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Ni Chualain C.,Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway | Robinson M.,Marine Center
ICES Journal of Marine Science | Year: 2011

Endoparasitic dinoflagellates of the genus Hematodinium have recently gained attention as significant pathogens of the brown crab Cancer pagurus in Ireland. Patent infections, which are characterized by a hyperpigmented carapace and moribund condition, are limited to the discrete periods when macroscopic identification is possible. Three methods are assessed for diagnosing Hematodinium sp. infections in brown crab at the times when macroscopic identification is not always possible. Haemolymph smears, histological sections of gill, heart, midgut, hepatopancreas, muscle, and gonad, and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay provided virtually equivalent accuracy in gauging infection prevalence, regardless of season. Sequences of PCR amplicons from the 18S ribosomal RNA gene confirmed the identity of the parasite as belonging to the genus Hematodinium. Infection intensity values (<1-87%) obtained from haemolymph smears underscored infection levels within tissues, 90% of which contained advanced levels of infection. Alterations to tissues of infected crabs included haemocytopoenia, oedema, which caused dilation of the haemal sinuses resulting in pressure necrosis to the connective tissues around the oocytes, myocardial bundles, and hepatopancreatic tubules. The claw muscle of infected animals contained the fewest parasites. © 2011 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.


Macdonald P.,Marine Center | Angus Nee Laurenson C.H.,Marine Center | Marshall C.T.,University of Aberdeen
Journal of Sea Research | Year: 2013

In recent years stock structure recommendations for megrim on the Northern Shelf have varied, primarily due to a lack of biological and fishery data. In this study, we compared a number of life history characteristics of the common megrim Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (Walbaum) between the northern North Sea and Rockall, the latitudinal extremes of the species' distribution on the Northern Shelf. Reproductive timing, sex ratio, maturity and growth were different between the two study areas. Reproductive timing in the northern North Sea was more protracted than at Rockall and other areas. There were differences in sex ratio between the study areas and female megrim in the northern North Sea exhibited different growth rates and larger size at maturity than at Rockall. The results of this study support the recent changes to the definition of the Northern Shelf stocks which recommend that the northern North Sea be treated separately to Rockall. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.


News Article | November 3, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Boathouse Marine Center is pleased to announce they are now an exclusive authorized dealer for Striper Boats in Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Their first shipment of all new 2017 Striper Boats will debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week, November 3-7, 2016 at the Broward Convention Center. “It’s an exciting time for Boathouse Marine Center as we showcase the 2017 Striper models - 290 Walkaround, 2605 Center Console, 230 Walkaround, 230 Console, 220 Center Console as well as a variety of our Crownline models at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We are proud to continue to bring additional services to Boathouse Marine Center to enhance your boating experience,” stated Rick Saul, General Manager, Boathouse Marine Center. This expansion complements their already existing Crownline boats, which models are predominantly cabin cruisers, bow riders and deck boats. By adding Striper boats to the fleet, with their walkaround, center console and dual console models, Boathouse Marine Center positions itself to offer their clients all types of boating from fishing and diving to cruising for a day or long distance family trips. Also, available to their clients is the experienced brokerage and used boat sales department. Whether you need regular boat maintenance or a major boat repower, Boathouse Marine Center’s trusted full-service and part department is there to assist you. Striper is the brand of choice for avid big-water anglers who appreciate the innovative features and solid on-water performance. Striper delivers an honest, unpretentious fishing experience for fishermen at a great value. These boats are known for their range, great exterior styling and rugged construction. When trolling, you need precise boat control, power and speed all with a layout designed for serious angling,; Striper has the boat for you. For additional information on the Striper Boats Boathouse Marine Center has to offer visit http://boathousemc.com/new-boat-showrooms/striper/. Boathouse Marine Center, is a full-service marina offering boat storage, service and sales. In addition to new and broker sales, Boathouse Marine Center is also an Authorized Dealer and Service Center for boats powered by Yamaha®, Mercury®, Volvo Penta®, MerCruiser® and Suzuki® and also serves as an authorized dealer for Interlux® yacht paints. They are also a repower center and carry a wide variety of outboard engines in stock. Visit http://boathousemc.com/boat-repower/ for additional information. Stop by and visit Boathouse Marine Center at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week to view our 2017 Striper boat lines as well as our Crownline models and learn more about the services we have to offer. Boathouse Marine Center is a full-service marina providing 160 permitted dry storage slips and 21 wet slips with seasonal and annual dry storage options in its secure and enclosed 40,000 square foot facility. The Boathouse Marine Center also offers dockside inboard and outboard service, a complete service and parts department, new and used boat sales and boat brokerage department.


