Category Archives: Oceans

One way to pay for conservation

Tweet Significant news on the US legislative front (from the Ecological Society of America’s press release): “The House cleared a bill on October 10 that would let foreign nations pay off some of their debt by protecting coral reefs and … Continue reading

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The end of American history . . . in slow-motion

Tweet OK, I admit it’s a hyperbolic, sensationalistic title. What I am referring to is actually the impending end of the physical manifestation a perhaps small, but profound, part of American history, one that is central to the American consciousness, … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Blue V

Tweet Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, and all the ships at Sea: The fifth monthly episode of the “Carnival of the Blue“, hosted this time around by Jennifer Jacquet at Shifting Baselines, is now online and features a round-up of … Continue reading

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Seafood of the 21st century: Bonsai cod

Tweet Yesterday I stopped by the fish counter at my local grocery store for something to grill on a Saturday evening. The selection was typical — farm-raised salmon from Chile, farm-raised tilapia from Ecuador, farm-raised catfish from Mississippi, farm-raised crawfish … Continue reading

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Proud to be a science scout

Tweet It is with great pride that I announce my initiation into the Order Of The Science Scouts Of Exemplary Repute And Above Average Physique. It’s kinda like the Boy Scouts, except girsl are invited too.  There are lots of … Continue reading

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Marine biodiversity and food security

Tweet [Cross-posted from The Earth Portal, which includes images, FAQs, and a timeline] Harvesting of wild fish and shellfish from the oceans provides an important source of protein to earth’s population, particularly in the developing world, and is a major … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Blue III

Tweet Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and all the ships at Sea: The 3rd monthly installment of the Carnival of the Blue is now online, hosted by Rick Macpherson at Malaria, bedbugs, sea lice and sunsets.  Your one-stop shopping … Continue reading

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Proud Papa of a . . . crustacean!

Tweet At least it feels like I’ve had a baby (I can sense any mothers reading this rolling their eyes at the cluelessness of this analogy). Only the gestation time for this little bundle has been more than four years.  … Continue reading

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Ocean literacy

Tweet Slowly but inexorably, the world’s consciousness seems to be turning green as the scale and rapidity of human impacts on nature, and their profound implications for our future, begin to penetrate even the more obdurate minds among us.  This is an … Continue reading

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Carnival of the blue II

Tweet Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, and all the ships at sea, This month’s Carnival of the Blue — the second monthly installment — is now online, hosted by Mark Powell at blogfish.  The Carnival features a round-up of … Continue reading

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