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Oceans 14

Well folks, it’s that special time once again when we celebrate all things wondrous and marine… Carnival of the Blue 14 is now live over at The Blue Economy.

Anglerfish!

Carnival 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:…

What Would PZ Do?

From today’s Science Daily: ScienceDaily (Jun. 9, 2008) — New evidence that chemical contaminants are finding their way into the deep-sea food web has been found in deep-sea squids and octopods, including the strange-looking “vampire squid”. The troubling findings are about to be published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin. Researchers collected nine species of…

From here in DC, it’s day three of Capitol Hill Oceans Week 2008. With little time to blog, the highlight from Wednesday’s session on coral reefs: Notable panelists, impressive powerpoints and a clear message: Corals are in serious trouble. Speakers were excellent, but this wasn’t new information to many in the room considering coral reefs…

..back in the District for Capitol Hill Oceans Week (CHOW) 2008. It hardly seems that a year has passed since last the marine policy crowd converged upon the nation’s capitol. CHOW an annual event where we share stories of success, lessons learned, discuss impending trouble, and figure out what legislation may move. It’s a week…

Friday Nudibranchs

From up in Juneau, Alaska, my pal Nick Bonzey at the US Forest Service thought I’d appreciate a good dose of nudibranchs, claiming ‘these guys are MUCH cuter than your average sea cucumber.’ Admittedly, with photos like these from National Geographic’s David Doubilet, Nick might just be onto something…

Ocean acidification illustrated by David Fierstein (c) 2007 MBARI Ocean acidification is intimately connected to our changing climate and as important as global warming. We’re just not hearing about it in the news enough because the media has all but ignored the problem. So we must make the case that more scientists ought to be…

It’s a rumor that has been percolating about the Hill for months… and now may be moving toward reality rapidly! Yes folks, it’s time to get behind the Bush Administration on something. It seems George W. Bush has plans to leave a ‘blue legacy‘ and to that I say, go for it Mr. President! No…

Over at Correlations, Cifford predicts I’ll ‘love‘ his post on these inhabitants of the Macquarie Ridge near New Zealand, adding: I really hope the scientists said that* when they found this. Really. It’s a mountain, underwater, colonized by millions of starfish. Amazing. [*Pop quiz: Without Google-cheating – Anyone know what the title is a quote…