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History repeats: a demand-supply price case study of the 19th century Diamond-back terrapin population collapse
Increasing demand for turtles in the Chinese and Indonesian food markets is leading to severe decline in several Southeast Asian species and an accompanying increase in freshwater turtle imports from the US. The Diamondback ...
High degree of connectivity among amphi-Atlantic populations of Hermodice carunculata (Amphinomidae, Annelida)
Polychaete annelids in the genus Hermodice exhibit an amphi-Atlantic distribution extending into the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas. Currently, this genus contains two nominal species; H. ...
Modular carbon fiber propeller
Utilization of Composite Materials with Marine Applications
Multi-purpose telescopic boom crane
The Goal of our Project is to design a crane that serve the purpose of both lifting cargoes on and off a vessel, and also as a gangway to transfer personnel from one vessel to another.
Dark side of birding: perceptions of bird watching's negative ecological impacts
Birders, in the pursuit wild birds, can negatively impact birds and critical bird habitat. Often, competition for space or resources can create conflict among recreational users and bird conservation initiatives. This study ...
Offshore natural gas hydrate harvesting system
The purpose of this project is to design a system that will allow for production of methane gas from a deep-sea Methane Hydrate Harvester. A satellite host system was chosen in a feasibility report, released in September ...
Effects of pelagic larval duration on the geographic population structure of two sipunculan species in the Sea of Japan
This study examines genetic diversity in two species of sipunculan worm, Phascolosoma agassizii and Themiste pyroides, in the Sea of Japan. Low sea levels of the Pleistocene era partially or completely isolated marginal ...
Eurythoe complanata: more cryptic species in the Pacific?
Mitochondrial DNA data has shown that Eurythoe complanata is a cryptic species complex characterized by deeply divergent sympatric populations in the Atlantic, and on either side of Panama, despite almost no morphological ...
Polychaete feeding behavior and geographical distribution in the Gulf of Mexico
Polychaete annelids contribute greatly to macrofaunal species diversity in dynamic deep-sea ecosystems. The aim of our study was to assess the functional composition of deep-sea polychaete assemblages in the Gulf of Mexico. ...
Mercury contamination in Gulf of Mexico fish
Mercury is a toxic, naturally occurring element that is hazardous to humans at high concentrations. Natural sources include degassing of the earth and volcanic activities; however human-related activities contributing to ...