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A key feature of the acoustic telescope will be its ability to steer and focus its listening pathways to pinpoint different sound sources simultaneously, giving researchers unparalleled access to the soundscape of the deep ocean environment, including both natural and human-made noise. (Illustration by Natalie Renier, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

A first-of-its-kind acoustic telescope is under development at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), funded by a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, that will permit researchers to map and study the underwater soundscape.

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The Norwegian engineering company Techano AS, part of the Dutch Van Aalst Group of Companies, has secured a substantial contract to design and produce highly specialized offshore and marine equipment for the world’s largest floating aquaculture construction “Havfarmen”. Havfarmen is designed for exposed waters and aims to make use of new areas for aquaculture.

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Mote's Dr. Ryan Schloesser holds a juvenile snook raised to be released for fisheries enhancement research in 2017. Credit: Conor Goulding / Mote Marine Laboratory

Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA Florida) is partnering with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote) to address the loss to the snook population on the southwest coast as a result of the red tide event.

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Ulstein launches a new series of fish trawlers with state-of-the-art ship solutions for sustainable fishing methods and processing. By transferring knowledge, experience and innovation from offshore to fish, one wishes to contribute to developing new solutions. The goal is, among other things, more gentle handling of the fish and introduction of environmentally-friendly ship solutions.

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Rob Bowen with Jay Rastogi (Swan Lake and Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary site manager) and AZFP (photo credit Matt Stone).

Urban freshwater environments are often being exposed to nutrient loading through groundwater movement and runoff of potent fertilizers. These nutrients impose imbalances that influence biological and chemical processes.

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