Deep Sea News

Kevin Zelnio

Conservation is more than saving a species or a habitat. Conservation, at a meta-level, places people in stewardship of the planet and its inventory. Some of the most amazing places and their inhabitants are located in some of the poorest nations or communities. So when the passionate bloggers at 10000 Birds formed a partnership with…

Hat tip to Sheril.

Never Let Dolphins Watch Flipper

Now EVERY dolphin is going to be tail-walking on the water. Remember the moonwalk phenomenon in the 80s?? Yeah, you thought that was bad? Well, just think how bad it will be when all the dolphin’s start tail-walking? Great job sea world… BBC Reports “Wild Dolphins Tail-Walk on Water”: “A wild dolphin is apparently teaching…

Praxis #1

Bora has the first edition of Praxis. I think this carnival will quickly become one of the most important monthly collection of blog posts, covering topics that is about science: “If it is “Life in Academia”, then pretty much everything on science blogs is eligible and the effect is diluted. If we narrow it down…

Picturing Excess

I was amazed while watching this video (hat tip to Sea Notes), hinging on his every word. I thought Chris Jordan was an interesting and passionate speaker. Together with his imagery and explanation, he wove a fascinating visual analysis of American culture. There are many analogies to what we have been talking about lately on…

I came across these pictures from Fogonazos. Be sure to go over there for a great article about Mola Mola, the giant ocean sunfish, with about 2 dozen more pictures! Now that’s a whole lotta Mola! Read Fogonazos to see why you might not want to eat its flesh though.

NY Times reports “In a study to be published Friday in the journal Science, researchers say the number of marine “dead zones” around the world has doubled about every 10 years since the 1960s. At the same time, the zones along many coastlines have been growing in size and intensity. About 400 coastal areas now…

Click on image to embiggen and go to source website. Hat tip to Eric via Dinochick.

Harpooned! Its Like So Scientific!

G4TV’s coverage of the manly hit game Harpooned, brought to us by phisrow who left a comment on the last whale post. You can visit the harpooned.org and download the game to see how *real* scientific research is done (windows only)!

YEAH!!!!! One of my favorite conferences (naturally) put up the first curricular for the 4th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems. It was formerly called the International Symposium on Vent and Seep Biology, renamed to accommodate whale falls and emphasize the common link to these amazing deep sea habitats. The conference occurs every 3 years. I…