Trump administration to allow seismic blasting harmful to marine creatures

Animals, sea creatures, Sea life, Trump, Trump Administration, Wildlife, Wildlife Protection

Trump administration to allow seismic blasting harmful to marine creatures

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/30/trump-seismic-blasting-harmful-ocean-marine-creatures-atlantic?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Track whales, seals, alligators, turtles, and sharks at OCEARCH — an open source project to geared to helping scientists collect previously unattainable data on animal movements from deep in the world’s oceans.

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OCEARCH — Discover

Animals, Ocean, Oceans, Science, sea creatures, Sea life, Seas

Almost 100 million years ago, when the South Atlantic Ocean was young, giant reptiles prowled the seas. Scientists have found a trove of these ancient creatures in the African nation of Angola.(Image credit: Madeleine Cook/NPR)

via Scientists Unveil Ancient Sea Monsters Found In Angola — News : NPR

Scientists Unveil Ancient Sea Monsters Found In Angola — News : NPR

Evolution, Fossils, Reptiles, sea creatures, Sea life

A type of bizarre-looking sea cucumber known as a “headless chicken monster” has been captured on film in the Antarctic Ocean for the first time. After previously being filmed in the Gulf of Mexico last year, the elusive Enypniastes eximia was recorded swimming in Southern Ocean waters off the coast of East Antarctica thanks to…

via Elusive ‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Captured on Video in Antarctic Ocean — TIME

Elusive ‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Captured on Video in Antarctic Ocean — TIME

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Reefs are being rebuilt along U.S. coastlines, which is good for the oyster. But how does it affect other underwater life? Researchers are listening to find out what animals use the reefs and why.(Image credit: James Morrison/WUNC)

via The World Of An Oyster: Scientists Are Using Microphones To Spy On Reef Life — News : NPR

The World Of An Oyster: Scientists Are Using Microphones To Spy On Reef Life — News : NPR

Oysters, Reefs, Science, sea creatures, Sea life, Seas, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Photography, Wildlife Protection

What to we really know about the giant prehistoric shark reincarnated by Hollywood?

via The Meg: the myth, the legend (the science) — BBC News – Science & Environment

The Meg: the myth, the legend (the science) — BBC News – Science & Environment

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Controversial survey suggests oil platforms can act like offshore reefs and encourage wildlife.

via Call to turn oil rigs into nature reserves — BBC News – Science & Environment

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Call to turn oil rigs into nature reserves

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Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific’s ‘Shark Highway’

Ocean, Oceans, Pacific Ocean, Science, sea creatures, Sea life, Sharks, Uncategorized, Wildlife

Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they’d never actually witnessed it.(Image credit: Andy Mann/Waitt Foundation/Pacifico )

via Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific’s ‘Shark Highway’ — News : NPR

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Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle’s Genes

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You might expect turtles that live near each other or in similar environments would be genetically similar. But new research shows that magnetic fields actually have more to do with genetic likeness. (Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP)

via Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle’s Genes — News : NPR

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Floating Sunscreen-Like Film Could Protect the Great Barrier Reef

Australia, Climate Change, Global Warming, Great Barrier Reef, Habitat, Habitat Destruction, Ocean, sea creatures, Sea life, Seas, Uncategorized, Wildlife

By blocking some of the sunlight hitting the reefs, conservationists hope to dial down the rapid decline of coral.

Read Complete article from National Geographic News here

via Floating Sunscreen-Like Film Could Protect the Great Barrier Reef — National Geographic News