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Survey: Another good year for Chesapeake Bay's underwater grasses

An annual survey led by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased 8% between 2015 and 2016, continuing an upward trend initiated in 2012.

Survey: Another good year for Chesapeake Bay's underwater grasses

(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) An annual survey led by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased 8 percent between 2015 and 2016, continuing an upward trend initiated in 2012.

Researchers unravel the drivers of large iceberg movement

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) When, in the foreseeable future, a tabular iceberg nearly seven times the size of Berlin breaks off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Antarctic, it will begin a journey,...Show More Summary

Litter is present throughout the world's oceans: 1,220 species affected

Where is marine litter concentrated, and which species and ecosystems does it affect? Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute have for the first time compiled all scientific data published on marine litter in a single, comprehensive database, now accessible from the online portal AWI Litterbase. Show More Summary

Litter is present throughout the world's oceans: 1,220 species affected

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) Where is marine litter concentrated, and which species and ecosystems does it affect? Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute have for the first time compiled all scientific data published on marine litter in a single, comprehensive database, now accessible from the online portal AWI Litterbase.

Two master projects in biology/zoology/molecular biology: “Effects of climate change factors on Decapod crustaceans”, Alfred Wegener Institut, Bremenhaven, Germany

Affiliation: Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research Biosciences, section Integrative Ecophysiology Start date: Immediately Background: We use physiological, biochemical and molecular methods to studyShow More Summary

When Is An Internship Not An Internship?

An interesting discussion is playing out on NOAA Coral List regarding how we define “internships.” This got started after the Roatan Institute for Marine Science (RIMS) advertised their 4-week, $3000 (travel not included), summer “internship.” That sparked a lot push back from Coral Listers who complained (and I agree) that something a student PAYS for […]

Marin film institute youth director busted in child porn case

A San Francisco man who ran children’s outreach programs for a nonprofit Marin film institute was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, police said Thursday. At his home in the city’s Crocker-Amazon neighborhood, 71-year-old...Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen: Britain has shown France how to leave the EU

Far-right Front National leader given soft interview by Nigel Farage, who praises her ‘connection with the French people’ Britain has shown the way for other countries to leave the European Union, precipitating the institution’s eventual fall, Marine le Pen, the leader of the French far-right has said. Show More Summary

When the sea ice melts, juvenile polar cod may go hungry

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) Polar cod fulfil a key role in the Arctic food web, as they are a major source of food for seals, whales and seabirds alike. But the polar cod themselves might soon be the hungry ones.

Norsk Polarinstitutt seminar: “Polar phytoplankton under multiple stressors – the effects of ocean acidification under varying environmental conditions”, 22 March 2012, Tromsø

Date  & time: 22 March 2017, 10:00–11:00 Location: Norsk Polarinstitutt, Framsenteret, 6. etasje, Rom “Tre kroner”, 9296 Tromsø, Norway Presenter: Clara Hoppe, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research,Show More Summary

Study Finds Massive Rogue Waves Aren’t as Rare as Previously Thought

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

UM Rosenstiel scientist and colleague’s findings are critical for safe operations at sea University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientist Mark Donelan and his Norwegian Meteorological Institute colleague...Show More Summary

One Day, One Place: Big fun in little Moss Landing

Thanks to Moss Landing Marine Lab and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, 386-acre Moss Landing is a global destination for marine research. There aren’t many options for lodging in Moss Landing, but the nautical bed-and-breakfast...Show More Summary

IMBIZO 5: “Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean: Linking ecosystems, future states and resource management”, 2-5 October 2017, Woods Hole, USA

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 May 2017! The fifth IMBeR IMBIZO (the Zulu word for a gathering) will be hosted by the Ocean, Carbon & Biogeochemistry Group at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA from 2-6 October 2017. IMBIZO 5 will follow the usual format of three concurrent but interacting workshops. The […]

BIOACID Science Portrait – María Algueró-Muñiz: “Will jellyfish swarm the ocean?”

María Algueró-Muñiz, marine biologist at Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), works at the North Sea Island Helgoland. In summer, she goes out by boat to collect moon jellyfish for her experiments on the impact of ocean acidification, warming and deoxygenation. Show More Summary

Litter levels in the depths of the Arctic are on the rise

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) The Arctic has a serious litter problem: in just 10 years, the concentration of marine litter at a deep-sea station in the Arctic Ocean has risen 20-fold. This was recently reported in a study by researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research.

PBS NewsHour Pays Visit To Dallas Opera's Institute For Women Conductors

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"According to industry data, of the nine largest American opera companies by budget, none has a female music director and principal conductor. And Marin Alsop in Baltimore, who served on the faculty at the Dallas workshop, remains the sole woman music director at the nation's 24 largest orchestras. In Dallas, [general director Keith] Cerny hired […]

BIOACID science portrait: Nicola Wannicke – “Cyanobacteria: winners of ocean acidification” (video, in German; English subtitles)

Nicola Wannicke, marine biologist at Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research in Warnemünde (IOW) investigates winners of ocean acidification: Cyanobacteria benefit from eutrophication as well as rises in temperature and carbon dioxide concentrations. Show More Summary

Researchers discover greenhouse bypass for nitrogen

(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) An international team discovers that production of a potent greenhouse gas can be bypassed as soil nitrogen breaks down into unreactive atmospheric N2.

German Arctic Office to act as consultant to politics and industry

(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) The rapid climate changes in the Arctic are no longer just the domain of scientists. The shrinking sea ice and collapsing permafrost coasts are now also becoming topics on the agenda of international politics and industry.

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