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Shark Tagged by NSU’s Guy Harvey Research Institute Is Apparently Enjoying Time in Warm, Tropical Waters

Tagged mako shark shows dramatic swim track - traveling more than 7,300 miles in less than 12 months.

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U.S. And Mexican Scientists Improving Research and Response Collaborations in the Gulf of Mexico

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Scientific leaders in the U.S. and Mexico recently took steps to strengthen their collaborations to develop better ocean-observing capabilities and improve data sharing Gulf-wide.

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Seeps Are Microbial Hotspots, Homes to Cosmopolitan Microorganisms

New study provides evidence naturally occurring methane gas leaks in the sea floor vital to the microbial diversity are highly diverse themselves.

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No Limit to Life in Sediment of Ocean’s Deadest Region

An international team of scientists has found oxygen and oxygen-breathing microbes all the way through the sediment from the seafloor to the igneous basement at seven sites in the South Pacific gyre, considered the “deadest” location in the ocean.

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Supporting Citizen Science in the Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association is developing a new citizen-science data portal that will help make information that citizen-science groups gather more accessible to a wider audience.

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Prominent Marine Scientists Ask Obama to Block Controversial Sound Blasting for East Coast Oil & Gas Exploration

Leading ocean scientists from the U.S. and around the world today urged President Obama to halt a planned oil and gas exploration program off the Atlantic coast involving millions of underwater sound blasts that would have “significant, long-lasting and widespread impacts on the reproduction and survival” of threatened whales and commercial fish populations.

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Usual Prey Gone, a Fish Survives by Changing Predictably

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Without the Bahamas mosquitofish to eat, bigmouth sleepers slide down the food chain and survive on insects, snails and crustaceans. And, in so doing, sleepers’ behaviors, ratio of males to females and physical appearance change, too.

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Researchers Discover Hurricanes Helped Accelerate Spread of Lionfish

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NSU researchers looked at hurricanes since the early 1990s to identify a correlation between changes in ocean currents and the spread of invasive species

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Borrowing From Whales to Engineer a New Fluid Sensor

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UAH researchers borrowed from biological structures called tubercles that humpback whales use to maneuver in the ocean to make a piezoelectric energy harvester for use as an airflow or fluid speed and direction-sensing device.