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August 19, 2014

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12:00 AM | Whale feels pretty. Oh so pretty. Pretty and witty and gay. And...
Whale feels pretty. Oh so pretty. Pretty and witty and gay. And it pities, any whale, that isn’t it today.  

August 18, 2014

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6:14 PM | Future Shark: Living in an Ocean on the Brink
Last week Discovery Channel successfully botched yet another Shark Week. Big surprise there. Don’t get me wrong, there were some (and by some I mean few) shows I did enjoy, but seriously when will they let poor Megalodon just die? He and his buds have been extinct for quite a while now, no need to […]
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6:14 PM | Future Shark: Living in an Ocean on the Brink
Last week Discovery Channel successfully botched yet another Shark Week. Big surprise there. Don’t get me wrong, there were some (and by some I mean few) shows I did enjoy, but seriously when will they let poor Megalodon just die? He and his buds have been extinct for quite a while now, no need to […]
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8:00 AM | Point Nemo
Point Nemo: The spot in the ocean farthest from land - Point Nemo - is named after Captain Nemo from...
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8:00 AM | Point Nemo
Point Nemo: The spot in the ocean farthest from land - Point Nemo - is named after Captain Nemo from...
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6:56 AM | rhamphotheca: Bizarre Blue Shark Nursery Found in the North...
rhamphotheca: Bizarre Blue Shark Nursery Found in the North Atlantic Rather than emerging in protected coves, baby blue sharks spend their first years in a big patch of open ocean by Rachel Nuwer The scientists trapped 37 blue sharks ranging in age from young juveniles to adults and outfitted them with satellite transmitters. They released the sharks and then waited for the data to arrive. As months rolled into years, an interesting pattern emerged. Within the first two years of life, the […]
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6:56 AM | rhamphotheca: Bizarre Blue Shark Nursery Found in the North...
rhamphotheca: Bizarre Blue Shark Nursery Found in the North Atlantic Rather than emerging in protected coves, baby blue sharks spend their first years in a big patch of open ocean by Rachel Nuwer The scientists trapped 37 blue sharks ranging in age from young juveniles to adults and outfitted them with satellite transmitters. They released the sharks and then waited for the data to arrive. As months rolled into years, an interesting pattern emerged. Within the first two years of life, the […]
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6:34 AM | sallysnowglobe: Coral Reef superwoman Emily Darling tells...
sallysnowglobe: Coral Reef superwoman Emily Darling tells #imcc3 her top 5 tips on building your global network 1. Take risks. Ask unpopular questions. Find your community. 2. Collaborate - link to NGOs 3. Be a great communicator - get your elevator speech down - 2 minutes to impress! 4. Build your network. Make genuine connections. 5. Persevere! In the slide above there is a photograph of Emily with fins too large for her small feet- the answer - duct tape! Persevere ! #imcc3 #imcc14
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6:34 AM | sallysnowglobe: Coral Reef superwoman Emily Darling tells...
sallysnowglobe: Coral Reef superwoman Emily Darling tells #imcc3 her top 5 tips on building your global network 1. Take risks. Ask unpopular questions. Find your community. 2. Collaborate - link to NGOs 3. Be a great communicator - get your elevator speech down - 2 minutes to impress! 4. Build your network. Make genuine connections. 5. Persevere! In the slide above there is a photograph of Emily with fins too large for her small feet- the answer - duct tape! Persevere ! #imcc3 #imcc14
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3:52 AM | griseus: this gif show  the FIRST microscopic, slow-motion...
griseus: this gif show  the FIRST microscopic, slow-motion footage of an Box-Jellyfish firing venom The box jellyfish, have such powerful venom that they can kill an adult human. And to inject it into you, jellyfish and anemones use nematocysts, which are terrifying organelles that pretty much work like hyperdermic needles filled with venom. When you brush up against the tentacle of a jellyfish or anemone, these nematocysts fire out of the tentacle and spray venom. The new episode of […]
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3:52 AM | griseus: this gif show  the FIRST microscopic, slow-motion...
griseus: this gif show  the FIRST microscopic, slow-motion footage of an Box-Jellyfish firing venom The box jellyfish, have such powerful venom that they can kill an adult human. And to inject it into you, jellyfish and anemones use nematocysts, which are terrifying organelles that pretty much work like hyperdermic needles filled with venom. When you brush up against the tentacle of a jellyfish or anemone, these nematocysts fire out of the tentacle and spray venom. The new episode of […]
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3:31 AM | "It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter..."
““It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we...
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3:31 AM | "It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter..."
““It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we...

