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Two Saildrones collecting OA data are on their way to the Bering Strait

In mid July, two autonomous vehicles resembling small sailboats set off from Dutch Harbor in an effort to help scientists better understand ocean acidification in the Bering Sea and Arctic waters.  Known as Saildrones, the vehicles are about the size of a Hobie Cat sailboat and are capable of traveling unsupported for thousands of miles […]

CMS students on NOAA ocean acidification cruise

KEY WEST, FL – USF College of Marine Science students Jon Sharp, Katelyn Schockman, and Ellie Hudson-Heck from the Byrne Lab, along with Eckerd College intern Courtney Tierney, are currently sailing aboard NOAA’s R/V Ronald H. Brown on the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon Cycle Cruise (GOMECC-3). The Brown departed Key West, Florida on […]

A red road of Rhodymenia requests of you, dear reader, a...

A red road of Rhodymenia requests of you, dear reader, a ridiculously regal and relaxing Seaweed Sunday!

earthstory:montereybayaquarium Love this ????of a highly improbable...

A post shared by Monterey Bay Aquarium (@montereybayaquarium) on Jun 22, 2017 at 4:43pm PDT earthstory: montereybayaquarium Love this ????of a highly improbable gathering from @watsonvillepublicworks #Repost??? Magic. Magic. Magic. Magic. Show More Summary

Black-necked stilt Have you noticed a new feathered friend...

Black-necked stilt Have you noticed a new feathered friend wading in the Aviary? That’s a young black-necked stilt, recently arrived from Minnesota Zoo! She joins our resident male black-necked stilt. Watch them stroll among the wildflowers on our Aviary Cam. 

We made it! It’s Friday! Time to gracefully glide into the...

We made it! It’s Friday! Time to gracefully glide into the weekend with the elegant elasmobranchs we love!

Check out this bluntnose sixgill shark researchers spotted in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary!

noaasanctuaries: Researchers aboard the E/V Nautilus spotted this bluntnose sixgill shark while diving with remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary!    This summer, we’ve teamed up with Nautilus Live to explore the deep waters of our West Coast national marine sanctuaries. Show More Summary

noaasanctuaries: Wave hello to the porbeagle shark!This...

noaasanctuaries: Wave hello to the porbeagle shark! This fintastic shark was spotted near Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Porbeagle sharks undertake seasonal migrations, coming closer inshore during the summer and spending winters in deeper offshore waters.  (Photo: Peter Flood)

montereybayaquarium: It’s a baby bat ray brunch! Using...

montereybayaquarium: It’s a baby bat ray brunch! Using plate-like teeth to grind and chew their sustainable seafood, these youngsters will grow quickly into their role as majestic sea flap flaps. It’s not Shark Week without some flat shark love as well! These shark cousins and fellow elasmobranchs can grow to 200 pounds, with a wingspan of six feet.

oceanportal: The smallest shark, a dwarf lantern shark...

oceanportal: The smallest shark, a dwarf lantern shark (Etmopterus perryi) is smaller than a human hand. It’s rarely seen and little is known about it, having only been observed a few times off the northern tip of South America at depths between 283–439 meters (928–1,440 feet). Show More Summary

Call for applications: “Practical Training Courses on Ocean Acidification”, October – November 2017, Suva, Fiji

Course I (30 October – 3 November): Introduction to Ocean Acidification Monitoring and Research  Course II (6 November – 10 November): Applied Ocean Acidification Monitoring and Research Techniques  Host institute: University of theShow More Summary

Determination of pH in estuarine and brackish waters: Pitzer parameters for Tris buffers and dissociation constants for m-cresol purple at 298.15 K

Measurements of pH in seawater are important to determine the natural and anthropogenic trends in the oceans. Spectrophotometry or glass electrode potentiometry measurements of pH require calibration with help of buffers. One commonShow More Summary

Daily variation in net primary production and net calcification in coral reef communities exposed to elevated pCO2 (update)

The threat represented by ocean acidification (OA) for coral reefs has received considerable attention because of the sensitivity of calcifiers to changing seawater carbonate chemistry. However, most studies have focused on the organismic...Show More Summary

marinemammalblog: Gray whales feed by filtering out sediment...

marinemammalblog: Gray whales feed by filtering out sediment from the ocean floor

Chomp! Speaking of ocean apex predators, new research from our...

Chomp! Speaking of ocean apex predators, new research from our tuna scientists and their partners at Hopkins Marine Station reveals that tuna have a secret tool that helps them make precise movements as they zoom through the sea—their very own hydraulic system!

noaasanctuaries: The nutrient-rich waters of Greater Farallones...

noaasanctuaries: The nutrient-rich waters of Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary provide sustenance for major populations of top ocean predators – including white sharks like this one.  Each fall, adult and sub-adult white sharks visit the sanctuary in areas where elephant seals and sea lions are abundant. Show More Summary

oceanportal: The basking shark is the second largest living...

oceanportal: The basking shark is the second largest living fish, coming in behind the whale shark at a maximum length of about 30 feet (9 meters). Swimming along with its dorsal fin sticking up above the surface of the water, it can easily spook humans. Show More Summary

BIG NEWS: Comment period extended

noaasanctuaries: The NOAA comment period on the review of national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments has been extended to Monday, August 14! Get the details here. The comment period regards a Department of Commerce review of 11 designations and expansions of sanctuaries and monuments under Executive Order 13795, Section 4(b). Show More Summary

noaasanctuaries: Just a wee little shark!  This filetail...

noaasanctuaries: Just a wee little shark!  This filetail catshark was spotted at a depth of 470 meters in Sur Canyon in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Like cats, filetail catsharks have light-sensitive eyes. This helps them hunt for fish and squid in the dark waters of the deep sea.  (Photo: Kevin L. Stierhoff/NOAA)

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