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November 19, 2014

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12:57 AM | 5 Ways to Protect the Reefs While Having Fun on a Dive
5 Ways to Protect the Reefs While Having Fun on a Dive: Scuba divers can have a negative impact on...
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12:57 AM | 5 Ways to Protect the Reefs While Having Fun on a Dive
5 Ways to Protect the Reefs While Having Fun on a Dive: Scuba divers can have a negative impact on...

November 18, 2014

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11:37 PM | Lies, Damned Lies, and Cryptozoology
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, despite what cryptozoologists may be telling you. The internet is a double-edged sword of enlightenment and ignorance. It has the capacity to educate millions in ways never before possible, making science accessible, understandable, and relevant. At the same time it infects the public with idiocy, lies, pseudoscience, […]
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11:37 PM | Lies, Damned Lies, and Cryptozoology
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, despite what cryptozoologists may be telling you. The internet is a double-edged sword of enlightenment and ignorance. It has the capacity to educate millions in ways never before possible, making science accessible, understandable, and relevant. At the same time it infects the public with idiocy, lies, pseudoscience, […]
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6:46 PM | Carnage on the coast!
The title here may be somewhat hyperbolic, but the situation on Gil Grant’s North Carolina beach on November 10 was striking. Gil found 7 dead birds, all of which had been thoroughly dismembered and stripped of flesh. For the most part, all that remained were wings and the occasional flayed skull. Six of the birds […]
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3:42 PM | How Oil Feeds the Deep Sea
[php]There can be catastrophic results when a large amount of oil is spilled into the ocean—as when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. But did you know that a little bit of oil in the ocean is actually necessary for many organisms to survive? In the deep sea, there is no light, so oil and gas act as a source of energy for bacteria. These bacteria are in turn eaten by larger organisms, which are then eaten by even larger organisms, and so on, […]
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3:08 PM | Octopus Play and Squid Eyeballs—and What They Can Teach Us about Brains
For cannibals, octopuses seem to be surprisingly fun loving. Some have been observed using their funnels to repeatedly blow objects around in their tanks. Others, such as one common octopus named... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3:08 PM | Agents of seal: stealthy seals use subsurface structures to sneak by sharks
Michelle Jewell is a Zoologist specialized in predator/prey behaivour and the Scientific Communicator for EDNA Interactive.  She has spent the past 4 years studying the behaviour of white sharks and Cape fur seals at Geyser Rock, ‘Shark Alley’, South Africa.   Predators are highly influential in ecosystems because of the many top-down effects they can have.  The most […]
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5:37 AM | Shark Feeding, Managed Risk, and the Tredwellian Paradigm
Ocean conservation work takes me to many an unusual locale, but none stranger than tomorrow’s destination: Las Vegas.  I’m headed there to attend the annual Diving Equipment & Marketing Association, or DEMA Show for short.  The DEMA Show is the world’s largest international trade show for the scuba diving and water sports industry.  The exhibition […]
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5:37 AM | Shark Feeding, Managed Risk, and the Tredwellian Paradigm
Ocean conservation work takes me to many an unusual locale, but none stranger than tomorrow’s destination: Las Vegas.  I’m headed there to attend the annual Diving Equipment & Marketing Association, or DEMA Show for short.  The DEMA Show is the world’s largest international trade show for the scuba diving and water sports industry.  The exhibition […]
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12:40 AM | Marine stream videos from #WorldParksCongress
While working in Sydney on the #‎WorldParksCongress‬, I’ve been helping the French Marine Protected Areas Agency with their Oceanplus webtv channel. Day 4 video updtae is now online for the ‪#‎WPCMarine‬ stream, focusing on useful & efficient MPAs and featuring UQ Global Change Institute Director Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, @envirogov’s National Parks Director Sally Barnes & more […]
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12:00 AM | 2pups: have you guys heard of this slug yet it is called elysia...
2pups: have you guys heard of this slug yet it is called elysia chlorotica and when it is young it eats enough algae to be able to produce chlorphyll by itself, then it turns into a hybrid plant/animal and can DO PHOTOSYNTHESIS so that it DOES NOT HAVE TO EAT! also it is really beautiful and its back opens up and looks like a leaf more info »here
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12:00 AM | 2pups: have you guys heard of this slug yet it is called elysia...
2pups: have you guys heard of this slug yet it is called elysia chlorotica and when it is young it eats enough algae to be able to produce chlorphyll by itself, then it turns into a hybrid plant/animal and can DO PHOTOSYNTHESIS so that it DOES NOT HAVE TO EAT! also it is really beautiful and its back opens up and looks like a leaf more info »here

