Eric Heupel is a graduate student at University of Connecticut in Oceanography. He keeps a personal blog at Eclectic Echoes and Larval Images, and used to be part of The Other 95% team along with me before we closed shop. You can find Eric tweeting as @eclecticechoes. —————————————————- A few weeks ago there . . . → Read More: Scientist in Residence: Is It Time to Relax Fishing Regulations?
Super congrats to our friends at Oceana, who report on their blog The Beacon today that negotiations to protect over 16 million square miles of deep seafloor have paid off in a fantastic international and multi-organizational collaboration! “Fantastic news from the international negotiations we told you about last week: the talks concluded on Friday with . . . → Read More: 16.1 Million Square Miles of Deep Seafloor Protected in North Pacific
I could write about a detailed account of a new study in PLoS One. I could discuss how the researchers imported information on the spatial extent of marine scientific research, submarine communication cables, radioactive waste disposal, munitions and chemical weapons waste disposal, military operations, oil and gas industry, and bottom trawling OSPAR maritime area . . . → Read More: Our Impacts on the Deep
Today is political action day. Your voice is only a click away. Sheril Kirshenbam and others are hosting a Letter on Ocean Acidification from ocean champions Randy Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers of West Marine and Oceana asking people contact their local representatives in Congress and their local newspapers–asking them to pay more attention to ocean . . . → Read More: Political action is one click away
Over the years, I’ve marveled at the ways and means of different scientists. Some have a career that’s focused like a laser beam, boring through the impenetrable mysteries of oceanography or evolution. Others paint with a broad brush on a large canvas, dabble in things of interest, or follow a trail to its natural conclusion, . . . → Read More: Once upon a time, the ocean was blue