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This undated picture shows Eugenie Clark in the field. Photo courtesy of Mote Marine Laboratory.

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Eugenie Clark was a pioneer in shark biology, known around the world for her illuminating research on shark behavior. But she was a pioneer in another critical way, as one of the first women of prominence in the male-dominated field of marine biology.

The largest recorded meteorite to strike the United States in 21 years fell into NOAA's Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, and researchers have recovered what are believed to be pieces of the dense, interstellar rock after conducting the first intentional hunt for a meteorite at sea.

Reefs experiencing flood and poor water quality

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The Great Barrier Reef is losing its ability to recover from disturbances, but effective local management could revive its capacity to bounce back.

Already the world’s largest shark species, male whale sharks can swim around the ocean for up to 130 years, according to a recently published study by scientists at Nova Southeastern University‘s (NSU) Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and collaborators from the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme.

The rotary actuated dodecahedron sampler, invented by researchers at URI and Harvard, has five origami-inspired “petals” arranged around a central point that fold up to safely capture marine organisms. (Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University)

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The open ocean is the largest and least explored environment on Earth, estimated to hold up to a million species that have yet to be described. However, many of those organisms are soft-bodied - like jellyfish, squid, and octopuses - and are difficult to capture for study with existing underwater tools, which all too frequently damage or destroy them.

Cape Cod National Seashore is a protected marine area, home to a variety of ecosystems with diverse plants and animals. Credits: NASA Earth Observatory / Spencer Kennard

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A first-of-its-kind survey of the world's sandy shorelines with satellite data found that they have increased slightly on a global scale over the past three decades but decreased in protected marine areas, where many beaches are eroding.

Deepwater Horizon settlement funds to pay for engineering, design and construction

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present its 11th annual Regional Policy Award to Representative Walter J. Leger III, speaker pro tempore of the Louisiana House of Representatives, during the Society's Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The ESA award recognizes an elected or appointed local policymaker who has an outstanding record of informing policy decisions with ecological science.

On 19 July 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) jointly propose revisions to regulations that implement portions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Included is a change in protections for threatened species, detailed below.

An international team of researchers including scientists at the University of Plymouth has developed a comprehensive set of criteria to help the International Seabed Authority (ISA) protect local biodiversity from deep-sea mining activities.

“The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO has announced the launch of the Ocean Literacy Portal.”

In support of President Donald J. Trump's America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer approximately 78 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development.

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is seeking an outstanding individual to serve as Director of the Ocean, Atmosphere and Space Research Division in the Ocean Battlespace Sensing Science and Technology (S&T) Department.

With its theme ‘Back to the Negotiating Table - Working Together’, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Contracts and Insurance Seminar will be held on 20 September.

The University of South Florida College of Marine Science, located in Saint Petersburg, Florida, is actively seeking to fill two open rank positions in oceanography:

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education (LUMCON) seeks to hire two new Assistant Professors in the second phase of a multi-year faculty expansion.

The Global Wind Summit, starting in September in Hamburg, will be the biggest and most important meeting of the wind industry worldwide.

The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group will hold its annual public meeting on June 26, 2018 at the Tulane River and Coastal Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

3D image of Mevagissey Harbour which was generated using data collected by this new vessel

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Marine-i, the EU funded program set up to boost the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, has made a grant award to a pioneering hydrographic survey company, Ultrabeam Hydrographic. This company provides ultra-high resolution hydrographic surveys for clients with marine based assets, such as harbors, subsea pipelines and oil and gas platforms.

Echosounders can help quantify biomass in the ocean, such as the Antarctic krill seen here. (Photo © Uwe Kils/Wikimedia Commons.)

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With fish and other marine life becoming increasingly important for feeding our growing human population, science-based fisheries management is crucial to keep stocks sustainable. How can acoustic-based scientific instruments contribute in this respect, while also opening up opportunities for interdisciplinary scientific research?

An albatross glider, designed by MIT engineers, skims the Charles River. Photo: Gabriel Bousquet

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MIT engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water's surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat.

Original Image of Pillar coral near Port Everglades, Florida.

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Subaquatic imagery analysis plays an essential role in measuring the health of fragile aquatic ecosystems which thrive on the oceans dwindling coral reefs.

Oceanographic equipment manufacturer Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) have equipped the NASA EXPORTS Field Campaign with three Marine Snow Catchers and will contribute to the upcoming PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) Mission that aims to provide insight into Earth’s ocean and atmosphere using remote sensing.

REDMOND, Washington, May 8, 2018 — Okeanus Science & Technology, LLC, today announced delivery of a self-contained, Rapid Mobilization Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Launch & Recovery System to Phoenix International Holdings Inc. in Largo, Maryland.

KML Ltd Managing Director, Diccon Rogers, receiving the New Horizons Business Growth Award.

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Marine-i, which is part-funded by the EU and was set up to boost Research and Innovation in the marine sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, has announced the winners of its first New Horizons Awards.

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans employs Canadian made icListen Smart Hydrophone technology from Ocean Sonics to monitor and protect the West Coasts endangered orca population

A major milestone in the build of the UK's state-of-the-art polar research ship was reached on Saturday 14 July 2018, when the 129m-long, 10,000 tonne hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough launched into the River Mersey for the first time.

This is an artist's rendering of the NSF regional class research vessel awarded to the east coast oceanographic consortium, led by the university of Rhode Island. Credit: Glosten Assocates

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium, led by the University of Rhode Island's (URI) Graduate School of Oceanography, to operate a new oceanographic research ship, one of only three such vessels in the nation.

Mike Arnold, CEO of M2 Subsea.

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M2 Subsea, the global independent provider of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) services, has secured contracts worth more than £10 million over the past six months.

Swathe Services are pleased to announce that an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), designed and built by Unmanned Survey Solutions in Hayle, Cornwall, has been purchased by Trondheim University for research studies in Norway.