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Global Fishing Watch Uses Satellite Technology to Monitor “Dark” Illegal Fishing

Oceans Deeply highlights new technology used by Global Fishing Watch to augment its data on vessels worldwide, which is used to monitor and prevent illegal fishing. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), allows a NOAA satellite to see ships in the dark by its ability to detect navigation lights. Global Fishing Watch may also include radar tools to detect

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AGU Releases List of Projects Going to Ruin During Shutdown

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) reports that the current U.S. government shutdown is negatively affecting Earth and space science research. Today, AGU released a list of projects affected by the lack of funding, transportation and manpower, and the union invited reporting on problems with immediate loss of real-time data and damage to immersed equipment due to lack of servicing. Projects

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Legislation to Address Harmful Algal Blooms Advances

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s Environment Subcommittee, applauded the House passage of S. 2200, which reauthorizes the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act (HABHRCA). The legislation has already passed the Senate. Much of this legislation is the companion bill to Bonamici’s H.R. 4417, the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research

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$1.5 Million Grant to Establish Coral Gene Bank, Study Coral Diseases

Mote Marine Laboratory has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to seed 130 acres of Florida reefs with resilient varieties that can better withstand disease and climate change. Mote’s grant is one of 35 grants totaling $28.9 million awarded by the Coastal Resilience Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA, with support from Shell Oil and TransRe. Funds were

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Submersible Vehicles Collect Data on Atlantic “Blue Hole” Marine Sink

TDI-Brooks International is deploying RV Brooks McCall to Belize to join the Blue Hole Expedition. The vessel will provide the logistical support, hosting and launching of Aquatica’s manned submersible submarines along with providing accommodations for all crew and guests during the two-week expedition. The submersibles for the expedition include   Aquatica Submarines’ STINGRAY 500 and the Roatan Institute of Deepsea Exploration’s IDABEL. Situated in the center

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