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Photo Gallery: Onboard the R/V Nancy Foster (April 2011)


This photo gallery documents most of the work that the Scientific and Technical crew onboard of the R/V Nancy Foster did during the 1st leg of the NOAA’s Coral Reef Ecosystems on-going interdisciplinary research project. This project intends to research the connectivity of fish larvae through the Caribbean by obtaining biological and physical oceanographic surveys

Track the NOAA’s R/V Nancy Foster Journey!


Maria is on board of NOAA’s R/V Nancy Foster Research Ship and I’m fully enjoying the experience! I’m part of the scientific crew that are collecting physical and biological data to look at the connectivity of larval fish through the Caribbean. This is part of NOAA’s Coral Reef Ecosystem on-going interdisciplinary research project that obtains

NOAA investigará estado de arrecifes de coral en el Caribe


Zarpan hoy de San Juan para emprender investigación Por Inter News Service El barco Nancy Foster de la Administración Oceánica y Atmosférica Nacional (NOAA) zarpará esta tarde desde San Juan con 14 investigadores para continuar un estudio sobre el estado de los ecosistemas de arrecifes de coral en el Caribe. La investigación, de la que

Today’s experience at the Capitol Building!


As part of an Ocean Policy course that I’m taking this semester, some of the PhD students (me included) decided to participate in Ocean’s Day at the Capitol Building in Tallahassee, Florida. This year the Ocean’s Day theme was: Florida’s ocean generate jobs and economic development. We divided into two groups, one that was going to

El Niños Are Growing Stronger, NASA/NOAA Study Finds


From Science Daily News: Deviations from normal sea surface temperatures (left) and sea surface heights (right) at the peak of the 2009-2010 central Pacific El Niño, as measured by NOAA polar orbiting satellites and NASA’s Jason-1 spacecraft, respectively. The warmest temperatures and highest sea levels were located in the central equatorial Pacific. Image credit: (Credit:

Importante Science Daily News: Marine Phytoplankton Declining


Southern Right whale off the coast of Hermanus; South Africa. Phytoplankton forms the basis of the marine food chain and sustains diverse assemblages of species ranging from tiny zooplankton to large marine mammals, seabirds, fish and certain whales. (Credit: iStockphoto) ScienceDaily (July 28, 2010) — A new article published in the 29 July issue of

Super-Rare ‘Elkhorn’ Coral Found in Pacific


Source: Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100729091501.htm The archetypal divergent branching pattern of the Pacific elkhorn closely resembles that of the Atlantic elkhorn coral — Acropora palmata. (Credit: Photo courtesy of Dr Maria Beger) ScienceDaily (July 29, 2010) — An Australian scientist has discovered what could be the world’s rarest coral in the remote North Pacific Ocean. The

Me in the Puerto Rican local news


Contaminación en las playas de Culebra Denuncian que el ciudadano Víctor García Barahona compró una finca y bloqueó el acceso a un área de Playa Flamenco y ha realizado construcciones no sustentables que llenan de sedimento las aguas Por Cristina del Mar Quiles/Inter News Service Source: http://www.elnuevodia.com/contaminacionenlasplayasdeculebra-748992.html Culebra- La organización ambientalista Corallations reiteró hoy su

Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, what’s going to happen now?


Currently, a massive oil spill has been covering a large portion of the Gulf of Mexico’s waters and coastlines from Louisiana to Florida. This spill is the result of a massive explosion that occurred on a British Petroleum (BP) drilling rig in the Northern Gulf on April 20, 2010 and was followed by a fire

Marejada Magazine Vol.2, num.1 (spanish version)


Marejada, is the new marine bulletin of the Sea Grant program of the University of Puerto Rico (PSGUPR). It is being published twice a year. It’s objective it to offer a volume of educational information directed to promote the programs mission: which is to watch for the sustainable development of the coastal and marine resources