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In June 2016, while conducting at sea mapping of extensive Buzzards Bay seafloor areas covered with Crepidula fornicata, the common slipper shell, scientists from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) photographed a Pyrosome.

Almost four years after the devastation brought on by the landfall of Superstorm Sandy, coastal scientists and policy-makers are still working to fashion a response shaped by the lessons learned from the storm.

Elephant seals have helped scientists to demonstrate that fresh water from Antarctic’s melting ice shelves slows the processes responsible for the formation of deep-water ocean currents that regulate global temperatures.

Beginning in October 2016, the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia (ARSBC) will spearhead a series of unique marine expeditions to validate the successful results of artificial reefing programs in increasing biodiversity and marine biomass.

“It’s like some little kid dropped their toy,” says one of the commentators in a video captured from the live feed.

Continuing the Nautilus Exploration Program’s mission to explore the oceans, the Corps of Exploration on E/V Nautilus and scientists on shore participating via telepresence will conduct the first-ever visual survey of the sunken aircraft carrier USS Independence.

According to an article published in The Lens, coastal advocates and the federal government are keeping a wary watch on spending as RESTORE Act money flows into Louisiana.

On August 26, 2016, President Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area.

On August 1, 2017 the Massachusetts State Legislature voted on and passed a historic energy bill. On August 8, Governor Charlie Baker signed Bill H.4568: An Act to Promote Energy Diversity into law.

According to a recent article, popular beaches in Morocco are being stripped due to an ongoing need for sand in construction.

NOAA Fisheries has released final guidance to help predict how human-made underwater sounds affect marine mammal hearing.

The promotion of safe working practices is of paramount importance to the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and its members around the globe.

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), under the operational direction of the U.S. Navy’s Office of the Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), successfully recovered the voyage data recorder (VDR) from the sunken cargo vessel El Faro.

A pioneering project to find out how increasing levels of man-made noise in the sea is affecting marine life has begun in Plymouth.

Deep ocean explorers, Nekton, have treleased an immersive 360 virtual reality video enabling viewers, for the first time, to experience a virtual submersible dive to the deepest known point of the ocean - Challenger Deep, a 6.83 mile descent (10,994m/35,069ft¹) into the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean.

Hurricanes (or tropical cyclones as the experts like to call them) are not all alike. Each storm is truly unique. Some zip right through your community like a streaker. Others park on top of you.

One of two research buoys commissioned by the Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has ended a 19-month deployment off Virginia Beach, Virginia. During this time, the heavily instrumented buoy collected a wealth of information, which forms the first publicly accessible database to help improve offshore turbine development and reduce barriers to private investment in the offshore wind industry.

More vital coastal storm-tide information needed to help guide storm response efforts following major storms is now available with the addition of Maine’s newest U.S. Geological Survey installed tide gauge.

Establishing shoreline protection has historically involved rock. It works, yet rock is costly to transport, sometimes difficult to install, and usually must be maintained or renewed over time. Modular precast concrete solutions began appearing over ten years ago and are proving to be today's cost effective and successful alternatives. And they are much more versatile.

The Liquid Robotics, Inc. SV3 wave glider is involved in a study fish aggregations in the NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The wave glider was successfully deployed recently off NOAA Ship Nancy Foster, remotely piloted by Dr. Laurent Chérubin and Engineer Bill Laing of Florida Atlantic University.

Drilling oil and gas wells generates hazardous waste. A massive amount of drilling waste such as drill cuttings, comes out of the bore hole and the impact ton the environment is potentially quite damaging.

If a sheepshead porgy wiggled past your snorkel mask, would you know her name? How about a bucktooth parrotfish or a southern stargazer? Most people wouldn’t, but that’s okay, because when it comes to exploring Florida waters, even marine biologists often refer to field guides. The problem is that field guides tend to be either highly technical or difficult to navigate.

The coast of the North Sea is particularly turbid due to strong currents and large amounts of sediment swept into the seabed by neighboring rivers. As a result, optical cameras are often ineffective, and other imaging sonars lack clear, sharp detail.

Left undetected, leaks can cause disruptive equipment breakdowns and environmental pollution. Spectroline’s OPK-400M Marine Leak Detection Kit is the cost effective way to implement a preventive maintenance plan because it’s designed to easily and efficiently locate fuel, oil and hydraulic leaks in small to medium sized watercraft.

SgurrEnergy secured the construction and operational monitoring contract for the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, for which the new financing structure was put in place this month.

Installation of First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Complete

Block Island Wind Farm remains on-schedule; vessels, crew and equipment mobilizing for August installation

SeaRobotics Corporation (SeaRobotics) has delivered the USV 2.5, an autonomous 2.5 meter unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to the Center for Marine Science and Technology at North Carolina State University.

Liquid Robotics®, the leader in long-duration, unmanned ocean robots, and their Japanese partner, Hydro Systems Development (HSD), have successfully delivered the first fleet of Wave Gliders® to the Japan Coast Guard.

Professional infrastructure and environmental services firm Cardno has announced the appointment of Todd K. Wager as Chief Operating Officer, effective July 11th.

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