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October 22, 2014

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3:53 AM | 5 Ways to Support Coral Conservation Without Getting Wet
5 Ways to Support Coral Conservation Without Getting Wet: Scuba divers can support marine and coral...
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3:53 AM | 5 Ways to Support Coral Conservation Without Getting Wet
5 Ways to Support Coral Conservation Without Getting Wet: Scuba divers can support marine and coral...

October 21, 2014

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8:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Sargassimfish/Sargassum Frogfish...
mean-guign-photography: Sargassimfish/Sargassum Frogfish (Histrio histrio) - Atmosphere Resorts House Reef, Dauin, Philippines One of our boat crew found this little guy nearly washed up on shore while unloading tanks, so they put it in a container with a clump of sargassum and brought it to me to identify it. i grabbed my camera and swam it out to deeper water, releasing it near some sargassum that was heading off in the strong current towards Apo Island. 
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8:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Sargassimfish/Sargassum Frogfish...
mean-guign-photography: Sargassimfish/Sargassum Frogfish (Histrio histrio) - Atmosphere Resorts House Reef, Dauin, Philippines One of our boat crew found this little guy nearly washed up on shore while unloading tanks, so they put it in a container with a clump of sargassum and brought it to me to identify it. i grabbed my camera and swam it out to deeper water, releasing it near some sargassum that was heading off in the strong current towards Apo Island. 
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7:14 AM | Shark says you should stop illegal fishing
Shark says you should stop illegal fishing 👌 @annaoposa #savePHseas #malapascualove
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7:14 AM | Shark says you should stop illegal fishing
Shark says you should stop illegal fishing 👌 @annaoposa #savePHseas #malapascualove
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Saddleback Anemonefish (Amphiprion...
mean-guign-photography: Saddleback Anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) - Dauin, Philippines the next generation…so many eyeballs!
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Saddleback Anemonefish (Amphiprion...
mean-guign-photography: Saddleback Anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) - Dauin, Philippines the next generation…so many eyeballs!

October 20, 2014

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2:59 PM | These are a few of my favorite species: Pig Butt Worm
This species bring a whole new meaning to butt face. It’s Latin name even means butt face.  I jest… it actually means resembling a pig’s rump. Chaetopterus pugaporcinus is a polychaete and like other worms it has segments.  Some of the segments are just a little bit inflated, i.e. this worm is all about the […]
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2:59 PM | These are a few of my favorite species: Pig Butt Worm
This species bring a whole new meaning to butt face. It’s Latin name even means butt face.  I jest… it actually means resembling a pig’s rump. Chaetopterus pugaporcinus is a polychaete and like other worms it has segments.  Some of the segments are just a little bit inflated, i.e. this worm is all about the […]
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8:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Nudibranch (Halgerda sp.) - Dauin,...
mean-guign-photography: Nudibranch (Halgerda sp.) - Dauin, Philippines I totally saw this species mid boom-boom the other day. Let’s hear it for simultaneous hermaphratism! 
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8:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Nudibranch (Halgerda sp.) - Dauin,...
mean-guign-photography: Nudibranch (Halgerda sp.) - Dauin, Philippines I totally saw this species mid boom-boom the other day. Let’s hear it for simultaneous hermaphratism! 
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Bluespotted Stingray (Neotrygon kuhlii)...
mean-guign-photography: Bluespotted Stingray (Neotrygon kuhlii) - Lembeh, Indonesia
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Bluespotted Stingray (Neotrygon kuhlii)...
mean-guign-photography: Bluespotted Stingray (Neotrygon kuhlii) - Lembeh, Indonesia

October 19, 2014

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11:41 PM | Is your toddler really smarter than a chimpanzee?
It sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s not clear that young children are any more intelligent than chimpanzees. Check out my latest article over at BBC Earth where I try to figure out if my toddler is smarter than a chimpanzee
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11:41 PM | Is your toddler really smarter than a chimpanzee? (BBC Earth)
It sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s not clear that young children are any more intelligent than chimpanzees. Check out my latest article over at BBC Earth where I try to figure out if my toddler is smarter than a chimpanzee
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11:33 PM | Top 4 dolphin science discoveries you might have missed this year
If you follow along with dolphin science news, you probably know about a recent study showing that whale and dolphin (cetacean) pelvic bones, which were once considered ‘evolutionary leftovers’, are now thought to be a vital component of their sexual reproduction equipment. Scientists discovered that bigger pelvic bones in cetaceans correspond to bigger testicles, and also [&hellip
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5:33 AM | Sorry I haven’t been posting much - been crazy busy with...
Sorry I haven’t been posting much - been crazy busy with our new volunteers with Zoox. The plus side is we’re in Malapascua and my bedroom view looks like this. The down side is I chose sleep over sharks this morning and I’m a little uncertain as to who I am having made that decision.
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5:33 AM | Sorry I haven’t been posting much - been crazy busy with...
Sorry I haven’t been posting much - been crazy busy with our new volunteers with Zoox. The plus side is we’re in Malapascua and my bedroom view looks like this. The down side is I chose sleep over sharks this morning and I’m a little uncertain as to who I am having made that decision.

