News & Notes

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 2 Read More...

Neptune Systems Merges with Bulk Reef Supply

Neptune Systems has merged with Minnesota-based Aquatic Sales Solutions LLC (dba Bulk Reef Supply) or “BRS”, the eCommerce leader in saltwater aquarium supplies.

26 Jul 11:27 PM 1 Read More...

VIDEO: Glass Octopus (and other deep-sea creatures!)

The seldom-seen and elusive deepwater Glass Octopus, Vitreledonella richardi, has been encountered and filmed by biologists exploring the depths off the remote Phoenix Islands, an archipelago 3,200 miles (5,100 km) northeast of Sydney, Australia. The expedition was funded by the Schmidt Ocean Institute, a non-profit co-founded by Wendy and Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO.

16 Jul 1:58 PM 0 Read More...