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Animal trackers collaborate on new Google Earth for oceans

...is experiencing significant impacts of human overexploitation. Large marine fish such as Giant bluefin in the Atlantic ocean, leatherback sea turtles, albatross and sharks are all experiencing steep declines in their populations. "In order to sustainably manage open ocean fisheries, we need to provide resou...

Leatherback turtles' newly discovered migration route may be roadmap to salvation

...study is part of the Tagging of Pacific Predators (TOPP) program, which has tagged other animals including the white shark, bluefin tuna, black-footed albatross and elephant seal. TOPP is part of the Census of Marine Life, a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations engaged in a 10-year scientific ...

New study reveals large scale conservation essential

...4 percent of these require urgent seascape level action. These include species like the Galápagos Fur Seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) and the Waved albatross (Phoebastria irrorata), from the Eastern Tropical Pacific. "While the need for seascape conservation is overwhelming for these species," cautioned Cha...

Wandering albatrosses follow their nose

... Sometimes birds would fly straight to food, but almost half the time an albatross would either turn upwind or zigzag into the wind toward a meal. Both patter... miles away -- well over the visual horizon. Hunting by scent allows the albatross to cover a strip of ocean several miles wide as it flies crosswind, Nevitt ...

Observing sustainable tourism in Antarctica

...ers from 15 different countries. The Antarctic supports immense marine biodiversity, including numerous species of seabirds and iconic penguin and albatross species, as well as seals, whales and countless billions of marine invertebrates that fuel the food chain. The region was afforded special protecti...

Unveiling the underwater ways of the white shark

...f Pacific Predators (TOPP). Since the project began in 1999, they have attached more than 3,000 tags to sharks, seals, whales, tunas, squids, turtles, albatross and more. For the first time, these TOPP researchers are getting a glimpse of a pelagic ecosystem from the California Current to the North Pacific at ...

Marine scientists warn human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system

...sical state of the areas of the oceans the animals inhabit. The 22 species tagged include elephant seals, white sharks, leatherback turtles, squid, albatross and sooty shearwaters. (To see a video of tags at work: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/seaos/movies/seaos_withVO.mpg ). Light, depth, temperatu...

Human safety, prosperity depend on better ocean observing system: Scientists

...sical state of the areas of the oceans the animals inhabit. The 22 species tagged include elephant seals, white sharks, leatherback turtles, squid, albatross and sooty shearwaters. (To see a video of tags at work: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/seaos/movies/seaos_withVO.mpg ). Light, depth, temperat...

Vegetables inhibit growth of prostate cancer in mice with human tumors

...ound dramatic differences in contaminant levels between two closely related albatross species that forage in different areas of the North Pacific. Researchers al...at border the Pacific," Finkelstein said. The biggest current threat to albatross populations in the North Pacific is the longline fishing industry, which ki...

Albatross study shows regional differences in ocean contamination

...ound dramatic differences in contaminant levels between two closely related albatross species that forage in different areas of the North Pacific. Researchers al...at border the Pacific," Finkelstein said. The biggest current threat to albatross populations in the North Pacific is the longline fishing industry, which ki...
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