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August 04, 2014

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1:25 AM | rhamphotheca: First Video of Living and Enormous Deep Sea...
rhamphotheca: First Video of Living and Enormous Deep Sea Crustacean Well, enormous for an Amphipod… by Sandrine Ceurstemont Living in one of the Earth’s deepest ocean trenches, the world’s largest species of amphipod has so far managed to avoid the videos of the paparazzi. But during an expedition to the Kermadec trench off the coast of New Zealand in April, Alan Jamieson from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and his colleagues filmed a living Alicella gigantean for the […]

August 03, 2014

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10:27 PM | Tidepool sea anemones
Tidepool living has to be tough. Each day cycles through wet, cold and sheltered to dry, warm and exposed, then repeats. Last week I spent some time photographing and exploring tidepools during morning low tides. Amazing what’s there, and the closer you look, the more there is to … Continue reading →

August 02, 2014

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10:57 PM | This hero octopus mom sits on her eggs for four and a half YEARS
Even the clingiest helicopter parents ain’t got nothin’ on Graneledone boreopacifica, a deep-sea octopus that spends four and a half years sitting atop her eggs. Without a break. Or a meal. Until she literally drops dead. Using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute were able to observe a [&hellip
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9:30 PM | Kaboom and her three pool mates are back in the wild!
Friends, It is with great pleasure that we share the story of five more endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles that were released back into the ocean. With help from our partners at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and the Staff from the Assateague Island State Park, we had a spectacular day! Above: New England Aquarium Senior Biologist, Julika Wocial, prepares to release an endangered
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2:50 PM | #1: Right Whale Researchers In the Field Soon!
Our 35th field season in the Bay of Fundy will get underway next week and extend until the end of September. As you can imagine, it is a busy time as we are getting field supplies all pulled together- cameras, computers, satellite phones, data forms, and various other items. We've also spent the past couple of months securing research permits, sorting out our field team personnel and coordinating
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1:18 PM | You’ll pry my Oxford comma from my cold, dead, and lifeless hands.
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1:18 PM | You’ll pry my Oxford comma from my cold, dead, and lifeless hands.
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8:00 AM | Our Plastic, Our Problem (A marine litter info-operetta!) by...
Our Plastic, Our Problem (A marine litter info-operetta!) by Seas at Risk
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8:00 AM | Our Plastic, Our Problem (A marine litter info-operetta!) by...
Our Plastic, Our Problem (A marine litter info-operetta!) by Seas at Risk
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4:19 AM | mad-as-a-marine-biologist: #savethebees graffiti, London You...
mad-as-a-marine-biologist: #savethebees graffiti, London You guys have really loved the bees graffiti. Sad to say I just heard the bees have already been painted over :(
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4:19 AM | mad-as-a-marine-biologist: #savethebees graffiti, London You...
mad-as-a-marine-biologist: #savethebees graffiti, London You guys have really loved the bees graffiti. Sad to say I just heard the bees have already been painted over :(

August 01, 2014

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6:54 PM | MCAF-supported leatherback project gets its IMAX closeup
Leatherback hatchlings make their way to the ocean. Photo: Bird's Head Leatherback program 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.
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2:45 PM | Fun Science FRIEDay – One microbial trash is another’s microbial treasure!
Happy FSF! You know that old saying, the one that explains how something devalued by one person is of the utmost value to another. Well this week we bring you an analogy of that quote in nature, and in the form of microbes. Leishmaniasis… have you heard of it? If not, do not worry, I […]
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1:35 PM | More 2013 turtles on their way home!
As staff are busy preparing for the upcoming release, guest bloggers Deborah and Liz will fill you in on several turtles being released this week. Kaboom receiving one of his final exams for rehabilitation! After nine long months of rehabilitation Poppy Porcupine (#41), Cheeri O’ Leary (#42), Kaboom (#67), and Honey Combs (#16) are set to be released off the coast of Maryland this Friday
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8:00 AM | My interview for notable University of Plymouth alumni
My interview for notable University of Plymouth alumni: Check out my interview about careers in...
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8:00 AM | My interview for notable University of Plymouth alumni
My interview for notable University of Plymouth alumni: Check out my interview about careers in...

