Expedition Directory - Marine Studies
cetacean monitoring program
Monitoring of the offshore and coastal seas has historically been carried out at fixed estuarine and coastal sites during periodic surveys. Although providing good spatial coverage, sampling frequency...
Duration : Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
npws - sea bird monitoring program and seal monitoring initiative
Many of these monitoring programs rely heavily on volunteer input. Without such generous assistance the quality and breadth of Ireland’s bird monitoring programs past and future would be compromised. ...
Duration : Sep 2016 - Mar 2017
emodnet biology
EMODnet Biology provides free access to data on the temporal and spatial distribution of marine species and species traits from all European regional seas. EMODnet Biology recognises that everyone col...
Duration : Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
mmmpa (monitorning mediterranean marine protected areas)
MMMPA aims to train the next generation of MPA scientists and managers, gearing them with a flexible set of skills essential within a wide range of professional environments, including public administ...
Duration : Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
sperm whale conservation
Sperm whales feed mainly on large squid, which they find plunging down to more than 2km depth, where they can stay for over an hour! Sperm whales are the largest of the Odontoceti (toothed whales), me...
Duration : Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
north sea expeditions 2017
The North Sea covers an area of 750 000 km2 . Although ranges in depth from 30 to 725 metres, most of the area is quite shallow, with an average depth of only 90 m. It is considered one of the most pr...
Duration : Jan 2017 - Jul 2017
atlantic and mediterranean expeditions
The Oceana Ranger is a vital piece of Oceana’s campaign work in Europe. Custom-made in 1986 as a hospital ship, the Oceana Ranger was donated to Oceana by board member Steve McAllister. Since then, it...
Duration : Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
tara pacific 2016-2018
The research schooner Tara will leave her home port of Lorient on May 28th 2016 for a new expedition in the Asian Pacific. The boat will sail nearly 100,000 km around the Pacific Ocean for more than t...
Duration : Jan 2016 - Jan 2018
expedition costa rica
During the summer of 2015, the Program of Maritime Studies of East Carolina conducted a field class in Costa Rica to explore the maritime culture of the settlement of Cahuita and Puerto Viejo located ...
Duration : Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
coastal and marine ecosystem science
Maintaining healthy and sustainable coastal and marine ecosystems relies on scientific understanding of how these areas function across landscape scales. Ecosystem-scale science addresses understandin...
Duration : Not Available
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Wild Atlantic salmon are spawning in Connecticut River for the first time in 200 years
After two centuries away, and decades of work by a seemingly unsuccessful restoration program, wild salmon may finally be reclaiming their lost habitat. ...
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What's the diving like around the UK?
The UK has some fabulous diving in her seas, not least on the hundreds of wrecks. There is also beautiful marine life and at times stunning visibility. Discover the secret dives of Britain. ...
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Diving Madagascar: is it any good?
Madagascar, the world's fourth largest island, hosts one of the world's longest continuous coral reefs. The country is famous for her unique land animals, but her seas are also full of life not found anywhere else. And she doesn't...
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Sawfish Have Virgin Births: First in the Wild
he first known virgin births in the wild have been documented among critically endangered smalltooth sawfish in Florida waters. The discovery, reported in the journal Current Biology, marks the first time that living offspring fro...
Giant whales have unique nerves like a bungee cords, researchers say
Rorqual whales have a unique nerve structure in their mouths and tongues that can double in length and recoil like a bungee cord, University of British Columbia, or UBC, researchers said in an article published in Current Biology....
Why Does an Octopus Walk Funny?
Octopuses move with a simple elegance, but they have no rhythm, according to new research. Each of an octopus's eight arms is soft, flexible and muscular, and acts as if it has an infinite number of joints, said the study's lead a...
Rare sperm whale caught on tape
The Gulf exploration crew that made headlines in 2014 for spotting ghost sharks, dumbo octopuses, vampire squids from hell, a sunken Nazi war boat and other oddities has made its first big discovery of a new season at sea. This...
Arabian Sea Humpback Whale Isolated for 70,000 Years
The Arabian Sea humpback whale may be the most isolated humpback population on the planet, keeping its home in the same place for tens of thousands of years. That's the conclusion reached in a new study of the marine mammal conduc...
Coral Triangle could be last bastion for planet's beleaguered reefs
If humans are driving earth’s sixth great extinction event, coral reefs will be one of the first and most visible ecosystems to succumb. Scientists estimate that by 2050, the ocean could be largely devoid of reefs as climate chang...
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Rescued Juvenile Sea Turtle Finds New Home
For the first time, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, welcomed a rescued and rehabilitated sea turtle to its collection of marine life. The juvenile Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta), weigh...
Japan Cuts Antarctic Whale Quota
Japan said on Tuesday it has cut its Antarctic whale-catch quota by two-thirds in a move it hopes will convince international opponents it is conducting genuine scientific research on expeditions in the region. Play Video ...
French Officials Rush to Defuse Unexploded Dead Whale
A beach in France has a very large problem on its hands: a dead whale that could explode at any minute. The 15-ton whale, which washed ashore in early November at Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer, near Montpellier, is bloated with gases fo...
Oceana finds rich biodiversity on expedition to Canary Islands
Oceana expedition finds loads of life round Canary Islands,down to 1000m and lobbies for a marine park. Using ROVs (remotely operated underwater vehicles) down to 1000 m as well as scuba divers to shallow depths, they documented l...
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Around the Pier
Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, marine biologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has always had a dream of catching science up to the speed of communication. “Nowadays, how fast is communication happening? Inst...
Tiny Sea Monkeys Create Giant Ocean Currents
Every evening, sunset signals the start of dinner for billions of wiggling sea monkeys living in the ocean. As these sea monkeys — which are not actually monkeys but a type of shrimp — swarm to the surface in one large, culminatin...
Global Warming Changes the Way Sharks Swim
Sharks exposed to ocean water acidified by too much carbon dioxide alter their behavior, swimming in longer spurts than sharks in typical ocean water, particularly during their nighttime wanderings. The new findings, published ...
770-Pound Colossal Squid a 'Perfect' Specimen
Scientists said Tuesday a female colossal squid weighing an estimated 350 kilograms (770 lbs) and thought to be only the second intact specimen ever found was carrying eggs when discovered in the Antarctic. The squid had been k...
Wild Chinese Sturgeon on the Brink of Extinction
The wild Chinese sturgeon is at risk of extinction, state media reported, after none of the rare fish were detected reproducing naturally in the polluted and crowded Yangtze river last year. One of the world's oldest living spe...
Shark cull rejected by Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority
Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority has recommended that the state’s controversial shark culling program not be extended, citing “a high degree of scientific uncertainty” about the impact of baited drumlines on ...
Norway whale catch reaches highest number since 1993
hermen in Norway have caught 729 whales this year, the highest number since it resumed the controversial practice in defiance of international pressure, industry sources said on Monday. "The season is more or less finished and ...
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