Journal of the Global Draining Society Letters, B (2012) 2(1):12-15 doi:10340824.xadflk Sea Level Rise Is Tied to Prevalence of Homosexuality Dr. M* *National Institute of Ocean Fluctuation Research, Deep-Sea News Way, Suite 100, Timbuktu 20501 Introduction Although only two years old and previously unrecognized by the scientific establishment, Global Draining (GD) has now become a . . . → Read More: Sea Level Rise Is Tied to Prevalence of Homosexuality
Remember when MTV actually aired music? Remember when you could learn something from the Learning Channel? Got actual history on the History Channel? Or actually make a real discovery about something other than guns or auctions on Discovery Channel? Remember when nature was cool enough no sensationalism was needed? And remember when Animal Planet actually . . . → Read More: RIP: Science on TV
On May 4th a colleague of mine, Dr. Brian Sidlauskas, curator for the fish collection of Oregon State University, received this email. Respected Prdf. Brian; On most humanitarian ground, would you please be so kind to provide me 25 Preserved MYXINE /EPTATRETUS sps. ;Hag-fish; Size Range 10″-15″ ,7 Petromyzon marinus ,and 15 Sub-Adult of HYDROLAGUS . . . → Read More: Robbing Museums
eBay’s history is dotted with carcasses of endangered and vulnerable species. In 2000, the Sea Turtle Conservancy announced that a large selection of illegal hawksbill turtle shell products were available on the online auction site. “On Jan. 6, about about 50 genuine tortoise shell items were listed for sale through ebay, said Gary Appelson, advocacy . . . → Read More: Finding Endangered Life on eBay
Image on left: Seafloor Production Tool (SPT) that will be operated at a depth of 1600 meters off the coast of Papua New Guinea by Nautilus Minerals to extract copper and gold from high grade seafloor massive sulphide deposits. Image on Right: Computer generated Bucket-Wheel Excavator used to extract unobtanium from Pandora in James . . . → Read More: James Cameron And The Dawn Of DeepTruth?
Edit – In the original article I said that the sphere of the Deep Challenger was made of titanium. In fact, it’s made of steel. My bad! In trying to explain to friends, colleagues and Twitter followers during recent days what James Cameron may have seen out that softball-sized window of the Deep Challenger submersible . . . → Read More: Cool as a sea cucumber: life (and death) at extraordinary deep sea pressures
This post is co-authored by Al Dove and Craig McClain In the 1989 James Cameron sci-fi movie The Abyss, there’s a scene when Ed Harris’ character dons a special environmental suit that allows him to breathe an oxygen-laden liquid. Thus protected from the risks of crushing deep-sea pressures (no air = no voids to collapse), . . . → Read More: James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge: a scientific milestone or rich guy’s junket?
Despite the striking fact that most of the scientists that the world has ever known are alive and working today, despite the fact that this Nation¹s own scientific manpower is doubling every 12 years in a rate of growth more than three times that of our population as a whole, despite that, the vast stretches . . . → Read More: Losing Deep-Sea Science in the United States
Wicked Tuna fishers land their catch. Image from LA Times The contradictions of the reality TV show Wicked Tuna, which follows fishers out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, as they use hook-and-line to catch bluefin tuna, are utterly mind-bending. Normally, I’d be cheering hook-and-line commercial fishers at the top of my lungs – unlike long lines or . . . → Read More: A wicked bad idear: National Geographic hunts bluefin tuna for entertainment