July 31, 2014

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10:10 PM | Connecting the Town and Gown: Cooperative Extension
Over the last few months, I’ve seen a few efforts proposed to better connect universities to local community research needs. While whole practices and skill sets around participatory action research, community-based research, etc., exist, these don’t quite meet the need these recent proposals attempt to address. These proposals are not talking one faculty research program implementing […]
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4:17 PM | It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…
As those of you who follow me on Twitter have probably already noticed, this week I’m at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, an annual meeting of fish and reptile researchers that includes the American Elasmobranch Society.  It’s a great way to meet up with fellow shark, ray, and chimera junkies and check out […]
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3:12 PM | Octopus Eggs Need Helpful Bacteria To Stay Healthy, Too
We’re just learning how important certain microbes can be to our own health. They can help us digest foods and protect us from harmful invaders. New research suggests that certain bacteria are... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:29 PM | Seabird research loses a pioneer
On July 19th, David S. Lee died of a fast moving form of ALS. I met Dave a few times, only briefly, but he was a major force in the field, and his loss is an acute one with impacts far beyond his home turf down south. John Gerwin, Research Curator for Ornithology at the […]
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9:32 AM | Vampire Squid from E/V Nautilus in the Gulf of...
Vampire Squid from E/V Nautilus in the Gulf of Mexico "Here’s video of the vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) encountered by Nautilus Live on June 27, 2014, in the Gulf of Mexico. This deep-sea cephalopod gets its name because of its deep color and red eyes, not because it feeds on blood.” Original post.
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9:32 AM | Vampire Squid from E/V Nautilus in the Gulf of...
Vampire Squid from E/V Nautilus in the Gulf of Mexico "Here’s video of the vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) encountered by Nautilus Live on June 27, 2014, in the Gulf of Mexico. This deep-sea cephalopod gets its name because of its deep color and red eyes, not because it feeds on blood.” Original post.
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6:49 AM | blondeisawesome: A wave viewed from underwater
blondeisawesome: A wave viewed from underwater
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6:49 AM | blondeisawesome: A wave viewed from underwater
blondeisawesome: A wave viewed from underwater

July 30, 2014

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6:48 PM | Penguin Problems
For African Penguins, humans can make really lousy neighbors, but they have even bigger problems. In real estate it’s all about location, location, location. A cozy home with an ocean view, white-sand beaches, comfortable climate, close to great food, and good neighbors. But that last part is currently giving penguins a problem. Boulders Beach, a suburb […]
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6:48 PM | Penguin Problems
For African Penguins, humans can make really lousy neighbors, but they have even bigger problems. In real estate it’s all about location, location, location. A cozy home with an ocean view, white-sand beaches, comfortable climate, close to great food, and good neighbors. But that last part is currently giving penguins a problem. Boulders Beach, a suburb […]
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5:55 PM | Thirty Days to Submission: How I Made a Video for Ocean180
[php]How do you explain a scientific paper in three minutes or less? What if you were being judged by a bunch of middle-schoolers in classrooms around the world… and you only had a month to do it? The video above is what I came up with, with help from planetary scientist, science communicator, and science historian Meg Rosenburg. That music! That voice! Those… diatoms?? You might ask what we were thinking, making an epic film about microbes. The truth is, it was an […]
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11:23 AM | The Rotulidae: Strangest of the Sand Dollars
Leave it to echinoderms to take even the best known of animals, like a sand dollar, and make it even STRANGER than you could have thought!!But first things first. Sand dollars are highly modified SEA URCHINS that live on sandy bottoms, mostly in shallow tropical to temperate water places. Please make a note of it. (or go read this post here!)Most sand dollars are either kind of disc-shaped such as this Pacific Dendraster excentricus.              […]
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8:00 AM | wakatobidiveresort: To survive, marine creatures have developed...
wakatobidiveresort: To survive, marine creatures have developed myriad different techniques and anti–predation tactics, and have created numerous physical and behavioral modifications in order to protect themselves, their nest, their territory, their mate or their young. (Photograph: Claus Meyer)
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8:00 AM | wakatobidiveresort: To survive, marine creatures have developed...
wakatobidiveresort: To survive, marine creatures have developed myriad different techniques and anti–predation tactics, and have created numerous physical and behavioral modifications in order to protect themselves, their nest, their territory, their mate or their young. (Photograph: Claus Meyer)
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