Archive for August, 2011

Planet Earth is home to 8.7 million species, scientists estimate

Posted Wednesday August 24, 2011 by Reef Relief

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 23 August 2011 22.00 BST...

Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 23 August 2011 22.00 BST Latest bid to count and catalogue the living world is billed as the most accurate yet, but only...

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Help Clean-up the Ocean

Posted Thursday August 18, 2011 by Reef Relief

   Saturday, August 27th 10:00am-1:00pm T.R.A.S.H.E.D. in the Keys and Reef Relief...

   Saturday, August 27th 10:00am-1:00pm T.R.A.S.H.E.D. in the Keys and Reef Relief are hosting a mangrove and shoreline clean-up this Saturday August 27 th, 2011 from 10am-1pm. Volunteers are needed...

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Manatees Need Your Help

Posted Thursday August 18, 2011 by Reef Relief

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to establish a manatee...

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to establish a manatee refuge in Citrus County, Fla., in the waters of Kings Bay. It has determined that certain waterborne activities...

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Human Pathogen Killing Corals in the Florida Keys

Posted Thursday August 18, 2011 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2011) — A research team from Rollins College in...

ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2011) — A research team from Rollins College in Florida and the University of Georgia has identified human sewage as the source of the coral-killing pathogen that...

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Action Alert: Tell Congress to act to RESTORE the Gulf Coast

Posted Wednesday August 17, 2011 by Reef Relief

 Striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) observed in emulsified oil on April 29,...

 Striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) observed in emulsified oil on April 29, 2010 photo:NOAA On July 21, a bipartisan coalition of nine Gulf Coast senators, including Senators Bill Nelson and...

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef ‘at risk from pesticide’

Posted Wednesday August 17, 2011 by Reef Relief

By Nick Bryant BBC News, Sydney The Great Barrier Reef is a...

By Nick Bryant BBC News, Sydney The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage-listed natural wonder Continue reading the main story Agricultural pesticides are causing significant damage to the Great...

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Gulf fishermen find increasing number of sick fish

Posted Wednesday August 17, 2011 by Reef Relief

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Commercial fishermen in the Gulf are worried...

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Commercial fishermen in the Gulf are worried that their livelihood could be coming to a screeching halt. It’s been more than a year since the...

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Assessing Global Status of Tuna and Billfish Stocks

Posted Wednesday August 17, 2011 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2011) — A global study by an international team...

ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2011) — A global study by an international team including professor John Graves of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has found that several species of tunas...

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Reef Fact: 8/9/11-Polka-dot Batfish

Posted Tuesday August 09, 2011 by Reef Relief

Reef Fact: The POLKA-DOT BATFISH (Ogcocephalus cubifrons) maybe a slow fish but...

Reef Fact: The POLKA-DOT BATFISH (Ogcocephalus cubifrons) maybe a slow fish but it has an unique fishing advantage. Below its snout is a fin that has become modified into a...

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Some Cool Things About Sharks

Posted Tuesday August 09, 2011 by Reef Relief

By Christine Hoekenga. posted www.speakupfortheblue.com Shark Week on Discovery Channel is winding...

By Christine Hoekenga. posted www.speakupfortheblue.com Shark Week on Discovery Channel is winding down, and as the final credits roll for this year’s toothy line-up (including predictable titles like “10 Deadliest...

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Appeals court throws out challenge to clean water settlement

Posted Tuesday August 09, 2011 by Reef Relief

(Photo: Anabaenaalgae bloom in Caloosahatchee River at Franklin Lock, June 17, 2008)...

(Photo: Anabaenaalgae bloom in Caloosahatchee River at Franklin Lock, June 17, 2008) A federal appeals court today struck down a challenge filed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and several...

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Queensland dugongs ‘starving to death’

Posted Tuesday August 09, 2011 by Reef Relief

Queensland’s dugong population in decline after summer floods. Photo: Supplied Miranda Forster...

Queensland’s dugong population in decline after summer floods. Photo: Supplied Miranda Forster August 8, 201. The Sydney Morning Herald More dugongs have died this year than in all of 2010...

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Study: Severe Low Temperatures Devastate Coral Reefs In Florida Keys; ‘Extreme Cold Is Just One Stressor Among Many’

Posted Tuesday August 09, 2011 by Reef Relief

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – August 8, 2011 ATHENS, Georgia — Increased...

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – August 8, 2011 ATHENS, Georgia — Increased seawater temperatures are known to be a leading cause of the decline of coral reefs all over the...

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White House Receives Blueprint for Bringing Gulf of Mexico Back to Health

Posted Wednesday August 03, 2011 by Reef Relief

As Senators consider bill on oil spill penalties, conservationists urge lawmakers to...

As Senators consider bill on oil spill penalties, conservationists urge lawmakers to invest fines in Gulf’s natural systems and communities that need them WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Leading...

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Man And The Last Great Wilderness: Human Impact On The Deep Sea

Posted Wednesday August 03, 2011 by Reef Relief

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – August 1, 2011 19:15 EST WASHINGTON, D.C....

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – August 1, 2011 19:15 EST WASHINGTON, D.C. — The oceans cover 71% of our planet, with over half with a depth greater than 3000 m....

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Pacific Island Nations Call For World’s Largest Shark Sanctuary; ‘Now We Can Have Balance’

Posted Wednesday August 03, 2011 by Reef Relief

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – August 2, 2011 17:19 EST WASHINGTON, D.C....

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – August 2, 2011 17:19 EST WASHINGTON, D.C. — An area covering over two million square miles of the western Pacific Ocean, two-thirds of the land...

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Caribbean Marine Etiquette PSA

Posted Wednesday August 03, 2011 by Reef Relief

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August 2011 Reef Relief News: Tell Congress to Act to RESTORE the Gulf Coast Now‏

Posted Monday August 01, 2011 by Reef Relief

Share This: Striped Dolphins observed in emulsified oil on April 29th, 2010. photo:...

Share This: Striped Dolphins observed in emulsified oil on April 29th, 2010. photo: NOAA Action Alert: Tell Congress to Act to RESTORE the Gulf Coast Now‏ On July 21, a bipartisan...

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