NOAA discusses the various tools it uses to map coral reefs and to find fish hotspots (i.e., spawning aggregations) throughout the Caribbean. These tools include multibeam sonar, scientific echosounder, underwater gliders, a remotely operated vehicle, and other high-tech tools to locate previously-unknown seafloor habitats.
Just last week a research vessel cruised through the Florida Straits, a trough that separates Florida from Cuba and The Great Bahamas Bank. Here is a link to some of the creatures they came across on the cruise! The Nautilus has several cruises lined up this summer with live feed throughout the cruises so be sure to tune […]
On the heels of what appears to have been a very successful BNT Natural
History Conference, some of the presenters have sent me additional
material to post. Owen O’Shea from CEI sent this detailed summary of
their shark research program – after the jump. It is amazing how much CEI
has grown, and the sheer scope of the research they are involved […]
Cool new research from Exuma. The paper here and an easy-to-read summary
at Science Daily. Bioluminescent organisms like fish and fireflies produce their
own light. Biofluorescent fish and corals do something different, absorbing blue
light, which is relatively high-energy, and transforming it into relatively lower
green, orange and red light. Some organisms do […]
Super cool – watch the whole thing.
Deep sea sharks, conservation education, and bonefish tracking! Tons going on at Cape Eleuthera Institute. Check it out.