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Researchers Find Black Sea Bass Tougher Than Expected
2014-03-12 14:54:16

North Carolina State University In a new study, fisheries researchers from North Carolina State University found that black sea bass (Centropristis striata) can usually survive the physical trauma that results from being hauled up from deep water then released at the surface. The finding is part of a larger study of the fish’s mortality rate, which will inform stock assessments designed to help ensure that the black sea bass fishery is sustainable. Black sea bass are bottom-dwelling...

2014-02-18 12:24:09

Third pipeline project under construction; STW crews work under contracts for maintaining existing pipelines and new pipelines MIDLAND, Texas, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- STW Resources Holding Corp. (OTC QB: STWS) ("STW" or the "Company") announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary STW Pipeline Maintenance & Construction ("Pipeline") completed construction of two new pipeline projects for major producers in the Permian Basin, one of which was a multi-mile pipeline....

2013-12-04 12:20:40

FRANKFURT, Germany, December 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fraport Twin Star Airport Management AD celebrated the official opening of its new passenger terminal today at Burgas Airport (BOJ) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Operations at the new terminal are expected to start within the next few weeks. In tandem with Burgas Airport, Fraport Twin Star - majority-owned by Fraport AG - also manages Varna Airport (VAR) where a new terminal went into operation in August 2013....

2013-06-26 08:32:28

SOFIA, Bulgaria, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday's conference - South Stream: The Evolution of a Pipeline - held in Sofia, Bulgaria, and hosted by Natural Gas Europe, aimed to discuss the social, economic and environmental implications of the South Stream pipeline. South Stream, a Gazprom venture with a number of partners, will enhance European energy security. It is a key project in meeting the strategy of diversifying the gas routes within the European Union and will...

Researchers Uncover Genetic Payload Of Ancient Plankton In Black Sea Sediments
2013-05-07 10:23:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sorting through the vast amounts of genetic data from the Black Sea sediment record, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) marine paleoecologist Marco Coolen was astounded by the variety of past plankton species that left behind their genetic makeup. This vast amount of data is called the plankton paleome. The Black Sea is semi-isolated from other bodies of water, and highly sensitive to climate driven environmental changes....

cape cod sea surface temps
2013-04-27 06:55:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the most recent Ecosystem Advisory issued by NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), sea surface temperatures (SSTs) for 2012 in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem were the highest recorded in 150 years. These record SSTs are the latest in a trend of above average temperatures observed during the spring and summer seasons and part of a pattern of elevated temperatures in the Northwest Atlantic. This trend...

2013-04-24 12:27:29

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the US-Ukraine Observer: Former U.S. Admiral and commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet has observed that the Obama administration must strengthen ties with Ukraine to prevent Moscow from dragging Ukraine into a "revised quasi-USSR relationship." In his regular column in The Washington Times, Admiral James A. Lyons writes: "Moscow is taking every opportunity to strong-arm Ukraine back into its...

2012-12-18 08:21:44

KYIV, Ukraine, December 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ukraine takes over the six month chairmanship of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), starting January 1st, 2013. The previous head - Turkey - handed over its duties to the Eastern European country on Sunday, December 15th. During its chairmanship, Ukraine plans to promote economic cooperation between members and strengthen the regional impact of the organization, focusing on infrastructure issues....

2012-12-13 08:22:03

LONDON, December 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Black Sea region can be considered a complex but hugely important area for hydrocarbon development in Europe. Recent exploratory drilling activities are promising, and there are currently important stakeholders in the region including OMV, Total and Repsol. Gas and oil pipeline decisions are still in discussion, as are the issues in relation to the Bosphorus Strait. In energy terms, the region is a bridge between the Caspian...

2012-10-16 15:56:27

41,000 years ago, a complete and rapid reversal of the geomagnetic field occured. Magnetic studies of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences on sediment cores from the Black Sea show that during this period, during the last ice age, a compass at the Black Sea would have pointed to the south instead of north. Moreover, data obtained by the research team formed around GFZ researchers Dr. Norbert Nowaczyk and Prof. Helge Arz, together with additional data from other studies in the North...


Latest Black Sea Reference Libraries

Black Sea Urchin, Diadema antillarum
2013-04-30 12:59:49

The black sea urchin (Diadema antillarum), also known as the lime sea urchin or the long-spined sea urchin, is a species that can be found in the Caribbean basin and the western waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It prefers to inhabit coral reefs in these areas and resides at depths of up to 32.8 feet. This species has a test, or outer shell, that is similar that of most species of sea urchin. However, this species has longer spines, a trait from which it derived one of its common names. These...

Sea of Marmara
2013-04-18 22:26:30

The Sea of Marmara, or otherwise known as the Sea of Marmora or the Marmara Sea, is the inland sea that connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea, thus dividing Turkey’s Asian and European parts. The Bosphorus strait connects it to the Dardanelles and the Black Sea to the Aegean. The sea has an area of 11,350 square kilometers (280 kilometers x 80 kilometers) with the greatest depth reaching 1,370 meters. The salinity of the sea averages about 22 parts per thousand, which is slightly...

Aegean Sea
2013-04-18 19:17:48

The Aegean Sea is a stretched out embayment of the Mediterranean Sea that is located between the southern Balkan and Anatolian peninsulas. Northwards, it’s connected to the Marmara Sea and the Black sea via the Dardanelles and Bosporus. The Aegean Islands are located in the sea and some bordering its southern periphery, including Rhodes and Crete. This Aegean region consists of 9 provinces in southwestern Turkey, partly bordering on the Aegean Sea. It was traditionally known as...

Sea of Azov
2013-04-18 19:13:38

The Sea of Azov, known is Classical Antiquity as Lake Maeotis, is a sea towards the south of Eastern Europe. It’s linked by the narrow Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea towards the south and is bordered in the north by mainland Ukraine, in the east by Russia, and in the west by the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. The Kuban and Don are the major rivers that flow into the Sea of Azov. This sea is the shallowest in the world with the depth varying between 2 ft 11 inch and 46 ft. There’s a...

Black Sea
2013-04-18 19:11:10

The Black Sea is a sea located in south-eastern Europe. It’s bordered by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and is eventually connected to the Atlantic Ocean by means of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and a variety of straits. The Bosphorus Strait connects it to the Sea of Marmara, and the Strait of the Dardanelles connects that sea to the Aegean Sea area of the Mediterranean. These waters divide eastern Europe and western Asia. The Black Sea is connected to the Sea of Azov by the...

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