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2009-08-04 07:00:00

WELLFLEET and WOODS HOLE, Mass., August 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Plankton Power and the Regional Technology Development Corp. (RTDC) of Cape Cod announced today the establishment of a public-private consortium focused on building a leading-edge facility to produce renewable biofuels from algae.

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2009-03-25 09:53:01

A new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences documents how larval dispersal connects marine fish populations in a network of marine protected areas – information that is critical for fisheries managers.

2009-03-04 07:30:00

--Marine-based technologies target new and existing markets in ocean energy, aquaculture, and environmental technologies-- WOODS HOLE, Mass., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the Regional Technology Development Corp.

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2009-01-27 11:00:00

Immortalized by the blockbuster 2005 movie “March of the Penguins,” the emperor penguin is in grave danger of becoming extinct before the end of the century, say Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers.

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2008-04-28 14:40:00

Endangered North Atlantic right whales are safer along Massachusetts Bay's busy shipping lanes this spring, thanks to a new system of smart buoys. The buoys recognize whales' distinctive calls and route the information to a public Web site and a marine warning system, giving ships the chance to avoid deadly collisions.

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2008-02-25 10:35:00

The beautiful black, white and yellow butterflyfish, much admired by eco-tourists, divers and aquarium keepers alike, may be at risk of extinction, scientists have warned.

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2006-02-21 07:28:22

Scientists have found evidence that tropical Atlantic Ocean temperatures may have once reached 107°F (42°C) -- about 25°F (14°C) higher than ocean temperatures today and warmer than a hot tub.

2005-08-26 19:46:34

For the first time, scientists have produced images of the oceanic crust and found that the upper and lower layers of the crust are likely formed from different magma pools. The images begin to answer some lingering questions about where new ocean crust comes from and whether it is all formed the same way.

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2005-03-30 15:15:00

Scientists have long debated what causes glacial/interglacial cycles, which have occurred most recently at intervals of about 100,000 years. A new study finds that these glacial cycles are paced by variations in the tilt of Earth's axis, and that glaciations end when Earth's tilt is large.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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