How tiger sharks affect Shark Bay’s ecosystem

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For the last two decades, Michael Heithaus has been studying how tiger sharks affect one particular ecosystem – Shark Bay, Australia, one of the world’s most pristine seagrass ecosystems. The Florida International University biologist explains how his team studies these top predators and their prey, and why tiger sharks are so important to the health of Shark Bay.

Saving our ecologically important coral reefs

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Coral reefs are dying. Harboring some of the most diverse species of marine life, corals are ecologically important. Paul Sikkel, a marine ecologist from Arkansas State University, explains why many coral reefs are dying and how we can save them. For more information, visit: http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=129643 http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=124768 http://www.livescience.com/40687-gnathia-marleyi-controversy-nsf-ria.htm...

Science Nation - Coral - White Pox

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We often hear about insects and other animals passing on diseases to humans, so-called zoonotic diseases, such as rabies, cholera, West Nile virus, etc...Now, for the first time, researchers are examining a disease that humans are spreading to an animal, specifically Elkhorn coral off the Florida Keys. With support from the National Science Foundation, Rollins College biologist Kathryn Sutherland is tracing this emerging infectious disease phenomenon, known as "reverse zoonosis." Elkhorn...

Science Nation - Sea Turtles

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"Turtle Positioning System" helps reptiles on fantastic voyage "There's no off-the-shelf Speedo turtle bathing suit that we know about," laughed biologist Ken Lohmann, as he attached a soft cloth harness, or bathing suit, to a three-month-old loggerhead turtle. For more information and more Science Nation, go to http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

Euromarine part 1

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Satellite meeting of WP4 of the EC Project EuroMarine held at The Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany, September 27, 2011 ( http://gensc.org/gc_wiki/index.php/GSC_12 ). Task 4.2 "Methods linking data at the point of sampling & collection" The task will further lead technological developments to consistently track samples and contextual data to link multidisciplinary data from the point of collection. Lead technological developments to track samples using...

Euromarine part 2

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Satellite meeting of WP4 of the EC Project EuroMarine held at The Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany, September 27, 2011 ( http://gensc.org/gc_wiki/index.php/GSC_12 ). Task 4.2 "Methods linking data at the point of sampling & collection" The task will further lead technological developments to consistently track samples and contextual data to link multidisciplinary data from the point of collection. Lead technological developments to track samples using...

Can Corals Adapt to a Warming Ocean?

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UM Rosenstiel School Ph.D. student Rachel Silverstein discusses her research on a potential adaptation for corals in a warming ocean.

Coral Reefs -- Our Ocean Ecosystem Engineers

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UM Rosenstiel School Coral Reef Biologist Andrew Baker studies how coral reefs are impacted by climate change and other threats worlsdwide. Corals are important ocean ecosystem engineers, similar to trees in a rainforest, they provide essential habitat to one-third of all ocean life.

Ocean Acidification Threaten Coral Reefs Worldwide

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UM Rosenstiel School Professor Chris Langdon discusses what ocean acidification is and how it impacts ocean ecosystems.

Taking Stock: Fisheries Studies in the Florida Keys Marine Protected Areas

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Rosenstiel School professor Jerry Ault discusses 10 years of fisheries research in the Florida Keys Dry Tortugas Ecological Reserve