Tweddle J.F.,Marine Center | Sharples J.,University of Liverpool | Sharples J.,National Oceanography Center | Palmer M.R.,National Oceanography Center | And 2 more authors.
Progress in Oceanography | Year: 2013

Patches of enhanced chlorophyll a (Chl) concentrations within the thermocline were observed over the slopes of several banks in the Celtic Sea. The turbulent mixing of nutrients from the bottom water into the thermocline was found to be greatly enhanced over the slope of a bank (up to 52mmolnitratem-2day-1), compared to over nearby flat seafloor (~2mmolnitratem-2day-1). This increased nutrient supply, forced by locally generated lee waves and internal mixing, is greater than nitrate supplies to the productive tidal mixing fronts or to the shelf edge. We hypothesize this nutrient flux promotes an increase in phytoplankton growth in the thermocline over and downstream of shelf sea banks, contributing to the horizontal patchiness in the thermocline Chl signal. The persistence of the strong biological response to mixing at the bank, combined with the ubiquity of shelf sea banks, suggests these bathymetric features have wide importance for "new" primary production in shelf seas. © 2013 The Authors.


Gray D.R.,Marine Center | Williams G.A.,University of Hong Kong
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology | Year: 2010

The high shore limpet, Cellana grata, forages whilst awash, moving upshore with the rising tide and retreating downshore on the ebbing tide to become inactive in refuges. Spraying inactive, emersed individuals with seawater at low tide invokes a locomotory response, with limpets moving up the shore. Controlled laboratory experiments under continuous white or red light (to simulate light or dark periods respectively) and continuous emersion, immersion or seawater spray showed that C. grata possesses a free-running endogenous rhythm of locomotor activity. This rhythm was maintained over 30. days in continuous seawater spray and white light. Maximum entropy spectral analysis (MESA) revealed two major components to this rhythm, at 7.2. h and 12.4. h. The 12.4. h component is of a circatidal nature and appears to initiate activity, allowing individuals to anticipate immersion by the incoming tide, although this clock can be over-ridden by strong wave splash or spraying vigorously with seawater. The 7.2. h period, however, was the most significant component and is suggested to act as a stopwatch enabling the limpet to assess the duration of each foraging excursion in order to prevent being stranded at the wrong height on the shore. The environmental stimulus for both components of the endogenous rhythm in C. grata appears to be the time of first exposure to wave wash from the incoming tide. C. grata, therefore, has behavioural rhythms entrained to initiate and also terminate activity, which play a role in the limpet maintaining a fixed vertical level on the shore when inactive. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.


Shucksmith R.J.,Marine Center | Kelly C.,Marine Center | Kelly C.,Queen's University of Belfast
Marine Policy | Year: 2014

Marine spatial planning (MSP) is increasingly being used as a mechanism to manage the marine environment. Human activities can impact biophysical ecosystem features, reducing resilience and potentially impacting ecosystem services, which can affect the environmental, socio-economic and cultural benefits derived by coastal communities. Central to MSP is the collection and collation of baseline data on biophysical ecosystem features and ecosystem services to inform decision making and target management measures. The data collection process should be a structured, transparent process to ensure adequate data and metadata collation to enable it to be effectively used in MSP. This data should be subject to stakeholder consultation, producing quality assured information and mapping. The resources required to undertake data collection should not be underestimated. Recognition should be given to the limits of knowledge of the marine environment and its complexity. Planners and developers should exercise caution when using and interpreting the results of mapping outputs. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Automatic identification system (AIS) is becoming increasingly popular with marine vessels providing accessible, up-to-date information on vessel activity in the marine environment. Although AIS has been utilised in several different fields to address specific questions, no published work has outlined the potential of AIS as a tool for a wide range of industries and users of the marine environment such as spatial planning, developments, and local marine industries (e.g. fisheries). This work demonstrates a procedure for processing, analysing, and visualisation of AIS data with example outputs and their potential uses. Over 730. 000 data points of AIS information for 2013 from around Shetland were processed, analysed, and mapped. Tools used included density mapping, vessel tracks, interpolations of vessel dimensions, and ship type analysis. The dataset was broken down by sector into meaningful and usable data packets which could also be analysed over time. Density mapping, derived from both point and vessel track data, proved highly informative but were unable to address all aspects of the data. Vessel tracks showed variation in vessel routes, especially around island groups. Additional uses of AIS data were addressed and included risk mapping for invasive non-native species, fisheries, and general statistics. Temporal variation of vessel activity was also discussed. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.


An adult (231mm standard length, LS; 371mm total length, LT), dextral (right-sided) common megrim Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis is reported from the northern North Sea. This is the first recorded occurrence of reversal in this species. Other than its reversed asymmetry, the specimen had morphological and meristic characteristics similar to those of non-reversed individuals of the same species. © 2013 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.


