Kids, we all know that crack is bad for your body. And when it comes to sea ice, the same policy applies. Too much crack is whack. Starting in mid-February a bunch of giant cracks in sea ice, or leads, began forming in the Beaufort Sea. Now a couple of leads are not unusual, but . . . → Read More: This ice crack is whack.
What happens when non-scientists continually distort the facts on climate change? Climate scientists fight back with this amazing angry rap video! Featuring real climate scientists talking about real science. They even rap about peer review. And they even call out other scientists for letting others put words in their mouth. I heart this SO HARD. . . . → Read More: Hell yeah! “I’m a climate scientist” An epic rap.
In the third or, um, sixth Star Wars movie, Emperor Palpatine finally reveals himself as the evil Sith lord Darth Sidious when he orders the assassination of every Jedi in the Galaxy by clone soliders (who either later or earlier become the infamous storm troopers of the first or, er, fourth episode). This edict is . . . → Read More: Execute order 66
Was just sent these great informative short videos about research being done to understand how climate change affects coastal communities. Coastal organisms live in areas with much day to day variation. There are the changing tides, the amount sun exposure, and also shade from tidal zone seaweeds and rock crevices. This makes coastal animals, like . . . → Read More: California Coastal Climate Change Research
The Planktos Incident continues. Just when I thought it had died. Russ George, former head of the defunct Planktos, has decided to, despite the scientific community asking for a more cautious and sensible approach and international moratoriums, dump 100 tons of iron into the ocean. In discussing the DSN core value of Awareness Through Scrutiny, . . . → Read More: Here We Go Again With Dumping Iron Into the Ocean
Brittle stars, a sea pen, and sea cucumber dealing with the lack of energy on the deep-sea floor. Photo courtesy of MBARI If energy is the currency of life then deep-sea organisms are in a long-term recession. Energy comes in three major forms important for life: solar radiation in the form of photons, thermal kinetic . . . → Read More: The Great Recession of the Deep Oceans
DSN’s very own para_sight is on the Weather Channel with Meteorologist Julie Martin discussing several sightings of great white sharks off the coast of the Northeast and whether warmer temperatures may be to blame. via Warmer Weather Means More Sharks. . . . → Read More: Warmer Weather Means More Sharks
Last week the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative (JOCI) released its 2012 U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card (PDF). JOCI is a bipartisan, collaborative group “to encourage action and monitor progress toward meaningful ocean policy reform.” The group has an interesting origin beginning both with the Pew Oceans Commission and the United States Commission on Ocean Policy . . . → Read More: Can You Guess the Average Grade for the U.S. on Our Oceans?
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
Dead pelicans on the beach in Peru. Img: The Guardian As many as 900 dolphins and over 4,000 pelicans have washed up dead on the beaches of northern Peru in the last couple of months, (see news coverage here, here and here), leading to a flurry of activity as various authorities and other interested parties . . . → Read More: What is Peru’s dolphin and pelican die-off telling us?