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2014-06-10 23:05:33

Richard Hyman, author of "Frogmen," will recount his experiences aboard Calypso from the late 1970s, from diving on dangerous shipwrecks to be-friending singer John Denver. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Re-live a Weston, CT, man’s inspiring experiences diving with famed ocean explorer/filmmaker Jacques Cousteau in a special presentation on Mon., June 23 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Richard Hyman will share some of the memorable experiences he documented in his...

2014-06-10 16:22:54

LONDON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Bulk/HOD Water Market in Latin America to 2019: Market Guidehttp://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/water/bulk_hod_water_market_latin_america_2017_market_guide.html SynopsisCanadean's, "Bulk/HOD Water Market in Latin America to 2019: Market Guide" provides a snapshot of the Bulk/HOD Water consumption in Latin America. The quantitative data in the report provides historic and forecast...

2014-06-10 12:21:49

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is returning to the bottom of the ocean. Twice this summer, aquanauts participating in the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) will conduct activities on the ocean floor that will inform future International Space Station and exploration activities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO These studies provide information that correlates directly to life aboard the space station, where crew...

2014-06-09 12:20:54

DENVER, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SKYDEX Technologies, Inc. (SKYDEX), the leading provider of shock-mitigating boat decking products for high-speed craft, is launching their expanded range of products and coverage options at the Multi-Agency Craft Conference June 10 - 12, 2014, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. SKYDEX leverages patented energy-absorbing geometries to provide protection from the severe effects of service boat operations. SKYDEX technology has proven itself in tough...

2014-06-07 12:20:33

ReportsnReports.com adds "Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market by product [ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles)], Application (Defense, Oil and Gas, Scientific Research) & by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, The Middle-East, Latin America, ROW) - Forecasts & Analysis 2014-2019" to its store. DALLAS, June 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the Asia-Pacific region specifically, the BRIC countries will prove to be the emerging markets...

2014-06-06 23:10:36

JustloveSuccess offers this revolutionary new product below list price for a limited time. Structured water is more than "just water, it's like fuel for the body. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 All living things require water. To the extent that the quality of that water is better, so is the quality of life. Quality of life is contingent upon water quality. The Water Structuring Harmonizer produces healthy, energized, structured water using the natural methods of nature. The...

2014-06-06 23:10:08

A team of shipwreck hunters led by noted shipwreck explorer Jerry Eliason has launched a campaign on Kickstarter to support the search for U-656, the first German submarine sunk by U.S. forces in WWII. Cloquet, MN (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 A group of Great Lakes shipwreck hunters will be conducting their 3rd expedition to Newfoundland next month with the aim of locating and documenting the final resting place of U-656, the first German U-boat sunk by U.S. forces in WWII. The usually small...

2014-06-06 16:21:07

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8(th), Fishing for Energy, the public-private partnership aimed at reducing the adverse effects of derelict fishing gear and marine debris, has announced $150,000 in grant support from Covanta, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. The funds will support projects that increase public awareness of the threat derelict gear (gear that is lost in the ocean) and marine debris pose to the...

How Do Phytoplankton Survive When A Critical Nutrient Is Hard To Find?
2014-06-06 03:50:45

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution New study up-ends conventional wisdom Phytoplankton—tiny, photosynthetic organisms—are essential to life on Earth, supplying us with roughly half the oxygen we breathe. Like all other life forms, phytoplankton require the element phosphorus to carry out critical cellular activity, but in some parts of the world’s ocean, P is in limited supply. How do phytoplankton survive when phosphorus is difficult to find? Phytoplankton can alter...

Sea Star Disease Epidemic Surges In Oregon
2014-06-06 03:36:07

Oregon State University Just in the past two weeks, the incidence of sea star wasting syndrome has exploded along the Oregon Coast and created an epidemic of historic magnitude, one that threatens to decimate the entire population of purple ochre sea stars. Prior to this, Oregon had been the only part of the West Coast that had been largely spared this devastating disease. The ochre sea star, which is the species most heavily affected by the disease in the intertidal zone, may be...


Latest Water Reference Libraries

Blue-spotted Salamander, Ambystoma laterale
2014-01-31 13:35:04

The Blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) is part of a group referred to as, Mole salamanders. A member of the Ambystomatidae family, the species ranges throughout eastern and central US and Canada. The Blue-spotted salamander prefers seasonal woodlands and forests and finds shelter in wet, damp areas. Hiding under damp leaves, rocks, logs and moss, the salamander is able to find cover. Mostly comprised of their long tail, the Blue-spotted salamander reaches lengths of 3.15 to 5...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Kina, Evechinus chloroticus
2013-11-15 10:54:52

Kina (Evechinus chloroticus) is a sea urchin that is native to New Zealand. This echinoderm belongs to the family Echinometridae and it has the potential to reach a maximum diameter of 16 to 17 centimeters. It is scattered throughout New Zealand and in some northern and southern offshore islands. It can be found in shallow waters around 12 to 14 meters deep, although there are also intertidal populations located in the north of both the North and South Islands. It shows a preference for...

Crown Of Thorns Starfish, Acanthaster planci
2013-11-11 10:54:41

The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) is a species of starfish that is classified within the Acanthasteridae family. This species has a large range that extends from the Red Sea to the African coasts in the east and from the Indian Ocean to the western coasts of Central America. It prefers a habitat in coral reefs, which can be harmed if population numbers are too high. Damage occurs when filamentous algae covers bare skeletons of coral and the starfish move in to feed, stripping...

Giglioli’s Whale, Amphiptera pacifica
2013-08-19 13:14:53

The Giglioli’s Whale was discovered by zoologist Enrico Hillyer Giglioli on September 4, 1867, 1200 miles of the coast of Chile. He did not recognize the whale as any known species. It was observed for 15 minutes swimming close to his ship. Giglioli described the whale as being 60 feet long with an elongated body and having two dorsal fins 6.5 feet apart. No other known species of whale has two dorsal fins. It had long sickle-shaped flippers and lacked furrows under the throat....

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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