News Article | November 29, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

Vessel to add over $1M in Asset Value with Sales Price Expected at $1.5M; $1,000-1500 per day as a Rental The "Luxuria" is currently under construction at the Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The total square footage of the complete vessel will be 1966 feet. The hull as well as both floors are framed out. As of our latest production schedule, completion dates for individual milestones are as follows: Interior doors and hardware completion by end of first week in December. Cabinets and electrical work to be completed by the end of the third week of December. Decks and railing first week in January, 2017. Flooring, glass and tile work to be complete by mid-January. Engines for the Luxuria will be installed last which is slated to occur 25 January, 2017. Completion and Documentation is expected to occur on or before 26th January, 2017. Sales and Rentals of the Luxuria Class Vessels Sales price of the Luxuria class luxury floating vessels will be in the $1.5 million range. The units are expected to rent for $1,000-1,500 per night. Each vessel will have 1,600 square feet of air-conditioned luxury living space and amenities which is far greater than comparable hotel rooms, which rent for the same price in the local area. Rates will be higher for special event occasions and holidays as well as a higher rate for the winter months. Bob Rowe, CEO of Global Boatworks, stated, "We are pleased to be on track for completion of our first Luxuria class luxury living vessel by late January." Rowe continued, "The Luxuria will enable us to add over one million dollars in asset value and at the same time, we expect it to be more than just an asset on the books; it will be an income producer. The sale of the Miss Leah in Boston will enable us to get a running start on construction of the second Luxuria class vessel." The Luxuria is the first of two flagship and showcase vessels to be constructed in South Florida. The Luxuria class vessels feature: Floor-to-ceiling windows; a chef-quality kitchen; two bedrooms with a spacious master suite; spa-like bathrooms; big-screen TV; two large decks; and two outboard engines. These will be docked in the exclusive marinas in South Florida and offered for sale and short-term rentals for vacationers, business travelers, and special events. Additionally, the Company has a contract for sale of the "Miss Leah" in Boston, MA. Proceeds from the sale, if executed, will be used to reduce short-term debt and reinvested into the Company to provide additional capital for construction the second Luxuria class luxury floating vessel. The Miss Leah is a two-story, private townhouse, updated with top-of-the-line amenities and features. Located right in the heart of Quincy's most desirable community, Marina Bay. The Miss Leah has a view across the Boston Harbor and amazing views of the city of Boston. The Boardwalk is full of restaurants, and nightlife and is only a 10-15 minute drive from downtown Boston. The Miss Leah is right off the boardwalk at the docks, which makes for a very convenient location as the Shuttle to 'T' right nearby for easy travel to & from Boston. The Miss Leah has been extensively reviewed and has received 5 out of 5 stars in 38 of 48 reviews and 4 stars in 5 reviews. Link for information, reviews and photos of the Miss Leah. Global Boatworks Holdings, LLC ("the Company") is a multifaceted boat-building and vacation-rental company that operates out of Pompano Beach, Florida. The Company has previously built a highly successful rental houseboat in Boston, and currently has designed a state-of-the-art luxury floating home that will launch in the South Florida market. Statements regarding financial matters in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, technology efficacy and all other forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. The Company is a development stage company which continues to be dependent upon outside capital to sustain its existence. Since these statements (future operational results and sales) involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from expected results.


News Article | November 16, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

The "Luxuria" is currently under construction at the Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The total square footage of the complete vessel will be 1966 feet. The hull as well as both floors are framed out. As of our latest production schedule, milestones are as follows: The Luxuria is the first of two flagship and showcase vessels to be constructed in South Florida. The Luxuria class vessels feature: Floor-to-ceiling windows; a chef-quality kitchen; two bedrooms with a spacious master suite; spa-like bathrooms; big-screen TV; two large decks; and two outboard engines. These will be docked in the exclusive marinas in South Florida and offered for sale and short-term rentals for vacationers, business travelers, and special events. Additionally, the Company has a contract for sale of the "Miss Leah" in Boston, MA. Proceeds from the sale, if executed, will be used to reduce short-term debt and reinvested into the Company to provide additional capital for construction of the second Luxuria class luxury floating vessel. The Miss Leah is a two story private townhouse, updated with top-of-the-line amenities and features. Located right in the heart of Quincy's most desirable community, Marina Bay, the Miss Leah has a view across the Boston Harbor and amazing views of the city of Boston. The Boardwalk is full of restaurants and nightlife and is only a 10-15 minute drive from downtown Boston. The Miss Leah is right off the boardwalk at the docks, which makes for a very convenient location as the Shuttle to 'T' right nearby for easy travel to and from Boston. The Miss Leah has been extensively reviewed and has received 5 out of 5 stars in 38 of 48 reviews and 4 stars in 5 reviews. Link for information, reviews and photos of the Miss Leah. Sales and Rentals of the Luxuria Class Vessels Sales price of the Luxuria class luxury floating vessels will be in the $1.5 million range. The units are expected to rent for $1,000-1,500 per night. Each vessel will have 1,600 square feet of air-conditioned luxury living space, which is far greater than hotel rooms, which rent for the same price in the local area. Rates will be higher for special event occasions and holidays as well as a higher rate for the winter months. Bob Rowe, CEO of Global Boatworks, stated, "We are pleased to be on track for completion of our first Luxuria class luxury living vessel by late January. The sale of the Miss Leah, in Boston will enable us to get a running start on construction of the second Luxuria class vessel." Global Boatworks Holdings, LLC ("the Company") is a multifaceted boat-building and vacation-rental company that operates out of Pompano Beach, Florida. The Company has previously built a highly successful rental houseboat in Boston, and currently has designed a state-of-the-art luxury floating home that will launch in the South Florida market. Statements regarding financial matters in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, technology efficacy and all other forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby. The Company is a development stage company which continues to be dependent upon outside capital to sustain its existence. Since these statements (future operational results and sales) involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from expected results.

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