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Archives for: October 2010
Boat Captain Facing 50 Large in Fines For Violations of Fishery Laws
Dominican Republic

A boat captain from the Dominican Republic has to pay some $50,000 in fines after he and his 28 crewman pleaded guilty to numerous infractions and violations of fisheries law.

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BP Sand Shark Still on the Hunt for Tar Balls, Is It Enough?
BP

The contract crews from BP have marched onwards to Pensacola Beach, cleaning up tar balls by hand, however the national seashore’s supervisors were saving the heavy equipment until the Turtle and Bird mating season was over and done with, lest they disturb them even more than the spill itself did.

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Albino Seal Discovered, Interned at Hospital in Netherlands
Albino Seal

An almost impossible to find albino seal has just been given admittance to the Seal Rehabilitation and Research Center Lenie’ t Hart (SRRC) in Holland following coming down with a rather nasty infection in its lungs.

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Case Study: BP Oil Spill Take Toll on Bluefin Tuna, Satellites Don’t Lie!
bluefin-tuna

The BP oil spill fiasco of the Gulf Of Mexico couldn’t have come at a worse time for bluefin tuna: they had recently just made their way into the Gulf – where they generally went to try and mate – to get jiggy with it and make a bunch of little bluefin. Satellites have been keeping an eye on things, and have been a great asset in determining what damage has been done to the bluefin’s spawning grounds.

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Fisherman Gets Sent Up the River For Taking Shot at Sea Lion:
sealion

A fisherman from Northern California who took out his frustrations on a sea lion last year, has just been sentenced this past Friday to one month in jail and to pay $51,000 in restitution.

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Marine Lab in Florida Releasing Coral Fragments to Help Restock Reef in Keys
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

This past Wednesday, researchers at the Mote Marine Laboratory released four different kinds of coral at two different locations in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This action, which was sanctioned by the Sanctuary officials and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is supposed to help try out the practicality of using “test tibe” coral to restock the damaged or depleted reefs of the world.

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Squids Could Hold Key To Providing Valuable Answers Into The Origin and Evolution of Hearing
Loligo pealeii

Loligo pealeii, an ordinary run of the mill squid – most famous for being a source of food for many creatures in the sea – might just become a VIP in the science world, as it is making waves by providing tidbits and insights into the origin and evolution of the sense of hearing.

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USF Scientists: Ultraviolet Diagnostics show “Contaminated” Beach

A scientists with the University of South Florida Coastal Research Lab just recently took a gander at the Walton County beaches using a UV light and has commented they are “still contaminated” following the BP oil spill fiasco in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Something Fishy Going On With Massive Fish Death
BP

A massive amount of fish have been killed off in the Bayou Chaland area of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana and something stinks. Plaquemines is the southernmost parish of Louisiana, where they are just now starting to get back on their feet after the BP oil spill fiasco.

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New Kind Of Fish Discovered
white snailfish

A brand new kind of fish has just been found in one of the dark “lifeless” areas of the ocean. It was previously thought that the area was devoid of fish, researchers say.

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¨Hunters Becoming the Hunted: Lionfish Role Reversal!
Lionfish

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in Jamaica is taking some drastic measures to help prevent the collapse of the marine fisheries. They are now promoting lionfish as being a tasty treat for any menu. This effort is to help control the explosive growth of the lionfish population.

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Scientists uncover 300 Year Old Pocket Watch in Near Pristine Condition

A rusted out pocket watch covered in barnacles was discovered inside a wreck from the seventeenth century. The pocket watch was of impeccable make and its internal workings were almost perfectly preserved.

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Rare, Brilliantly Colored Lobsters on Display at Aquarium
blue lobster, calico lobster, orange lobster

Three lobsters have been hauled in from the depths of the sea, and are causing quite a stir. One of the specimens is bright blue, another is calico-hued, and the last is a brilliant orange, much like you would expect a Jack-O-Lantern to be.

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The Algae Which are Bent on World Domination?

An Israeli Ph.D student’s case study on a kind of deadly algae, may just help to make drinking water safer for people and animals alike.

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Russian Scallops to Keep Eye On Pollution
Scallop

A huge garden of sea scallops will be completed by the end of the month in the Far East Kozmino Bay in Russia. This will be the first time in the history of Russia, and possibly the world, where mollusks will be used as an instrument to monitor the water.

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