Ocean Observation

Climate Change Could Alter Key Ocean Bacteria

Climate change could put a type of oceanic bacteria into evolutionary overdrive in a way that could pose a threat to its long-term survivability and its important role in the food chain,

Horizon Marine Adds Three New Hires

Oceanographic services company Horizon Marine, a recent CLS Group acquisition, has brought on three new hires in its Marion, Mass. Office, the company announced today.

Seychelles to Join India-led Maritime Security Alliance

 Seychelles  said that Indian ocean region "belongs" to countries sharing maritime boundaries and said it was "actively" considering participating in a security

Hurricane Fred Strengthens in Eastern Atlantic

Hurricane Fred strengthened early Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde Islands, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina,

MRT100: Rockland Scientific Inc.

520 Dupplin Road Victoria, BC, Canada V8Z1C1 T: +1 250 370 1688 E: jeremy@rocklandscientific.com W: www.rocklandscientific.com CEO/President: Fabian Wolk No.

Eni Finds Giant Egyptian Offshore Gas Field

 The Italian energy major Eni SpA discovered a “super giant” natural gas field offshore Egypt in what the Italian oil company said is the largest find in the Mediterranean Sea.

Tropical Storm Erika Heads for Florida

Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with heavy rain and fierce winds on Friday, moving across the Caribbean and apparently heading for the Dominican Republic,

Russian-Chinese Naval Drills End

 The second phase of the Russian-Chinese Joint Sea-2015 naval maneuvers has officially ended outside the port of Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East, says spokesman

How Do Desert Storms Affect Ocean Phytoplankton?

Study finds phytoplankton are extremely sensitive to changing levels of desert dust.     Each spring, powerful dust storms in the deserts of Mongolia and northern

MTR100: Ocean Sonic

Hill House, 11 Lornevale Road    Great Village, Nova Scotia, Canada B0M 1L0    T: +1-902-655-3000    W: info@oceansonics.com    W: www.OceanSonics.com    CEO/President: Mark Wood    No.

Shipping Lines Cut CO2 Emissions

 The container carriers have managed to reduce their combined CO2 emissions by around one third since 2009, according to a new report.   Average CO2 emissions

What Have We Learned From Hurricane Katrina?

To mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, specialist insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has released a report analyzing windstorm risks

Aussie-Indian Submarine Drill, China Cautious

 As part of growing strategic relationship to counter China's increased activity in the Indian Ocean,  India and Australia will focus on anti-submarine warfare

Coastal and Ocean Clean-up Project Funding

 NOAA has awarded more than $675,000 in grants to 13 projects aimed at aiding coastal communities in their fight against marine debris, the agency announced.   This

MTR100: McLane Research Labs

121 Bernard Saint Jean Drive    E. Falmouth, MA 02536    T: 508-495-4000    E: mclane@mclanelabs.com    W: www.mclanelabs.com CEO/President: Susumu Honjo    No.

India to Focus on Coastal Shipping

 The Indian ministry of shipping unveiled its vision document for Coastal Shipping, Tourism and Regional Development on Monday at Dona Paula, Goa at the 16th meeting

HKND Awards Contract for Survey for Nicaraguan Canal

 HKND Group, concessionaire of the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal project, signed an agreement with international geological and resource consultancy CSA Global

The Lowdown on Ocean Acidification

Scientists say that the world’s oceans are acidifying.  This term is correct, but somewhat misleading.  Until recently, the oceans have had (so far as can be determined) a pH level of about 8.

NOAA Declares Whale Deaths an ‘Unusual Morality Event’

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has declared the recent deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska an "unusual mortality event,

Researchers Prepare Oceanic Trash Clean-Up Plan

Researchers returned on Sunday from mapping and sampling a massive swirling cluster of trash floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, as the Dutch-borne crew

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