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Seeing in the Dark: How porpoises hear in one of the...

The Yangtze finless porpoise, which inhabits the high-traffic waters near the Three Gorges Dam in China, is highly endangered, with only about 1,000 animals...

ONR moves a modular space communications asset into unmanned aircraft for...

ARLINGTON, Va.-Successfully taking a small radio receiver intended for space applications and creating a full-featured radio frequency system, initially designed for a Marine Corps unmanned aircraft, would not have been possible without the integr...

New study shows marine ‘networks’ can protect fish stocks

MIAMI -- University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science faculty were part of an international scientific team to show that strong links between the corals reefs of the South China Sea, West Pacific and Coral Triangle ...

Oil in Gulf of Mexico: Biologists cite need for critical data...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Twenty years after biologists attempted to determine the ecological damages to marine life from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, scientists dealing with the BP disaster find themselves with the same problem: the lack of critical da...

New report outlines restoration activities to speed seagrass recovery in the...

Results of a five-year monitoring effort to repair seagrass damaged in a boat grounding incident suggest that restoration techniques such as replanting seagrass can speed recovery time. The finding is included in a new report released today by NOAA'...

San Diego Supercomputer Center participates in first ‘Census of Marine Life’

After a decade of joint work involving 2,700 researchers from 80 countries, the world's scientists -- as well as the general public -- can now access the Census of Marine Life, which provides the first in-depth look at the more than 120,000 diver...

Sediment pollution should be included in water quality assessment

Under the Water Framework Directive (WFD) (Directive 2000/60/CE), member states are required to achieve Good Water Status for water (continental, estuarine, subterranean and coastal water bodies) in Europe by 2015. Surface water quality is assessed ...

Marine scientists unveil the mystery of life on undersea mountains

They challenge the mountain ranges of the Alps, the Andes and the Himalayas in size yet surprisingly little is known about seamounts, the vast mountains hidden under the world's oceans. Now in a special issue of Marine Ecology scientists uncover t...

Marine scientists unveil the mystery of life on undersea mountains

They challenge the mountain ranges of the Alps, the Andes and the Himalayas in size yet surprisingly little is known about seamounts, the vast mountains hidden under the world's oceans. Now in a special issue of Marine Ecology scientists uncover t...

‘Warrior worms’ discovered in snails; UCSB scientists see possible biomedical applications

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered a caste of genetically identical "warrior worms" -- -- members of a parasitic fluke species that invades the California horn snail. The findings are reported in the ...

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