2011, Cancun Foros (http://www.cancunforos.com); Cartoon Translation: Abelardo Vara (President of Cancun Hotel Association) says you have to kill sharks to avoid exposing Caribbean tourism. Vara: “These sharks are imbeciles attacking anything that stands between them and their food.” Shark: “That's curious…. We think the same of you.” My life for the past few months . . . → Read More: Sharks, The News Cycle, And The Madness of Mobs
Simulation of Debris from 2011 Japan Tsunami, 2011 University of Hwaii Mānoa International Pacific Research Center After being pulled away from my online life for quite a while, I regret that my first post back is not happy news. With apologies for sticking my neck into Miriam’s territory, but University of Hawaii researchers have . . . → Read More: Japan Tsunami Debris Sloshing Around The Pacific
Energy plot from March 11, 2011 Honshu Tsunami. Filled colors show maximum computed tsunami amplitude in cm during 24 hours of wave propagation. Black contours show computed tsunami arrival time. © 2011, NOAA I’m blogging from an Amtrak train en route from New York City to Washington DC for a series of donor and partner . . . → Read More: First Thoughts On Honshu Tsunami
Queen Latifah as Ursula by Annie Leibovitz, 2011 After three weeks in the field, I thought I’d ease back into my DSN responsibilities with a little fluff. To wit: Have you heard that Queen Latifah has been chosen to appear as Ursula the sea witch from Disney’s The Little Mermaid for an upcoming magazine ad . . . → Read More: Ursula Re-Imagined
Bull sharks, Fiji. © 2011, Mike Neuman, Beqa Adventure Divers Apologies on my spare offerings of late, but things are crazy busy for me with field work in Fiji. I’m not at liberty to go into too many details at the moment, but I can share a few snippets from an epic Friday (my Friday . . . → Read More: Got Shark?
© 2011, Solutions Journal; Photo by Samantha Levens. Fellow science blogger, friend, and colleague Jennifer Jacquet recently invited me to contribute to a special all-ocean-themed issue of the journal Solutions that she, Nancy Knowlton, and Jeremy Jackson were guest editing. They’ve managed to assemble a terrific collection of writing from scientists, economists, environmentalists, artists, and . . . → Read More: 100% Guaranteed, Guilt-Free, Sustainable Sushi?
Sailfish, baitball, snorkeler; Isla Mujeres, Mexico; © 2011 Alberto Friscione Thought you would all enjoy these magnificent images on a Friday. They were sent to me by my colleague and friend Kenneth Johnson, owner of EcoColors Tours. These images were captured yesterday during a Sailfish Adventure Tour in the waters off Isla Mujeres, near the . . . → Read More: Deep Blue Sailing
Acropora millepora aquarium colony grown from fragment, www.reefclub.or.kr One of the defining decision points of life: Settle-down and make a living close to the familiar particulars of your birthplace or venture out to get a fresh start and be exposed to additional opportunities and experiences that “somewhere else” could open up. In addition to vexing . . . → Read More: Red Means Go: Coral, Color, and Climate Change
Photograph of Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) with lionfish (Pterois volitans) protruding from its mouth. Image © 2010, Florida Sportsman, www.floridasportsman.com Feed a fish a fish, it eats for a day; Teach a fish to fish, it eats forever. That basically seems to be the crux of a discussion currently playing out on NOAA’s online Coral . . . → Read More: What’s Eating You?
I’m in ice-covered DC this week to attend the 11th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment where the focus is Our Changing Oceans. Beginning tomorrow and running through Friday, I’ll be joining over 1500 delegates in attendance, and many more participating via live webcast, to help define the future of ocean policy. . . . → Read More: Live Blogging/Tweeting Our Changing Oceans Conference