Why wartime wrecks are slicking time bombs

New ScientistSeptember 1, 2010By Mick Hamer Thousands of ships sunk in the second world war are seeping oil – and with their rusty tanks disintegrating, “peak leak” is only a few years away THE battle for Guadalcanal was one of the pivotal moments of the second world war. The Japanese occupied Guadalcanal, the largest of … Continue reading Why wartime wrecks are slicking time bombs

Training Same as Always, Navy is Insisting

The Maui News, August 29, 2010By Chris Hamilton KAHULUI – U.S. Navy training exercises in waters around Hawaii and across the Pacific would be the same kinds of activities that have been under way for decades, including sonar training and the use of explosives under water, Navy officials said last week. The U.S. Navy brought … Continue reading Training Same as Always, Navy is Insisting

Kindai bluefin tuna, farmed sustainably, available in Philadelphia

(Photo Credit: Laurence Kesterson) Joseph Lasprogota, director of purchasing at Samuels & Son Seafood in South Philly, moves a 196-pound Kindai bluefin tuna. By Aliza GreenThe Philadelphia Inquirer It’s a chilly 35 degrees in the fish-cutting room at the new state-of-the-art headquarters of Samuels & Son Seafood in South Philadelphia’s wholesale fish market. Two workers … Continue reading Kindai bluefin tuna, farmed sustainably, available in Philadelphia

Gulf spill to blame for oily blobs in vital Gulf sea life?

Orange droplets that have tested positive for hydrocarbons are visible trapped inside the shell of an immature blue crab collected near Grand Isle, La. Researchers wondering how the Gulf of Mexico will affect the Gulf oil spill are paying close attention to the blue crab. (Photo Credit: USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory/AP) Christian Science Monitor, … Continue reading Gulf spill to blame for oily blobs in vital Gulf sea life?

Congratulations to our Photo Contest Winner, Karen Barcellos!

Karen Barcellos sent us several beautiful images of Humpback whales she took in the Hawaiian Islands Humpack Whale National Marine Sanctuary in Maui, and this is the one we liked best. Her winning photo will be featured in our next newsletter and on our facebook page. Thank you very much to everyone who submitted photographs … Continue reading Congratulations to our Photo Contest Winner, Karen Barcellos!