Deep-diving Research Submersible Alvin Gets an Upgrade (EarthWire.org)

Deep-diving research submersible Alvin gets an upgrade. (EarthWire.org)
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Over-Fished Cod Get Some Reprieve in EU Quota Deal

This Week’s Guest is YOU — The Ocean Doctor LIVE! Broadcast

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December 20, 2010: It’s the premiere of “The Ocean Doctor LIVE!” where YOU are the guest! We get a surprise visit from one of our past guests and talk oceans, coast-to-coast. Also: If I were a Great White, I wouldn’t eat you.

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New Report Outlines Restoration Activities to Speed Seagrass Recovery in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Results of a five-year monitoring effort to repair seagrass damaged in a boat grounding incident suggest that restoration techniques such as replanting seagrass can speed recovery time. The finding is included in a new report released today by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

Read the NOAA News Release.

What can be done to stop the burning of sea turtles?

Question by Nyssa: What can be done to stop the burning of sea turtles?
Big oil (with the help of the GOBP) has destroyed the gulf coast and the lives of countless marine animals. But even with all that’s already happened, it’s been reported that BP has been burning alive the gulf’s endangered sea turtles.

“…boats create a corral of oil by dragging together fire-resistant booms and then lighting the enclosed “burn box” on fire. If turtles are not removed from the area before the fire is lit, they are literally burned alive.”

Why should it be a surprise that the conservatives who are protecting BP do not care about the suffering and death of Earth’s sea creatures? They have no compassion for those on land who have lost their jobs or their lives due to the greed of those they are protecting.

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/bp_e?

http://animals.change.org/petitions/view?

http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/de?

Best answer:

Answer by Steve
It’s not as bad as you seem to think.

What do you think? Answer below!

Federal Oil Spill Response Transitions to Regional Structure, Releases Scientific Report

As planned and in coordination and consultation with state and local partners, the federal government’s response framework for the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill will transition on Friday, allowing for long-term response operations to be overseen by regional U.S. Coast Guard units rather than surge forces.

Read the NOAA News Release.

Beneath Dead Sea, Scientists Seek Natural History

Scientists are extracting a record of climate change and earthquake history, and their early findings are “changing everything we thought we knew.”

Read the full article in the New York Times.

Greenland Ice Could Fuel Severe U.S. Sea Level Rise

Wed May 27, 2009 5:36pm EDT
by Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New York, Boston and other cities on North America’s northeast coast could face a rise in sea level this century that would exceed forecasts for the rest of the planet if Greenland’s ice sheet keeps melting as fast as it is now, researchers said on Wednesday.

Sea levels off the northeast coast of North America could rise by 12 to 20 inches more than other coastal areas if the Greenland glacier-melt continues to accelerate at its present pace, the researchers reported.

This is because the current rate of ice-melting in Greenland could send so much fresh water into the salty north Atlantic Ocean that it could change the vast ocean circulation pattern sometimes called the conveyor belt. Scientists call this pattern the meridional overturning circulation.

“If the Greenland melt continues to accelerate, we could see significant impacts this century on the northeast U.S. coast from the resulting sea level rise,” said Aixie Hu, lead author of an article on the subject in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

The Ocean Foundation Annual Report 2010

Dear Friends of The Ocean Foundation,

Once again, it is time to thank all of our donors and partners who have helped make The Ocean Foundation a success.

The past year has been a time of great growth for The Ocean Foundation as we continue our work to support, strengthen, and promote those organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. We work with donors who care about our coasts and oceans to add value to marine conservation initiatives. We do this by providing conservation grants, hosting projects and funds, and collaborating with important campaigns and opinion leaders. As the community foundation for the oceans, we are fostering best-in-class projects and promoting solutions for healthy oceans and the people who depend upon them. We have been able to adapt to a changing economic climate while maintaining our integrity as honest brokers for marine conservation philanthropy.


The Ocean Foundation is our fiscal sponsor where Dr. David E. Guggenheim — the “Ocean Doctor” — serves as senior fellow.


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I Hereby Reclaim This Land for Nature!

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December 13, 2010: Mangroves are critically important to our coastlines, to fish, manatees and other ocean wildlife we love. But in South Florida many acres of mangroves were destroyed to make way for waterfront real estate, and around the world, mangroves face a myriad of threats. Enter the Reclamation Project, a unique art, education and restoration project hosted at Miami Science Museum. Mangrove seedlings in cups are displayed as art in galleries, retail stores and schools throughout the region, and once large enough, they are replanted along the shoreline. Along the way comes lots of new awareness about the incredible wetlands residents may be only vaguely aware of, and deep appreciation for the beauty of nature. Our guests: Reclamation Project Founder and artist, Xavier Cortada and Executive Director, Fernando Bretos. Also: Attacked by the Giant Squid’s cousins and a silky shark with an appetite for video cameras.

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