Archive for December, 2011

‘Single cells, single cells, plankton all the way’… Christmas card made from tiny sea creatures

Posted Friday December 23, 2011 by Reef Relief

By Lucy Buckland Last updated at 9:19 AM on 22nd December 2011...

By Lucy Buckland Last updated at 9:19 AM on 22nd December 2011 It certainly is a Christmas card with a difference. A marine scientist has produced this incredible Christmas card...

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140 New Species Described by California Academy of Sciences in 2011

Posted Friday December 16, 2011 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Dec. 15, 2011) — In 2011, researchers at the California Academy...

ScienceDaily (Dec. 15, 2011) — In 2011, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 140 new relatives to our family tree. The new species include 72 arthropods, 31 sea...

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Methane discovery stokes new global warming fears Shock as retreat of Arctic releases greenhouse gas

Posted Friday December 16, 2011 by Reef Relief

by Steve Connor. independent.co.uk. December 13, 2011 Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of...

by Steve Connor. independent.co.uk. December 13, 2011 Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane – a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – have been seen bubbling to...

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Lions And Tigers: Too Much For The Gulf Of Mexico To Bear? Like ‘Europeans Bringing Smallpox To The New World’

Posted Thursday December 15, 2011 by Reef Relief

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – December 14, 2011 12:49 EST COLLEGE STATION,...

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – December 14, 2011 12:49 EST COLLEGE STATION, Texas — There’s an unseen foreign invasion going on in the Gulf of Mexico. Its stealth and speed...

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Blue Marlin Blues: Loss Of Dissolved Oxygen In Oceans Squeezes Billfish Habitat

Posted Thursday December 15, 2011 by Reef Relief

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – December 14, 2011 19:51 EST MIAMI, Florida...

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – December 14, 2011 19:51 EST MIAMI, Florida — The science behind counting fish in the ocean to measure their abundance has never been simple. A...

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Coral Reef Fact: Caribbean Reef Octopus

Posted Wednesday December 14, 2011 by Reef Relief

Coral Reef Fact: Caribbean Reef Octopus (Octopus briareus) can change its appearance...

Coral Reef Fact: Caribbean Reef Octopus (Octopus briareus) can change its appearance from crimson to green, and bumpy to smooth. Learn more: http://en.wikipedia.or/wiki/Caribbean_Reef_Octopus Help protect our amazing marine world today...

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Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees Call for Public Input on Early Restoration of the Gulf

Posted Wednesday December 14, 2011 by Reef Relief

Sixty-day public comment period for Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan Dec....

Sixty-day public comment period for Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan Dec. 14, 2011.  www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov. PRESS RELEASE The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees (Trustees) today released the...

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Coral Reef Fact: Queen Conch December 13, 2011

Posted Tuesday December 13, 2011 by Reef Relief

Coral Reef Fact: Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) can live up to 40...

Coral Reef Fact: Queen Conch (Strombus gigas) can live up to 40 years, but the normal life span is estimated at between 20 and 30 years. Help protect our marine...

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Hundreds of Threatened Species Not On Official US List

Posted Monday December 12, 2011 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Dec. 12, 2011) — Many of the animal species at risk...

ScienceDaily (Dec. 12, 2011) — Many of the animal species at risk of extinction in the United States have not made it onto the country’s official Endangered Species Act (ESA)...

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Tell Congress to Fight Ocean Plastic!

Posted Monday December 12, 2011 by Reef Relief

Your voice needs to be heard, tell your Representative to support the...

Your voice needs to be heard, tell your Representative to support the Reauthorization of the Marine Debris Research, Prevention and Reduction Act. As you know, marine debris (plastic and other...

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The Toxicity of Surfing by Envirosurfer- Surfing Infographic

Posted Monday December 12, 2011 by Reef Relief

www.greensurfshop.com As surfing grows as a sport and as an industry, its...

www.greensurfshop.com As surfing grows as a sport and as an industry, its impact on the environment grows as well. Surfing has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry that is completely...

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“PROTECT OUR REEFS” LICENSE PLATE

Posted Friday December 02, 2011 by Reef Relief

Florida has the only barrier coral reef system in the continental U.S. ...

Florida has the only barrier coral reef system in the continental U.S.  Coral reefs provide more then $1.2 billion dollars a year to Florida’s economy through tourism, recreational and commercial fisheries,...

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Baby turtles don’t just go with the flow

Posted Friday December 02, 2011 by Reef Relief

1 December 2011, by Peter Hurrell. http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk At just a few centimetres...

1 December 2011, by Peter Hurrell. http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk At just a few centimetres long, hatchling loggerhead turtles may seem powerless to resist being swept around the Atlantic Ocean by powerful currents....

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Slime Tour highlights Florida’s polluted waterways

Posted Friday December 02, 2011 by Reef Relief

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Environmental groups want you to take a so-called Internet...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Environmental groups want you to take a so-called Internet “slime tour” of polluted waterways in Florida as they try to raise public pressure for stricter pollution controls....

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Tropical fish from Pacific show up off South Florida coast

Posted Thursday December 01, 2011 by Reef Relief

By David Fleshler. Sunsentinel.com 2:40 p.m. EST, November 30, 2011 Could one...

By David Fleshler. Sunsentinel.com 2:40 p.m. EST, November 30, 2011 Could one of these species be the next lionfish? Three non-native tropical fish have reappeared off the southeast Florida coast,...

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Reef Fact: December 1, 2011- Parrotfish

Posted Thursday December 01, 2011 by Reef Relief

Reef Fact: The queen parrotfish (Scarus vetula) is one of the many...

Reef Fact: The queen parrotfish (Scarus vetula) is one of the many parrotfish species that secrete a mucus cocoon before they sleep to help hide their scent from predators. Help...

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Take A Stand Against Genetically Engineered Salmon

Posted Thursday December 01, 2011 by Reef Relief

Ocean Conservancy Action Alert – November 2011 Right now the U.S. Food...

Ocean Conservancy Action Alert – November 2011 Right now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering approval of genetically engineered farmed salmon. This would be the first approval...

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December 2011 Reeef Relief News: Happy Holiday Season from your friends at Reef Relief!!‏

Posted Thursday December 01, 2011 by Reef Relief

Share This: Dear Reef Relief Supporter, We want to take this time...

Share This: Dear Reef Relief Supporter, We want to take this time to thank you for your concern for our coral reef ecosystem. This year has been a very challenging...

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