Posts tagged with ‘marine ecology’

  • 29
    Mar 14
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    “Slow” marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.  

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    Nov 13
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    Thanks to the student-based nonprofit Teens4Oceans this incredible event was captured near Grand Cayman Island via an underwater camera system. Annual coral spawning of reefs around the world is something spectacular to witness live. And, until now, you had to be at the right place, at the right time underwater and almost always at night. Thanks to Teens4Oceans anyone with [...]

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  • 14
    Nov 13
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    The mangrove forest is a place of amazement both above and below the waterline. Mangroves have the unique ability to live in salt water, and they use their highly specialized roots to filter salt, inhale oxygen, and extract nutrients from an environment that other trees can not tolerate. The world within the tangled mess of mangrove roots is dark, silty, [...]

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  • 14
    Nov 13
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    Two miles off the shore of Oahu, a Corsair F4U airplane crashed into the water in the closing months of World War II. The plane is an oasis of life in an otherwise barren desert of sand. The UnderH2O film team dives to a depth of 100 feet to document this fully intact piece of history.

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  • 01
    Aug 13
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    Corals are beautiful when seen through your own eyes in sunlight, but for scientists at the University of Hawaii, seeing corals in this manner is not enough. They are using a revolutionary new tool called a laser scanning confocal microscope to take photographs of corals that are one part art and one part science. In this episode, they take us [...]

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  • 24
    Jan 13
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    Fish and People is a 5 module video education series with accompanying lesson plans and teaching resources developed for use in the Solomon Islands education system. It uses animation to visualise invisible life cycle and fishery management concepts. One of the key problems associated with communicating fisheries management concepts is the invisibility of much of the life cycle associated with [...]

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  • 14
    Jan 13
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    In the world of coral reefs, most of the news is pretty gloomy. Rising ocean temperatures have led to massive die-offs; emissions-driven acidity could dissolve corals’ structure-building ability; rising sea levels threaten to block sunlight;etc… But a study out Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science from a group of Stanford geneticists suggests that coral might have [...]

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  • 27
    Nov 12
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    The Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems (CCRE) Program is a long term field study dedicated to investigations of coral reefs and associated mangroves, seagrass meadows, and sandy bottoms.  Field operations are based at the Carrie Bow Cay Field Station on the Meso-American Barrier Reef in Belize, while logistical and administrative operations are based at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, [...]

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  • 21
    Oct 12
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    Under the Reefs at Risk Revisited project, WRI and its partners have developed a new, detailed assessment of the status of and threats to the world’s coral reefs. This information is intended to raise awareness about the location and severity of threats to coral reefs. These results can also catalyze opportunities for changes in policy and practice that could safeguard [...]

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  • 03
    Sep 12
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    Threw out each section, viewers are able to learn about SCR ethics, who we are, what we do, how you can get involved and take part of the coral protection. Save Coral Reefs’ new Home page allows an easier interaction between SCR, members and viewers. The newsletter keeps you up with SCR latest activities. The future projects are clearly pointed [...]

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