Voyagers of the Sea
- Life on the Great Barrier Reef. Banting, Erinn // Australia: The Land;2003, p30
This article provides information on the species of aquatic animals living in the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef is home to at least 4,000 types of mollusks, 1,500 species of fish, and 400 species of coral. Two main types of coral give the reef its brilliant colors....
- Humpback whales off Namibia: occurrence, seasonality, and a regional comparison of photographic catalogs and scarring. Elwen, Simon H.; Tonachella, Nicol; Barendse, Jaco; Collins, Tim; Best, Peter B.; Rosenbaum, Howard C.; Leeney, Ruth H.; Gridley, Tess // Journal of Mammalogy;Oct2014, Vol. 95 Issue 5, p1064
Humpback whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae) from a breeding ground off Gabon (0-4Â°S) and a migratory corridor/feeding ground on the west coast of South Africa (WSA; 33Â°S) differ genetically and in catch histories. Interpretation of the population structure is hampered by the lack of data...
- Calling in the Cold: Pervasive Acoustic Presence of Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Antarctic Coastal Waters. Van Opzeeland, Ilse; Van Parijs, Sofie; Kindermann, Lars; Burkhardt, Elke; Boebel, Olaf // PLoS ONE;Sep2013, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p1
Humpback whales migrate between relatively unproductive tropical or temperate breeding grounds and productive high latitude feeding areas. However, not all individuals of a population undertake the annual migration to the breeding grounds; instead some are thought to remain on the feeding...
- Bayesian estimation of humpback whale ( Megaptera novaeangliae) population abundance and movement patterns in southeastern Alaska. Hendrix, A.N.; Straley, J.; Gabriele, C.M.; Gende, S.M.; Chen, Yong // Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences;Nov2012, Vol. 69 Issue 11, p1783
We used a mechanistic movement model within a Bayesian framework to estimate survival, abundance, and rate of increase for a population of humpback whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae) subject to a long-term photographic capture-recapture effort in southeastern Alaska, USA (SEAK). Multiple competing...
- Burdens of marine migration. BENGSTON NASH, SUSAN // Chemistry in Australia;Nov2013, p16
The article focuses on the problem that persistent organic pollutants (POPs) can cause for big marine mammals on the move. It discusses a research proving that the migration life-history adaptation of humpback whales would substantially affect the distribution and concentration of lipophilic/fat...
- Guam: A Coral Island. // Monkeyshines on America;Sep97 Territories Issue: Guam, p30
Describes coral reefs found in Guam. Resemblance of coral reefs to an ocean garden; Overview on the process by which corals accumulate to form coral reefs; Dangerous types of fishes inhabiting coral reefs.
- coral map. // Scholastic SuperScience;Apr2006, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p16
A map of the world is presented with information on coral reefs and islands.
- A Busy Coral Reef. // Scholastic News -- Edition 2;May/Jun2004, Vol. 60 Issue 8, Special section p1
Presents a conversation about the things to see in a coral reef.
- Florida coral reefs face new threats. // International Wildlife;May92, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p28
Reports on a University of Georgia study that indicates parts of the Florida Keys coral reef could be irreversibly damaged by the year 2000. Some sections of the reef are dying at a rate of 10 percent a year, up from four percent just a few years ago.