Archive for January, 2012

Long-Term Response Plan for Possible Cuban Oil Spill

Posted Tuesday January 31, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Jan. 30, 2012) — Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Florida International...

ScienceDaily (Jan. 30, 2012) — Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Florida International University (FIU) researchers have drafted a plan to best prepare South Florida for an oil spill off the...

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Volunteer effort could help preserve the reef

Posted Tuesday January 31, 2012 by Reef Relief

Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Key West Citizen. Letters to the Editor In...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Key West Citizen. Letters to the Editor In 1996, as a volunteer certified diver, I went down to the Florida Keys to assist in mapping out...

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Experts: U.S. ill-prepared for oil spill off Cuba

Posted Tuesday January 31, 2012 by Reef Relief

Associated Press. January 30, 20 MIAMI — The U.S. is not ready...

Associated Press. January 30, 20 MIAMI — The U.S. is not ready to handle an oil spill if drilling off the Cuban coast goes awry but can be better prepared...

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Scots fishermen attacked over high-seas plundering

Posted Monday January 30, 2012 by Reef Relief

Sunday 29 January 2012. Herald Scotland. By Rob Edwards Environment Editor Scottish...

Sunday 29 January 2012. Herald Scotland. By Rob Edwards Environment Editor Scottish fishing boats are under fire for trawling seas far from home for catches of tuna, shark, swordfish, mackerel...

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Life Discovered On Dead Hydrothermal Vents

Posted Monday January 30, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Jan. 24, 2012) — Scientists at USC have uncovered evidence that...

ScienceDaily (Jan. 24, 2012) — Scientists at USC have uncovered evidence that even when hydrothermal sea vents go dormant and their blistering warmth turns to frigid cold, life goes on....

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Parrotfish mediation in coral mortality and bioerosion by the encrusting, excavating sponge Cliona tenuis

Posted Friday January 27, 2012 by Reef Relief

Abstract The parrotfish Sparisoma viride often grazes live coral from edges undermined...

Abstract The parrotfish Sparisoma viride often grazes live coral from edges undermined by the Caribbean encrusting and excavating sponge Cliona tenuis. To test whether parrotfish biting action has an effect...

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Corals: A 50-Year Photographic Record of Changes

Posted Thursday January 26, 2012 by Reef Relief

This video podcast highlights 50 years of photographic documentation of coral reefs...

This video podcast highlights 50 years of photographic documentation of coral reefs in the Florida Keys.  The photographs show 5 decades of changes that have taken place in both the...

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Lessons in Coral Reef Survival from Deep Time

Posted Thursday January 26, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2012) — Lessons from tens of millions of years...

ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2012) — Lessons from tens of millions of years ago are pointing to new ways to save and protect today’s coral reefs and their myriad of beautiful...

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Another Outbreak of Coral Disease Hits the Reefs of Kane’ohe Bay, O’ahu

Posted Thursday January 26, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Jan. 6, 2012) — In March 2010 an outbreak of a...

ScienceDaily (Jan. 6, 2012) — In March 2010 an outbreak of a disease called acute Montipora White Syndrome (MWS) was discovered affecting coral reefs in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu. Follow-up surveys...

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Reef Relief’s 25th Anniversary Bash!

Posted Thursday January 26, 2012 by Reef Relief

Where: Salute! On the Beach, 1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West When: Saturday...

Where: Salute! On the Beach, 1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West When: Saturday March 31st 6-10pm Musical Guest: Howard Livingston and Mile Marker 24 Tickets: $15 in advance and $20 at...

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Study: Man-made ocean acidity threatens sea life

Posted Tuesday January 24, 2012 by Reef Relief

Man-made pollution is acidifying the world’s oceans at unprecedented rates and is...

Man-made pollution is acidifying the world’s oceans at unprecedented rates and is threatening sea life, an international team of researchers reports Monday. Scientists have found that human-caused carbon dioxide emissions,...

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Multiple partners not the only way for corals to stay cool

Posted Friday January 20, 2012 by Reef Relief

Source: EurekAlert! Contact: Emily Howells em.howells@gmail.com 61-747-534-203 ARC Centre of Excellence in...

Source: EurekAlert! Contact: Emily Howells em.howells@gmail.com 61-747-534-203 ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies Recent experiments conducted at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) produced striking results, showing...

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Obama Proposal Could Weaken Key Climate Agency

Posted Friday January 20, 2012 by Reef Relief

COMMENTARY By Andrew Freedman An Obama administration plan to cut costs by...

COMMENTARY By Andrew Freedman An Obama administration plan to cut costs by combining several government agencies may make good political sense, coming in the midst of the Republican presidential primary...

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U.S. appeals WTO ruling on dolphin-safe tuna label

Posted Friday January 20, 2012 by Reef Relief

WASHINGTON | Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:57am EST (Reuters) – The United...

WASHINGTON | Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:57am EST (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it was appealing a World Trade Organization ruling against U.S. dolphin-safe labeling measures for...

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Take a look at this NOAA map of 2011’s significant global climate events

Posted Thursday January 19, 2012 by Reef Relief

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Warnings of Ecological Timebomb After Italy Ship Wreck

Posted Wednesday January 18, 2012 by Reef Relief

Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:18 PM ET Content provided by AFP Fears...

Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:18 PM ET Content provided by AFP Fears rose of an environmental disaster from a wrecked cruise ship in an area of outstanding natural beauty in...

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Obama’s Reorganization Plan Could Erode NOAA’s Capabilities

Posted Tuesday January 17, 2012 by Reef Relief

NRDC Press Release WASHINGTON (January 13, 2012) – The following is a...

NRDC Press Release WASHINGTON (January 13, 2012) – The following is a statement from Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, on the government reorganization plan announced by...

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2 charged with poaching corals

Posted Tuesday January 17, 2012 by Reef Relief

Author: Melissa Harrold, Senior News Editor, Local10.com ISLAMORADA, Fla. – Two men...

Author: Melissa Harrold, Senior News Editor, Local10.com ISLAMORADA, Fla. – Two men were arrested Friday, accused of poaching corals in the Florida Keys. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...

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Voracious Demand Threatens Manta and Mobula Rays

Posted Tuesday January 17, 2012 by Reef Relief

By BETTINA WASSENER. The New York Times A few years ago, something...

By BETTINA WASSENER. The New York Times A few years ago, something surprising began turning up in Asia’s fish markets: the gill rakers of manta and mobula rays. Manta Ray...

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Endocrine distruptors: on finding invisible pollution in my backyard

Posted Wednesday January 11, 2012 by Reef Relief

  Florida Keys resident and marine biologist  Martin A. Moe, best known...

  Florida Keys resident and marine biologist  Martin A. Moe, best known for his work with the long-spined sea urchin (Diadema antillarum), discusses the invisible pollution threatening our marine environment....

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