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Special Issue: Ocean Sound

This year’s special issue reports on the organizations and technologies that are mapping the soundscape of our unsilent seas, and revealing some surprising discoveries along the way.

Experts Publish Eight Urgent Steps to Restore Ocean Health

Deep-sea mining ‘precautionary pause’ and closure of one-third of the ocean among recommendations

Lobster Organs and Reflexes Damaged by Marine Seismic Surveys

A new study of the impact on marine life of seismic air guns, used in geological surveys of the seafloor, has found that the sensory organs and righting reflexes of rock lobster can be damaged by exposure to air gun signals.

Number of US Fish Stocks at Sustainable Levels Remains Near Record High

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the Status of U.S. Fisheries Annual Report to Congress, which details the status of 479 federally-managed stocks or stock complexes in the U.S. to identify which stocks are subject to overfishing, are overfished, or are rebuilt to sustainable levels.

Robot Cameras Reveal Secret Lives of Basking Sharks

An autonomous ‘SharkCam’ has been used in the UK for the first time to observe the behavior of basking sharks in the Inner Hebrides.

To Explore or Exploit? Fishing Vessel Records Show Trade-Offs

When making choices, people tend either to go with what they know or try something new. We experience this trade-off every day, whether choosing a route to work or buying breakfast cereal. But does one strategy have an advantage over another? Researchers decided to examine this question by looking at fishing boat captains, who face this choice again and again when deciding where to fish.

Orbital Marine Power Awards Contract for Tidal Turbine to TEXO Group

Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital), developer of floating tidal stream turbines, have awarded the main manufacturing contract for the company’s first commercial O2 tidal turbine to Scottish based TEXO Group who will carry out the work at their quayside facilities in Dundee, Scotland, UK.

Featured Video: Scientists Observe Fish Flashing to Organize School

To Brennan Phillips, University of Rhode Island assistant professor of ocean engineering, it was an unparalleled sight.

The Kingdom of Bahrain Commits to Environmental Sustainability

In June 2019, the Kingdom of Bahrain revealed its plans to ban plastic bags. The move took many by surprise.

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