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2008-07-08 15:00:26

Dr. Patrick N. Halpin, a leading expert in marine conservation, will discuss "Protecting the Large Pelagics: New Technologies for Marine Conservation in the Open Ocean" at World Wildlife Fund on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.

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2008-06-25 13:05:00

World Register of Marine Species inaugurated with first 122,500 validated names; over 56,000 aliases for ocean species identified

2008-06-19 15:00:18

By MARGARET WERTHEIM Brainless, immobile and with only the most primitive nervous systems, coral polyps have built some of the most magnificent structures on our planet. SILENTLY and steadily, a tragedy is unfolding beneath the ocean's waves: Coral reefs around the world are disappearing.

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2008-03-07 00:10:00

It's hard to study a creature when you only catch fleeting glimpses of it. Up until recently, that was one of the big stumbling blocks for marine biologists and ecologists, but advances in electronic tracking technology have allowed them to peer farther across, and deeper under, the surface of the oceans than ever before.

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2008-02-18 09:45:00

Satellite tracking systems and acoustic sensors are giving researchers insights into the behavior and lifestyles of some very elusive animals in the ocean, including the fabled white shark.

2006-08-20 20:05:00

South American "Red Devil" squid found off Alaska and jellyfish plaguing the Mediterranean may point to vast disruptions in the seas linked to global warming, pollution or over-fishing, experts say.

2006-07-31 23:45:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - The oceans are teeming with 10 to 100 more types of bacteria than previously believed, many of them unknown, according to a study released on Monday that has jolted scientists' understanding of evolution in the seas.

2006-07-31 16:00:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - The oceans are teeming with 10 to 100 more types of bacteria than previously believed, many of them unknown, according to a study released on Monday that has jolted scientists' understanding of evolution in the seas.

2006-07-31 16:00:00

The oceans are teeming with 10 to 100 more types of bacteria than previously believed, many of them unknown, according to a study released on Monday that has jolted scientists' understanding of evolution in the seas.

2006-03-14 20:06:12

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - With tracts of the ocean as little known as Mars, discoveries of a stunning richness of life in the depths are spurring calls for more protection from trawlers, oil drillers and prospectors.


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