August 17, 2014

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7:34 PM | A Narrative of Coral-Dwelling Barnacles With the Aid of Internet Memes
Not everything on a coral is actually a coral.  Embedded into the hard coral’s surfaces are nearly 100 species of specialized barnacles—the Pyrgomatidae. New work by Machel Malay and François Michonneau indicate that our understanding of how different Pyrgomatids are related is…well horribly wrong. The team sequenced five different genes for over 350 specimens.  Using some […]
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7:34 PM | A Narrative of Coral-Dwelling Barnacles With the Aid of Internet Memes
Not everything on a coral is actually a coral.  Embedded into the hard coral’s surfaces are nearly 100 species of specialized barnacles—the Pyrgomatidae. New work by Machel Malay and François Michonneau indicate that our understanding of how different Pyrgomatids are related is…well horribly wrong. The team sequenced five different genes for over 350 specimens.  Using some […]

August 16, 2014

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4:26 PM | OpenROV is changing the way we think about ocean outreach and citizen science
The SS Tahoe, once the only means of travel across Lake Tahoe, lies in 150 meters of icy, alpine water, scuttled after she outlived her usefulness. The remote lake presents an extreme technical challenge for divers and the wreck has spent her afterlife relatively undisturbed. Only a few dive teams have ever visited her. Naturally, she makes […]
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7:53 AM | 5 simple things you can do to improve U.S. shark and ray management
Sonja Fordham founded Shark Advocates International as a project of The Ocean Foundation in 2010 based on her two decades of shark conservation experience at  Ocean Conservancy.  She is Deputy Chair of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and Conservation Committee Chair for the American Elasmobranch Society, has co-authored numerous publications on shark fisheries management, and […]

August 15, 2014

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12:39 PM | #7: The Joy of Listening
Our Tuesday survey turned out to be quite special. The light winds promised by our weather forecast actually delivered this time- our sea state ranged from 0-2 for the entire day! Get a load of this: Kelsey and Bill on watch. Photo: Marianna Hagbloom As we traveled to the east, an odd looking whale was sighted on the horizon. Was that one whale, or two? Did that
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12:00 AM | lifeunderthewaves: Manta Ray At Night by binaurally
lifeunderthewaves: Manta Ray At Night by binaurally
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12:00 AM | lifeunderthewaves: Manta Ray At Night by binaurally
lifeunderthewaves: Manta Ray At Night by binaurally

August 14, 2014

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3:16 PM | #6: Right whales, Fin whales!
After two full survey days, it was nice to have Saturday to catch up on office work and have a team meeting. Everyone went to bed pretty early because the weather for the next few days was looking great, and we needed to be well-rested and ready for it. A small team, meeting in Saturday's sunshine. So, on Sunday we pushed off the dock at 6:45 AM and ventured out into
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8:42 AM | Can Shark Week do more for its female viewers?
Vicky Vásquez is a Moss Landing Marine Labs graduate student under the Pacific Shark Research Center. Her Master’s thesis focuses on the soupfin shark population of San Francisco Bay. Before beginning her graduate program, Vicky worked in marine education for over 7 years with groups like the Ocean Discovery Institute and the Marine Science Institute. This work has fostered Vicky’s […]
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8:00 AM | thelovelyseas: Fiji, Beqa Lagoon, Bull sharks (Carcharhinus...
thelovelyseas: Fiji, Beqa Lagoon, Bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) during a shark dive at Shark Reef Marine Reserve offshore of Pacific Harbor by Jon Cornforth ❘ Cornforth Images
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8:00 AM | thelovelyseas: Fiji, Beqa Lagoon, Bull sharks (Carcharhinus...
thelovelyseas: Fiji, Beqa Lagoon, Bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) during a shark dive at Shark Reef Marine Reserve offshore of Pacific Harbor by Jon Cornforth ❘ Cornforth Images
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12:00 AM | An open letter to 'Shark Week'
An open letter to 'Shark Week': Dear Shark Week, Your official motto is “Be careful what you fish...
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12:00 AM | An open letter to 'Shark Week'
An open letter to 'Shark Week': Dear Shark Week, Your official motto is “Be careful what you fish...

August 13, 2014

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8:00 AM | bajadivers: Visit our website www.BajaDivers.com O_o
bajadivers: Visit our website www.BajaDivers.com O_o
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8:00 AM | bajadivers: Visit our website www.BajaDivers.com O_o
bajadivers: Visit our website www.BajaDivers.com O_o
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1:45 AM | 5 Cool, Weird Brittle Star Behavior Captured on video/pictures!
Ophiuroids (aka serpent stars and brittle stars) do some pretty remarkable things, BUT They are often tiny and cryptic so we don't get to see the cool array of things they do.Flickr and YouTube have provided us with a HUGE quantity of imagery of interesting aspects of ophiuroid biology. Here is a sampling of the ones I found worth sharing!1. Swollen Disk! This is the deep-sea serpent star Asteronyx! which live with arms wrapped around deep-sea cnidarians, such as sea pens. But this one has a […]
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12:21 AM | Shark Week snubs scientists, increases fear of sharks
As is becoming common this time of year, my Twitter feed has been swamped with Shark Week vitriol – from swimmers who are now more afraid to go in the water to scientists angry at the lack of consultation that goes into a few of the fake documentaries appearing during the event. Apart from the fact Discovery […]
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