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Restored Florida Corals Ready for Wild

Mote's Dr. Hanna Koch observes outplanted mountainous star coral at a reef in the Florida Keys.

For the first time, massive corals restored to Florida’s Coral Reef are ready to become parents in the wild—a breakthrough in Mote Marine Laboratory’s scientific efforts to restore critically imperiled coral reefs, the “rainforests of the sea,” to self-sustaining life. This month, Mote’s coral reproduction scientist, Dr. Hanna Koch, identified gametes (eggs and sperm) inside colonies of two threatened, yet

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Submersible Particle-Size Analyzers for USACE

USACE coral study

Sequoia Scientific Inc. has delivered five LISST-200X submersible particle-size analyzer systems to the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Each system comprises Sequoia’s flagship LISST-200X laserdiffraction particle size analysis instrument and accessories designed for both lab and in-field applications of the instrument.     USACE will initially use the advanced LISST-200X technology within their sensitive

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Great Barrier Reef Underwater Museum

Museum of Underwater Art

Jason deCaires Taylor is drawing closer to the installation of his latest and most ambitious underwater art project to date: MOUA, the Museum Of Underwater Art, within the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The new museum will feature a series of galleries located throughout Townsville, Magnetic Island, Palm Island and the Great Barrier Reef region. The first galleries are due to open to

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Summer Expedition to Explore Species, Environmental Impacts in Northwestern Hawaiian Archipelago

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and its Papahānaumokuākea Research and Conservation Fund is awarding a $900,000 grant to support research and conservation of Hawaii’s unique resources in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. A research expedition is planned for the summer of 2018. Papahānaumokuākea is a remote archipelago of islands, reefs and atolls in the northwestern sector of the Hawaiian

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From the Seafloor to the Drugstore: Inventor Amy Wright on Marine Natural Products

Chemicals in marine organisms show promise for new medicines. Inventor Amy Wright is discovering why. Those were the glory days. Amy Wright would plop down into the seat inside a giant acrylic dome to be submerged 3,000 feet underwater, with a front-row seat on the wonders far below the waters off the Florida coast. It was Wright’s first job as

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Meta Analysis of Papers Classifying Deep Sea Life Shows We Know Very Little

In a review published in the journal Molecular Ecology, scientists from the Department of Zoology at Oxford University examined all knowledge published to date of deep sea invertebrates. Their paper highlights the disparity between our basic knowledge of the ecology of deep sea animals and the growing impact of humans on the deep ocean. Over the last 30 years there have

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