosy...

neaq: Think pink! Anemone and urchin, just two of the rosy invertebrates in our new Olympic Coast exhibit On Wednesdays we reblog pink.

Ocean acidification threatens cod recruitment in the Atlantic

International team of researchers led by GEOMAR finds increased larvae mortality 24 August 2016/Kiel. Increasing ocean acidification could double the mortality of newly-hatched cod larvae. This would put populations of this economically important fish species more and more under pressure if exploitation remains unchanged. Show More Summary

Helping Sea Turtles is a Group Effort

For the past two years we have released turtles with satellite tags as part of Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtles (www.tourdeturtles.org). Pine Tyme in 2014 and Aaron 2015. Both were sub-adult loggerheads that stranded in the Keys (Big Pine Key and Key Largo respectively). They were both released at Sombrero Beach in Marathon but […]

Ocean acidification decreases plankton respiration: evidence from a mesocosm experiment (update)

Anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are reducing the pH in the world’s oceans. The plankton community is a key component driving biogeochemical fluxes, and the effect of increased CO2 on plankton is critical for understanding the ramifications of ocean acidification on global carbon fluxes. Show More Summary

New Species of Ancient Dolphin Hiding in a Museum Collection

Arktocara yakataga – May Hold Key to Freshwater Dolphin Evolution Back in the early fifties, when geologist Donald J. Miller (United States Geological Survey), was mapping the area of Alaska that would eventually become Yakutat City, he came across an ancient skull of a whale. The snout had been broken off and lost but the […]

Climate change vulnerability assessment for the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument

Ocean acidification is among the stressors assessed in a recently launched NOAA report titled “Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument”. Wagner D. & Polhemus D.A. (Eds.), 2016. Climate change vulnerability assessment for the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument, 99 pp. Show More Summary

Uncharted waters: an uncertain future for Dungeness crabs on U.S. West Coast (text and video)

E360 Video Contest Award Winner Dungeness crab is one of the most valuable commercial fisheries on the U.S. West Coast, worth nearly $170 million in Washington, Oregon, and California in 2014. These crabs are also a vital part of the region’s marine food web, their larvae serving as prey for numerous fish species. But as […]

Ocean acidification effects on Atlantic cod larval survival and recruitment to the fished population

How fisheries will be impacted by climate change is far from understood. While some fish populations may be able to escape global warming via range shifts, they cannot escape ocean acidification (OA), an inevitable consequence of the dissolution of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in marine waters. Show More Summary

Boat Strike Turtles: Yoshi, Cristiane, and Ren

Over the past few months, we have admitted quite a few sea turtles with boat strike injuries. Yoshi came in March 13th with a wound on the top of his most likely caused by a boat. Luckily it just grazed the surface, but it still caused a bit of a headache. Yoshi also arrived with […]

Time to wake up: Coral reefs and ocean acidification (video)

Sen. Whitehouse discusses the calamity unfolding in our oceans as billions of tons of carbon pollution drive ocean acidification and warm our seas, leading to massive bleaching of the world’s coral reefs. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Youtube channel, 27 April 2016. Video.Filed under: Presentations, Web sites and blogs

Public Sea Turtle Release Saturday June 11th

Join us on Saturday June 11th at Sombrero Beach to release Bubbles! We will arrive at 10 am and release Bubbles at 10:30 am. Bubbles, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtles was rescued by Troop 686 on March 15th where she was found floating and unable to dive off of Scout Key. X-rays revealed an intestinal […]

A longitudinal study of Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) larval development: isotope shifts during early shell formation reveal sub-lethal energetic stress

Three cohorts of Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) larvae at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery (WCH) in Netarts Bay, Oregon, were monitored for stable isotope incorporation and biochemical composition: one in May 2011 and two in August 2011. Along with measures of growth and calcification, we present measurements of stable isotopes of carbon in water, algal food, […]

The Turtle Hospital Returns to Cuba with Advanced Technology

Only 90 miles of ocean, teeming with marine life lies between the United States and Cuba. An ocean that does not recognize political boundaries. On July 1st, 2016 cooperative efforts of historic proportions resulted in the first satellite tagged sea turtles from a nesting beach in Cuba that can be tracked by the general public […]

Simulated leakage of high pCO2 water negatively impacts bivalve dominated infaunal communities from the Western Baltic Sea

Carbon capture and storage is promoted as a mitigation method counteracting the increase of atmospheric CO2 levels. However, at this stage, environmental consequences of potential CO2 leakage from sub-seabed storage sites are still largely unknown. Show More Summary

Public Sea Turtle Release Friday 7/22 at 10:30 am

Do you know where a sea turtle goes after rehab?  Join us on Friday, July 22nd on Sombrero Beach at 10:30 a.m. for a very special public sea turtle release!   Fleming, a juvenile green sea turtle will be released back to the wild, fitted with a satellite transmitter as part of Tour de Turtles […]

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