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Deep-sea mining of seafloor massive sulfides
The potential emergence of an ocean mining industry to exploit seafloor massive sulfides could present opportunities for oceanographic science to facilitate seafloor mineral development in ways that lessen environmental harms.
Documentation for the CETACEA database of marine mammal literature references
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1990-06)
This documentation for the CETACEA database of marine mammal literature references updates and expands the original work by Watkins, Bird, Moore, and Tyack 1988 (Reference Database Marine Mammal Literature, Technical ...
Heat shock protein expression during stress and diapause in the marine copepod Calanus finmarchicus
Calanoid copepods, such as Calanus finmarchicus, are a key component of marine food webs. C. finmarchicus undergoes a facultative diapause during juvenile development, which profoundly affects their seasonal distribution ...
Submeter bathymetric mapping of volcanic and hydrothermal features on the East Pacific Rise crest at 9°50′N
(American Geophysical Union, 2007-01-19)
Recent advances in underwater vehicle navigation and sonar technology now permit detailed mapping of complex seafloor bathymetry found at mid-ocean ridge crests. Imagenex 881 (675 kHz) scanning sonar data collected during ...
Functional characterization and expression of molluscan detoxification enzymes and transporters involved in dietary allelochemical resistance
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2008-06)
Understanding how organisms deal with potentially toxic or fitness-reducing allelochemicals is important for understanding patterns of predation and herbivory in the marine environment. The ability of marine consumers ...
The nutritional role of endosymbiotic bacteria in animal-bacteria symbioses : Solemya velum, a case study
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1990-08)
The trophie interactions occurring between endosymbiotic bacteria and the host in animal-bacteria symbioses were investigated using the endosymbiont-containing protobranch clam, Solemya velum, as a general model. C, N, ...
Growth rate and age effects on Mya arenaria shell chemistry: Implications for biogeochemical studies
(Elsevier B.V., 2008-01-30)
The chemical composition of bivalve shells can reflect that of their environment, making them useful indicators of climate, pollution, and ecosystem changes. However, biological factors can also influence chemical properties ...
Modified local sands for the mitigation of harmful algal blooms
A new method was developed for marine harmful algal bloom (HAB) mitigation using local beach sand or silica sand modified with chitosan and polyaluminum chloride (PAC). Untreated sand was ineffective in flocculating algal ...
Culture dependent and independent analyses of 16S rRNA and ATP citrate lyase genes : a comparison of microbial communities from different black smoker chimneys on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
The bacterial and archaeal communities of three deep-sea hydrothermal vent systems located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR; Rainbow, Logatchev and Broken Spur) were investigated using an integrated culture-dependent and ...
Sedation at sea of entangled North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) to enhance disentanglement
(Public Library of Science, 2010-03-09)
The objective of this study was to enhance removal of fishing gear from right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) at sea that evade disentanglement boat approaches. Titrated intra muscular injections to achieve sedation were ...