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Monitoring the health of humpback whales

Researchers have identified a core skin bacterial community that all humpback whales share across populations. Monitoring these bacteria could point to a way to assess the overall health of these endangered marine mammals.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Plastic pollution of oceans is a growing menace

Microbes living on floating pieces of discarded plastic are affecting the ocean ecosystem. This plastic pollution poses a significant risk to invertebrates, humans and other animals.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Sharks used to track global warming

Strapping sophisticated sensors to sharks’ fins, researchers aim to collect temperature and other environmental data from the far reaches of the Pacific.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Dinosaur skin color revealed for the first time

Stockholm - Scientists have recovered original skin pigments from three ancient marine reptile fossils. For first time the best assessment yet of the color of dinosaur skin has been made.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Jellyfish bloom ‘like flowers’

Scientists are trying to understand why, in the spring, jellyfish emerge in the sea in high numbers. The effect has been described as "blooming like flowers." A biochemical trigger is thought to play a part.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

How do dolphins swim? (video)

West Chester - Dolphins swim by exerting minimum effort, according to a new study. This finding overturns an 80-year-old paradox that argues dolphins are not designed for swimming.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Ancient sharks may have survived the 'great extinction'

A new fossil find suggests that some ancient sharks may have survived a mass extinction event 350 million years ago (sometimes referred to as 'the Great Dying').
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Reading climate change by looking at the shells

Climate changes from millions of years ago are recorded at daily rate in sea shells. Studying ancient sea shells can provide valuable information about changes to the Earth’s environment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Measuring climate change at the sea floor

Tracking the development of microbial life at the level of the sea bed has proved to be a useful indicator of climate change. A new study reveals the changing features.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Wet Dreams at Philadelphia's SPACE 1026

Philadelphia - Wet Dreams is a mixed-media installation inspired by deep sea celestial voyaging, surfing, and the mysticism surrounding the ocean. Its opening reception is this Friday at SPACE 1026, a Philadelphia-based artist collective.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti
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