This was rolling in the surf yesterday. It’s about 14 inches long. I’m interpreting it as a decomposed squid head.
Marine biology experts, help. Am I right? Is it correct to call the central part of the squid body the head, anyway? Where do we put the ceph in cephalopod?
The Hastings amendment would have restored the integrity of environmental impact assessments to their current levels. H.R. 2331 would restrict the scope of those assessments, in the interest of rushing approval of new offshore drilling operations – even those in dangerous deepwater conditions such as those that caused the BP rig to explode and sink in the Gulf of Mexico. [...]
The Institute of Research for Development has conducted a study that documents the impact of overfishing in the growth of jellyfish swarms. As predator fish that typically keep the number of jellyfish in check have been stripped out of the oceans by humans hungry for sushi, the world’s jelly populations have been free to reproduce in ever larger numbers. [...]
The Obama White House had in its possession large numbers of photographs of endangered marine animals covered in oil – including photographs of huge piles of garbage bags filled with dead sea turtles. Obama decided to cover up the photographs, to keep them secret from the American people – in order to protect Big Oil. [...]
The authors of the journal article discuss “the possibility that we are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change.” I’d say that’s a big deal. [...]
It was forecast two weeks ago. Now, it’s happening. Huge areas of coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea are dying, bleached white, because of abnormally high water temperatures. The reefs form the keystone of the Caribbean marine ecosystem.
In many cases, Democrats in Congress are already bringing us the frightening anti-environmental agenda that they warn us the Republicans will impose if they regain majority control. [...]
More oil spills remind us that human civilization’s dependence upon petroleum comes at a terrible cost. [...]
Oceanic Defense is seeking to get marinas to agree that they won’t allow boats carrying sharks to dock. Make it difficult for shark fishing boats to dock, and there will be less shark fishing going on. [...]
Another fossil fuel leak has been taking place on another offshore drilling rig just 50 nautical miles away from the Montara rig which has been the source of the major oil spill. The gas leak has been going on for about seven weeks, without the public being informed. [...]