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Overfishing, if left unchecked, may shrink size of snow crabs

With eighty percent of the snow crabs in Newfoundland and Labrador currently smaller than fishable size, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has warned that continued fishing pressure may lead to long-term harm to the species.

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Textile microfibers at south European seafloor mainly from washing

Not much is known about the textile microfibers in the seafloor sediments.

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Antarctic krill unfazed by future ocean acidification

New research has found that Antarctic krill would be largely unaffected by the higher levels of ocean acidification predicted for the next 100 to 300 years.

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"Rare jellyfish" not so rare after all

The jellyfish was first discovered in 1827 in the Strait of Gibraltar by French naturalists Jean René Constant Quoy and Joseph Paul Gaimard. At that time, as many as nine specimens were found.

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How Deepwater Horizon oil spill affected stingrays' sensory abilities

Just 48 hours of exposure to the crude oil originating from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 was enough to affect the olfactory senses of Atlantic stingrays, according to new research.

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Warmer oceans increase risk of hookworm infection to fur seal pups

Through a chain of events, more and more fur seal pups risk dying from hookworm infections as a result of rising ocean temperatures.

This is the conclusion in a study recently published in the eLife journal.

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Time is the key

The area within the Coral Triangle is well known as the world's top hot spot for marine biodiversity, with its unrivalled diversity of marine creatures and coral reefs. For many years, scientists have sought to find out why this is so.

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"Robust" corals more resilient to bleaching, in the short term

"Robust" corals, which comprise some brain corals and mushroom corals, are better able to counter the effects of global warming due to their ability to produce an "essential" amino acid, according to a new study published in the Genome Biology

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Whale-watching scientists put satellite technology to good use

A team of scientists used high-resolution satellite images provided by Maxar Techologies’ DigitalGlobal to detect, count and describe four whale species.

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Scientists describe 17 new species of nudibranchs

“Nudibranchs have always been a marine marvel with their dazzling color diversity,” says Academy curator Dr. Terry Gosliner, an invertebrate zoologist who’s discovered over one-third of all sea slug species known to exist.

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Color anomalies

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Historic shipwreck found by divers near North Pole

A shipwreck found near the North Pole has been confirmed as the remains of the Eira, a British vessel belonging to Benjamin Leigh Smith that sank in 1881 after being crushed by ice floes.

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Putting the Shearwater Teric through the paces

Named after Pterodactyl or Pteric (a flying dinosaur from the Late Jurassic), the “P” is silent. It’s the perfect device to pair with your Shearwater Perdix or other dive computer (DC) for tekkie redundancy, or to use all by itself.

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X-Ray Mag #88

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Sabine Kerkau to be inducted in WDHOF in 2019

Sabine Kerkau will be the first German female diver to be inducted in WDHOF, since it was founded almost two decades ago, in 1999.

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Meet 'like-minded' divers at EUROTEK - “the diving event of the year”

2019 is a significant year for Scapa Flow and the Orkney Islands.

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“EUROTEK is the most important event in our community and undoubtedly the finest technical diving conference in the world.”

Jill Heinerth, explorer

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