November 15, 2014

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12:00 AM | thelovelyseas: Scrawled file fish close-up of eye, Alutera...
thelovelyseas: Scrawled file fish close-up of eye, Alutera scripta by James Forte
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12:00 AM | thelovelyseas: Scrawled file fish close-up of eye, Alutera...
thelovelyseas: Scrawled file fish close-up of eye, Alutera scripta by James Forte

November 14, 2014

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7:28 PM | TGIF – Zoiks! Lionfish!
This extraordinary bit of footage shows quite the highest density of invasive lionfish I’ve ever seen.  I was talking to Luiz Rocha during the week and he tells me the footage was shot near Pensacola FL.  We agreed that neither of us had ever seen abundances like this in the natural range of lionfish.  We’re […]
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7:28 PM | TGIF – Zoiks! Lionfish!
This extraordinary bit of footage shows quite the highest density of invasive lionfish I’ve ever seen.  I was talking to Luiz Rocha during the week and he tells me the footage was shot near Pensacola FL.  We agreed that neither of us had ever seen abundances like this in the natural range of lionfish.  We’re […]
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4:46 PM | Fun Science FRIEDay – The Origin of HIV
Happy Fun Science FRIEDay   After a hiatus, I hope to get back to regularly writing these pieces. This week I was particular inspired to focus on an article I read about the discovery of the origins of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and subsequently the origins of AIDS. AIDS burst onto the scene like a […]
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3:35 PM | Phone completely failed to capture the immensity of...
Phone completely failed to capture the immensity of tonight’s sunset #nofilter #malapascualove
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3:35 PM | Phone completely failed to capture the immensity of...
Phone completely failed to capture the immensity of tonight’s sunset #nofilter #malapascualove
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4:06 AM | Talking Kelps and Climate Change at the New England Aquarium
It’s always a bit painful to watch yourself talk, but I think this came off pretty well. A public lecture at the New England Aquarium. It was an interesting one to put together, and I’m still working on my style … Continue reading →
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2:30 AM | These Are A Few Of My Favorite Species: Gasflame Nudibranch
About 350 million years ago during the Carboniferous, a group of snails took a new evolutionary route, one that eventually resulted in a complete loss of the most defining characteristic of a snail—the shell. These shelless snails eventually acquire another set of traits and now the most colorful displays on the planet occur in this […]
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2:30 AM | These Are A Few Of My Favorite Species: Gasflame Nudibranch
About 350 million years ago during the Carboniferous, a group of snails took a new evolutionary route, one that eventually resulted in a complete loss of the most defining characteristic of a snail—the shell. These shelless snails eventually acquire another set of traits and now the most colorful displays on the planet occur in this […]

November 12, 2014

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11:46 PM | Fukushima radiation detected 100 miles from California Coast. Still not harmful.
The latest results from the Fukushima radiation citizen science project Our Radioactive Ocean have just been released. NO Cesium-134 has been detected on West Coast shores, but it has been detected nearly 100 miles off the coast of Eureka, CA. While this may seem worrying to some, it should not be. The amount of Cesium measured in the water […]
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11:46 PM | Fukushima radiation detected 100 miles from California Coast. Still not harmful.
The latest results from the Fukushima radiation citizen science project Our Radioactive Ocean have just been released. NO Cesium-134 has been detected on West Coast shores, but it has been detected nearly 100 miles off the coast of Eureka, CA. While this may seem worrying to some, it should not be. The amount of Cesium measured in the water […]
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4:41 PM | Protecting sawfishes in Mozambique
This post is one of a series on projects supported by the Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF). Through MCAF, the Aquarium supports researchers, conservationists and grassroots organizations all around the world as they work to address the most challenging problems facing the ocean.   Ruth Leeney, who is the director of the Protect Africa’s Sawfishes project and received a grant
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1:44 PM | Project Puffin 8: Reflections on some cool seabirds
This summer, aquarists Austin Brayton and Jackie Anderson camped on remote islands in Maine to assist with Project Puffin, an Audubon Society project designed to restore populations of these clownish little seabirds. In this post, Jackie reflects back on her trip. June 25: Reflections on some cool seabirds I was supposed to leave Matinicus Rock today, but there are some really large waves
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11:30 AM | Marine Ecology via Remote Observation: an update from #ROV2PNG
Note: we’re home after an exceptional 3 weeks of work in Papua New Guinea. Sadly, the course was so intense that we weren’t able to produce updates during the program. Instead, please accept these time-shifted updates from #ROV2PNG. After more than a week of building robots, developing research proposals, presenting and defending their proposals to […]
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11:27 AM | Beautiful thresher shark art.
Beautiful thresher shark art.
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11:27 AM | Beautiful thresher shark art.
Beautiful thresher shark art.
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