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The Shark Whisperer

One late-summer afternoon off the coast of Baja, Mexico, Ocean Ramsey entered her own unique kind of underwater petting zoo, where the main attraction was a beady-eyed beast with a mouthful of razors-and a reputation for tearing apart anything in its path. With nothing but a dive suit and a snorkel mask as protection, the 5-foot-9 dive instructor gracefully fishtailed through the water toward a great white shark while a friend captured footage from afar.


Related Topix: Haleiwa, HI, Biology, Science

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Science Daily

Camera sheds light on mate choice of swordtail fish

We have all seen a peacock show its extravagant, colorful tail feathers in courtship of a peahen. Now, a group of researchers have used a special camera to discover that female northern swordtail fish choose their mates based on a similar display.


Related Topix: Cameras, Texas, University of Texas at Austin, Science, Computer Science, Biology

Jerusalem Post

Forget the vinegar to treat jellyfish stings; Haifa lab says it can even make it worse

If you or your family have been stung by jellyfish, pay no attention to the conventional advice to rub the painful spot with vinegar. University of Haifa scientists who have tested this reaction under the microscope insist that no longer does it not help -- the acetic acid also makes it worse.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

Mon Sep 15, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Santa Cruz's Seymour Marine Discovery Center blends fun and education

A visitor walks by the skeleton of a gray whale at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.


Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Family, Kids, San Mateo County, CA, Pescadero, CA, UC Santa Cruz, Biology, Science


Using Nature As a Model to Solve Challenging Problems in Science and...

The ' Nifty Fifty ', a program of Science Spark, presented by InfoComm International, are a group of 200 noted science and engineering professionals who will fan out across the Washington, D.C. area in the 2014-2015 school year to speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools. Co-founder and Keystone of Biomimicry 3.8, Dr. Dayna Baumeister's fascination with the natural world began with daily forays into the woods and mountains of Colorado, her childhood home.


Related Topix: Colorado, Biology, Science, Ecology

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Shark attack on seal reported near Santa Cruz beach

SANTA CRUZ >> State Parks officials issued a public warning after a shark attack on a harbor seal was reported at Seabright State Beach on Sunday. The attack reportedly occurred about 50 yards off shore at about 4:45 p.m. by a shark with a white neck, seen flipping the seal up into the air, said California State Parks Supervising Ranger Joe Connors.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Santa Cruz County, CA, Twin Lakes, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Dolphin Tale 2: movie review

In 2011's Dolphin Tale , we met Winter, the real-life, injured dolphin who needed a prosthetic fluke and was adopted by Dr. Clay Haskett and the rest of the caring folks at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Now the entire gang is back for Dolphin Tale 2 , and though at first blush you might be thinking to yourself, "a and the world needs this why?", well, we need it for exactly the same reason as we needed the first one: because it's entertaining, wholesome, and fun.


Related Topix: Dolphin Tale, Harry Connick Jr., Jazz, Biology, Science

The Jersey Journal

Marine biology students at Arthur L. Johnson H.S. dive into new semester

Students in Marine Biology at Arthur L. Johnson High School setting up an array of fish tanks that will soon be home to a plethora of aquatic organisms. Students in Lou Van Bergen's Marine Biology Class at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, haven't wasted any time getting to work this school year.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Clark, NJ

Sat Sep 13, 2014


He Sells Sea Shells by the Shore

Even more wondrous than the sight of 40,000 different varieties of seashells neatly displayed inside glass cases at the India Shell Museum in Mahabalipuram is the fact that they have been collected from waters across the world by a single man with no academic expertise in marine biology or even a formal education. And that Raja Mohamed even sold off his ancestral property to fund this project reveals his abiding passion.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Movie Review: "Dolphin Tale 2"

It was also a hit, which for Hollywood means, "Let's get that dolphin back in the water and make a sequel." Dolphin Tale 2 is "inspired" by actual events, once again involving Winter, the dolphin with the prosthetic tail.


