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monitoring

  • Seafood CSI: Advances in Genetic Technology Will Make Us All DNA Detectives

    February 9, 2016

    In a Chinese restaurant in a Las Vegas strip mall, Austin Ayer tries to act nonchalant as he orders the most controversial item on the menu. “Do you want crab in your shark fin soup?” asks the waiter. “It tastes much better.” “No, just shark fin,” says Ayer. “And I’d like it to go.” The […]

  • Op-Ed: An Enforceable Ocean

    February 8, 2016

    Will there be a day when the seafood on your plate has been certified as sustainable, toxin-free and exploitation-free and has been tracked from the time it was hooked to the time it is purchased? Will this information be verified by satellites from the sky that have cross-referenced errant transmissions and have correlated them with reports […]

  • Satellite Technologies at the Forefront of the Fight Against Illegal Fishing

    February 8, 2016

    Easter Island is best known for its mysterious Moai statues, which dominate part of the hilly coastline and stare at the horizon like ancient watchmen of the once bountiful ocean. Just beyond the reach of their gaze lies a large stretch of open water, known as the high seas, that provides a vital spawning ground […]

  • Robots Tell the Story of Climate Change in the Southern Ocean

    January 20, 2016

    Scientists in South Africa are using ocean robots to study the unexpected and complex interplay between the Southern Ocean and the Earth’s changing climate. The researchers have been inspired by the fact that this is the least studied part of the planet and yet one of the most dynamic and difficult to understand. It’s also […]

  • Underwater Earth and the XL Catlin Seaview Survey

    November 21, 2015

    Making impactful, visual indicators of our changing climate isn’t an easy task. Climate change is a gradual process, so it’s difficult to visibly show people what’s happening. Our oceans are changing, but we don’t notice the centimeter waters have risen or the amount they’re acidifying. But coral bleaching and reef decline are capturable: There are […]