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New models developed by researchers to provide 7.5 days of wave predictions

Mariners and ocean recreationalists in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands will benefit from new high-resolution wave forecasts offered by the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS). The new forecasts provide 7.5 days of predicted wave height, period and direction—updated twice per day. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org

Sea level rise: New iceberg theory points to areas at risk of rapid disintegration

In events that could exacerbate sea level rise over the coming decades, stretches of ice on the coasts of Antarctica and Greenland are at risk of rapidly cracking apart and falling into the ocean, according to new iceberg calving simulations from the University of Michigan. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org

Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Obsession or Obligation?

I have an Animal Crossing problem. I mean that both in the sense that I have a problem with Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and that Animal Crossing: New Leaf has become a problem.

The latter point is something I feared, and it’s why I resisted the 3DS game for so long. I worried that, as I had with previous Animal Crossings, I’d fall into a desperate routine of improving my town and ignoring everything else. I’d base my weekend plans around in-game festivals and spend my lunch breaks hanging out with needy, friendly animal-people. It’s happening again.

New Leaf occupies my entire morning. Every day, I spend my morning commute collecting fossils, plucking pears from trees, fishing in the ocean, and smashing rocks. I enjoy it. The soothing music is relaxing. Animal Crossing is so laid-back it’s hard to feel anything other than a state of complete zen while making my morning money. My museum is starting to get really impressive. My expanded home is almost paid off. My first public works project is nearly complete. I’ve enacted the Night Owl ordnance, opened up new shops, and I have three new villagers who I find endearing.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games

Fish-tracking robots take to the seas and skies off Portugal

A unique field experiment being conducted off the coast of Portugal this week combines ocean robotics and marine biology in a complex aquatic dance. Researchers are using a fleet of robotic vehicles to track over a dozen Mola mola (ocean sunfish) as they forage across the coastal ocean. During this experiment, engineers and marine biologists are working together to test new techniques for tracking multiple animals in real time, collecting environmental data in the water around each animal, and controlling and coordinating a diverse group of robotic vehicles. Collaborators are also testing advanced capabilities for seafloor mapping and for search and rescue, in concert with local maritime authorities. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org

Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton And Leslie Mann Sport Bikinis In The Bahamas

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Cameron Diaz slipped into a bikini while shooting The Other Woman in the Bahamas on Friday. Her costars Kate Upton and Leslie Mann also sported sexy two-pieces for the fun, and the ladies celebrated a long day of filming by sipping cocktails and taking a dip in the ocean.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Huffington Post

Glassdoor: Digital Exuberance Hampers Work-Life Balance

By Judy Martin, Contributor

The work-life merge seems to be gasping for some air under the exponentially expanding ocean of technology. In Glassdoor’s third annual Top 25 Companies for Work-Life Balance, the jobs and career community found that 24/7 technology was making it “tougher to maintain a healthy work-life balance.” …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

Anthrax and MRSA antibiotic found in ocean

He may not be Jacques Cousteau, but William Fenical from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is exploring the ocean in a whole new way. According to a paper published in Angewandte Chemie, his team recently unearthed a new chemical compound from the sea that may become an effective treatment against the potentially deadly bacteria anthrax and MRSA… …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Medical News Today

New underwater robot swims and senses like a fish

In recent years, robotic underwater vehicles have become more common in a variety of industrial and civil sectors. They are used extensively by the scientific community to study the ocean. For example, underwater robots have been used to discover or study a number of deep sea animals and plants in their natural environment. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org

Compound discovered at sea shows potency against anthrax

A team led by William Fenical at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has discovered a new chemical compound from an ocean microbe in a preliminary research finding that could one day set the stage for new treatments for anthrax and other ailments such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org