Awesome animation by NASA!
NASA slowly drains the oceans in an incredible animation, revealing hidden underwater mountain ranges and ancient land bridges
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.
Here Be Monsters: We Filmed a Giant Squid in America’s Backyard
I mentioned this little guy in class the other day. Not sure which period.
Tourist in Australia Goes Viral Holding ‘Beautiful’ Octopus That Can Kill Within Minutes
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.
Shocking photo shows Caribbean Sea being ‘choked to death by human waste’
30 days at sea timelapse
How cool. What will they find? Dozens of ancient shipwrecks spotted deep beneath the Black Sea
Very, very dangerous!
This is cool. I’ve read about this object for years.
Scientists may have discovered world’s oldest mechanical computer
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.
Robert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean
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.
Jeremy Jackson: How we wrecked the 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”
Your Shoes Are Rubbish from Billy Turvey on Vimeo.
Into the Deep: Expedition Seeks Life in Ocean Trench
More on the Kermadec Trench…
Video: An ocean wilderness: The Kermadec trench off New Zealand