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iXblue Australia Launches Aerial Mapping

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iXblue Pty Ltd. in Brisbane, Australia, part of iXblue Group based in France, has diversified its Sea Operations division to include aerial mapping for clients across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.  With more than 100,000 line miles surveyed worldwide, iXblue has been operating the division in the region since 2007, providing clients with detailed and precise surveys of

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New Study Spotlights Role of Microbes Living Next to Corals

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Symbiotic algae living inside corals provide those animals with their vibrant color, as well as many of the nutrients they need to survive. That algae, and other microbes within the bodies of corals, have been extensively studied—yet until now, researchers have largely ignored the microbial communities just outside of the coral colonies. A new study recently sampled the seawater surrounding

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Global Ocean Observing System Report Card Released

The Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) have released the 2018 Ocean Observing System Report Card. The report details the JCOMM global observation system, which is comprised of networks and sensors that provide information about atmosphere, ocean, ice, global weather, maritime hazards and maritime commerce,

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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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