Future Frogmen’s Glimpse of Our Ocean Conference - 2017 On October 5-6, 2017 the fourth Our Ocean Conference convened in Malta. The European Union (EU) hosted political leaders and some business leaders from more than 100 countries around the world, and announced new and continuing pledges to address ocean related matters. These were in synch … Continue reading Future Frogmen’s Glimpse of Our Ocean Conference – 2017
Stands of giant bladder kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, tower over the sea beds below, swaying with the currents in impressive, underwater scenescape. It is often mistaken for a plant, but is actually a type of algae. Algae have fascinated scientists for centuries, and their specific classifications are still to this day quite controversial. Most textbooks agree … Continue reading Phaeophyta Forest
Of the many species of turtles, the green sea turtle especially intriguing. An article by the Sea Turtle Conservancy describes green sea turtles’ diet, habitat, and other characteristics in detail; you can learn more about these turtles in their article. Typically living around coastlines, this species is often found nesting on shores and can be … Continue reading Green Sea Turtles: Help the Hatchlings!
There are so many different opinions on what the Great Pacific Garbage Patch really is; what it really looks like. Is it some enormous island of trash in the middle of the pacific ocean? Is it full of half degraded flotsam? Or is the reality much more gruesome even than these horrifying images?
Previously there had been news about part of an ice sheet splitting off — the size of Delaware. Just a few weeks ago, the unimaginable happened, and the large, broken off iceberg is a sign for change. The Larsen C ice shelf is located in Antarctica, and has shown potential for splitting in recent months. … Continue reading The Larsen C Ice Sheet is Breaking Up
With temperatures rising around the world due to carbon dioxide emissions, the ice sheets up in the Arctic are breaking and melting quicker than ever before. The melting ice sheets has caused the Arctic, the polar bears’ habitat, to be slowly disappearing. Polar bears are forced to survive on smaller areas of ice and sometimes … Continue reading Polar Bears: Part Two
Climate change has affected many different species all over the globe. One of the more dramatic and publicly acknowledged cases is the polar bears. As the earth continues to warm the polar icecaps, the bears home, melts. With less and less ice the bears are forced to swim longer distances for necessary resources. This added … Continue reading Will Polar Bears Sink or Swim?
How much waste have humans thrown away? Well, the weight of all human trash today is likely through the roof — imagine all the fast food, appliances, and everyday goods that people throw away each year! It is no surprise that the amount of trash we have disposed has increased vastly, accumulating from our bedrooms … Continue reading Human Waste and Its Impact
Of the many species of turtles, the green sea turtle is unique to our world. An article by the Sea Turtle Conservancy describes green sea turtles, their diet, habitat, and provides other characteristics in detail if you want to learn more about these turtles. Living typically around coastlines, this species is often nesting on shores … Continue reading Our Green Sea Turtles are Vulnerable
Climate fiction: A novel describes New Yorkers keeping on even after 50 feet of sea-level rise next century. http://www.shutterstock.comRobert Kopp, Rutgers University Earth’s climate system is replete with potential surprises, and the climate science community tends to be conservative when projecting future changes. The world also suffers from a creative deficit in imagining the human … Continue reading New York 2140: A novelist’s vision of a drowned city that still never sleeps