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March 25, 2015

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2:09 PM | Let's Get Our Hands Dirty This Women's History Month
[php]In the ocean world, there are many women to celebrate during Women’s History Month. Consider Rachel Carson, who started her career as a marine biologist, Sylvia Earle (“Her Deepness”), or our very own Nancy Knowlton, a self-proclaimed #OceanOptimist after years of coral reef doom and gloom. This March, we are...

March 24, 2015

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7:53 PM | So what do you call a group of cuttlefish?
Octopuses are generally loners. Squids often form schools. But cuttlefish (or seacuttles if you will)…they outright just don’t get along with one another. In the video below two Giant Australian Cuttlefish males that are bit cranky fight over a female. They are both flashing the characteristic Zebra “Don’t F**K With Me” pattern.  Make sure you […]
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7:53 PM | So what do you call a group of cuttlefish?
Octopuses are generally loners. Squids often form schools. But cuttlefish (or seacuttles if you will)…they outright just don’t get along with one another. In the video below two Giant Australian Cuttlefish males that are bit cranky fight over a female. They are both flashing the characteristic Zebra “Don’t F**K With Me” pattern.  Make sure you […]
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4:11 PM | News from the 2015 Right Whale Calving Season
The right whale calving season, which roughly spans December through March, is winding down. But nobody told the right whales that! In the last couple of weeks, two new moms were spotted with their young calves, bringing the current total up to 17 calves. Given the recent spate of new calves discovered, I am cautiously optimistic that there will be a few more to come. Mantis and her calf.
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10:30 AM | BODC at Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference
The 11th Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference takes place at Manchester Conference Centre on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 March 2015. It is hosted by the University of Manchester's School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE). This annual event, first held in 2005, will build on the success of previous conferences - furthering its aim to foster an integrated UK coastal research community.YCSEC 2015 ©Coastal physical process research in the UK occurs […]
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8:00 AM | Marine Biologist Interview | Paul Rose | Explorer, TV Presenter, Public Speaker, Polar Guide & Expedition Leader
Marine Biologist Interview | Paul Rose | Explorer, TV Presenter, Public Speaker, Polar Guide &...
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8:00 AM | Marine Biologist Interview | Paul Rose | Explorer, TV Presenter, Public Speaker, Polar Guide & Expedition Leader
Marine Biologist Interview | Paul Rose | Explorer, TV Presenter, Public Speaker, Polar Guide &...
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3:36 AM | Wilsons Promontory – amazing spot for coastal hiking
Anyone who has ever travelled a decent amount of Australia could make a list of their top 10 places to visit. When it comes to Victoria, the most common one I hear is the Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles. Having lived for three years at the end of the GOR and within an […]

March 23, 2015

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4:03 PM | A request to environmentalists and journalists discussing shark fin ban legislation
Many of the U.S. state-level shark fin bans which make it illegal to buy, sell, or possess shark fins include exemptions for smooth and spiny dogfish, i.e. by far the most common species of sharks caught by U.S. fishermen. Some of these fisheries have significant conservation concerns associated with them. Much of this fishing is not currently […]
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3:08 PM | 10 Fabulous Facts About Sea Snakes
Note on picture: Sea kraits are sea snakes that go onto land, true sea snakes spend their whole lives in the water. 1. Sea snakes are reptiles and need to breathe air. 2. 50 different species of true sea snakes live in the tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. 3. A beaked sea […]
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2:00 PM | Wells Reserve at Laudholm Marks Solar Milestone
WELLS, Maine, March 23, 2015 — On Friday, the Wells Reserve at Laudholm celebrated becoming the first nonprofit in Maine to meet 100 percent of its electricity needs with solar energy. Over the past two years, the reserve installed 248 solar panels that are expected to generate 73,000 kilowatt-hours of electrical energy while preventing 45 tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere each year. “This action moves us toward full energy independence, lightens our carbon footprint, and […]
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12:00 PM | The EDC of the SEA
Grab your glow sticks. Throw on all the neon swag you can possibly find. Turn up the Calvin Harris and DROP. THAT. BASS. We are going Reef Raving. Reef Raving, more formally know as Fluorescence Diving, is a relative newer, underground form of sea exploration. Utilizing the power of blue light flashlights (the only light available […]
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12:00 PM | The EDC of the SEA
Grab your glow sticks. Throw on all the neon swag you can possibly find. Turn up the Calvin Harris and DROP. THAT. BASS. We are going Reef Raving. Reef Raving, more formally know as Fluorescence Diving, is a relative newer, underground form of sea exploration. Utilizing the power of blue light flashlights (the only light available […]

March 22, 2015

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12:31 PM | Brilliant sunset tonight #KawitMoments
Brilliant sunset tonight #KawitMoments
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12:31 PM | Brilliant sunset tonight #KawitMoments
Brilliant sunset tonight #KawitMoments
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11:31 AM | Why does the ocean look so strange today?
The other day I flew out over the Pacific Ocean for a short distance, before the...
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