Tagged marine science

Ancient Deep Sea Corals Need Protection From Modern Threats

Deep-sea coral researcher, Sandra Brooke, has traveled far and wide—including four trips in Alvin plus journeys in other submersible vehicles—to study these fragile organisms, which grow in a variety of formations and can live for thousands of years. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, June 14

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, Gloucester hosts an invitation-only event on fish stock assessments; no ‘bait-to-plate’ leaves big gaps for fish fraud; the New England Aquarium launches a new research center; for the first time in decades, herring are spawning in a Hudson River tributary; and Maine scallop farmers borrow from Japan in test to expand fishery. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, December 12

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, a call for protections in our ocean; regional fishermen file a lawsuit against NOAA over observers; a new study measures drag from fishing gear entanglements on right whales; Chatham, MA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dispute management rights in local wildlife refuge; GMRI will host fisheries science and management workshops January through March; RI enters phase two of groundfish federal disaster aid funding distribution; the Maine Legislature will consider new elver and lobster bills in January; and the U.S. House passes a bill to ban microbeads. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, October 27

Climate change steals the show in this edition of Fish Talk in the News. Read about the first three parts of the Portland Press Herald’s new series, Mayday: Gulf of Maine in Distress, as well as how scientists verify satellite data tracking temperature changes in the Gulf of Maine. … More Info »

At Sustaining Coastal Cities Conference, Scientists Point to Ocean Solutions

Last week, ocean users and marine scientists gathered at Northeastern University to hear an excellent series of talks on the future of ocean sustainability at the Sustaining Coastal Cities Conference. With a particular focus on climate change and the health of fisheries, the conference brought global issues home to New England and demonstrated this region’s strength in marine science. … More Info »