Related Topix: Dolphin Tale, Biology, Science, Harry Connick Jr., Jazz


$500,000 Gift Launches Scholarship for UCSB Undergrads in Marine Science

Professor Craig Carlson, chair of UCSB's Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, frequently conducts research at sea. With a handful of motivated undergrads serving as his assistants, UC Santa Barbara marine scientist Craig Carlson spent part of his summer at sea on the South Pacific, leading the biogeochemical component of a multidisciplinary research cruise aboard the RV Kilo Moana.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

New York Post

a Dolphin Tale 2a 2 doesna t make waves

Running time: 107 minutes. Rated PG . At the Kips Bay, the 84th Street, the 34th Street, others.


Related Topix: Dolphin Tale, Celebrities, Morgan Freeman, Biology, Science

Live Science

Sharks Need Healthy Coral Reefs, 10-Year Study Finds

Healthy coral reefs, known for their brightly colored spiny and soft layers, may act as critical refuges and food sources for hungry sharks swimming through Australia's Great Barrier Reef, reports a new 10-year study that captured underwater footage of sharks. Coral reefs cover just about 5 percent of the habitats in the Great Barrier Reef , but about 95 percent of the shark sightings happened near the reefs, the study found.


Related Topix: Biology, Science


Seagrass may shield marine life from acidifying oceans

Rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are acidifying the world's oceans and threatening the survival of shell-forming organisms like clams, oysters, crabs , and lobsters. As pH drops, the shells and skeletons of some marine life can literally dissolve away.


Related Topix: Biology, Science

Tue Sep 09, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Review: 'Dolphin Tale 2' goes along swimmingly

An easy sequel to Dolphin Tale would simply do again what worked before, finishing what it adorably started. The grownups hook up and the kids share a first kiss while tailless Winter offers more underwater uplift.


Related Topix: Dolphin Tale, Charles Martin Smith, Pinellas County, FL, Biology, Science, Celebrities, Ashley Judd, Movies, Entertainment

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Marine News

Maritime Engineering Prof. Elected President of ASCE Organizations

Stevens Institute of Technology congratulates Thomas H. Wakeman III, research professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering who will hold the position of 2015 President-Elect for two prestigious American Society of Civil Engineers organizations: the Coast, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute and the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers , which awards engineering certification in these specialty areas of civil engineering. In 2016, he will be the President of the two organizations and represent COPRI and ACOPNE at national and international events.


Related Topix: Stevens Institute of Technology, Education, Transportation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, UC Davis, Biology, Science

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Contra Costa Times

SJSU grad student featured on "Shark Week" program, looks to discover more new species

As a kid, Paul Clerkin explored the tide pools of the Mendocino shoreline, was mesmerized by the exhibits at Monterey Bay Aquarium and grew to love the deep-sea predators featured on "Shark Week." "My mom was always telling me I was going to be a marine biologist even while I was taking pre-med classes," he said.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Moss Landing, CA, Rutgers University


Kids Find Huge, Dead, 'Odd-Looking' Fish At Cape Disappointment

A 7-foot ocean sunfish rarely seen in Washington waters recently washed ashore on a beach at Cape Disappointment State Park near the mouth of the Columbia River. It was found dead on the beach at low tide Aug. 27 by children after a campfire program, said June Mohler, a biological technician from Troutdale, Oregon, working this summer as an interpretive assistant at the park.


Related Topix: Monterey, CA, Asia Travel, Travel, Japan Travel, Tokyo, Japan Travel, Biology, Science

Tue Sep 02, 2014

The China Post

No more cetacean shows: animal advocates

Several animal protection organizations yesterday called on the public to stop seeing sea animal performances because of the inhumane environments that cause the deaths of many whales and dolphins.


Related Topix: Taiwan, Southeast Asia, World News, Biology, Science

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Sea stars making a comeback: Researchers study reason for die-off

Kneeling before her subjects in cold seawater at daybreak, Rachael Williams, assistant intertidal research specialist from UC Santa Cruz, left, evaluates sea stars' condition.


Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, UC Santa Cruz, Biology, Science