Archive for March, 2012

South Florida Greennews: MEET THE LOCALS!

Posted Friday March 30, 2012 by Reef Relief

By anita on March 30, 2012 in DAILY GREEN MEET THE LOCALS!...

By anita on March 30, 2012 in DAILY GREEN MEET THE LOCALS! 8 Q’s & A’s for South Florida MEET THE LOCALS introduces us to the local, dedicated & inspiring...

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Zoologger: First animal with ovaries on the outside

Posted Thursday March 29, 2012 by Reef Relief

22 March 2012 by Michael Marshall. Zoologger Zoologger is our weekly column...

22 March 2012 by Michael Marshall. Zoologger Zoologger is our weekly column highlighting extraordinary animals – and occasionally other organisms – from around the world Species: Allapasus aurantiacus Habitat: On...

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Environmentalists, trawl industry agree on conservation measures for B.C. corals and sponges

Posted Thursday March 29, 2012 by Reef Relief

By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun March 28, 2012 Environmentalists and the groundfish...

By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun March 28, 2012 Environmentalists and the groundfish bottom trawl industry on Wednesday announced a landmark agreement on ways to limit the impact of trawl nets...

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Nature Brains: Environmental Education Pays Off for MPAs

Posted Thursday March 29, 2012 by Reef Relief

Written by Darci Palmquist. CoolGreenScience. The Nature Conservancy Published on March 27th,...

Written by Darci Palmquist. CoolGreenScience. The Nature Conservancy Published on March 27th, 2012 The world’s marine habitats are in trouble, and there are only so many dollars we can throw...

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New study: 2010 cold snap massacred Keys corals

Posted Thursday March 29, 2012 by Reef Relief

By KEVIN WADLOW. kwadlow@keynoter.com Wednesday, March 28, 2012 06:00 AM EDT Florida...

By KEVIN WADLOW. kwadlow@keynoter.com Wednesday, March 28, 2012 06:00 AM EDT Florida Keys corals that took centuries to grow died within days during the frigid January 2010 cold snap, says...

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Reef Rescue, A Novel

Posted Wednesday March 28, 2012 by Reef Relief

Author, India Evans’ Reef Rescue Tells the story of 13-year-old eco-warrior Julie...

Author, India Evans’ Reef Rescue Tells the story of 13-year-old eco-warrior Julie Leeds and her futuristic car Jett as they race to the Florida Keys to help save the endangered...

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Herpes a Possible Cause of Coral Decline

Posted Wednesday March 28, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2012) — As corals continue to decline in abundance...

ScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2012) — As corals continue to decline in abundance around the world, researchers are turning their attention to a possible cause that’s almost totally unexplored — viral...

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UCF & USF students spend spring break volunteering

Posted Wednesday March 28, 2012 by Reef Relief

Students for the University of Central Florida spent their spring break in...

Students for the University of Central Florida spent their spring break in Key West volunteering with local nonprofits including the Key West Wildlife Center, Key West Botanical Garden and Reef...

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FACT CHECK: Does more US drilling ease gas pump pain? Math, history show that hasn’t happened

Posted Friday March 23, 2012 by Reef Relief

By Associated Press, Published: March 21 WASHINGTON — It’s the political cure-all for...

By Associated Press, Published: March 21 WASHINGTON — It’s the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now. But more U.S. drilling has not changed how deeply the gas...

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Study by NOAA and Partners Shows Some Gulf Dolphins Severely Ill

Posted Friday March 23, 2012 by Reef Relief

NOAA article Aug 2011: Veterinarians collect samples from a Barataria Bay dolphin....

NOAA article Aug 2011: Veterinarians collect samples from a Barataria Bay dolphin. Bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, are showing signs of severe ill health, according to NOAA marine mammal...

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Maui’s Dolphins, World’s Smallest Dolphin Species, Almost Extinct At 55 Survivors

Posted Friday March 23, 2012 by Reef Relief

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Conservationists have issued repeated warnings that the Maui’s dolphins of New...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Conservationists have issued repeated warnings that the Maui’s dolphins of New Zealand, the planet’s smallest species of dolphin, are in danger of extinction. This month, they’ve estimated there are...

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25 Years of Reef Relief

Posted Thursday March 22, 2012 by Reef Relief

From article by Rudy Bonn in Solares Hill        ...

From article by Rudy Bonn in Solares Hill                 On the 1st of April Key West’s Reef Relief will celebrate its 25th year...

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Lawsuit Seeks Plan to Save Florida Corals, Urgently Threatened by Ocean Warming and Acidification

Posted Friday March 16, 2012 by Reef Relief

ENN: Environmental News Network — Know Your Environment From: Center for Biological...

ENN: Environmental News Network — Know Your Environment From: Center for Biological Diversity Published March 16, 2012 01:24 AM SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice...

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Goliath Groupers: Using Fish Porn to Save a Species

Posted Friday March 16, 2012 by Reef Relief

Tuesday March 12, 2012.  Mission Blue Everything about the goliath grouper is...

Tuesday March 12, 2012.  Mission Blue Everything about the goliath grouper is extreme: its size, its personality, and especially its sex life. Once a year, schools of goliath groupers converge...

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Volunteers Help Cleanup Paradise

Posted Monday March 12, 2012 by Reef Relief

Stock Island Marina Village Cleanup On Saturday March 10th Reef Relief was...

Stock Island Marina Village Cleanup On Saturday March 10th Reef Relief was joined by 44 volunteers for a mangrove cleanup of Shrimp Road on Stock Island. Volunteers removed a whopping...

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Running Hot and Cold in the Deep Sea: Scientists Explore Rare Environment

Posted Wednesday March 07, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Mar. 6, 2012) — Among the many intriguing aspects of the...

ScienceDaily (Mar. 6, 2012) — Among the many intriguing aspects of the deep sea, Earth’s largest ecosystem, exist environments known as hydrothermal vent systems where hot water surges out from...

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New shark discovery off the Galapagos reported

Posted Wednesday March 07, 2012 by Reef Relief

David Perlman. http://www.sfgate.com Wednesday, March 7, 2012 In the seas of the...

David Perlman. http://www.sfgate.com Wednesday, March 7, 2012 In the seas of the world where sharks of all kinds are fast disappearing, a deep-diving San Francisco biologist and his colleagues have...

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Environmental damages from BP oil spill still an issue after deal

Posted Wednesday March 07, 2012 by Reef Relief

By Harry R. Weber and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press March 4, 2012...

By Harry R. Weber and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press March 4, 2012 New Orleans — BP’s settlement with plaintiffs suing the company over the 2010 oil spill disaster in the...

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Coral clones ‘no accident’

Posted Tuesday March 06, 2012 by Reef Relief

Bridie Smith. March 7, 2012. www.theage.com.au TO MARINE scientists, it seemed curious...

Bridie Smith. March 7, 2012. www.theage.com.au TO MARINE scientists, it seemed curious that the fragile coral embryos  bobbing on the surface of the ocean without any protection from the  elements...

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The Blue Planet’s New Water Budget: Do We Have Enough?

Posted Tuesday March 06, 2012 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Mar. 5, 2012) — Investigating the history of water on Earth...

ScienceDaily (Mar. 5, 2012) — Investigating the history of water on Earth is critical to understanding the planet’s climate. One central question is whether Earth has always had the same...

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