Monthly Archives: January 2013

James Cameron Responds to Robert Ballard on Deep-Sea Exploration

The quickest way to destroy ocean science, James Cameron tells Newsweek, is to take human explorers out of the water.
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The Last Dive? Funding for Human Expeditions in the Ocean May Have Run Aground

“It’s happening,” Earle says of her lifelong push into the deep. “This is a sweet spot in time. For the first time we can see what was once impossible to see."
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New Scientific Report Shows Pacific Bluefin Tuna Population Down 96.4%

"The population of Pacific bluefin tuna is a small fraction of what it used to be, and is in danger of all but disappearing."
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The Ghost Below – Art Installation by Judith & Richard Lang

Every year over 100,000 marine mammals die from the harmful effects of ocean trash.
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As we Marsify Earth, software engineer Earthifies Mars

“We are "Marsifying" earth, turning the blue planet into something that is less hospitable to our species,” says Mission Blue founder, Dr. Sylvia Earle.
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Hong Kong Shark Fin Traders Take to the Rooftops

With local criticism against the shark fin trade growing, Hong Kong merchants have taken to the rooftops...
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Even the Sharks are Safe in the World’s Largest Shark Sanctuary

Stay tuned for Monday's exclusive feature on the shark fin trade and why shark sanctuaries are critical for the survival of this charismatic species.
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Adventures with Bec the Diver

A while back we came across a video of a gray whale just off the beach in our home town of Laguna Beach.
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Mantis Shrimp Smash!

The mantis shrimp packs a powerful punch. The crustacean uses its hammer like claws to smash through mollusk shells and even aquarium glass without getting injured.
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NOAA’s Top Research Achievements of 2012

NOAA scientists advance climate, ocean and atmospheric science in record-setting year.
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