If there is a city that exemplifies the relationship between Nature and Society, between the City and The Sea, that is Venice. Men built a space for human living taking space from the ocean and since then there is a continuous struggle between these two realities. Wired magazine covers a story about the plans to save Venice.
In Pierre Joris' Nomadics blog we read today: "Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane – a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region."
The Wave Glider is a new technology dedicated to collecting data about the ocean. The Wave Glider uses solar panels to harvest energy from the sun to propel itself, allowing for the Wave Glider to travel long distance without needing to refuel.
"The Scuttlefish is designed to evoke the kind of vibe you’d feel after a nice long day at the beach. Or a difficult night at sea. It’s not about animals, or sports or eco, or science, or travel or food or culture, but all of those things and perhaps a bit of lore. Because besides our own human drama, there’s no deeper well of stories, and no more mysterious and rich a frontier than the ocean."
"The oldest living thing on Earth is a massive "meadow" of sea grass growing in the Mediterranean between Spain and Cyprus. It's somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 years old and reproduces by cloning itself. Also, it's being killed by climate change."
Various assessments have found that the EU’s deep-sea fisheries management regime for the northeast Atlantic is inadequate, poorly enforced, and inconsistent with EU and international principles, agreements and legal obligations for the sustainable...
lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA trash collected for 20 min. 1.5 pounds 913.8 pounds totalThis Wednesday the 14th, Los Angeles City Council will vote on banning single use plastic bags in the city.
Steve Mentz, Associate Professor of English at St. John's University, keeps a blog about "Thalassology, Shakespeare and Swimming", three subjects that intersect at the point of poetry. This article about "The Poetics of Dolphins" is worth reading.
A thousand feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, a yeti crab farms a colony of bacteria on its claws. To help them grow, it waves its pincers over methane and sulfide vents, fertilizing the bacteria and making them good enough to eat.
Cameras capture the process: An explanation: The temperature of this sinking brine, which was well below 0C, caused the water to freeze in an icy sheath around it. Where the so-called "brinicle" met the sea bed, a web of ice...
"The monster rises out of the water", screamed the Spanish newspaper La Provincia. A chunk of submerged land is now rising towards the ocean's surface in the Canaries. Volcanoes say the stars are right, apparently.
"Dayton's Wall is an underwater geologic formation named for Paul Dayton, a marine ecologist who studies the lives and interactions between seafloor-dwelling organisms. Located in Antarctica, in an area of the Ross Sea between McMurdo Station and Cape Armitage, Dayton's Wall is a great place to spot creatures that live on the rocky Antarctic seafloor."
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