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Dolphins, whales and other cetaceans are susceptible to many of the same health hazards as humans including mercury, brevotoxin (e.g. Red Tide), and lobomycosis.

Changes in Atlantic Ocean sea surface temperatures can be used to predict extreme climatic variations known as El Niño and La Niña more than a year in advance, according to research conducted at Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology and published in the journal Scientific Reports.

This true-color image, captured by the NOAA-20 satellite on July 30, 2018, shows a large phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea. Credit: NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

Science

Phytoplankton blooms that form the base of the marine food web are expanding northward into ice-free waters where they have never been seen before, according to new research.

Credit: Oregon State University

Science

Land-locked Atlantic salmon use GPS-like magnetic field to navigate

The giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris) uses lobe-shaped structures to bounce plankton off their gill filters and into their mouth. Credit: S Kajiura/Florida Atlantic University

Science

Researchers at Oregon State University have recently discovered that manta rays are able to filter plankton from seawater using a system never seen before in the natural or industrial world. The findings, published in Science Advances, describe a unique mechanism which resists clogging and therefore offers a new approach for designing filtration systems on an industrial scale.

Outreach specialists working with science consortia, funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI), reflected on their collective multi-year efforts for insights gained and lessons learned. These reflections resulted in recommendations for creating, managing, and implementing scientific outreach plans.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) have made the scenarios underlying last week's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5°C Special Report publicly available, in an interactive online resource.

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Monday.

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NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.

Regulation

Despite the fury Florence unleashed along the coastline of the Carolinas, the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) reports that areas with wide sandy beaches and high dunes fared well in the face of an unprecedented onslaught of storm surge and waves.

Traditional artisanal fishing has been harmed by EU fishing policies that favour big businesses and ignores other more sustainable approaches to conserving fish stocks, according to new research from the University of Kent.

Front Row - From Left to Right: Rep. Jerome Zeringue, Rachel Archer, Sidney Coffee, Val Marmillion, R. King Milling and Rep. Walt Leger III

Regulation

At the Coastal Wetland Communities Adaptation Leadership Forum hosted by the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) convened today at Nicholls State University a recurring theme emerged - Louisiana's coastal communities will survive the rising tide as local governments have taken extraordinary measures and partnered with the state and private industry to save the state's disappearing coastline.

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund has launched a new call of a total budget of €18,7 million. The call focuses on 3 topics: Blue Labs (Topic 1), Blue Careers (Topic 2) and Blue Economy (Topic 3). You can receive up to 80% co-financing for you project (65% for Blue Economy topic).

The full program has been announced for the NOC Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2018, taking place from 13-15 November at the NOC's waterfront headquarters in Southampton. MATS 2018 promises to be the biggest showcase of its kind to date, with a record number of expert speakers and a wide range of exhibitors lined up.



Bryan McGlinchy, IMCA Diving Manager

Opportunity

Looking to work and live in the South West? Partrac are on the hunt for a talented Principal Oceanographer to join the South Devon team to help deliver innovative, and challenging oceanographic and marine survey projects.

British Antarctic Survey is hosting an event at its Aurora Innovation Centre in Cambridge to bring together thought leaders from the performance clothing industry, academia, and the entrepreneurial landscape to discuss Sustainable Innovations in Performance Clothing. The focus will be to share best practice, give an honest account of successes and challenges, and highlight which barriers and knowledge gaps need to be addressed to accelerate progress.

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Waste Free Oceans (WFO) continuously engages in marine litter clean-ups worldwide and, through “Closing the loop” projects, works with companies to transform the collected waste into innovative and sustainable products. WFO aims to find a balance between providing concrete solutions at source and acting on remediation actions involving a large range of local and regional stakeholders.

i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, has strengthened its underwater inspection and maintenance capability with the provision of new mini ROVs for performing subsea operations in challenging environments.

The NOC has recently purchased and trialled a new type of marine robot called a Deepglider. The vehicle will join the NMF-MARS glider fleet, and will allow the UK science community to collect water column data at depths of up to 6000m.

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) has released an updated version of the IOOS Model Viewer, in partnership with RPS Ocean Science.

Cefas’ Wave Glider Lyra sailing away on the start of the 41-day mission after being deployed from RV Cefas Endeavour.

Products

A state-of-the-art technique for mapping and counting schools of fish has been tested on an autonomous marine platform in the North Sea, offering a new method for collecting data on fish stocks.

A new version of an app that could lead to new discoveries about one of the ocean’s most under-appreciated habitats – seagrass - has been launched by Project Seagrass.

Credit: Coral Sea Foundation

Companies

The Coral Sea Foundation are actively seeking partners to share in a unique vessel development program, leading to active operations of their 140ft multihull expedition yacht.

Photo by Cassie Boca

Companies

Multimillion-pound center between Newcastle University and Northumbria University will train scientists to transform our understanding of planet Earth.

The turnkey Launch & Recovery System can deploy and retrieve instrumentation packages to 3,000m and has a safe working load of 4,000lbs.

C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has opened a new dock facility in Port Fourchon, La., to expand the capabilities of its Subsea Services group.

The autonomous and smart shipping industry is set to receive a boost, after the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Department of Transport (DfT), in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre's (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, successfully secured £1million in a bid to accelerate the UK into a world-leading position in this area.

Installation of Water Level Measuring Station, Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea

Companies

Since June 2018 MacArtney Germany has delivered, maintained and serviced water level measuring stations in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea, near the Island of Sylt.

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