We’re very excited to introduce 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 and as the post reveals below is interested in deep-ocean waves. You can find her on Twitter at @rejectedbanana. Make sure to comment below and . . . → Read More: Searching for microscale turbulence at the macroscale
My marine debris buddy Nick Mallos of Ocean Conservancy pointed me to this beautiful animated model by Nikolai Maximenko and Jan Hafner of the University of Hawaii. This animation shows how wind affects the rate at which debris from the Japanese tsunami moves across the Pacific. It is a mathematical model that incorporates a great . . . → Read More: How wind-blown Japanese tsunami debris may move across the Pacific
I am very excited to introduce Kim Martini as guest blogger here at DSN. Kim is a physical oceanographer working at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and as the post reveals below is interested in deep-ocean waves. You can find her on Twitter at @rejectedbanana. Make sure to comment below and welcome her to . . . → Read More: The Largest Waves in the Sea Aren’t at the Beach
From gCaptain: Tourists get the full experience of the power of a calving glacier while on a boat trip off Ilulissat, Greenland. Fortunately, and somewhat amazingly, nobody was hurt. Scary part starts at 0:50.
There are scientists floating in the middle of the North Atlantic who are holding the dinosaur extinction in their hands. Really. Here it is: This may look like an alien landscape, but it’s actually a section of deep sea mud from the drilling ship Joides Resolution. When the lighter-toned sediment on the left was deposited, . . . → Read More: Drilling for dinosaur death: the Joides Resolution finds extinction in deep sea mud
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?
Please enjoy this delightful piece of comment spam that we received at here at DSN. I’ve redacted the contact information but left the rest as is. Who wouldn’t trust Savy Pappy with a Fukushima reactor? I’m sending them $100,000 right now! American People, Global Community, Ladies and Gentlemen We are the Freedom consultants firm. [address]. . . . → Read More: Amazing Fukushima-related spam
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?
We as humans have three fundamental questions. Where do we come from? Where are we going? Are we alone in the universe? The answers to these thrust at the core of our humanity and uniqueness. Through science we seek out replies to these inquiries. The Drake Equation In 1960 the National Academy of Sciences asked . . . → Read More: What knowledge of the deep sea tell us about life on other planets
White-tip reef shark, Fiji © 2011 Angelo Villagomez Causal relationships can be fiendishly tricky. Spend an hour watching any of Star Trek Voyager’s time travel episodes and you begin to understand why the show’s writers often resort to lines such as, “It’s better if we don’t talk about this too much.” Consider another example of . . . → Read More: For Want Of A Shark…