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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

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24 Hours of Reality?

Watch the live climate broadcast with us or at 24 Hours of Reality starting at 7 PM CT today – 9/14/11: or read “Live climate broadcast is a reality show worth watching” by David Suzuki if you need to know why. Let us know what you think! We’ll certainly be watching….

Interview with Erich Hoyt on his new book

Reading the new 2nd edition of Erich Hoyt’s MPAs for Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises gave me a lot to think about. What a fascinating topic and the book is… I’m not sure I have words. It is an impressive volume packed with information on cetacean species, highly detailed information on their habitat and migratory patterns, [...]

IUCN Press release: Whales & dolphins need more protected areas

For more information, review copies or to set up interviews, please contact: Ewa Magiera, IUCN Media Relations, t +41 22 999 0346, m +41 76 505 33 78, For immediate release: September 5, 2011 Whales & dolphins need more protected areas Background: A new book, Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is [...]

Review: MPAs for Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

MarineBio’s director of all things cetacean and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society’s Senior Research Fellow and Global Critical Habitat/ Marine Protected Area Programme Leader, Erich Hoyt, has just published the fully expanded and updated 2nd edition of his book on marine protected areas (MPAs) and cetacean habitats. For your FREE copy, join MarineBio with a [...]


A powerful and factual documentary on the often emotional issue of keeping cetaceans (whales & dolphins) in captivity. A FALL FROM FREEDOM is the first film to expose the long and sordid history of the captive whale and dolphin business; a history that continues to this day. The illegal capture and transport of killer whales, [...]

The Focus is on Marine Mammal Protected Areas

The July-August 2011 issue of the influential MPA News features several articles about marine mammal protected areas with interviews and articles exploring the issue featuring Brad Barr, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Kristina Gjerde, Erich Hoyt and the International Committee on Marine Mammal Protected Areas (ICMMPA). Show More Summary

Tool cool for school

This story proves how we’ve only scratched the surface of what we know about the ocean and marine life. Some animals are classified as “intelligent” if they use tools right? What about fish? It is known that some fish use tools to crush the shells of their prey but it is not well documented in [...]

Sustainable seafood – there’s an app for that

Sustainable Seafood apps bring seafood consumption with a conscience right to your phone! I’m notoriously behind the times when it comes to mobile technology. When I finally got a “smart” phone I had fun playing Tetris for a few hours, then stupidly went back to using it as just a phone. So I’m a little [...]

2nd edition: MPAs for Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises

Hot off the press! Erich Hoyt, MarineBio’s Director of all things cetacean and Senior Research Fellow with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society in the UK has just published a fully-revised 2nd edition of his book Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises. The new edition features 477 pages, 12-pages of color plates, 100+ [...]

Ocean Acidification?

[There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] Check out this excellent short film describing the increasingly important issue of ocean acidification and its causes and numerous effects on marine life. Produced by the Plymouth Marine Laboratory:

“Ocean Warming”? Lovely…

I wonder if they’ll rename it “Ocean Change” too… New research published in the journal Nature Geoscience shows us that not only is global warming (aka Climate Change) increasing the acidity of the entire ocean (by forcing more CO2 into it) and increasing it’s temperature (which alone is forecasted to cause widespread shifts in habitats, changes [...]

The Sea Turtles’ Plight

A year after the BP oil spill, endangered sea turtles still wash up dead on Gulf of Mexico shores in large numbers. A federal investigation suggests that the culprit is likely not oil.

Americans against Seals? Really?

You can probably guess which “side” I’m on but I thought I’d post this to see what you think.

In Awe of the Shark

In Awe of the Shark from Save Our Seas Foundation. “We got some our shark scientists together to tell us how they feel about sharks….”

MarineBio Expeditions

We’re starting to think about scheduling expeditions again to gather data, photos, video, etc. of marine life and issues for Check out for the possibilities and contact us if you’re interested in joining us on any you see.

A diurnal migration song for your listening pleasure

Sing along: Much of the ocean is not yet explored Though submarines pootle about the sea floor Discovering new species wherever they go Such as elephant-like-squid and eels that glow. The following formula’s certainly true Of predation dynamics down in the blue: From the tiniest plankton to the biggest species yet, One thing they eat, [...]

Seven new species of fish revealed by genetic analysis

ScienceDaily (Feb. 5, 2011) — Things are not always what they seem when it comes to fish — something scientists at the Smithsonian Institution and the Ocean Science Foundation are finding out. Using modern genetic analysis, combined with traditional examination of morphology, the scientists discovered that what were once thought to be three species of [...]

Newly discovered deep sea lobster

Discovered by an international trio of scientists, the lobster, Dinochelus ausubeli, lives in the deep ocean water  near the Phillipines. The lobster has movable, well-developed eyestalks and an inverted T-plate in front of its mouth. But its most striking feature is a mighty claw with a short, bulbous palm and extremely long, spiny fingers for [...]

Oysters Vanishing on Overharvesting, Disease, Researchers Say – Bloomberg

Oysters are disappearing from coastlines around the world because of overharvesting and disease, researchers said. An estimated 85 percent of global wild oyster reefs and beds vanished in the past 20 to 130 years, according to a study led by Michael Beck, lead marine scientist at the University of California at Santa Cruz. His team [...]

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