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
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?
I think many of us can agree that beaches and the coast are some of the most incredible places to be. Perhaps there is something captivating about the sounds of the waves, or the tiny crabs, plants, and fish that live right near the edge. Places like the coast make it feel as if life … Continue reading Conserving Our Coastal Communities
My name is Richard and my young friend is Hetal. I was asked to provide some mentorship to Hetal, "an aspiring FROGWOMAN". Hetal is in High School. She is very interested in our marine environment. Hetal is in the lead here. I'm just a helping hand. We welcome guest blogs as well as regular blog … Continue reading Welcome to future FROGMEN and FROGWOMEN