Mythical creatures until quite recently, there is very little in the way of pictures or video of them. Here is the story of the best video (so far) ever taken of one.
I mentioned this little guy in class the other day. Not sure which period.
Caroline Power is a photographer who captures images of pollution in the ocean. This is a recent video from her.
Garbage areas like this are becoming common and are growing.
30 days at sea timelapse
How cool. What will they find? Dozens of ancient shipwrecks spotted deep beneath the Black Sea
This is cool. I’ve read about this object for years.
Today in one of my classes I mentioned that octopi are the smartest of the invertebrates.
Behold (Warning – expletive at end of video)
This happened in Yallingup in Western Australia.
So Wednesday in Dynamic Earth I showed you two TED talks on oceans. The first is a very upbeat and hopeful view from Dr. Robert Ballard, the famed ocean explorer. He is a link to the talk if your interested.
The second video is more worrisome. Coral Ecologist Dr. Jeremy Jackson has seen massive ocean ecological destruction by the hand of man during his career and tells of a dark future, with a damaged ocean.
So I get home Wednesday night and who do I see on PBS? Jeremy Jackson. The new PBS show is called Earth: A New Wild. And looks at how humans are trying to effect a positive change on the environment by managing wilderness. Dr. Jackson and many, many others, are trying to regrow coral reefs, farm fish in the ocean instead of on land, introduce species that filter toxins from the water, and other amazing ideas.
Good show and you can watch it online. The episode I saw was “Oceans”
This article from The Washington Post, highlights a critical problem, of which most people are completely unaware. The rapid destruction of the oceans.
“Already, 90 percent of U.S. seafood is imported”
“The Census of Marine Life concluded in 2010 that 90 percent of the large fish are gone, primarily because of overfishing”
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