marine biology http://wlrn.org en Fabien Cousteau On His Underwater Aquarius Lab Mission http://wlrn.org/post/fabien-cousteau-his-underwater-aquarius-lab-mission <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Aquarius Reef Base is the first (and only) underwater research laboratory in the world -- and it lies just under the tip of South Florida, about 60 feet below the surface of the Florida Keys.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:59:48 +0000 Elaine Chen 34175 at http://wlrn.org Fabien Cousteau On His Underwater Aquarius Lab Mission Gorgeous Marine-Life Stills From UM's Underwater-Photo Contest http://wlrn.org/post/gorgeous-marine-life-stills-ums-underwater-photo-contest <p>It's not easy to get an amazing shot of marine animals or an arresting fish photo when you're in over your head and trolling camera equipment. But each spring, hopeful amateur snappers from around the globe enter the <a href="http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/outreach/underwater-photography/" target="_blank">Rosenstiel School of Marine &amp; Atmospheric Science's annual underwater-photography contest</a>.<br /><br />And each year, the winning photos are breathtaking. This year's fan favorite is of a pair of amorous dragonets. Even their name titillates.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:12:22 +0000 Laura Coburn 25064 at http://wlrn.org Gorgeous Marine-Life Stills From UM's Underwater-Photo Contest Where The Whale Sharks Go http://wlrn.org/post/where-whale-sharks-go Of all the creatures in the sea, one of the most majestic and mysterious is the whale shark. It's the biggest shark there is, 30 feet or more in length and weighing in at around 10 tons.<p>Among the mysteries is where this mighty fish migrates and where it gives birth. Now scientists have completed the biggest study ever of whale sharks, and they think they have some answers to those questions.<p>The study was conceived by Robert Hueter, a marine biologist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:10:17 +0000 Christopher Joyce 19408 at http://wlrn.org Where The Whale Sharks Go