October 17, 2014

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5:53 PM | #25: Return to Roseway Basin
After some time spent in Lubec after our first Roseway Basin voyage, the team prepared to depart for another two week trip offshore. On September 7, we pushed off the dock on Campobello Island and headed across the Bay of Fundy towards Yarmouth, N.S. During this transit we saw (but were unable to photograph) one right whale; we were disappointed but not surprised that we didn't see more, as the
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5:41 PM | Wailing about whaling – the 2014 International Whaling Commission meeting
A humpback whale in Antarctica (photo credit: Chris Parsons)   Earlier this year the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Japan’s so-called “scientific whaling” in Antarctica (the JARPA II research program, to give its official title) was illegal. Article VIII of the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling allows the lethal take of […]
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5:21 PM | These are a few of my favorite species: Painted Frogfish
Leaving alone on the seafloor is the lonely painted frogfish, Antennarius pictus. Males and females only come together for the dirty deed but quickly become intolerant of each other.  If the female stays too close, the male will eat the female…which in the whole evolutionary passing the genes to the next generation scenario seems like an idiotic move. […]
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5:21 PM | These are a few of my favorite species: Painted Frogfish
Leaving alone on the seafloor is the lonely painted frogfish, Antennarius pictus. Males and females only come together for the dirty deed but quickly become intolerant of each other.  If the female stays too close, the male will eat the female…which in the whole evolutionary passing the genes to the next generation scenario seems like an idiotic move. […]

October 16, 2014

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1:04 PM | Marine Environmental Data and Information Network Coordinator
Dr. Clare Postlethwaite has been appointed coordinator of the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN).Dr Clare Postlethwaite ©Clare joined MEDIN two years ago as a member of the Core Team with responsibility for metadata and data standards. During this time she has worked with members of the marine community from across the public and private sectors. She believes MEDIN’s goal is to make it easier to share marine data for both data collectors and data users and […]

October 15, 2014

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9:22 PM | Save the National Ocean Sciences Bowl!
The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is a competition for high school students focused on marine biology, physics and chemistry . Through cooperation between researchers, teachers and community members, NOSB aims to educate students and their families about science and sustainable stewardship of ocean resources. Thousands of the smartest high school students in the United States from hundreds of schools participate each […]
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5:27 PM | #24: Our work in the Christian Science Monitor!
This week's edition of the Christian Science Monitor features our Right Whale Research Program on the cover and in the article "The Whale Savers!" The author, Doug Struck, spent time this summer interviewing researchers at our field station and even went out with the survey team on our research vessel Nereid.  Mr. Struck details the history of the Program, the work we currently do to
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2:14 PM | Project Puffin 4: Tern studies
Earlier this summer, aquarists Austin Brayton and Jackie Anderson camped on a remote island in Maine to assist with Project Puffin, an Audubon Society project designed to restore populations of these clownish little seabirds. In this post, Austin takes us on surveys for terns on Seal Island. June 20, 2014  Tern studies Jackie and I helped gather data for two major tern studies: tern productivity
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1:43 PM | Five Points About The Fossil History of Echinoderms! Happy National Fossil Day!
Happy National Fossil Day!Every few years I'm in a position to share some more love about echinoderms and fossils. I've done this on previous National Fossil Days and tried to shed some light on the often arcane world of fossil echinoderms...Here's one on paleocology & fossil parasites..A nice gallery of fossil crinoids..   and this classic piece on giant floating/pelagic crinoids! Paleozoic Echinoderms: The Ophiocystioids!  and the Helicoplacoids! A LOT of the […]

October 14, 2014

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8:25 PM | My research and I were the victims of a conservative media attack
Dr. Will White is an assistant professor of marine biology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  He uses a combination of lab experiments, field studies, and mathematical models to study fish behavior and population dynamics, in particular how fish populations respond to protection in no-take marine reserves. My adventure with the news media began […]
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2:41 PM | The strange world of the bright blue Velella
Over the past few months, odd floating jellies have been washing up on Pacific US beaches by the thousands. With clear plastic-like sails, and bright blue flesh, these harmless jellies have stumped many a beachcomber. Now, Steve Haddock and Susan von Thun of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have put together a video explaining exactly what these creatures are, […]
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