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Palau Coral Reefs Surprisingly Resistant To Naturally Acidified Waters
2014-01-16 10:54:13

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean researchers working on the coral reefs of Palau in 2011 and 2012 made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification, and aid in the creation of a plan to protect them. The team collected water samples at nine points along a transect that stretched from the open ocean, across the barrier reef, into the lagoon and then into the bays and inlets around the Rock Islands of Palau,...

Increased Mercury Levels In Arctic Ice Found Pushing Into Sea Water
2014-01-16 10:15:32

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers Dr. Chris Moore and Dr. Daniel Obrist, from Nevada's Desert Research Institute, have recently discovered an increased level of mercury in Arctic sea ice. The study, published in the journal Nature, also found that the element is contaminating sea water below. The researchers claim that the air above large cracks found in the ice of the Arctic is mixing vigorously pushing mercury down to the exposed seawater. This process...

2014-01-15 23:29:20

SXM Deals, the leading tour operator in St. Maarten introduces island visitors to its newest excursion, the Eco Snorkel And Beach Tour. Philipsburg, St. Maarten (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Tourists planning to visit the island of St. Maarten should certainly look for SXM Deals latest excursion, the Eco Snorkel and Beach Tour, a sightseeing adventure along St. Maarten’s calmer coast that includes snorkeling at the liveliest reefs and stops at the most beautiful beaches. This new St. Maarten...

2014-01-15 23:27:52

Delray Beach's, Bella Reina Spa celebrated their 2013 success with a cruise to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico aboard Celebrity Cruises Reflection. The spa team won the cruise as part of their bonus for the banner year. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 The first week of January for Delray Beach’s, Bella Reina Spa team, was spent aboard the cruise ship, Celebrity Reflection. The nine spa professionals set sail from Miami on January 4th to celebrate the spa’s success in...

2014-01-15 12:20:30

Guests who book a Carnival shore excursion and find a comparable tour at a lower price will receive an onboard credit of 110 percent of the difference MIAMI, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests sailing on a Carnival cruise who book a shore excursion through the cruise line can be completely confident they are getting the best price and best value with the introduction of a new shore excursion best price guarantee. The only guarantee of its kind in the cruise industry, the program...

2014-01-15 08:25:01

Cruise Line's New Advertising Will Appear on Television for the First Time in More Than a Decade SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the new year begins, Princess Cruises is launching a fresh advertising campaign to remind travelers that cruising can transform and enrich their lives, and set the line's cruise vacations apart as an opportunity for passengers to "come back new." The $20 million program will be the company's most extensive ever, and marks a return to...

2014-01-15 08:20:59

ATTLEBORO, Mass., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineered Syntactic Systems (ESS), a global supplier of foam buoyancy solutions, today announced plans to extend its line of high performance syntactic products to support more traditional oceanographic implementations. The addition of modular product options enables ESS to supply more customers with great performance in a wider range of densities. The experienced team at ESS has been serving the oceanographic industry for over 30...

2014-01-14 23:04:49

WERF recently began research into the institutional issues and governance structures impacting established water, wastewater and stormwater management agencies. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 The Water Environment Research Foundation recently began research into the institutional issues and governance structures impacting established water, wastewater and stormwater management agencies. Institutional Issues for Green-Gray Infrastructure Based on Integrated “One Water”...

2014-01-14 12:22:38

Independent Report Shows the First Large-Scale Deployment of a Behavioral Water Efficiency Program Greatly Reduced Water Demand at a Major California Utility SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Water Foundation (CWF), East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), and WaterSmart Software jointly announced today the results of an independent study that indicates providing information that helps households compare their water use to neighborhood averages...

2014-01-14 12:21:36

MIAMI, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigating the cruise industry's premier annual event can be daunting, given the thousands of delegates and exhibitors, numerous networking events and the sheer size of the show. Attendees can maximize their business opportunities at Cruise Shipping Miami 2014 by using the CSM Mobile App to create a personalized agenda, connect with other attendees and exhibitors, navigate the trade show and meeting venues, and keep up to date with convention...


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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