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8-8-14 J Pod - Same Place Same Time

Friday, August 8th...Granny J-2 passed the lighthouse going down island at about 7:45 this morning...she was in the lead......just a short distance behind her was a juvenile...it was - Pooka L-106! -huh?...where was the rest of his family group?......behind these two were the K14s, J16s coming along at a good pace... Show More Summary

The proteome of Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus L.) larvae is resistant to elevated pCO2

Elevated anthropogenic pCO2 can delay growth and impair otolith structure and function in the larvae of some fishes. These effects may concurrently alter the larva’s proteome expression pattern. To test this hypothesis, Atlantic herring larvae were exposed to ambient (370 ?atm) and elevated (1800 ?atm) pCO2 for one-month. The proteome structure of the larvae was […]

Which ocean species will outlast the rising acidity of seawater?

Many of the projected effects of climate change on the world’s oceans are already visible, such as melting polar ice caps and rising sea levels. But invisible changes may be the most threatening to human food sources, beginning with the tiny species like plankton that inhabit the bottom of the oceans’ food chain. As emissions […]

8-7-14 In the Early Morning Quiet

Thursday, August 7th...4:47 a.m. and they are back...at first I only knew it was Residents...lots of echolocation clicks on the Lime Kiln hydrophones...then finally, a call - J pod is here - or at least some members of J pod are here...(so...Show More Summary

Outcry of Opposition Grows towards Seismic Airgun Approval along the East Coast

Oil rig off the coast of southeastern Louisiana. (Photo: Oceana / Eduardo Sorensen) The public outcry of opposition towards seismic airgun testing has only continued to grow since the Obama administration approved seismic airgun testing along the East Coast earlier this month.

Ocean News: Sharks Seized from Poachers in the Gulf of Mexico, Elusive Jellyfish Makes Rare Appearance, and More

A shark caught on a long line. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library / Flickr Creative Commons) - It turns out that sharks may be confusing surfers for birds, according to a study that examined a previous deadly shark attack. That study found that the motions made by kite surfers puts them at particular risk. Discovery News

A new online opportunity to promote your research on ocean acidification

A new research project using neural networks for ocean acidification has been launched by Tristan Sasse, a post-doctoral student at The University of New South Wales (Australia) via an open science platform called thinkable.org. This platform represents a new opportunity to engage research with the public and raise ongoing sponsorship funds. Show More Summary

Effect of increasing sea water pCO2 on the northern Atlantic krill species Nyctiphanes couchii

Surprisingly little is known about potential effects of ocean acidification on krill of the Northern Hemisphere as ecologically very important food web component. Sub-adult individuals of the northern Atlantic krill species Nyctiphanes...Show More Summary

Biological mechanisms supporting adaptation to ocean acidification in coastal ecosystems

The direct influence of anthropogenic CO2 might play a limited role in pH regulation in coastal ecosystems as pH regulation in these areas can be complex. They experience large variability across a broad range of spatial and temporal scales, with complex external and internal drivers. Organisms influence pH at a patch scale, where community metabolic […]

Effects of increased CO2 on fish gill and plasma proteome

Ocean acidification and warming are both primarily caused by increased levels of atmospheric CO2, and marine organisms are exposed to these two stressors simultaneously. Although the effects of temperature on fish have been investigated over the last century, the long-term effects of moderate CO2 exposure and the combination of both stressors are almost entirely unknown. […]

Miami’s True Nature Seafood Company Fined $1 Million in Seafood Fraud Case

A seafood market in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting) It turns out Oceana isn’t the only one looking into seafood fraud; just this week, a huge seafood fraud bust in Florida was announced. And thanks to President Obama’s pledge to tackle the issue, we may see additional efforts to stop seafood fraud and illegal fishing in the future.

Photos: Oceana Launches Expedition to Balearic Seamounts

A hermit crab holding a big sponge pictured during the Oceana expedition to the Balearic seamounts. (Photo: Flickr / Oceana in Europe) Earlier this week, Oceana launched an expedition to document three seamounts located between the islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, and Formentera, all of which belong to the Balearic Islands. Show More Summary

Ocean News: Mercury Levels Rising in Surface Waters, Penguin Species Threatened by Habitat Degradation, and More

King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) in the Falkland Islands are a species threatened by habitat degradation. (Photo: Graham Canny / Flickr Creative Commons) - According to a new study, mercury levels in many of the world oceans’ surface waters have tripled due to human activity. Show More Summary

Oyster deaths from ocean acidification become key issue in Washington state fall elections

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Billions of baby oysters in the Pacific inlets here are dying and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington is busy spreading the bad news. Or to Mr. Inslee’s ambitions. The Democratic governor, aided by what is expected to be millions of dollars from his billionaire friend Tom Steyer, is using the story of […]

Next generation of ocean science explorers fostered by Scripps/Ocean Discovery Program

The wonders of the ocean have fascinated people for centuries. Beyond its captivating sea creatures, rolling waves, and treasures undiscovered, the ocean provides a perfect and readily accessible platform for students to learn about science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM). Show More Summary

“No Shell Blues” – Winner of the Dialogue Earth Ocean Acidification Video Contest (video & text)

Those familiar with Schoolhouse Rock, the popular educational cartoons from the early 1980s, will appreciate this piece. The playful animation, fun music and pleasant voiceover are engaging and entertaining. The science is handled well and in a tone that is largely neutral. The version shown here is a slight variation from original entry that won […]

8-6-14 He Ran After the Whales

Wednesday, August 6th...Today is J-49's birthday...hope he's having a salmon party out there in the open ocean, wherever they are......out on Maya's Westside Charters for a noon trip to see the transients who had earlier been spotted...Show More Summary

Video: Diver Films Southern Right Whale Encounter Underwater

Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis). (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Jose Rambaud) While diving along South America’s eastern coast, diver and undersea specialist on "National Geographic Explorer" Justin Hofman came across a southern right whale and her calf — one of the rarest marine mammals.

Ocean News: Gray Whales Showing Signs of Recovery, Gulf of Mexico Fish Lesions Linked to BP Oil Spill, and More

A gray whale. (Photo: WhaleRiot / Flickr Creative Commons) - A team of researchers that’s been monitoring gray whale populations off California for several years say that their numbers are increasing. Marine observers have spotted 431 gray whale mothers and calves so far this year as they make their annual migration to the Arctic. UT San Diego

Photos: Rashida Jones, Cobie Smulders, and Angela Kinsey Help Protect Belizean Reefs

Rashida Jones and Angela Kinsey swim in Ambergris Caye in Belize. (Photo: ©TonyRath.com) A trio of Hollywood celebrities recently took their star power to Belize to help Oceana protect the largest reef in the Western hemisphere. Cobie...Show More Summary

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