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Jumborizing: a brief history of the R/V Knorr

In the library here, there’s a fabulous oil painting of Ernest R. Knorr, an engineer and cartographer after whom our boat is named. Since her first launch in 1968, the Knorr has logged over a million miles, sailing far enough to go the the moon and back twice.   You’ve seen parts of the boat, [...]

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All Aboard: how you can be a part of our research blog

Hi there! I’m Rose, a science journalist and producer. I live in Brooklyn now, where I write, produce and generally try to explain science-y things. But in a few weeks, I’ll be writing to you from somewhere far, far away from Brooklyn: the North Atlantic Ocean. I’m heading out to sea with a research group [...]

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Extinction Countdown

Endangered Manatees Face a New Threat: Lawsuits


What do manatees and bureaucracy have in common? They both have a tendency to move slowly—sometimes painfully slowly. In Florida manatees’ own lethargy puts the animals at risk of being killed or injured by the speedboats that zip through the state’s waterways. Sluggish bureaucracy, meanwhile, has created an opportunity for groups who oppose the manatees’ [...]

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How Long Could Cruise Ship Crash Victims Survive in Cold Waters?

costa concordia sinking

Rescue efforts were called off earlier today in the aftermath of a Costa Concordia shipwreck on rocks off the coast of Italy three days ago. Six of the cruise liner’s 4,200 passengers and crewmembers have been reported dead, so far, and another 15 or more remain missing. As lifeboats filled up and malfunctioned and rescue [...]

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