oceans http://blog.wlrn.org en Become An Online Citizen Scientist Through UM Plankton Project http://blog.wlrn.org/post/become-online-citizen-scientist-through-um-plankton-project <p><em>Planktonportal</em> is a new online citizen science project to engage the public’s help in identifying planktonic creature images collected by an underwater robotic camera.</p><p>Plankton is the basis of our ocean ecosystem. No plankton, no life in the ocean. By understanding the mechanisms underlying plankton distribution both locally and globally, we can better assess the health of the ocean and better manage this precious environment. And now we can all do it together!</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Cedric Guigand 22463 at http://blog.wlrn.org Become An Online Citizen Scientist Through UM Plankton Project Miami Researcher Stars In TV Special On Great White Sharks http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-researcher-stars-tv-special-great-white-sharks <p>Miami-based shark researcher Neil Hammerschlag, whose work <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/shark-tagging-program-seeks-turn-tide-misunderstood-species" target="_blank">WLRN has covered in the past</a>, is getting international attention with his latest study on the feeding habits of the ocean's most feared and misunderstood creature: the great white shark.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:03:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 12355 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Researcher Stars In TV Special On Great White Sharks