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Seminar With Top Lionfish Researchers | Bernews.com

The Ocean Support Foundation and its partner organizations are hosting a two-day workshop on Tuesday October 9th and Wednesday October 10th at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo for key stakeholders as well as an evening presentation that will be open to the public on Wednesday October 10th at 7pm, also at the Bermuda Aquarium, […]

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Scourge of the Lionfish, Part 4: From Beautiful Novelty to Marine Invader – NYTimes.com

Over the course of the last week, our “Saving the Ocean” video crew touched shores and reefs of the Bahamas, Florida and Mexico. Each time we landed on the sea floor, we quickly found lionfish. How could they have spread in the Atlantic so quickly after being nonexistent here just 20 years ago? Something that […]

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Methods in Marine Bioacoustics: Hands-on Research and Training

This August, neighboring scientists in Beaufort, NC organized and taught a course focusing on the fundamentals of acoustics: communication and hearing of marine mammals, measuring impacts of ocean noise, fisheries sonar, and measuring sound in the ocean. Along with lectures on active and passive acoustics from visiting scientists from universities and non-governmental agencies in California, Washington, Tasmania, United […]

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Lionfish Control in Marine Protected Areas Successful: Joint Study

Lionfish removal efforts in some Mexican protected marine areas are controlling local populations, according to a collaborative study by NOAA and Mexico’s National Commission of Federally Protected Areas (known by its Spanish acronym CONANP, for Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas). The two groups monitored lionfish inside two MPAs along the Yucatán Peninsula during the summer of […]

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Scourge of the Lionfish, Part 3: The Newest Fish in the Kitchen – NYTimes.com

In my last two posts we discovered that the world’s worst invading alien might be the lionfish, a native of the west Pacific and Indian Oceans that is now spreading out of control in the Atlantic, from South America to New England. The lionfish’s venomous spines ward off all native predators, while its own appetite […]

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Great Lakes Restoration Assembly Features NOAA-funded Erie Hypoxia Project

A session in Great Lakes Week 2012, an annual gathering of the diverse groups leading the fight to restore the Great Lakes, centers on a research project funded by NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. Dr. Don Scavia, lead investigator of the project “Forecasting the Causes and Consequences of Lake Erie Hypoxia” will be a panelist […]

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Risky Business: Helping Resource Managers Manage Threats to Coral Reefs

Resource managers are faced with environmental changes that threaten the health and vitality of coral reef ecosystems as a result of expanding coastal development, tourism and new industries in many Caribbean nations. To assist coral reef resource managers in their mitigation and conservation efforts, NCCOS, through the Coral Disease and Health Consortium with funding support […]

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Study Updates Knowledge on Species Destined for U.S. Aquariums

A new analysis of importation records reveals that the U.S. marine aquarium trade brings in more species than previously estimated, but, due to errors on the forms, over counts the total number of individuals. Reliable data are important as coastal managers seek to reduce diseases and species from other parts of the world invading and […]

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