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Gasp! What a rasp! One lick from the cow’s tongue red alga...

Gasp! What a rasp! One lick from the cow’s tongue red alga is all you need for its name to grasp! Happy Seaweed Sunday!

neaq:There are HOW many baby cuttlefish in the exhibit now?! You...

neaq: There are HOW many baby cuttlefish in the exhibit now?! You can never have too many baby cuttlefish!

5-27-17 Ts Last Monday and Swiftsure Race Today

Ts encounter from May 22nd. Ts (aka Bigg's) killer whales were seen coming up from the open water area of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and into Haro Strait...they kept on coming up...and they even passed by the lighthouse relatively close...Show More Summary

Ben Wetherill: #IAmSeaGrant

With the publication of the current administration’s budget calling Sea Grant part of the “lower priority, and in many cases, unauthorized” parts of NOAA, we here at DSN are highlighting people who are or have been supported by Sea Grant. If you would like to share your story with us about why #IAmSeaGrant, please send […]

noaasanctuaries: California brown pelicans are permanent...

noaasanctuaries: California brown pelicans are permanent residents of the Pacific Coast, with their full range extending all the way from Canada to Mexico!  These seafood fans follow fish species that migrate along the California current. Show More Summary

It’s finally Friday! Exc-eel-ent!  Brighten your weekend by...

It’s finally Friday! Exc-eel-ent!  Brighten your weekend by spending it with this freckled moray and the other colorful residents of our special exhibition ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge. 

We fish you a happy birthday, Bolinopsis comb jellies! At the...

We fish you a happy birthday, Bolinopsis comb jellies! At the ripe old age of two, our home-grown pride and joys could be the oldest comb jellies ever displayed.  Here’s the story of how these birthday Bolinopsis came to be!

Reddit AMA (Saturday May 27th): DSN on a boat, throwing wood in the ocean!

WE’RE ON A BOAT! That’s right, The Blogfather Dr. M and myself (Dr. Bik, Assistant Blogmaster?) are in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico AT THIS VERY MOMENT! To celebrate this awesome scientific cruise, we’re running a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session Tomorrow, Saturday May 27th from 8AM – 8PM Central Standard Time (Louisiana, USA […]

noaasanctuaries: It’s Safe Boating Week! If you’re boating,...

noaasanctuaries: It’s Safe Boating Week! If you’re boating, fishing, or diving in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary or other sanctuaries, mooring buoys provide an alternative to anchoring that won’t damage the reef.  In the photo above, a member of the Florida Keys Buoy Team maintains one of the sanctuary’s more than 490 mooring buoys. Show More Summary

Ocean Science: Low Priority and Unauthorized?

Welp, the administration’s new budget is out, and science as a whole does not fare well. Ocean science get it particularly rough. Even at NASA, which seems to have escaped the most, is seeing the ocean-sensing PACE satellite cut. But it’s at NOAA where the ocean science really gets hit. Why?, well: “The Budget proposes […]

Chuck Farwell: Tuna Scientist, Mentor, Fish Whisperer

Chuck Farwell: Tuna Scientist, Mentor, Fish Whisperer: Our tuna scientists hone their “fish sense” to work with the powerful bluefin tuna and apply tracking tags. Thanks to their research, we’re collecting data to help protect these majestic superfish.

Oh, comb on now! We have two species of comb jelly sharing their...

Oh, comb on now! We have two species of comb jelly sharing their exhibit at the moment—the lobed comb jelly Mnemiopsis ledyi and the sea gooseberry Pleurobrachia bachei. That there’s a well-coiffed duo!

Ocean acidification: Pacific conversations with SPREP

In June this year, the Pacific islands are amplifying their voice at the United Nations Ocean Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York, focusing on Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life Below Water. This Pacific Conversation discusses ocean acidification and its impacts on Pacific species, providing you with more information to help make a […]

Net community metabolism and seawater carbonate chemistry scale non-intuitively with coral cover

Coral cover and reef health have been declining globally as reefs face local and global stressors including higher temperature and ocean acidification (OA). Ocean warming and acidification will alter rates of benthic reef metabolismShow More Summary

What a decade (2006-15) of journal abstracts can tell us about trends in ocean and coastal sustainability challenges and solutions

Text mining and analytics may offer possibilities to assess scientists’ professional writing and identify patterns of co-occurrence between words and phrases associated with different environmental challenges and their potential solutions. Show More Summary

Bacterial community responses during a possible CO2 leaking from sub-seabed storage in marine polluted sediments

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a viable option to reduce high concentrations of CO2 and mitigate their negative effects. This option has associated risks such as possible CO2 leakage from the storage sites. So far, negative effects deriving from a CO2 release have been reported for benthic macrofauna in both polluted and nonpolluted sediments. […]

Acidification et réchauffement extrêmement rapides en Méditerranée nord-occidentale (in French)

Ayant analysé une série temporelle de haute fréquence acquise dans la rade de Villefranche-sur-Mer, des chercheurs du Laboratoire d’océanographie de Villefranche (LOV/OOV, UPMC / CNRS) et de l’Institut des relations internationales et...Show More Summary

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