Here’s a hypothetical you parents out there should appreciate: Your child comes home from school, report card in hand. On reviewing the grades you notice little Kevin received a C, two D’s, and three F’s. Ouch! [In the comments section, the teacher tosses you some modest relief by mentioning your child has "terrific penmanship."] So, . . . → Read More: Epic FAIL, Wake-Up Call, Turning Point, or All of the Above?
In news that no doubt had you at the edge of your seats all day, Starbucks today unveiled a brand new logo that will be used on all cups at coffee retail locations beginning in March. Well, actually not a brand new logo. More like a modified iteration of their old logo by dropping . . . → Read More: A Tale of Starbucks, Sirens, and Geoffrey-With-The-Great Tooth
Kirk Cameron! That’s right! When thousands of birds mysteriously fall from the sky and schools of fish wash up dead on the shore in Arkansas, Anderson Cooper turns to 80′s actor and Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron for the 411. Even Cameron seems perplexed as to why Cooper is asking him for answers. Cooper is obviously . . . → Read More: Who Ya Gonna Call?
Deeplings Looking Festive! Twas two nights after Cephalopodmas, and all through the lab, All the Deeplings were ready for beer and boiled crab. Their table was set, napkins folded with care, All that remained was for Dr Bik to get there. Kevin spiked the eggnog with Kraken Spiced Rum, And assured me one sip would . . . → Read More: A Very Deep Sea Holiday Greeting
Passing along a solicitation for what looks like a very interesting (and timely) research opportunity at The Ohio State University. You can also learn more about the graduate program at the PI’s lab website. PhD GRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY IN CORAL BLEACHING AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION BIOGEOCHEMISTRY Desired (but not required) qualifications: MSc in Marine Science, Geology, . . . → Read More: Graduate Research Opportunity in Coral Bleaching and Ocean Acidification
The UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Second Committee [also known as the Economic and Financial Committee of the full Assembly] recently concluded its 65th session. To my surprise, the UNGA adopted a resolution on coral reefs during the proceedings. The Assembly made a few other references to the declining state of global ocean health in a . . . → Read More: UN Adopts Resolutions on Coral Reefs and Marine Biodiversity
Run, don’t walk, to The Twelve Days of Fishmas and behold the bestest holiday e-card ever. Brought to you by Jo and Joe Underwater Animated E-Cards. I’ll be singing this all day! Tip ‘o the hat to my pal Trish for passing this along. . . . → Read More: Best. E-Card. EVAH!
Beginning this morning and running through December 10th, the 16th edition of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16) will attract political and environmental delegates from around the globe to move on those climate change decisions that were previously made at COP15 in Copenhagen. Hopes are that . . . → Read More: Cop16 Climate Talks Resume In Cancun
The look of ocean conservation? Wallace “J” Nichols shilling Nautica togs. With but hours (Pacific time) from Black Friday, the most epic endurance retail binge known to primates, I thought I’d pause to reflect on a confluence of science, conservation, and consumerism that has me scratching my head. The above ad is courtesy of men’s . . . → Read More: Commodify Your Ocean Conservation
Sponge, coral, and tunicate assemblage, Bahamas. Here’s an observation in which most recreational divers are familiar. Whether you’re diving the chilly coast of Maine or the tropical waters of Fiji, those coastal areas with the strongest currents seem to have every available surface festooned with life. Tunicates, sponges, anemones, hard and soft corals, bryozoans, tube . . . → Read More: Marine Invertebrate Diversity Goes With The Flow