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URL :http://na.oceana.org/en/blog
Filed Under:Biology / Marine Biology
Posts on Regator:2211
Posts / Week:6.4
Archived Since:March 12, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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

Bird Casualties from BP’s Gulf Spill Much Higher than Original Estimates

An oiled gannet is cleaned at the Theodore Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in 2010 following the BP spill. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region / Wikimedia Commons) In September, a federal judge found BP’s negligent...Show More Summary

CEO Note: Introducing Lars “Lasse” Gustavsson, Oceana in Europe’s New Senior Vice President and Executive Director

Lars “Lasse” Gustavsson, the new Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Oceana in Europe. (Photo: Elisabeth Ohlson) I am writing to you today to inform you of leadership changes for our European campaigns for abundant oceans. Xavier Pastor, our leader in Europe, will retire next year after more than four decades in ocean conservation. Show More Summary

Photos, Video: Oceana Wraps Up Canary Islands Expedition after Discovering Vast Biodiversity

Diver into a volcanic arch in Roques de la Hoya, El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain, pictured during the Ranger Expedition to the Atlantic Seamounts in September 2014. (Photo: Oceana in Europe / Carlos Minguell) Oceana in Europe recently...Show More Summary

Video: Two Ocean Heroes Recognized for Marine Conservation Work by Oceana in Belize

Oceana in Belize Ocean Heroes Lisa Carne and Jamal Galves. (Photo: Alexander Ellis / Flickr) Oceana has celebrated Ocean Hero Awards since 2009—a way to recognize and honor leaders in ocean conservation, education, and advocacy. Past...Show More Summary

Deep Sea Sharks in Northeast Atlantic Still at Risk from Overexploitation, Warns Group

Angular rough shark (Oxynotus centrina), a deep-sea shark species pictured off Spain. (Photo: Oceana) The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), a network of over 4,000 scientists, warn that sharks in deep waters in the Northeast Atlantic continue to face a bleak future. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Oceans Seeing Largest Sea Level Rise in 6,000 Years, Red King Crab Fishery Opens in Alaska, and More

A red king crab. The fishery opens this week in Alaska. (Photo: Haddock L, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / Wikimedia Commons) - New research suggests that icebergs from the North American ice sheet once drifted past Florida when it began to melt 20,000 years ago. Show More Summary

Green Sea Turtle Tumors Linked to Nitrogen Runoff in Hawaii, Study Says

A green sea turtle with tumors (Chelonia mydas). (Photo: Peter Bennett & Ursula Keuper-Bennett / Wikimedia Commons) Green sea turtles are an endangered species, at risk from poaching, incidental take in fishing gear, and coastal development. Show More Summary

Vibrant Giant Clams May Influence Solar Technology

A giant clam (Tridacna gigas) in the Maldives. The vibrant lips of giant clams could influence solar technology. (Photo: Malcolm Browne / Flickr Creative Commons) The vivacious blue lips of giant clams dot shallow bays and reef communities throughout the Indo-Pacific region, adding vibrant patterns to the seafloor. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Seven Sharks Illegally Caught in Costa Rica National Park, Dolphins Cross-Breeding in UK Waters, and More

A bottlenose dolphin and calf. New research shows bottlenose dolphins off the UK are cross-breeding with other species. (Photo: Oceana / Soledad Esnaola) - Scientists warn that otters off of Scotland are only living for about a third of the time than those off mainland Europe, largely due to more polluted waters and prey sources. Show More Summary

Celebrate National Seafood Month with This Sustainable Recipe: Roasted Black Cod

Roasted black cod. (Photo: Larry / Flickr Creative Commons) October is National Seafood Month, a time to raise awareness for sustainable fisheries and celebrate the benefits of seafood in one’s diet. read more

Photos: How Cuttlefish Master the Art of Disguise

A common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) off Italy. (Photo: Oceana / Carlos Suárez) This week marks International Cephalopod Awareness Days, a time to celebrate these invertebrates and bring attention to their conservation. Earlier this week, Oceana discussed octopus vision, and also recently celebrated them during Cephalopod Week. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Dolphin Intelligence May Be Overestimated, Penguin Personalities To Help with Climate Change Adaption, and More

Dolphins may not be as intelligent as assumed. (Photo: Oceana / Tim Calver) - It turns out that pollution and runoff may be having a much bigger impact on the Great Barrier Reef than previously thought. New research shows that pollution may be decreasing organisms’ ability to photosynthesize, thereby making it harder to absorb CO2. The Guardian read more

Video: Oceana in Belize Exposes Belizean First Family to Belizean World Heritage Sites

Belize's Prime Minister Dean Barrow's wife and daughter visit the Great Blue Hole. (Photo Oceana / Alex Ellis) The Great Blue Hole, a Belizean National Monument and World Heritage Site, is one of the most gorgeous marine settings in the world. Show More Summary

Photos: Celebrate World Sight Day with a Look at Ocean Animals’ Unique Vision

A common octopus (Octopus vulgaris). Octopuses have excellent vision. (Photo: Oceana / Carlos Minguell) On October 9, Oceana and our friends at TOMS are celebrating World Sight Day, a time to raise awareness on blindness and vision impairment around the world. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Seaweed Transporting Disease to Sea Otters, Lego to Break Ties with Shell, and More

Seaweed particles are helping spread disease among sea otters. (Photo: Vicki & Chuck Rogers / Flickr Creative Commons) - Scientists have recently discovered that some mangroves are offering coral reef shelter and protection from climate change. Show More Summary

Video: Oceana Supporter Maya Gabeira Determined To Keep Surfing after Near-Fatal Accident

Maya Gabeira pictured during her Oceana PSA. (Photo: Oceana / Brian Bielmann Photography) It was a year ago this month when champion big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira set out to ride the biggest wave ever ridden by a woman off Nazaré, Portugal. Show More Summary

Oceana Takes Action to Reduce Wasted Catch in East Coast Gillnet Fisheries

An illegal Moroccan drift gillnet boat hauls in a sea turtle. (Photo: Oceana / Jesus Renedo) Last month, Oceana submitted a proposal aimed at reducing the amount of wasted catch in New England and Mid-Atlantic gillnet fisheries, which throw away 16 percent of their total catch every year. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Orcas Can Shift Vocal Sounds around Dolphins, Larval Fish Found to Make Noise, and More

Orcas were found to engage in cross-species vocal learning. (Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Brandon Southall, NMFS/OPR / Flickr Creative Commons) - Humans, cetaceans, and some birds are some of the only species known to practice vocal learning—communicating with sounds that aren’t just innate. Show More Summary

Small Crabs Play a Big Role as Corals’ First Line of Defense from Predators

A crab (Trapezia sp.) defends its coral host. (Photo: Richard Ling / Flickr Creative Commons) Just as some people have their own sorts of protections from intruders, some corals have their own creative defenses to guard them from predation. Show More Summary

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