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April 21, 2015

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2:21 PM | mapsontheweb: Global winter temperature departures from...
mapsontheweb: Global winter temperature departures from average, 2014-2015.
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2:00 PM | Whales Are Amazing!
Today's preschool story hour featured local author/illustrator Tony Viehmann's Whales Are Amazing...Just Like You! After a reading of this playful story in the library, our group of little marine scientists moved to the barn and learned that blue whales can grow up to 100 feet long. We measured this distance together and discovered that blue whales are a few feet longer than the barn! Below are photos of some of the participating preschoolers and their caregivers, creating their very own whale […]
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6:22 AM | GMA-7 interview on plastic, the importance of the Verde Island...
GMA-7 interview on plastic, the importance of the Verde Island passage, and what divers and local communities can do to help. Thurs 4:30pm on “The Reporters Notebook”
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6:22 AM | GMA-7 interview on plastic, the importance of the Verde Island...
GMA-7 interview on plastic, the importance of the Verde Island passage, and what divers and local communities can do to help. Thurs 4:30pm on “The Reporters Notebook”

April 20, 2015

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6:07 PM | Day 1,825
5 years ago today, an explosion in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico lead to one of the worst human-induced environmental disasters in history. Check out this stunningly, beautiful recap of where we are now and the questions still remaining. This video, featured by onEarth Magazine, was concocted by the one and only Perrin Ireland (@experrinment). Having seen […]
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6:07 PM | Day 1,825
5 years ago today, an explosion in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico lead to one of the worst human-induced environmental disasters in history. Check out this stunningly, beautiful recap of where we are now and the questions still remaining. This video, featured by onEarth Magazine, was concocted by the one and only Perrin Ireland (@experrinment). Having seen […]
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4:23 PM | The Career Path of a Marine Biologist
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4:10 PM | #GulfSpillFlashback: Giving the Gulf Oil Spill the Consideration It Deserves
[php]On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, setting off the largest accidental marine oil spill in U.S. history. As a result, April 20th of each year is the day to remember the lives taken by the explosion and consider the recovery of Gulf communities and wildlife. However, 3.19 million barrels of oil didn't burst from the well in a single day—it steadily streamed out over the course of 87 days before an experimental cap stopped the flow on July […]
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3:04 PM | LoVe ME some LOPC
Food is crucial for all creatures great and small. Especially this creature. Our first day on the boat had an early start and we spent the night in Svolvær hotels which made it possible for us to board FF Helmer Hanssen early the next morning. But there was a problem. Breakfast at my hotel was served at 9am. We left at 7:30am. And I was hungry. Fortunately for me (and more so for others around me) one of the cruise participants had ordered breakfast packages from her hotel for us the […]
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2:34 PM | Prince Charming? Is datchu? 
Prince Charming? Is datchu? 
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2:34 PM | Prince Charming? Is datchu? 
Prince Charming? Is datchu? 
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2:00 PM | Cool Pools
I had a very busy weekend. I led vernal pool walks for both the Kittery Land Trust and the Great Works Regional Land Trusts on conserved properties known for their vernal pool habitats. But not only was I busy, so were the inhabitants of these very cool pools. all photos: Brenna Crothers Even though there was snow still in the woods and ice still in sections of the water, pool residents were still very active. Wood frogs were already laying eggs and fairy shrimp were hatched and swimming […]
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8:59 AM | LoVe ME Research
And we have set sail! Members of the Lofoten-Vesterålen Marine Ecology Research cruise set out April 19 for a week long research cruise. As the name implies, our area of study is the Lofoten-Vesterålen area including fjords and Hola. Lofoten-Vesterålen is significant both economically and ecologically and any Norwegian can tell you the area has always been important to the cod fishery. An aim of our research cruise is to study on the small scale. Fine scale resolution will […]

April 19, 2015

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3:08 PM | 10 Cool Facts About Blue Whales
1. Blue Whales are the largest animal to have ever lived on Earth. They are larger than any dinosaurs were. 2. Blue Whales can grow to 100 feet long (30.5 meters) long. That’s as long as 20 school children laying down end-to-end! 3. Blue Whales weigh as much as 26 adult bull elephants (about 200 […]

