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Medieval Climate Anomaly Allowed Polynesians to Expand to New Zealand, Easter Island and Other Isolated Locales

Climate windows for Polynesian voyaging to New Zealand and Easter IslandAuthors:Goodwin et alAbstract:Debate about initial human migration across the immense area of East Polynesia has focused upon seafaring technology, both of navigation...Show More Summary

Habitat Partitioning by Upper Cretaceous Mosasaurs

Habitat preference of mosasaurs indicated by rare earth element (REE) content of fossils from the Upper Cretaceous marine deposits of Alabama, New Jersey, and South Dakota (USA)Authors:Harrell et alAbstract:Knowledge of habitat segregation...Show More Summary

Photos: Three Days Swimming around the Hawaiian Na Pali Coast

(Photo: Naoko Watanabe) As an Olympian swimmer, it’s been a decade-old goal of mine to take on the choppy waters of the Na Pali coast, located off Hawaii’s oldest island of Kaua'i. The rugged coastline leads into rough waters that are even challenging for a professional swimmer like myself, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to take on. read more

Ocean Roundup: Costa Rica Restricts Industrial Tuna Fishing, West Coast Sea Stars May Be Making a Comeback, and More

A sunflower sea star. Sea stars are said to be making a comeback from sea star wasting syndrome. (Photo: light-bends / Flickr Creative Commons) - The United Kingdom’s chief scientist is sounding the alarm on climate change, warning that the oceans can only absorb about one-third of what they’re emitting. Show More Summary

Oceana Magazine Supporter Spotlight: Jean-Cristophe Vie

Jean-Cristophe Vie, director of SOS - Save Our Species (Photo: © Michel Gunther) Each issue of Oceana magazine highlights one Oceana supporter. The summer 2014 issue of Oceana magazine put the spotlight on Jean-Cristophe Vie, who isShow More Summary

Video: Oceana’s “Drill, Spill, Repeat” Documentary Wins Award at Sunscreen Film Fest

Fire boat response crews battle the Deepwater Horizon explosion. The 2010 BP oil spill disaster is discussed in Oceana’s documentary, “Drill, Spill, Repeat.” (Photo: US Coast Guard - 100421-G-XXXXL- 003 - Deepwater Horizon fire/ WikiMedia...Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Great Barrier Reef Health “Never Been Worse,” Coral Could Be New Substitute for Bone Grafts, and More

The Ribbon Reef, located within the Great Barrier Reef. Reef health has been heavily compromised by development along the coast. (Photo: Richard Ling / Flickr Creative Commons) - A new report found that ospreys don’t carry “significant” amounts of pharmaceutical chemicals, despite widespread presence in waters and some fish. Show More Summary

New Shark Repellent May Keep Sharks from Becoming Bycatch

A dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus). Overfishing has led to serious declines in dusky shark population numbers. (Photo: Richard Ling / Flickr Creative Commons) It’s estimated that tens of millions of sharks die from incidentally being caught in fishing gear each year—more commonly known as bycatch—from longlines, trawls, and gillnets. Show More Summary

CEO Note: Wyss Foundation Paves the Way for Oceana to Rebuild Fisheries in Peru, Canada

An anchovy trawler in Peru. (Photo: Derek Law / Flickr Creative Commons) I have an exciting announcement about Oceana’s efforts to save the oceans and feed the world: The Wyss Foundation will provide up to $10 million in matching funds over the next five years to help Oceana rebuild fisheries in Peru and Canada. read more

Zoologger: Extreme nomad scrambles for shrimp bonanza

Australia's banded stilts sense distant rains and then fly more than 2000 kilometres to find a bonanza of freshly hatched shrimp

Ocean Roundup: Baby Sea Turtles Tracked with Tiny Tags, Canada Restricts Large Area from Commercial Fishing, and More

A baby loggerhead sea turtle hatchling. New nanoacoustic tags can now track sea turtle hatchlings. (Photo: Oceana / Cory Wilson) - For years, scientists have used satellite tags to track adult sea turtles and learn more about their behavior, but technology didn’t exist to sufficiently study smaller sea turtle hatchlings. Show More Summary

Panguraptor lufengensis: a Coelophysoid Theropod From Lower Jurassic

The first well-preserved coelophysoid theropod dinosaur from Asia. Authors:You et alAbstract:Coelophysoid dinosaurs represent the earliest major radiation of neotheropods. These small-to-medium-sized agile bipeds lived throughout much of Pangaea during the Late Triassic–Early Jurassic. Show More Summary

10-21-14 Barnacles Gave A Clue As To Who

Tuesday, October 21st...thinking the killer whales had continued up island (which seemed a bit unusual) I figured we would go north today and look for them...and maybe find some of the humpback whales that had been in the vicinity aShow More Summary

Gondwana's Ediacaran NeoProterozoic Afro-Brazilian "Himalayas" Found

Scientists have found evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago.The mountain range was similar in scale to the Himalayas and spanned at least 2,500 kilometres of modern west...Show More Summary

Russia Warns NATO Away From Arctic Involvement

There were no emerging problems in Arctic that require NATO involvement and, “moreover, there are no problems there which demand military decisions,” Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said in a foreign policy lecture on Monday.“We...Show More Summary

The Economist on Catalona's Independence Setbacks and a Response

CATALONIA’S referendum on independence, planned for November 9th, will not now happen. Or might it, after all? On October 14th the Catalan president, Artur Mas, admitted that, with the referendum officially suspended by Spain’s constitutional court, it would have to be scrapped. Show More Summary

The Next Set of Russia's Little Green Men may be Outsourced

Yesterday, Just Russia Duma deputies tabled a draft bill that would allow private firms to create under license from the FSB their own military units, something that some Russian corporations have already done and that others appearShow More Summary

Shapify Booth: 3D Scanner to 3d Print Life-like Figures...of YOU

3D scanner manufactuer Artec Group announced the U.S. debut of its Shapify Booth, which can scan your entire body in 12 seconds and use the resulting file to print a life-like figurine.The figurine, which Shapify is calling a "Shapie," is created on a 3D printer in full color.Artec hopes the scanning booths will catch on in U.S. Show More Summary

US Navy Submarine Control Systems are Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

The head of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) warned that the U.S. Navy will have to ramp up its cyber-security efforts to secure the controls systems of its submarines.“It is the threat to our control systems,” Vice Adm. William Hilarides, commander of NAVSEA, told an audience at the Naval Submarine League Symposium in Falls Church, Va. Show More Summary

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