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Salt Water Superheroes

Exploding squid?!? Lobsters freezing everything in their paths? What can be done? Call in the Great Whites, the bomb squad of the seas…

… it’s fun to willfully misinterpret headlines. It’s more fun to read Wanda Curtis’ article about Great White sharks in northern waters. I had no idea that most humans survive the […]

Shorelines

Proposal: What most fascinates us most is not the open sea or inland territory, but the shore where the two of them meet.

The Other Side Of Vast

Tomorrow, I know that I will arrive on the other side of this, but at the moment, it seems impossible that anything so vast can have sides.

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Nears 2010 Minimum, 4 SD below 1979-2000 Avg

The National Snow and Ice Data Center has released satellite data showing that with the extent of ice in the Arctic Ocean is nearing its yearly minimum, the area of the Arctic Ocean covered by ice is at its third lowest in the historical record:

The extent of ice in the Arctic Ocean is […]

Creationist, Oil Drilling, Pro-Discrimination Paul LePage Winning in Maine Governor’s Race

The Maine Human Rights Act is a law prohibiting employment, housing, public accommodation, credit, or educational discrimination on account of various sociodemographic characteristics of individuals including race, color, ancestry, sex, marital status and religion. In 2005, the Maine Human Rights Act was amended to prohibit discrimination in provision of credit, educational, employment, housing, or public […]

Marine Ecology News for Late October

Ocean news from dolphins in American rivers to a new coral reef in the Seychelles. […]

Ocean News For October 24th

The first surgery on a shark ever has been performed, on a 20 year-old fish in the south of France. That, and more ocean news from around the world in this article. […]

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Lowest Extent for the Year, Surpassed in Melt only by 2007

According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the Arctic ice has melted to its greatest extent and, as winter creeps in, is beginning to refreeze. As the following graph from the NSIDC shows, the extent of Arctic ice this year is far below the average for years past, and the amount of open […]

Activism for Sharks Includes Self-Mutilation and Soap

Alice Newstead hung on huge hooks used to catch sharks in a storefront window in London, the hooks piercing the skin on her back. […]

Beach Finds Are Often Just Plain Rotten

Could there be some previously undiscovered marine mammal out there in the oceans, a giant mammal covered in fur? A monstrous seal? A whale with evolutionary amnesia? […]

Dolphin News From Tursiops

Dolphin rescues, pods of killer whales attacking larger whales, the experience of captive marine mammals, and evaluation of supposed dolphin exposure therapies are all subjects recently covered by the articles over at Tursiops. […]