FLIP is towed to its operating area in the horizontal position and through ballast changes is “flipped” to the vertical position to become a stable spar buoy with a draft of 300 feet. Photo from MPL. I waited patiently for Transformers the movie to release. Luckily the dialogue, plot, and having to suffer through what . . . → Read More: Transformers…Ocean Science Style
Kudos to Chief Scientist Goldstein for the great interview on NPR’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow today. Be sure to listen to the 6 min. interview. This expedition has arguably done one of the best jobs at public outreach. Leave it to a bunch of grad students to set the bar high! Want to know . . . → Read More: SEAPLEX on NPR Science Friday!
This Sunday, August 2nd, a major scientific expedition to study the issue of plastic accumulation in the North Pacific Gyre will depart San Diego. The whole venture is between Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the nonprofit Project Kaisei, SEAPLEX (Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition) but the cool part is that Miriam from the Oyster’s . . . → Read More: U Hav Plasicz In Yr Oceanuz
DeepSee submersible, a 3 man HOV depth rated to 475 m Scripps Insitute of Oceanography (SIO) post-doc Brad Erisman and colleagues Exequiel Ezcurra and Octavio Aburto-Oropeza used the three person DeepSee submersible to explore nearshore and remote sites seamounts off the coast of Baja California. They report that life is abundant, but the impacts of . . . → Read More: Deep Impacts from Fishing off Baja California