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Acid Oceans Turn ‘Finding Nemo’ Fish Deaf

SeaWeb – Ocean News

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Distant ‘waterworld’ is confirmed

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/50248000/jpg/_50248981_bean_image.jpg Astronomers have confirmed the existence of a new class of planet – a waterworld with a thick, steamy atmosphere.
BBC News – Science & Environment

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The Other Final Frontier

There’s a strong bang-for-the-buck argument to be made for ocean-depth missions.

The United States has been out of the space shuttle business for a few months now, but the country is still seriously considering spending billions of dollars to send astronauts back to the moon, to Mars or to a nearby asteroid.

It’s heartening that the pioneering spirit behind crewed missions into outer space has not been dampened by the nation’s tide of red ink. But with price tags like $50 billion to return astronauts to the moon in the next decade, there’s a strong bang-for-the-buck argument to be made for far less expensive missions headed in the other direction: down into the ocean depths, which remain largely unexplored and unseen by human eyes.

Read “The Other Final Frontier” in the NY Times…

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A record 129 dolphins have stranded in Cape Cod over the past 3 weeks. (CNN)

(CNN) — The unexplained beachings of scores of dolphins over the past month along Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is the largest “single-species event” of its kind on record in the northeastern United States, a marine mammal specialist said Monday.

A total of 129 common dolphins have been found since the animals began stranding themselves in early January, said Katie Moore, marine mammal rescue and research manager for the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

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Salmon Leaps in Fish Farm Boom

A million portions of salmon each day, and that’s in the U.K. alone.

Even while the retail consortium reports continuing strong food price inflation this morning, it’s worth remembering how salmon prices have fallen over recent years.

What was a luxury has become commonplace in the 40 years since the first commercial haul of 14 tonnes of salmon from cages in Loch Ailort near Fort William.

Celebrating that anniversary with its annual report today, the Scottish Salmon Producers Association has set out a goal of 4% growth per year over this decade, increasing production from 144,000 tonnes last year to 210,000 tonnes by 2020.

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U.S. Autumn and November Both Warmer Than Average – Nation Sets Record with Dozen Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters in One Year

November and the September-November autumn season were warmer than average across the contiguous U.S., according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, N.C. Precipitation totals across the country were also above average during November, but near the long-term average for the autumn season.

Read the NOAA News Release.

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New Pacific Trade Deal Could Help Save Marine Species (Reuters)

New Pacific trade deal could help save marine species. (Reuters)

Ocean Today

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Video: 49 Penguins Freed After Oil Spill Cleanup in New Zealand

Nearly 100 happy feet waddle to the shoreline of a beach near Tauranga, New Zealand. The 49 little blue penguins were released back into the wild after being rescued and cleaned up following the oil spill from the cargo ship, Rena, grounded off the coast.

Full story and video at MSNBC

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Manta Ray Added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCNRedList.org)

Manta ray added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. (IUCNRedList.org)
Full story from SouthernFriedScience.com

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NOAA Awards a Total of $10.8 Million to Four Minority Serving Institutions to Train Next Generation of Scientists

NOAA’s Office of Education announced that it has awarded grants totaling $ 10.8 million to four lead minority-serving institutions across the country to train and graduate students who pursue applied research in NOAA-related scientific fields.

Read the NOAA news release.

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