‘Yes, we can’ eat Asian carp, chef says

Asian CarpPhoto Credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service By Jill Moon The Telegraph, October 26, 2010 Tasting is believing when it comes to realizing Asian carp as a delicacy and an economy boost. “I broke the code of this fish,” French chef Philippe Parola said Tuesday at the dedication ceremony for the Jerry F. Costello … Continue reading ‘Yes, we can’ eat Asian carp, chef says

Tagged Narwhals Track Warming Near Greenland

Tagged nawhals migrated south into Baffin Baywhere they collected and transmitted temperaturesfrom the pack ice through the following spring.Photo Credit: NOAA/University of Washington Science Daily, October 27, 2010 In a research paper published online October 27 in the Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, a publication of the American Geological Union (AGU), scientists reported the southern … Continue reading Tagged Narwhals Track Warming Near Greenland

Alaska’s untapped oil reserves estimate lowered by about 90 percent

By: The CNN Wire StaffCNN, October 27, 2010 The U.S. Geological Survey says a revised estimate for the amount of conventional, undiscovered oil in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska is a fraction of a previous estimate. The group estimates about 896 million barrels of such oil are in the reserve, about 90 percent less … Continue reading Alaska’s untapped oil reserves estimate lowered by about 90 percent

Predators Gone, Small Fish Get Bolder

A seaweed-eating surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigricans) grazingon reef algae while keeping a watchful eye out for predators.Photo Credit: Elizabeth Madin By: Sindya N. BhanooThe New York Times, October 21, 2010 Little fish are cautious and timid around big, hungry fish, and rightly so. But when populations of predators like tuna and shark shrink because of human … Continue reading Predators Gone, Small Fish Get Bolder

Coral algae (symbiodinium) discovered in black corals at never seen before depths

Hawaiian Black Coral, Antipathes griggi.Photo Credit: Daniel Wagner, HIMB/SOEST/UHM Carlie WienerUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa, via EureakAlert!, October 20, 2010 Researchers at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB), an organized research unit in the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology have made a remarkable new discovery. When … Continue reading Coral algae (symbiodinium) discovered in black corals at never seen before depths

U.N. summit sends S.O.S. on biodiversity

The U.N.’s biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan will set globaltargets for governments worldwide to protect ecosystemsPhoto Credit: CNN By Matthew KnightCNN, October 18, 2010Delegates from all over the world descended on Nagoya in Japan on Monday for talks considered crucial to sustaining the future of animal, plant and human life on Earth. For two weeks, … Continue reading U.N. summit sends S.O.S. on biodiversity

Sandra’s Still Sailing….in the Gulf of Mexico with Greenpeace

Daily Updates from the Arctic Sunrise, Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Impact Studies While the team, co – lead by Dr. Sandra Brooke (above) and Dr. Steve Ross, is out on the water, we will mark the six month anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Drs. Brooke and Ross are part of an … Continue reading Sandra’s Still Sailing….in the Gulf of Mexico with Greenpeace

Paid not to fish

Photo Credit: Hololulu Weekly By Christopher PalaHonolulu Weekly, October 13, 2010 Some folks made a killing depleting the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Wait ‘til you see how much they’ll make not to fish there anymore. The news came innocuously enough, in a press release earlier this year from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. As … Continue reading Paid not to fish