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September 15, 2014

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12:35 PM | You know you love your job when...
…you actually looked forward to a Monday.
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12:35 PM | You know you love your job when...
…you actually looked forward to a Monday.
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12:10 PM | MCAF in Action: Building a Global Strategy for Mantas and Devil Rays
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.   For example, the Manta Trust has received funds from MCAF to support manta ray research around
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6:14 AM | Natural history needs more .gifs
There’s something glorious about .gifs, the short video clips that proliferate across the internet. Not quite as demanding of commitment as a full video, slightly more than a still image. These mighty little loops of endless wonder can express joy, surprise, or disdain far better than their static counterpart. They are an artform unique to the […]
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12:00 AM | emiliegrant: Discus (Symphysodon discus) Acrylic, A4 (C) Emilie...
emiliegrant: Discus (Symphysodon discus) Acrylic, A4 (C) Emilie Grant http://society6.com/emiliegrant
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12:00 AM | emiliegrant: Discus (Symphysodon discus) Acrylic, A4 (C) Emilie...
emiliegrant: Discus (Symphysodon discus) Acrylic, A4 (C) Emilie Grant http://society6.com/emiliegrant

September 14, 2014

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8:21 PM | New Obligations and Continuing Challenges in Shark Conservation
As the sun rose this morning here in Trinidad and Tobago where I’m conducting field work, I was certain about two facts.  First: Trinidadians and Tobagonians awoke to their morning ritual of doubles and a new reality with regard to their nation’s obligations on the international trade of five species of endangered shark species (Great, […]
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8:21 PM | New Obligations and Continuing Challenges in Shark Conservation
As the sun rose this morning here in Trinidad and Tobago where I’m conducting field work, I was certain about two facts.  First: Trinidadians and Tobagonians awoke to their morning ritual of doubles and a new reality with regard to their nation’s obligations on the international trade of five species of endangered shark species (Great, […]
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2:22 PM | MCAF in Action: Devils in Distress, Part 2
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.   The Manta Trust has received funds from MCAF to support manta ray research around the world. Its
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11:00 AM | I’m saying #Yay4SharksNRays as mantas & 5 shark...
I’m saying #Yay4SharksNRays as mantas & 5 shark species are regulated via CITES Appendix II. more info here: http://thndr.it/1wdoFQz
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11:00 AM | I’m saying #Yay4SharksNRays as mantas & 5 shark...
I’m saying #Yay4SharksNRays as mantas & 5 shark species are regulated via CITES Appendix II. more info here: http://thndr.it/1wdoFQz
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8:00 AM | jayalice: This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced...
jayalice: This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Riley combines scientific research with media savvy to take his ideas to a mass audience. His talk describes how he balances the two sometimes opposing worlds of media and science.Riley Elliott is a PhD candidate at the University of Auckland. With an Honours degree in Zoology and Masters with distinction in Marine Science from Otago University, Riley ventured to South Africa to find his true […]
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8:00 AM | jayalice: This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced...
jayalice: This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Riley combines scientific research with media savvy to take his ideas to a mass audience. His talk describes how he balances the two sometimes opposing worlds of media and science.Riley Elliott is a PhD candidate at the University of Auckland. With an Honours degree in Zoology and Masters with distinction in Marine Science from Otago University, Riley ventured to South Africa to find his true […]
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12:00 AM | Photo
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September 13, 2014

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11:48 PM | Perfect Little Killing Machines: The Jaws of Death
There’s a bit of a pardox of public opinion regarding the effectiveness of spiny dogfish as predators.  Depend on who you ask, they’re either forming a swimming wall of teeth annihilating everything in their path or they’re weak scavengers, poor excuses for sharks.  This much-maligned species gets the double-whammy of both being a pest and […]
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10:43 AM | To El Niño or not to El Niño, that is the question
At the beginning of the summer, climate forecasters were forecasting that 2014 would be the year of another El Niño. And it was ominous, because El Niño will do things to the weather. THINGS I TELL YOU. Here is Chris Farley perfectly capturing how the media wants you to feel about El Niño*. Since then, the probability that an El Niño […]
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10:43 AM | To El Niño or not to El Niño, that is the question
At the beginning of the summer, climate forecasters were forecasting that 2014 would be the year of another El Niño. And it was ominous, because El Niño will do things to the weather. THINGS I TELL YOU. Here is Chris Farley perfectly capturing how the media wants you to feel about El Niño*. Since then, the probability that an El Niño […]

September 12, 2014

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2:17 PM | 8 Great Octopus Videos! [Video]
It’s Octopus Chronicles‘ 88th post! To celebrate, I’ve gone on an all-arms hunt through the deep crevasses of the internet to find eight of my favorite octopus videos. Some are old... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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11:36 AM | My productive week started off talking about Ecotourism with a...
My productive week started off talking about Ecotourism with a full house of students from Ateneo Universiry Environmental Science Society. Thanks for the great turn out guys!
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11:36 AM | My productive week started off talking about Ecotourism with a...
My productive week started off talking about Ecotourism with a full house of students from Ateneo Universiry Environmental Science Society. Thanks for the great turn out guys!
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8:00 AM | thatfishkid: A slender mola washed up at the research station...
thatfishkid: A slender mola washed up at the research station that I worked at this summer. These fish are gorgeous and are a pelagic fish that rarely come up into our temperate waters. This is another sure sign of an El Niño year here in California They grow to about a meter which is nothing compared to some of the other members of the molidae family.  This big guy is a Mola mola, also known as an ocean sunfish and they grow to weights over 1000kg!  That is a
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8:00 AM | thatfishkid: A slender mola washed up at the research station...
thatfishkid: A slender mola washed up at the research station that I worked at this summer. These fish are gorgeous and are a pelagic fish that rarely come up into our temperate waters. This is another sure sign of an El Niño year here in California They grow to about a meter which is nothing compared to some of the other members of the molidae family.  This big guy is a Mola mola, also known as an ocean sunfish and they grow to weights over 1000kg!  That is a
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1:30 AM | Shark Cull Dead In The Water
Shark Cull Dead In The Water:   "In an announcement this afternoon, Environmental Protection...
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1:30 AM | Shark Cull Dead In The Water
Shark Cull Dead In The Water:   "In an announcement this afternoon, Environmental Protection...

September 11, 2014

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7:31 PM | #18: A Feeling of Emptiness
We had a stretch of good weather forecast for last Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  We were all excited for multiple boats on the water, good weather, long days, and lots of whales.  On Sunday we surveyed the western side of  the Grand Manan Basin with the  R/V Nereid.  On Monday, both the R/V Nereid and the R/V Selkie were on the water and completed an extensive survey of the basin in excellent
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4:42 PM | State of the Birds report is out!
The North American Bird Conservation Initiative is out with their annual “State of the Birds” report, and I know it will be of interest to you, my dear readers. The report covers birds ranging across all sorts of habitats, not just the seabirds we know and love (and seek dead on the beaches of the […]
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1:59 PM | #17 Two New Entanglement Cases
On September 5th, the Nereid crew sighted an entangled 4 year old male, #4001, 2010 calf of Aphrodite, #1701. This animal had a single wrap of heavy rope over the top of the head and through the mouth. No trailing gear was detected (although the higher sea state precluded a careful look) and it is not known if the flippers are also entangled. The Campobello Whale Rescue Team was notified and
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11:37 AM | Snorkel Mantis loves snorkel.
Snorkel Mantis loves snorkel.
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11:37 AM | Snorkel Mantis loves snorkel.
Snorkel Mantis loves snorkel.
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