Yesterday I received wonderful news from colleague and friend, John Hocevar at Greenpeace, who has been on the front lines in Juneau seeking protection for the world’s largest underwater canyons, both in Alaska’s Bering Sea: Zhemchug Canyon and Pribilof Canyon, the “Grand Canyons” of the sea. According to John, “the [North Pacific Fishery Management] Council [...]
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Because of the decades-old U.S. economic embargo of Cuba, scientific collaboration between U.S. and Cuban scientists has been exceedingly difficult. Even though research is a permitted activity and U.S. scientists are allowed to travel to Cuba, the harsh logistical and political realities have … More...
While on an expedition in the South Atlantic from the tip of South America to the tip of South Africa, marine scientist Dr. David E. Guggenheim witnessed – and filmed – the worst environmental disaster of his life. En route to a little-known cluster of islands, his ship received … More...
In 2007, Greenpeace launched a groundbreaking expedition to explore the two largest underwater canyons in the world, in the heart of the Bering Sea. It was the first time manned submersibles ever entered these canyons and human eyes gazed directly upon their treasures. The expedition revealed an … More...
The Ocean Doctor's "50 Years - 50 States - 50 Speeches Expedition" is a journey of outreach, education, and discovery announced by Dr. David E. Guggenheim on his 50th birthday to bring at no charge speeches and multimedia education programs about the oceans to schools in all 50 U.S. states and 5 … More...
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June 8th is World Oceans Day, and the message from our oceans is clear: They need you! So duck into the nearest phone booth (if you can find one) and reveal the Ocean Superhero inside! We promise you’ll look just awesome in spandex. Just pick an ocean critter sidekick, choose your look and swear to [...]
On Friday, August 3rd, 2007, I landed the Deepworker submersible at 1,052 feet in the second largest underwater canyon in the world, Pribilof Canyon in Alaska’s Bering Sea. In the distance, I saw the lights of the other submersible, piloted by Michelle Ridgway. As we both sat on the bottom conducting life support checks and [...]
Time Remaining to Take Action: Protect the Bering Sea’s Grand Canyons Background In 2007, Greenpeace launched a groundbreaking expedition to explore the two largest underwater canyons in the world, in the heart of the Bering Sea. It was the first time manned submersibles ever entered these canyons and human eyes gazed directly upon their [...]
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The truth about bottled water and what you can do about it. Drew McGowan from Brita fills us in with advice on how you can help the planet while helping your wallet. Did you study? Our first pop quiz?and it’s hard. Can you keep up with the high school students of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl? Can you beat The Ocean Doctor? And the discovery of massive amounts of oil covering the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and why it’s especially bad news.
“The Ocean Doctor” kicks off by taking you on the series? first weekly field trip aboard the one-person submersible, the DeepWorker, on a dive to 2,000 feet, to the bottom of Alaska’s Bering Sea. Our guest is Jeff Heaton, sub pilot and operations manager at Nuytco, Ltd. in Vancouver where these incredible subs are manufactured. Also: The Gulf of Mexico — What you can do.