On the Ground and in the Water, Tracing a Giant Wave’s Path

By CLAUDIA DREIFUS Published: December 25, 2007 TEMPE, Ariz. — Next to the office of Harindra Joseph S. Fernando at Arizona State University is a 107-foot-long wave tank that can mimic oceanic motions. “This tank is one of the most wonderful pieces of equipment I have,” said Dr. Fernando, 52, the director of the Environmental … Continue reading On the Ground and in the Water, Tracing a Giant Wave’s Path

Advocates Hope Science Can Save a Big Tuna

By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff WriterMonday, December 24, 2007; Page A06 For centuries, humans have mythologized the bluefin tuna, an elite, warmblooded fish that can traverse the Atlantic basin in less than a month and a half and grow to weigh three-quarters of a ton. Romans put bluefin on their coins; Salvador Dali painted … Continue reading Advocates Hope Science Can Save a Big Tuna

Efforts to Harvest Ocean’s Energy Open New Debate Front

In our national efforts to reduce carbon emissions, wave energy may provide an alternative energy source. This New York Times article gives a good overview of efforts along the Pacific Northwest to test wave energy technologies. But will the benefits outweigh the potential downsides?…… NEWPORT, Ore. — Chris Martinson and his fellow fishermen catch crab … Continue reading Efforts to Harvest Ocean’s Energy Open New Debate Front