Archive for October, 2010

Sharks are dwindling, but important to Florida ecology

Posted Friday October 29, 2010 by Reef Relief

http://www.theledger.com/article/20101016/NEWS/10175048...

http://www.theledger.com/article/20101016/NEWS/10175048...

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Palau Declares South Pacific Sanctuary for Whales, Dolphins

Posted Tuesday October 26, 2010 by Reef Relief

NAGOYA, Aichi, Japan, October 25, 2010 (ENS) – The South Pacific island...

NAGOYA, Aichi, Japan, October 25, 2010 (ENS) – The South Pacific island nation of Palau has declared all the waters within its Exclusive Economic Zone to be a marine mammal...

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Conservationists Sue BP on Behalf of Gulf of Mexico Wildlife

Posted Tuesday October 26, 2010 by Reef Relief

WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2010 (ENS) – Three conservation groups today filed...

WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2010 (ENS) – Three conservation groups today filed a lawsuit against oil giant BP under the Endangered Species Act for they claim is the “ongoing unlawful...

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Even Turtles Need Recess: Many Animals — Not Just Dogs, Cats, and Monkeys — Need a Little Play Time

Posted Monday October 25, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2010) — Seeing a child or a dog play...

ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2010) — Seeing a child or a dog play is not a foreign sight. But what about a turtle or even a wasp? Read the full article...

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A great new resource to learn & teach about the ocean and oil

Posted Friday October 22, 2010 by Reef Relief

NCSE Launches a new OCEAN-OIL (Online Clearinghouse for Education And Networking –...

NCSE Launches a new OCEAN-OIL (Online Clearinghouse for Education And Networking – Oil Interdisciplinary Learning) project. OCEAN-OIL will be a comprehensive online teaching resource on the oil disaster and its...

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Scientist: ‘Human-induced global warming’ killing corals

Posted Thursday October 21, 2010 by Reef Relief

CNN-October 20th, 2010 Coral reefs are dying around the Indian Ocean and...

CNN-October 20th, 2010 Coral reefs are dying around the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia at rates that may be the worst ever recorded, scientists said this week. Death rates as...

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Worst Coral Death Strikes at Southeast Asia

Posted Thursday October 21, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Oct. 21, 2010) — International marine scientists say that a huge...

ScienceDaily (Oct. 21, 2010) — International marine scientists say that a huge coral death which has struck Southeast Asian and Indian Ocean reefs over recent months has highlighted the urgency...

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Caribbean Coral Die-Off Could Be Worst Ever

Posted Wednesday October 20, 2010 by Reef Relief

Scientists studying Caribbean reefs say that 2010 may be the worst year...

Scientists studying Caribbean reefs say that 2010 may be the worst year ever for coral death there. Abnormally warm water since June appears to have dealt a blow to shallow...

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Florida Marine Lab ‘Releases’ Coral Fragments in Keys Reef Restocking

Posted Wednesday October 20, 2010 by Reef Relief

Sarasota, FL – On Wednesday, Oct. 13, scientists with Mote Marine Laboratory...

Sarasota, FL – On Wednesday, Oct. 13, scientists with Mote Marine Laboratory released corals of four species at two sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The release, permitted...

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Oil Seeps and Deep Reefs

Posted Wednesday October 20, 2010 by Reef Relief

This is the fourth cruise in a four-year project to discover and...

This is the fourth cruise in a four-year project to discover and characterize deep-water coral communities in the Gulf of Mexico, to conduct a variety of experiments and analyses that...

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Why Is Oil Giant BP Helping Develop California Schools’ Environmental Curriculum?

Posted Monday October 18, 2010 by Reef Relief

Story on Democracy Now!, a daily independent radio and TV news program:...

Story on Democracy Now!, a daily independent radio and TV news program: Should an oil giant responsible for the worst spill in US history play a role in what public...

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Climate Change? What about a Sea Change?

Posted Monday October 18, 2010 by Reef Relief

By, Rudy Bonn Reef Relief’s Director of Marine Projects When most people...

By, Rudy Bonn Reef Relief’s Director of Marine Projects When most people consider Climate Change, they fail to realize that most of Earth’s climate is significantly influenced by the salt...

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“Explore the Reef” Open House

Posted Friday October 15, 2010 by Reef Relief

Reef Relief Events, November 1 – 7 Reef Relief Environmental Center Open...

Reef Relief Events, November 1 – 7 Reef Relief Environmental Center Open House Monday – Friday 11/1-11/5 Reef Relief will host a week long “Explore the Reef” Open House, Monday...

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Climate change affects turtles

Posted Friday October 15, 2010 by Reef Relief

Friday, 08 October 2010 – ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies...

Friday, 08 October 2010 – ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies The “turtle and dugong capital of the world”, the northern Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and Torres Strait region,...

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Whale Poop Pumps Up Ocean Health

Posted Friday October 15, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Oct. 12, 2010) — Whale feces — should you be forced...

ScienceDaily (Oct. 12, 2010) — Whale feces — should you be forced to consider such matters — probably conjures images of, well, whale-scale hunks of crud, heavy lumps that sink...

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Climate Change Remains a Real Threat to Corals

Posted Friday October 15, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2010) — Hopes that coral reefs might be able...

ScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2010) — Hopes that coral reefs might be able to survive, and recover from, bleaching caused by climate change may have grown dimmer for certain coral species,...

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Coral Records Show Ocean Thermocline Rise With Global Warming

Posted Friday October 15, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2010) — Researchers looking at corals in the western...

ScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2010) — Researchers looking at corals in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have found records linking a profound shift in the depth of the division between warm...

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Global Work Party: International Climate Action Day!

Posted Friday October 08, 2010 by Reef Relief

This Sunday, 10/10/10, in every corner of the globe, groups will gather...

This Sunday, 10/10/10, in every corner of the globe, groups will gather to support solutions to the climate change crisis. From solar panels to community gardens, wind turbines to bike...

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Climate Awareness Week

Posted Tuesday October 05, 2010 by Reef Relief

Sunday October 10th, 2010 Two films about global climate change will be...

Sunday October 10th, 2010 Two films about global climate change will be screened for free in Key West and Marathon Sunday. The Sanctuary Friends is co-hosting the event for Climate...

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Oil industry has yet to adopt lessons of BP spill

Posted Tuesday October 05, 2010 by Reef Relief

By HARRY R. WEBER, Associated Press Writer Harry R. Weber, Associated Press...

By HARRY R. WEBER, Associated Press Writer Harry R. Weber, Associated Press Writer – Mon Oct 4, 5:26 pm ET NEW ORLEANS – Oil industry and government officials could get caught flat-footed again by...

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