Our colleague John Hocevar is out in the Bering Sea right now studying the seafloor communities there with Greenpeace and the Waitt Institute. John has shared new finds with us before and was kind enough to share a really cool new discovery with DSN readers! Enjoy! ————————————————————————————– A Little Skate Nursery Rhyme Jackie and her . . . → Read More: Guest Post: Nursery Rhymes for Skates
John Hocevar is a marine biologist and is the Oceans Campaign Director for Greenpeace USA, where he oversees their oceans and fisheries work, including efforts to get major supermarket chains to improve the sustainability of their seafood, to establish a network of large scale marine reserves, to protect the Arctic Ocean from offshore drilling, and . . . → Read More: Guest Post: Greenpeace in the Gulf of Mexico – an Update
John Hocevar visited MBARI yesterday discussing Greenpeace’s research on canyons in the Bering Sea. We’ve discussedthisresearchbefore but a followup is worthy of another post. Greenpeace has been trying to convince the powers that be to protect deep-sea diversity from fisheries practices. Unsurprisingly, some people don’t give a damn about the deep. It’s all I get . . . → Read More: Greenpeace and Protecting Underwater Canyons
Last month, Greenpeace raised the bar for pro-active ocean exploration by an NGO to inform better ocean management by outfitting their own “green” vessel, the Esperanza, with two Deep Worker manned submersibles depth rated to 600m. . . . → Read More: As NGOs rise, Greenpeace goes under
So, why would an environmental organization pilot a pair of manned submersibles through 2000 feet of water in the two largest submarine canyons in the world? Because it’s going to be a long time before federal agencies are willing to surrender the financing to secure a ship and submersibles. By that time the seafloor could be bottom trawled one hundred times over. . . . → Read More: Fine. We’ll rent a submarine and do it ourselves.
The following exclusive interview was conducted by Deep Sea News over email with John Hocevar, ocean specialist for the Greenpeace organization, and a sub-pilot for the 2007 Bering Witness expedition. . . . → Read More: Interview with a sub-pilot : John Hocevar