April 18, 2015

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9:19 AM | Ten Simple Rules for Effective Online Outreach
Exciting news for the DSN team! What we do here on this site — our mission and core values — have now been immortalized in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Yeah, baby! It’s been a long time in the making, but we’re so happy to announce the publication of “Ten Simple Rules for Effective Online Outreach”, a new […]
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9:19 AM | Ten Simple Rules for Effective Online Outreach
Exciting news for the DSN team! What we do here on this site — our mission and core values — have now been immortalized in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Yeah, baby! It’s been a long time in the making, but we’re so happy to announce the publication of “Ten Simple Rules for Effective Online Outreach”, a new […]
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8:00 AM | ultrafacts: Stuffing cigarette butts into the lining of nests...
ultrafacts: Stuffing cigarette butts into the lining of nests may seem unwholesome. But a team of ecologists says that far from being unnatural, the use of smoked cigarettes by city birds may be an urban variation of an ancient adaptation.Birds have long been known to line their nests with vegetation rich in compounds that drive away parasites. Chemicals in tobacco leaves are known to repel arthropods such as parasitic mites, so Monserrat Suárez-Rodríguez, an ecologist at the […]
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8:00 AM | ultrafacts: Stuffing cigarette butts into the lining of nests...
ultrafacts: Stuffing cigarette butts into the lining of nests may seem unwholesome. But a team of ecologists says that far from being unnatural, the use of smoked cigarettes by city birds may be an urban variation of an ancient adaptation.Birds have long been known to line their nests with vegetation rich in compounds that drive away parasites. Chemicals in tobacco leaves are known to repel arthropods such as parasitic mites, so Monserrat Suárez-Rodríguez, an ecologist at the […]
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2:01 AM | Thrilled to be Thirty. Advice from over the hill.
Long term followers of this blog will have seen my virtual absence from our beloved Tumblr community...
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2:01 AM | Thrilled to be Thirty. Advice from over the hill.
Long term followers of this blog will have seen my virtual absence from our beloved Tumblr community...
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1:41 AM | Hi Samantha, I'm currently awaiting for graduation - dip in Veterinary Technology and am aspiring to be a marine biologist. After interning with a marine conservation consultancy (Marine Savers) in the Maldives, I strongly felt that that was my calling. I'm fully aware that this job is not about the money and passion is dominant role. I face some financial issues in regards to Uni applications despite my good grades. Volunteering in the meantime, could you advise on my situation? Lia, Singapore
I’m not sure what exactly you’re asking but if it’s re: financing your education, I guess the...
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1:41 AM | Hi Samantha, I'm currently awaiting for graduation - dip in Veterinary Technology and am aspiring to be a marine biologist. After interning with a marine conservation consultancy (Marine Savers) in the Maldives, I strongly felt that that was my calling. I'm fully aware that this job is not about the money and passion is dominant role. I face some financial issues in regards to Uni applications despite my good grades. Volunteering in the meantime, could you advise on my situation? Lia, Singapore
I’m not sure what exactly you’re asking but if it’s re: financing your education, I guess the...
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1:39 AM | do you receive holiday?
I do…. I don’t know what else to say here! 
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1:39 AM | do you receive holiday?
I do…. I don’t know what else to say here! 
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1:38 AM | Rhamphotheca
Rhamphotheca: A science and natural history blog (with conservation issues, radical left politics,...
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1:38 AM | Rhamphotheca
Rhamphotheca: A science and natural history blog (with conservation issues, radical left politics,...

April 17, 2015

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7:05 PM | Which way does an octopus crawl? Anyway it wants.
Let’s face it, octopuses are just going to be our cephalopod overlords. They have 8 arms, 3 hearts, Moms eat their own babies so the others can survive and they put Houdini to shame with their escape artistry. And now let’s just add to the list that they are way better at crawling than we will ever […]
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7:05 PM | Which way does an octopus crawl? Anyway it wants.
Let’s face it, octopuses are just going to be our cephalopod overlords. They have 8 arms, 3 hearts, Moms eat their own babies so the others can survive and they put Houdini to shame with their escape artistry. And now let’s just add to the list that they are way better at crawling than we will ever […]
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5:38 PM | Fun Science FRIEDay – The Moby Dick of Sperm Whale Encounters
Happy FSF Folks! So this news has been making the rounds, and it is too amazing not to include for FSF. So if you missed it, you are in luck because we highlight it again here. A giant sperm whale was captured by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) piloted as part of Bob Ballard and […]
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6:00 AM | Chitons
Originally posted on Dalton Koss HQ:Visitors to coastal shores often come across unusual looking animals hidden in rock crevices. Here at Dalton Koss HQ we strive to help make sense of these unusual sea creatures by sharing our marine knowledge. Chitons are one of these more unusual finds that many coastal visitors find on…
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