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From the deep -- Researchers find new species of sea anemone

...uralist who first collected the specimens during a cruise of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's research vessel the Western Flyer. Pearse is a research associate at the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Santa Cruz. It's customary to name a newly discovered plant or animal spec...

Life in the extreme

...ity of Aveiro in Portugal participated in the 1999 cruise when mud volcanoes were first discovered. Pinheiro and his team have been investigating this area in close collaboration with Spain, France and Belgium. So far they have mapped 40 mud volcanoes, some as big as over 4km across and a few hundred meters...

First Biodiversity Census of coral reef ecosystems in the NW Hawaiian Islands

...e Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this 23-day research cruise to the Monument's French Frigate Shoals will be th...erstanding of coral reef ecosystems globally. The cruise will take place on the NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette and depart from Honolulu's Snug Harbor on Friday,...

Too mellow for our predatory world

...rld heritage site of the Galápagos Islands to the cruise ship market. With growing mass tourism, the situation is getting more difficult. The National Park Management is considering raising the entry fee from the currently charged $100 to $500 in order to reduce the number of visitors - possibly the only p...

Smooth sailing: 'cruise ship virus' tackled by UH, Baylor College of Medicine

... a scenario that's becoming increasingly common on cruise ships. So common, in fact, that the National Inst...k at a doctor's office or at an entry point to the cruise ship." The ease with which Norwalk is spread makes it important to the field of biodefense, as w...

Ancient ants arose 140-168 million years ago

...year. This pathogen is a particular problem aboard cruise ships. The researchers believe that their mass spectrometric method could potentially be used for biodefense and public health preparedness as a tool for rapidly detecting norovirus--a category B bioterrorism agent--and other viral public health thre...

Researchers use mass spectrometry to detect norovirus particles

...year. This pathogen is a particular problem aboard cruise ships. The researchers believe that their mass spectrometric method could potentially be used for biodefense and public health preparedness as a tool for rapidly detecting norovirus--a category B bioterrorism agent--and other viral public health thre...

Report finds cruise industry is protecting the precious places it visits

The major players in the cruise industry, including cruise lines, local governments and shore operators ?in collaboration with civil society organizations - ar...

MIT: Oceans are a major gene swap-meet for plankton

...s discovered in 1985 during an open ocean research cruise by Rob Olson of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Chisholm. Since then the science has progressed dramatically, and Chisholm can now describe Prochlorococcus in detail as "the smallest photosynthetic machine. It can convert the sun's ener...

Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank

...t are working," says Reed. A final goal for the cruise will be to collect samples of Oculina coral whose genetics will be analyzed back on land and compared against that of Oculina found in shallow water, which is much more common. The purpose will be to determine if the deepwater version is a distinct s...

Discovering an ecosystem beneath a collapsed Antarctic ice shelf

...l expedition was there on a U.S. Antarctic Program cruise to study the sediment record in the area vacated by the former ice shelf. The crew recorded a video of the seafloor at the end of its mission and only later discovered a thriving clam community, mud volcanoes, and a thin layer of bacterial mats. The...

Searching the depths of the straits of Florida for disease cures

...aried dramatically along its length. Prior to that cruise the steep rocky walls had only been seen from submersibles by geologists in 1970 and 1995. Dives during the Straits of Florida expedition will be in new areas not yet explored. Besides looking for unusual species, a key goal will be to gather samples...

Norovirus found to cause traveler's diarrhea

...outbreaks in domestic and unique settings, such as cruise ships, and also have been documented among military groups during deployment overseas. However, few studies have investigated the prevalence of Norovirus infection among civilians traveling from industrialized to developing countries," said Kellogg J...

Researchers discover underwater volcano

...o near the Samoan Island chain. During a research cruise to study the Samoan hot spot, scientists uncovered...and maintained an in-depth web site related to the cruise where they posted reports, maps, photos and videos from submersible dives. Also, the students and sc...

Survey finds silver contamination in North Pacific waters

....D. in December, collected the samples on a 35-day cruise in the summer of 2002 as part of the Global Invest...d waters sampled by UCSC researchers on a previous cruise in the Atlantic Ocean. Because the natural background level is so low, scientists may be able to use...

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