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.

via OCEARCH — Discover

OCEARCH — Discover

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

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

BBC News: Endangered olive ridley sea turtles found dead off Mexico

Animals, Endangered Species, Fishing, Nets, Ocean, Oceans, Sea life, Sea Turtles, Seas, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

Endangered olive ridley sea turtles found dead off Mexico – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45341575

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

Evolution, Movies, Ocean, Science, sea creatures, Sea life, Seas, Sharks, Uncategorized

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

Marine protected areas, Marinelife, Nature, Ocean, Oceans, sea creatures, Sea life, Seas, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation

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

Animals, Magnetic Fields, sea creatures, Sea life, Sea Turtles, Seas, Turtles, Uncategorized

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

Complete article from NPR here

Basking Sharks

Ocean, Seas, Sharks, Uncategorized

(PORTLAND, Maine) — Scientists say a species of large, but harmless, shark has been gathering in atypically big groups off of the northeastern United States and Canada. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says groups of 30 to 1,400 basking sharks have been seen in waters from Nova Scotia to Long Island, New York. The…

via Schools of Up to 1,400 Sharks Are Gathering Off the Coast From Long Island to Canada — TIME

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