- Arctic Amplification- Maybe It Just Heats Up Easier Than Other Places
With record low temperatures, winter blizzards and warming that isn't really global, people aren't taking climate change very seriously these days, but that doesn't mean pollution gets a free pass if we want to continue to enjoy nature as we ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 16 2009 - 6:45pm
- Will Michael Shermer's ET Be Interested In Marine Life?
Michael Shermer of Michael Shermer: What Will ET Look Like? has inspired me to write a sci fi. Shermer's ET, whether a bipedal primate or not, is attractive for a theme of oceans and humans-- both representing new experiences. An extraterrestrial, y ...
Article - Hatice Cullingford - Jan 20 2009 - 12:56pm
- Is Antarctica Warming Or Cooling? Yes
The consensus among scientists has been that while much of the globe has been getting warmer, a large part of Antarctica – the East Antarctic Ice Sheet – has actually been getting colder. Not so, say Eric Steig, a University of Washington professor of Ea ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 21 2009 - 1:58pm
- Sea Dead Zones Could Expand Due To Global Warming, Say Danish Researchers
Dead zones are low-oxygen areas in the ocean where higher life forms such as fish, crabs and clams are not able to live. In shallow coastal regions, for examples, dead zones can be caused by runoff of excess fertilizers from farming. A team of Danish res ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 25 2009 - 2:18pm
- Some Environmental Scientists Seem To Have A Grudge Against The Oceans
Dumping tires in the water to create an artificial reef sounds either inspired or crazy. It turned out to be crazy but there was a scientific hypothesis to it. You just had to buy into their chain of logic. There was also a lesson. Not everything needs ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 30 2009 - 1:51pm
- Of Milk And Honey With Salt And Ice
Are you ready for a treat? Have you ever wished you could be with Charles Darwin on his travels just for one day? Perhaps-- when he first saw immense glaciers? Well, I've arranged today to imagine what-and-where of him and the Beagle in South America ...
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Feb 6 2009 - 9:11pm
- 30 Days Of Evolution Blogging: The Origin of Galapagos Plume in Bloom
Charles Darwin wrote in 1835 about the Galapagos Islands: "September 15th — This archipelago consists of ten principal islands, of which five exceed the others in size. They are situated under the Equator, and between five and six hundred miles westw ...
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Feb 5 2009 - 5:44pm
- What's Down There, Anyway?
Google Earth has the answer to this question, apparently. Developers are starting to include ocean floor data in the maps accessible via the program. It's about time, really- but first I have to vent a bit... ...
Blog Post - Mrs. H. - Feb 3 2009 - 10:11pm
- Jason, Oh Jason!
Right now we have a tandem situation. Jason-1 and Jason-2 are flying in tandem above our heads. Sounds like fun perhaps, but who cares? And who are Jason and what's with the numbers, anyways? ...
Article - Bente Lilja Bye - Feb 7 2009 - 7:02pm
- Bioluminescence- Luminescent Krill Due To 'Light Switch' Muscles
The phenomenon of light emission by living organisms, bioluminescence, is quite common, especially in marine species. It is known that light is generated by chemical reactions in which oxygen molecules play an important part. In the animal world, these che ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 23 2009 - 7:35pm