The real Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Photo by Miriam Goldstein, 2010 EX1006 cruise. O thin men of Haddam, Why do you imagine golden birds? Do you not see how the blackbird Walks around the feet Of the women about you? – “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”, Wallace Stevens ————- I would like to . . . → Read More: Three Ways of Looking at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Did you know that the Dalai Lama works closely with scientists, and calls for the withdrawal of any Buddhist beliefs that contradict scientific evidence? Neither did I! For your Friday viewing pleasure, a great video of the Dalai Lama’s recent lecture at UC San Diego, where he discusses the need for humanitarian values and universal . . . → Read More: TGIF: The Dalai Lama on Climate Change
It’s no secret that we here at Deep Sea News are huge nerds. I can hear the outraged cries through my computer screen – “No, not the Deeplings!” – but guys, IT’S TRUE. What you probably don’t know is that Dr. M and I are HUGE Firefly fans. (For those of you who don’t know, . . . → Read More: Shiny! Top 10 reasons why seafarers love Joss Whedon’s Firefly
Not exactly “mint” condition, but treasure nonetheless. Picture this: Cape Cod, June 20, 1975. Gerald Ford is President, gas is .53 cents a gallon, and a carefree, 11 year-old–yet already ocean-nerd, future coral conservationist/blogger–is spending the summer with family in the vacation town of Orleans, Massachusetts, right on Nauset Beach. This is the summer he’s . . . → Read More: Hooper Drives The Boat, Chief
For your Friday viewing pleasure, I bring you the “Story of Sushi” – this video is kind of like Thomas the Tank Engine (the PBS show with the miniature people) meets the ASPCA commercial with the Sarah McLaughlin song. Must watch – the set design is incredible! The Story of Sushi from Bamboo Sushi on . . . → Read More: TGIF: The Story of Sushi
…BECAUSE I AM!!! Yes, I am yelling this from the mountaintops: I cannot wait to shed my drab winter wardrobe and move on to Spring/Summer 2012 collections. Finally, my fashion obsession is perfectly appropriate for a blog post at #DeepSN. This season the runways were flooded (ha!) with ocean-themed prints and marine-inspired design: Coral Reef . . . → Read More: ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT YOUR SPRING WARDROBE YET??
By Eric Schwaner via DeviantArt Warning: This post is rated PG-13 and is safe for work, but contains links to NSFW adult-only content. Click at your own risk. Most marine scientists remain blissfully unaware of the existence of tentacle-themed pornography, which originated from Japan. The paths of people who work with real life tentacle-creatures and . . . → Read More: Interview: New anthology of tentacle porn reaches for marine conservation
Dave Wolfenden's jellyfish tattoo I’ve had a copy of Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed, written by Carl Zimmer, sitting on my desk for a few months now. Once people see it, they can’t stop flipping through the pages and pages of science-themed tattoos, gasping and chuckling and sighing happily. It is scientist crack. . . . → Read More: Last minute holiday presents: Science Ink