Archive for June, 2011

Coral Reef Facts: June 30, 2011 – Pilot Fish

Posted Thursday June 30, 2011 by Reef Relief

Coral Reef Fact: The pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) has a mutualistic relationship...

Coral Reef Fact: The pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) has a mutualistic relationship with sharks, rays and sea turtles. These fish follow the larger creature feeding off of and removing their...

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Warming oceans cause largest movement of marine species in two million years

Posted Wednesday June 29, 2011 by Reef Relief

By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent. 6:45AM BST 26 Jun 2011 Warming ocean...

By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent. 6:45AM BST 26 Jun 2011 Warming ocean waters are causing the largest movement of marine species seen on Earth in more than two million years,...

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6 Child Environmentalists That Have Already Changed the World

Posted Wednesday June 29, 2011 by Reef Relief

by Blythe Copeland, Great Neck, New York Sometimes it takes the simple...

by Blythe Copeland, Great Neck, New York Sometimes it takes the simple clarity of a child to change the world as we know it. Among all the social change, political...

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Rare Deep-Water Giant Squid From South Florida Brought To UF

Posted Wednesday June 29, 2011 by Reef Relief

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – June 28, 2011 21:59 EST GAINSVILLE, Florida...

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – June 28, 2011 21:59 EST GAINSVILLE, Florida — University of Florida researchers received a rare 25-foot-long, deep-water giant squid Monday, the only one of its...

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Coral Reef Facts: June 27, 2011 – Caribbean Reef Squid

Posted Monday June 27, 2011 by Reef Relief

Coral Reef Fact: Caribbean Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea) are 1 of 6...

Coral Reef Fact: Caribbean Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea) are 1 of 6 species of “flying squid”. These squid “fly” by expanding their mantle which fills with water. They quickly contract...

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Latest US Water Policy News

Posted Monday June 27, 2011 by Reef Relief

Circle of Blue. The Federal Water Tap 6/27/11 Taking the EPA’s Authority...

Circle of Blue. The Federal Water Tap 6/27/11 Taking the EPA’s Authority Away A House committee approved a bill that would gut much of the EPA’s power to enforce clean...

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More Than 300 New Species Discovered in the Philippines

Posted Monday June 27, 2011 by Reef Relief

Science Daily (June 24, 2011) — This spring, scientists from the California...

Science Daily (June 24, 2011) — This spring, scientists from the California Academy of Sciences braved leeches, lionfish, whip-scorpions and a wide variety of other biting and stinging creatures to...

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Coral Reef Facts: June 24, 2011 – Spinner Shark

Posted Friday June 24, 2011 by Reef Relief

Coral Reef Fact: The spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna) is named for its...

Coral Reef Fact: The spinner shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna) is named for its feeding strategy. “When feeding on schools of forage fish, they will speed vertically through the school while spinning...

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Marine Turtle Movements Tracked

Posted Friday June 24, 2011 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (June 23, 2011) — A University of Exeter team has monitored...

ScienceDaily (June 23, 2011) — A University of Exeter team has monitored the movements of an entire sub-population of marine turtle for the first time. The study confirms that through...

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How Gulf Spill Estimates Got It So Wrong

Posted Friday June 24, 2011 by Reef Relief

Marine oil spills are usually measured by the amount of oil floating...

Marine oil spills are usually measured by the amount of oil floating on the surface. But the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico—from a deep-sea well required a different...

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Australia’s Ningaloo coast added to Unesco’s World Heritage List

Posted Friday June 24, 2011 by Reef Relief

Maev Kennedy. guardian.co.uk, Friday 24 June 2011 15.19 BST The Ningaloo coast...

Maev Kennedy. guardian.co.uk, Friday 24 June 2011 15.19 BST The Ningaloo coast in Australia, a vast complex of reefs, caves, streams and shallow waters, and the Kenya lake system in...

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Ocean Fact: June 23, 2011 – Wahoo

Posted Thursday June 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

Ocean Fact: Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) “are among the fastest pelagic” (open ocean)”...

Ocean Fact: Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) “are among the fastest pelagic” (open ocean)” species (reaching speeds up to 60 mph)”. FACT SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahoo Join Reef Relief today and help protect our...

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Over 900 species added to endangered list during past year

Posted Tuesday June 21, 2011 by Reef Relief

From: Jeremy Hance, MONGABAY.COM, Published June 20, 2011 06:45 AM The past...

From: Jeremy Hance, MONGABAY.COM, Published June 20, 2011 06:45 AM The past twelve months have seen 914 species added to the threatened list by the world’s authority of species endangerment,...

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Save Our Hawaiian Monk Seals

Posted Monday June 20, 2011 by Reef Relief

Take action now to speak up for the world’s most endangered marine...

Take action now to speak up for the world’s most endangered marine mammal: the Hawaiian monk seal. The federal government has proposed to expand habitat protections to include important foraging...

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Coral Reef Facts: June 17, 2011 -Slipper lobster

Posted Friday June 17, 2011 by Reef Relief

Coral Reef Facts: Slipper lobsters are a family of decapod crustaceans found...

Coral Reef Facts: Slipper lobsters are a family of decapod crustaceans found in all warm oceans and seas. Despite their name, they are not true lobsters, but are more closely...

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The Unfulfilled Promise of the World’s Marine Protected Areas

Posted Thursday June 16, 2011 by Reef Relief

Biologists and conservationists maintain that establishing marine reserves — areas where fishing...

Biologists and conservationists maintain that establishing marine reserves — areas where fishing is off-limits or severely restricted — offers the best hope for recovery for our overstressed oceans. So why...

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Coral Reef Fact: Sea Butterflies

Posted Wednesday June 15, 2011 by Reef Relief

Coral Reef Fact: Sea butterflies are small sea snails which float freely...

Coral Reef Fact: Sea butterflies are small sea snails which float freely in the water with the currents. Their bodies have adapted to this existence, shrinking their shell & gills...

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Coelacanths Can Live Past 100, Don’t Show Age?

Posted Wednesday June 15, 2011 by Reef Relief

Two-decade study unlocks secrets of “living fossil” fish. Not only is the...

Two-decade study unlocks secrets of “living fossil” fish. Not only is the coelacanth one of the world’s oldest fish species, but the individual fish may also be long-lived. (From National...

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Watching Google Earth over time could show the effects of predator removal

Posted Wednesday June 15, 2011 by Reef Relief

Watching Google Earth over time could show the effects of predator removal,...

Watching Google Earth over time could show the effects of predator removal, such as through fishing, nearly anywhere on Earth, according to a study published this week in Scientific Reports....

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Demon Fish': New Book Explores The Hidden World Of Sharks (PHOTOS)

Posted Wednesday June 15, 2011 by Reef Relief

The Huffington Post Posted: 06-14-11 12:24 PM “Demon Fish: Travels Through The...

The Huffington Post Posted: 06-14-11 12:24 PM “Demon Fish: Travels Through The Hidden World Of Sharks” is a new book that explores the way humans and cultures around the world...

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