Love, love, love, love this video. Marine scientist Cassandra Brooks strapped a camera to the front of NSF’s icebreaker the Nathaniel B. Palmer as it sailed for two months through the ice-choked Ross Sea off Antartica. But unlike her, you don’t have to sit through two-months of ice smashing while fighting your shipmates for the . . . → Read More: Break through 2 months of Antarctic sea ice in 5 minutes
Art and science. Their paths don’t always cross, but when they do the results can be absolutely stunning. And this is exactly why I am highlighting the wonderful new collaboration by scientist Kristin Laidre and artist Maria Coryell-Martin, “Imaging the Arctic. ” It is an elegant field blog based around Dr. Laidre’s fieldwork with Narwhals . . . → Read More: New field blog: Imaging the Arctic
Some people might think I am crazy for waking up at 4:45 AM on a Sunday morning to tour a plane, but you would too if you got a chance to tour NASA’s supercool P-3B’s Airborne Laboratory. And I mean that literally with the bad pun intended. As part of Operation IceBridge, this plane is . . . → Read More: Observing the Cryosphere from the Troposphere: NASA’s P-3B Airborne Laboratory
Be worried – us marine scientists are officially taking over the internet. I’m super excited to announce the launch of Deep Sea News on Pinterest. We’re still working out the kinks…and trust us, these new things can get pretty kinky (#TWSS). Bear with us as we build up our visual smorgasbord, and be sure to . . . → Read More: Announcing the DSN Pinterest empire!
From the Italian news site La Repubblica comes this disturbing story (with 15 graphic pictures) of a mass stranding of “manta” rays on a beach in the Palestinian territories. According to Google Translate, the caption reads something like “For now only remains a mystery. Difficult to determine the cause, but the scenario that occurred on . . . → Read More: Mysterious Mobula mass mortality
Neatorama brought my attention to the above video. Flooding along the the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia left behind barrels for frothy fun. But wait before you go playing it. Sea foam comes from the turbulent mixing of storms and flooding. This mixing of impurities in the ocean like salts, chemicals, pollution, dead plants, . . . → Read More: Attack of the Sea Foam, It’s Not Whale Sperm
At the end of the F line in Coney Island, Brooklyn stand three of the city’s more venerable institutions: Nathan’s Hotdogs, the Cyclone roller coaster and the New York Aquarium, part of the Wildlife Conservation Society (once known as the NY Zoological Society). I like roller coasters and hotdogs (a little too much), but I . . . → Read More: Drink beer for Sandy relief
As a native Long Islander, I watched intently as Sandy made landfall. Offshore of NY Harbor, winds gusted up 70 mph and waves swelled to 32 feet in height. A 9ft Storm surge and large spring tides flooded downtown Manhattan. Waves battered the New York and New Jersey coasts. People died and entire communities were . . . → Read More: A recap of Hurricane Sandy: the ocean version
We’re excited for another guest post from Kim Martini here at DSN (read previous posts here). Kim is a physical oceanographer working at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She is part of a science team in the Arctic for a two-week cruise to study the currents in the Chukchi Sea. You can find her on . . . → Read More: Notes from the field: Find the currents, deploy the ROBOTS!
We’re excited for another guest post from Kim Martini here at DSN (read previous posts here). Kim is a physical oceanographer working at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. You can find her on Twitter at @rejectedbanana. Make sure to comment below and welcome her to DSN. While the rest of the DSN scientists all seem . . . → Read More: Notes from the field: North, to the Arctic Ocean!