Graduation Day at TAMU-CC I expected an obstacle course on Commencement Day, just one more hurdle to clear, but the book length manuscript was delivered, and the defense was over, so I was hooded by Dr. Tom Shirley, happy the PhD was complete. My little girls were not so happy. They thought I had . . . → Read More: Time to fly
If there was a mountain in your backyard with no name, how long do you think it would stay that way? Not very long. Some intrepid explorer would climb it, map it, and name it. In the ocean, though, many mountains are unnamed, and unexplored. There was a time when I lived in Los Angeles . . . → Read More: Northeast Pacific Seamount Map: a Gift that Keeps Giving
From the BBC: Cambridge Engineering Department posts the winners for this year’s photo-contest. The winner was “Pebble” a photo of a “photographic vessel” engineered for the deep-sea.
This is a special guest post by Ken Stump of the Marine Fish Conservation Network for Deep Sea News, intended to help build awareness about how political action translates into deep-sea research and fisheries management. New Habitat Authority for Fishery Managers and a Research Program at NOAA Raise the Profile of Deep-Sea Corals, But Will . . . → Read More: The Policy and Politics of Deep Sea Corals
Deep-sea coral conservation is a phenomenon, an intersection that brings deep-sea exploration together with fisheries policy and environmental awareness. Its also the story of grass roots environmental activism grown up to the big leagues. In 2006, Congress reauthorized the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Management and Conservation Act (MSA). What are the implications for deep-coral conservation and research? . . . → Read More: Special Article on the Politics of Deep-Sea Coral Conservation
Did you know the Cousteau Society recently “Saved the Calypso?” The group is still active. This classic video clip features salps, Venus Girdle jellies, and more from “Nauru: The Island Planet (1992)”. I found it while “flying” over the Pacific in Google Ocean, and dig the crazy soundtrack. . . . → Read More: TGIF: Vintage Cousteau
Thought Kitchen is giving away $10,000 to a public minded individual through their “Grant for Change” initiative. The contest awards the ones who get the most votes at a website that describes the work and stories of 100+ inspiring people. Go there and make your voice heard by registering, and voting. Among the Ocean Revolutionaries . . . → Read More: Vote for Ocean Revolutionaries
One of my favorite remarks from the reviews of Deep Sea News over the years was “… gotta love them niche blogs”. I don’t see it in our current reviews, but trust me its been said, and it runs through my mind every time I see a new and fascinating blog. Consider Through the Sandglass, . . . → Read More: Who are you calling a niche blog?
From BBC News: The Russian prime minister descended 1,400m (4,600ft) in a four-and-a-half hour mission to inspect crystals containing natural gas. Mr Putin said it was a very special feeling and he had not seen anything like it before. The mission is likely to add to the 56-year-old’s carefully cultivated image as a man of . . . → Read More: Putin dives to 1400 m in Lake Baikal
Three Endoxocrinus maclearanus flank a purple sea fan with a snake star at 2000 ft depth in the Bahamas. Image courtesy Bioluminescence 2009 Expedition, NOAA/OER If you didn’t get a chance to follow along with the Bioluminescence 2009 Expedition last week, you can catch up online at the NOAA Ocean Exploration expedition website. The . . . → Read More: Deep-sea crinoid discovered in real time