For background on the EPR Chronicles, see this post. The expedition was also recorded online at the Field Museum during this time (before science blogs!) and includes dispatches, videos and photos! Saturday 11/08 1:30am Been a while since I made an entry. We were on station at 8°37′N and its been really busy, but real . . . → Read More: The EPR Chronicles V
This semester I am teaching a full on lecture course in Deep Sea Biology at my institution. It is a great opportunity for me and am very thankful that I can be at an institution that would enthusiastically give a PhD student this opportunity to freely develop this course how I wish. I am 2 . . . → Read More: Deep Sea 101: Introduction and What Is the Deep Sea?
The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is now over a month in duration and continues to worsen. Estimates of the total oil flowing from the damage were estimated initially at 5,000 barrels per day. Now the 26,000 estimate by FSU professor Ian MacDonald looks more plausible. Moreover, the greatest impact of the current . . . → Read More: Anatomy of an ecological catastrophe: what to expect in the deep Gulf of Mexico
The download of Google Earth 5.0 to Mac OS X is painless, as expected. Ocean lovers will be delighted with the improved seafloor topography. It’s something DSN has been anticipating for a long time now. Last year I ran this story describing the need for the new ocean layer and some of the science behind . . . → Read More: How much better is Google Earth’s new seafloor
Deep Sea News “field correspondent” and good friend Wallace J Nichols is posting links to the first real evidence of Google Earth enhancements. Click here to read today’s blog post about the new contribution from Seaturtle.org. Links at the bottom take you to videos that play through the migration track of J’s first tagged . . . → Read More: Google’s Ocean is trickling in