Making science accessible
Marine Ecology

Making science accessible

ILLUSTRATION: ROBERT NEUBECKERTo mark the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we asked young scientists this question: What one thing would you change about the training or careers in your field to improve accessibility for people with visible and/or invisible disabilities? A selection of their responses is below. Follow NextGen Voices on Twitter…

Marine Ecology

Island ‘soundscapes’ show potential for evaluating recovery of nesting seabirds

Nocturnal seabirds nesting on remote islands can be extremely difficult to study. An increasingly important tool for monitoring these populations involves acoustic sensors deployed in the field to record sounds over long periods of time. But analysis of the resulting recordings to identify and count the calls of different species can be time-consuming, even with…

International project aims to sequence the ‘DNA’ of the Arctic Ocean
Marine Ecology

International project aims to sequence the ‘DNA’ of the Arctic Ocean

Credit: University of East Anglia The University of East Anglia (UEA) is leading a pioneering international project to sequence the DNA of marine microbes in the Arctic Ocean. The resulting data will be used to develop models to predict how global warming impacts the diversity and activity of microbes—such as viruses, bacteria, microalgae and fungi—thereby…

Gorgeous Vintage Posters of Animals and Scientific Phenomena by Japanese Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Printmaker Kazumasa Nagai
Marine Ecology

Gorgeous Vintage Posters of Animals and Scientific Phenomena by Japanese Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Printmaker Kazumasa Nagai

A vibrant minimalist celebration of nature, from the scale of cells and atoms to the scale of elephants and the Moon. By Maria Popova Around the time the mid-century French artist and natural history curator Paul Sougy was creating his stunning scientific diagrams of the living world, a young man on the other side of…

Marine Ecology

Financial Assistance provided to 10 Major Ports and 8 Non Major Ports for procurement of Oil Spill Response (OSR) Equipments: Shri Mansukh Mandaviya

In a reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today the Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya said that theGovernment has developed a standard operating procedure for all ports in the country to deal with oil spills and other accidents that can damage the marine ecology surrounding the…

Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants
Marine Ecology

Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants

It’s the prey that mattersAlthough many people think of dinosaurs as being the largest creatures to have lived on Earth, the true largest known animal is still here today—the blue whale. How whales were able to become so large has long been of interest. Goldbogen et al. used field-collected data on feeding and diving events…