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2014-05-25 23:02:18

Symposium marks completion of undergraduate student research voyage with the SEA Semester: Marine Biodiversity and Conservation program. Woods Hole, Massachusetts (PRWEB) May 25, 2014 Undergraduate students with the SEA Semester: Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (MBC) program will host a symposium on May 29, from 9am until 5pm at the SEA Semester/Sea Education Association campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The 3rd annual symposium includes formal student presentations and poster...

2014-05-08 23:12:40

Press invited to tour ship and hear about the research activities and experiences at sea on Friday, May 16, at 10:30 am at Pier 25. Ship will also be open to the public between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 17. Woods Hole, MA (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 New York City will be treated to a rare sight when the SSV Corwith Cramer, a tall sailing ship operated by SEA Semester/Sea Education Association, visits Pier 25 from May 14 to May 21, 2014. The 134-foot brigantine serves as...

Sea Turtle Study Reveals The Mystery Behind Lost Juvenile Years
2014-03-05 10:47:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After sea turtles hatch, they enter the sea and stay there for many years – returning later to coastal waters as large juveniles. This time period has been referred to as the "lost years" because not much has been known about what the relatively young turtles do and where they go. In a study published on Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of American research has used satellite tracking technology to...

Threatened European Eels Disappear In Deep Water On Their Way To The Sargasso Sea
2014-02-11 10:15:02

University of Southern Denmark When the threatened European eels cross the Atlantic Ocean to get to the Sargasso Sea to spawn, they swim in deep water. But this does not protect them from predators, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark report: Even in deep water the eels are hunted and eaten. The European eel is in decline, and all over the world biologists are struggling to map its mysterious life cycle in order to bring its numbers back up. One of the great puzzles is...

Ocean Currents Drive Eel Population Changes: Study
2013-12-29 08:18:16

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fluctuations in the European eel population – a long-time holiday delicacy – may be linked to changing ocean currents in the Atlantic, according to new research published in the journal Current Biology. The European eel gives birth in the Sargasso Sea and the larvae drift towards the European coast 2700 miles away. There, in fresh water and along the coast, they grow and mature into adults, before returning to the Sargasso...

Pacific Ocean 'Garbage Patch' Increasing At Alarming Rate
2012-05-09 09:16:49

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Plastic trash has been accumulating in the Pacific Ocean at an alarming rate and its effects are reverberating throughout the ecosystem, according to a new study by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The  study, published in the May 9 online issue of the journal Biology Letters, found that plastic trash in the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" has increased by 100 times over in the past 40 years.  Experts disagree over...

Sea Turtle Returned To Gulf Of Mexico After 3-Year Journey
2011-12-28 09:54:20

After a three-year rehabilitation in Portugal, a juvenile endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle nicknamed Johnny Vasco de Gama was returned to familiar waters in the Gulf of Mexico, reports Stephanie Pappas for LiveScience. Johnny is believed to have beeen caught in cold currents in 2008 and was “cold-stunned,” a condition that shuts down internal organs and can kill sea turtles. The sea turtle was found by staff members of the Rotterdam Zoo, along the Netherlands coast, 4,600...

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2010-06-14 06:25:00

According to four French explorers just back from eight months at sea, the North Atlantic Ocean is looking more like a rubbish bin, with plastic and polystyrene flotsam spreading far and wide. The researchers found at least four to five pieces of trash a day once out of the Britanny port of Trinite-sur-Mer in October.  In April they found a floating dump in the Sargasso Sea around Bermuda. "In 15 minutes we saw more garbage than at any time during our journey," naval engineer Yann...

2009-03-18 16:16:00

Team will sail to Baltic, Black and Mediterranean Seas, sampling water and cataloguing microbial diversity Expedition funded by local San Diego supporters Beyster Family Foundation Fund and matching grants from Life Technologies and others SAN DIEGO, March 18, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) today announced the launch of a new Sorcerer II Expedition--the J. Robert Beyster and Life Technologies 2009-2010 Research Voyage. This two year sailing voyage will...


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