Friday, May 11, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
You can measure your personal carbon footprint by calculating how much greenhouse gas your activities produce. Every time we turn on a light, travel by car, eat a meal, switch on a TV, or use anything that requires energy, we produce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. The CHALLENGE involves understanding the causes of climate change and then envisioning and embodying effective solutions so we, as a planet, can avoid the worst possible consequences. ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE!!!! Go to: http://footprint.stanford.edu/
Friday, March 9, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Go to: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/features/dec11/japan-tsunami-debris.html The powerful Japanese earthquake and resulting tsunami in March 2011, washed tons of untold debris into the Pacific Ocean. Learn where the debris it is currently located, where it is heading, and what is being done about it. You can track the debris path, learn how it is effecting marine creatures, and select ways to get involved.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Icy cold, pitch black and with crushing pressure-the deepest part of the ocean is one of the most hostile places on the planet. Only two explorers have made the epic jouney there: 11 km ( 7 miles) down to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench. As a new wave of explorers are gearing up to repeat this remarkable dive, take a look at the mysterious world that they will be plunging into. Click on the following link then post your response!
Friday, June 3, 2011
How do you get two dead Giant Squid the size of a school bus from a fishing boat in Spain to a museum in Washington, DC, USA? Call in the Navy! Find out how Operation Calamari unfolded and how the museum managed to put their new Giant Squid on display.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Great website for tips and facts on surfing in our National Marine Sanctuaries. Find more information at http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/news/features/0311catching.html then post your thoughts. What a great goal to try to surf all of them! Beautiful photos!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Say thank you to the ocean for all that it provides for our Earth. Sign the "Thank You Ocean" pledge to become a responsible steward for our ocean. You will find the pledge along with many other ideas of how YOU can make a difference. Check it out at http://www.thankyouocean.org/ Take the pledge, share it with your friends, and blog about your goals!
Friday, January 7, 2011
A filmmaker and surfer talks about her love affair with surfing and protecting coral reefs in Puerto Rico. Watch the podcast then post your response. http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2005/08/samurai_surfers.html
Check out this website about the dangers of ocean acidification. Post your thoughts. http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/acidification/aboutthefilm.asp
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Check out this website on lionfish. Lionfish are native to the Pacific and Indian Oceans, but are considered an invasive species to the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. They are voracious predators, reproduce quickly, and threaten commercially important species, such as snapper and grouper. http://www.deathtolionfish.org/
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Check out this podcast of baby sea turtles in the news then post your thoughts! http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/seaturtles.jsp
Census of Marine Life. www.coml.org/ holds a spectacular gallery of biological resources from the sea. According to its web site, "The Census of Marine Life is a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations engaged in a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans. The world's first comprehensive Census of Marine Life - past, present, and future - will be released in 2010." Its purpose is "to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life." What a goal! In only 10 years? Check it out and post your thoughts about the ocean's most amazing creatures.
Go to http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=6df11ba5f0052e7ec46957820&id=6f8e7217a5&e= and listen to the Great White Shark podcast. Post your thoughts.
If you are in doubt if the tuna you or your family buys is "dolphin safe", check out this respected site http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_factsheet.aspx?gid=67