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A few months ago, I posted about a very innovative way of using Twitter in science – monitoring fish catch by commercial fishermen. The first phase of the study is now complete and the results are published in the journal Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 2009; 1: 143-154: Description and Initial…

A Letter on Ocean Acidification

Sally-Christine Rodgers and Randy Repass do a TON for ocean conservation around the world, including supporting students and getting the right folks involved on the ground. They wrote this letter and asked a bunch of us bloggers to spread it around the Web: _______ We are both lifelong boaters. What we have learned from sailing…

The Science Café for July (description below) will be held on July 21st at Tir Na Nog. This is the season when our utility bills begin to skyrocket. Our costly electric bills often bring into focus the high demand our community has for energy, as well as questions about where electricity will be coming from…

The Clade

Introducing The Clade. It has now been launched and you can read all about it and see the first contributions (and perhaps decide to join in and contribute yourself): The Clade will bring together environmentally concerned writers, artists, photographers, videographers and podcasters who want to go beyond “environmentalism as usual.” Environmentalism encompasses wilderness protection and…

Waves of Ocean Literacy

Periodic Tables and the Museum of Life and Science Present: April 14, 2009 | 7:00 P.M. Waves of Ocean Literacy Speaker: Cynthia Cudaback, NC State University If the Earth is a body, the ocean is its blood, circulating over most of the surface, moderating temperature and sustaining life. Cynthia Cudaback provides college and high school…

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 6:30-8:30 pm with discussion beginning at 7:00 followed by Q&A Location: The Irregardless Café, 901 W. Morgan Street, Raleigh 833-8898 Think Globally – Eat Locally How much do you know about the food you eat? Were pesticides applied? Do you know where it was grown and how far it traveled to…

From NC Sea Grant: ….At nearly every fisheries management meeting he attends, Baker hears the same complaint: North Carolina’s recreational fishermen don’t have to account for their catch. Two years ago, during a regional meeting about snapper and grouper, Baker looked down at his hands and finally saw a possible answer: his mobile phone. “I…

July 24, 2008 presentation by Stephen Schneider for the Stanford University Office of Science Outreach’s Summer Science Lecture Series. Professor Schneider discusses the local, regional, and international actions that are already beginning to address global warming and describe other actions that could be taken, if there were political will to substantially reduce the magnitude of…

Science crowdsourcing – ecology

Help scientists track plant and animal cycles: The USA-National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) — a University of Arizona, Tucson-based group of scientists and citizens that monitors the seasonal cycles of plants and animals — is calling for volunteers to help track the effect of climate change on the environment. The group is launching a national program…

Anne-Marie writes, in Hot Mommas Make Boys: A study published in the latest edition of the Journal of Mammalogy reports the results of a 30 year study on a population of northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), which shows that the male:female pup ratio is significantly higher in years with warmer sea surface temperature and weaker…