News & Notes

COVID Pivot at the Marine Science Magnet High School

The Marine Science Magnet High School (MSMHS, Groton, CT) met the challenge of teaching students during the COVID pandemic head-on. In partnership with Mystic Aquarium and the support of Connecticut Sea Grant, MSMHS Aquaculture Teacher Eric Litvinoff conceptualized and delivered an innovative model to keep his kids’ hands wet while learning about aquatic husbandry in a hybrid teaching model.  

23 Sep 12:25 PM 0 Read More...

Invasive Corallimorphs Taking Over Palmyra Atoll

The reefs at Palmyra Atoll, a small outlying atoll in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, have been undergoing a shift from stony corals to systems dominated by corallimorphs…

17 Sep 4:46 PM 0 Read More...

NOAA Marine Debris Program Awards Funding to 25 New Projects

Marine debris is a pervasive national and global problem that harms wildlife, navigation safety, ecosystem health, and the economy.

17 Sep 12:47 AM 0 Read More...

Allen Coral Atlas Completes First Global Coral Reef Maps

By combining satellite imagery, advanced analytics, and object-based analysis, global collaboration has resulted in the Allen Coral Atlas maps that show the marine ecosystem’s benthic and geomorphic data in unprecedented detail.

10 Sep 12:06 PM 0 Read More...

Winnipeg Considers Banning Many Aquarium Fish (and many other pets, too!)

Winnipeg, Canada has announced a sweeping series of proposed rules that, if enacted, would ban the ownership of many types of aquarium life (both fish and invertebrates) along with many other pets under the City’s Responsible Pet Ownership By-Law. Such a ban would set the tone for similar bans elsewhere.

25 Aug 11:16 AM 1 Read More...