The Intersection


i-65cb9fec21ed5d4a052951d04f9f1b86-angler.pngCarnival of the Blue is one year old! Check out the 13th edition over at Mark’s place.

And ever ask yourself what’s one thing YOU can do for the ocean? The EcoDaredevil himself, Wallace J. Nichols, has a terrific Op-Ed in Mercury News explaining how each of us has the power to make a difference:

If I had one answer to give to those who ask, “What can I do for the ocean?” it would be this: “Live like you love the ocean.” Living like we love the ocean means putting less in, taking less out and protecting the ocean’s edge where so much life lives.

The full piece here. And if you haven’t had your fill of oceans yet… gratuitous anglerfish footage!


  1. #1 Philip H.
    June 12, 2008

    Miss Sheril,
    I have to agree with the “Live like you love the oceans” idea – to a point. Modern education, at least for most people, still doesn’t really help them understand the link between oceans and ecological processes elsewhere. Ask highschool kids in South Dakota if the Ocean influence their weather, and you are likely to get a lot of puzzled looks. Ask the average resident of the DC region whether the city would ever be impacted by a hurricane, and most will tell you no. And most would be wrong.

    So while you can tell people to live like they love the ocean, you need to be willing to do the hard, ongoing work of educating them as to why they should love the oceans. Carnival of the Blue is one such effort. This blog is another.

    And my nudibranchs are still way cooler then these fish . . . .

  2. #2 Sciencefan
    June 12, 2008

    Really cool video!!

  3. #3 themadlolscientist
    June 12, 2008

    “Attention undersea KMart shoppers: Don’t forget to check out our Blue Light Special going on at 13,000 feet. And as always, we thank you for shopping at our undersea KMart.”

    Sorry, couldn’t resist. They don’t call me mad for nothing. 🙂

  4. #4 Wes Rolley
    June 12, 2008

    I am a subscriber to the Mercury News, and I could not access the OpEd by Wallace using the URL you provided. Here is the one that worked for me.

    It is just common sense and most people won’t ever see it or understand it. Maybe common sense is not so common.

    “Clean Coal is a Dirty Lie”

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