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The Ocean Conservancy News

The Open Channels News

  • Sat, 12 Jun 2021 12:24:24 +0000: Artificial light may be changing marine ecosystems - News | OCTO: Open Communications for the Ocean
    Editor’s note: Artificial light at night (ALAN) – whose undesirable effects are more colloquially referred to as light pollution – has long been known to affect sea turtles. Numerous studies document that adult sea turtles avoid nesting on artificially-lit beaches and artificial lights on land draw newly-hatched sea turtles away from the ocean, leading to […]
  • Sat, 12 Jun 2021 11:46:42 +0000: Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners and Managers - News | OCTO: Open Communications for the Ocean
    Study shows few downsides to incorporating climate change in ocean planning Researchers map ocean areas that can protect biodiversity, help fisheries, AND provide carbon benefits Most ocean use revenues go to small number of corporations New satellites will track global carbon and methane emissions Climate change already making equator too warm for many marine species […]
  • Sat, 12 Jun 2021 10:54:48 +0000: The EBM Toolbox: Resources for the sustainable financing of marine protected areas - News | OCTO: Open Communications for the Ocean
    An update to this Skimmer article was published in January 2022 as an OCTO blog Resources for the sustainable financing of marine protected areas.
  • Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:41:23 +0000: Perspective: Marine ecosystem-based management and wicked problems require incrementalism, not command and control - News | OCTO: Open Communications for the Ocean
    By Jon Hare, NOAA Fisheries Editor’s note: Jon Hare is the Science and Research Director of NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, in the US. He oversees science related to NOAA Fisheries mission in the Northeast region (Maine to North Carolina) including marine fisheries, aquaculture, protected species, habitat, and ecosystem science. NOAA […]
  • Wed, 24 Mar 2021 03:18:58 +0000: How much did the COVID-19 pandemic quiet the oceans? - News | OCTO: Open Communications for the Ocean
    Editor’s note: Anthropogenic noise in the ocean – from ships, sonar, construction, oil wells, windfarms, seismic surveys, and other activities – harms marine animals ranging from marine mammals to fish to invertebrates. Ocean noise has been documented to: Increase egg and larval mortality, cause developmental delays, slow growth rates, and increase bodily malformations Cause temporary […]

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution News

  • Fri, 20 May 2022 11:38:19 +0000: Innovation Takes Off at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the world’s largest independent institution specifically focused on ocean science, engineering, and education, today announced the establishment of the George and Wendy David Center for Ocean Innovation, the latest in a series of new initiatives aimed at cementing WHOI’s position as a national leader in ocean innovation and laying the…
  • Thu, 12 May 2022 17:50:00 +0000: WHOI scientists receive 2022 Simons Early Career Investigator Awards - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Two Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists have received prestigious Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards. Maria Pachiadaki and Harriet Alexander are both assistant scientists at WHOI, focusing on different aspects of microbial ecology.
  • Thu, 12 May 2022 12:16:35 +0000: Smaller female North Atlantic right whales, fewer calves - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    The declining body size of North Atlantic right whales may have critical consequences for the future of the species. New research, co-authored by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s senior scientist Michael Moore, shows that smaller females produce fewer calves.
  • Fri, 22 Apr 2022 12:54:47 +0000: Fluid Flow Stimulates Chemosynthesis in a Greek Salad of Hydrothermal Microbes - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    A new study uses an innovative approach to examine the bay’s shallow-water hydrothermal system and the production of microbes there in situ and near natural conditions as a model to assess the importance of hydrothermal fluid circulation on chemosynthesis.
  • Thu, 21 Apr 2022 13:42:58 +0000: Deepest sediment core collected in the Atlantic Ocean - News Releases – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    A team of scientists, engineers, and ship’s crew on the research vessel Neil Armstrong operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) recently collected a 38-foot-long cylindrical sediment sample from the deepest part of the Puerto Rico Trench, nearly 5 miles below the surface.