The Gentleman Biologist of Pier 39

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April 25, 2011: Take a walk out to the end of San Francisco’s Pier 39, and you’ll hear an interesting symphony of barking California sea lions and reactions of delight and amusement from droves of human onlookers. And if you’re lucky, you might also find the “Gentleman Biologist of Pier 39,” Tim Vogel, a volunteer at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, who has pursued tech career in Silicon Valley but has never forgotten his Seacamp roots. He spends hours teaching and inspiring visitors about the incredible wildlife of the West Coast and the wonders of science. Also: An update on the penguin rescue effort from Tristan da Cunha by Trevor Glass, Director of the Department of Conservation there.

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Google Earth 5.0 ? Now With Genuine Ocean!

The ExpeditionCasts podcast is back! The series returns with the video version of the Ocean Doctor’s popular blog post, “Attacked by the Giant Squid’s Cousins.” (You can access the video version below.) That’s big news. But the GINORMOUS news is that ExpeditionCasts returns along with a new version of Google Earth. Version 5.0 of Google Earth allows you to explore the other 70 percent of the planet — the world’s oceans — and access stunning underwater video content from around the world.  We have been privileged to be a contributor to this enormous, er, GINORMOUS project, and you’ll find five ExpeditionCasts videos among the others Google Earth 5.0. Look for them in Alaska’s Bering Sea and off the northwestern coast of Cuba.

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Track Roz Savage’s Solo Pacific Row 2008!

Congratulations, Roz!!

Roz completed her row from San Francisco to Honolulu on September 1, 2008, completing the first of three legs of her journey! On May 25, 2008, Roz Savage rowed beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and into the Pacific Ocean, which she is attempting to cross — rowing solo. She has already completed such a journey across the Atlantic, and is using her adventures to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire others to rise to their own challenges. Our friends at Blue Frontier Campaign, including its founder, David Helvarg, have been keenly engaged in Roz’s journey and working with Roz to make sure that her journey brings strong awareness about the oceans. (1planet1ocean president David E. Guggenheim is a member of Blue Frontier Campaign’s Advisory Council). As a courtesy to Roz and her many fans around the world, 1planet1ocean has assembled this page to help you track and participate in Roz’s incredible journey. The Google map is interactive, with links to Roz’s photos and to her blog posts. Note that the map is not real time and we hope it serves as a useful complement to the real-time tracking on her site. Please be sure to visit Roz’s web site!

Where’s Roz?

Important: This interactive map is not updated on a real-time basis. For the latest from Roz and real-time tracking of her position, be sure to visit Roz’s blog
Roz’s recent position
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Weather buoy/station. Click for current conditions.

How’s the weather?

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Station KLIH1-1615680: Kahului Bay, Maui, Hawaii
(See tracking map above to locate this station)

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Recent Video from Roz

What’s going on?

For the latest from Roz and real-time tracking of her position, be sure to visit Roz’s blog


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