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Rising ocean acidity levels affecting sea-life sense of smell (text and audio)

Scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Australian Institute of Marine Science say the acidic sea water is starting to disrupt the ocean’s food chain, damaging sea-life’s sense of smell – making it hard for fish to sniff out the predators they need to avoid and the prey they want to catch. VoR’s […]

California Can Save Orca Whales

Monday, the International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute, the Free Willy Keiko Foundation and I announced our support for Assemblymember Richard Bloom's AB 2140, the Orca Welfare and Health Act, his bill to end to the...Show More Summary

California Can Save Orca Whales

Monday, the International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute, the Free Willy Keiko Foundation and I announced our support for Assemblymember Richard Bloom's AB 2140, the Orca Welfare and Health Act, his bill to end to the...Show More Summary

President Of China's Marine Institute For Security: "Glory Drenched In Blood Will Pave China’s Road To Revitalization"

Some very disturbing thoughts are laid out in this blog post written by Dai Xu. He is a Chinese author, social commentator, and the president of Marine Institute For Security And Cooperation, he also a professor at the National Defense University. Show More Summary

Study projects big thaw for Antarctic sea ice

From the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the department of unverifiable forecasts in our lifetime comes this model based projection. Researchers say Ross Sea will reverse current trend, be largely ice free in summer by 2100 Antarctica’s Ross Sea … Continue reading ?

Bay Area’s Last Major Slaughterhouse Struggles with Recalls, Closures

This article was written by Christopher Peak, a Marin Media Institute Research Fellow for the Point Reyes Light. After nearly a century in business, the Bay Area’s last major slaughterhouse facility has once again closed its doors, for the second time in less than a month. Following a massive recall of about 8.7 million pounds... Continue Reading

Kongsberg to Overhaul Seamen’s Church Simulators

SCI begins a massive rebuild of its Paducah, Ky. simulators used to train mariners for safety on the water. The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) has signed

Transas Simulators Chosen for Two Egyptian Training Centers

Transas Marine simulators have been chosen by the College of Maritime Transport and Technology and the Integrated Simulators Complex (ISC). These are the two institutions of Arab Academy of Science,

New study of the effect of ocean acidification on coral reefs (audio)

The impact of ocean acidification is of great concern for Pacific communities who depend on healthy oceans for their livelihood. Dr Katharina Fabricius is a coral reef scientist from the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville, North Queensland. She is investigating the consequences of ocean acidification at three volcanic sites in Papua New Guinea. […]

Scripps oceanography researchers engineer breakthrough for biofuel production

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel production in tiny marine algae. As reported in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy...Show More Summary

Safety in numbers? Not so for corals

Traditionally, it was assumed that corals do not face a risk of extinction unless they become very rare or have a very restricted range. A team of scientists from the University of Hawaii – Manoa (UHM), Joint Institute for Marine and...Show More Summary

A Guide for Marine Spatial Planning

As the need for Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and its development continues to grow, The Nautical Institute has worked with the World Ocean Council to produce a

The nitrogen puzzle in the oceans

A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, the University of Basel, and Radboud University Nijmegen has now revealed the details of an important microbial process regulating the global nitrogen budget in the oceans. They present their results in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. read more

Are Atlantic cod pushing out Arctic relatives?

When I visited the AWI Biological Institute on the German North Sea island of Helgoland last year for a story on how climate change is affecting marine life, the Institute’s Director Karen Wiltshire mentioned to me that cod was disappearing from the waters around the island. The Atlantic cod, it seems, are moving north, a […]

Werum Equips Research Vessel with DSHIP Software

The new RV Mya II, which has only recently been delivered to the German Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), has been

Transas Engine Room Simulator for Institute of Technical Education

Transas Marine has installed a Full Mission Engine Room Simulator at Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore. With installation of this simulator, ITE

Natural Resources Defense Council

There is a seemingly infinite number of non-profit organizations fighting for the environment. Whether it’s the Marine Conservation Institute, the Biodiversity Project, or the International Council on Clean Transportation, at any given moment you can find a group of people organizing somewhere to do something to better the condition of the world around us. Although […]

Report: The deep Greenland Sea is warming faster than the World Ocean

Teaser Since 1993, oceanographers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), have carried out regularly expeditions to the Greenland Sea on board the research ice breaker Polarstern to investigate the changes in this region. read more

Scientists analyze the extent of ocean acidification

Bremerhaven, 22 August 2013. Ocean acidification could change the ecosystems of our seas even by the end of this century. Biologists at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), have therefore assessed the extent of this ominous change for the first time. In a new study they compiled and analysed […]

Scientists analyze the extent of ocean acidification

Bremerhaven, 22 August 2013. Ocean acidification could change the ecosystems of our seas even by the end of this century. Biologists at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), have therefore assessed the extent of this ominous change for the first time. Show More Summary

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