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We can learn to understand and transform complex social realities by studying how we interact with the ocean
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Thailand, Sinking: Parts of Bangkok Could Be Underwater in 2030

Thailand, Sinking: Parts of Bangkok Could Be Underwater in 2030 | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
The most pessimistic experts are afraid part of Thailand's capital will be submerged by 2030.

Via Cathryn Wellner
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Deepwater Horizon oil stayed beneath the waves

Deepwater Horizon oil stayed beneath the waves | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
Data gathered directly from the gushing Deepwater Horizon hints at why the spill looked so much different from surface spills like the Exxon Valdez incident.
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Dr Jason Hall-Spencer at the Guardian

Dr Jason Hall-Spencer at the Guardian | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
Dr Jason Hall-Spencer has written an excellent essay on the urgency of oceanic action, fueled by the recent findings of the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO).  Make sure to check it out.
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Stingrays, sawfish snouts & peeing sharks on the radio

Stingrays, sawfish snouts & peeing sharks on the radio | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
This week I had another trip to London to catch up with the Home Planet team at the BBC. For the first time I appeared alongside the fantastic astronomer Carolin Crawford, which meant we were 50:50 girls:boys – usually there’s a distinct male bias to the proceedings. It also meant that Toby the producer had a bit of a task fitting together questions about space and the oceans. And I was sad that my on-air impression of a sawfish – with it’s long with nasal protrusion – got left behind in the final edit. So instead, I will share it with you now…
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Jeremy Jackson: How we wrecked the ocean | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this bracing talk, coral reef ecologist Jeremy Jackson lays out the shocking state of the ocean today: overfished, overheated, polluted, with indicators that things will get much worse. Astonishing photos and stats make the case.
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sean cubitt's blog: Cod

We like to believe that human creativity is an infinite resource. We used to think that was true of the oceans – that we could throw as much garbage in, and take as much food out, as we could, as fast as we could, and the seas would replenish and clean themselves up. That was before the effective extinction of the Atlantic cod. We have to hope that we do not make a similar mistake with creativity.
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» Explore the Deep Seas With Google Oceans Update

» Explore the Deep Seas With Google Oceans Update | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
Oceanographers say that more is known about the surface of Mars than the deep seafloor of Earth. They’re right: Only a fraction of our seafloors have been studied. But with oceans covering 70 percent of Earth’s surface, a fraction is still quite a lot. The latest update, released on World Oceans Day, covers an area the size of North America.
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State of the Ocean.org - Solutions: New Report: International Earth System expert workshop on ocean impacts and stresses

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A new way of thinking as sea levels rise – The Washington Post ...

A new way of thinking as sea levels rise – The Washington Post ... | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
The sea level is rising in Virginia Beach and the entire area known as Hampton Roads because of the warming climate, and the area also happens to be sinking for other geological reasons. ...
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song/video in protest of BP Gulf Oil Spill

song/video in protest of BP Gulf Oil Spill | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
environment disaster educational guitar poem song slideshow activism British Petroleum deepwater horizon blowout pelicans sea turtles birds ...youtube.com...
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DEEP WATERS – A Pacific Film Series Wednesday 2/16- Saturday 2/19 5:00-8:30 pm UH Manoa

DEEP WATERS – A Pacific Film Series Wednesday 2/16- Saturday 2/19 5:00-8:30 pm UH Manoa | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
DEEP WATERS – A Pacific Film Series Wednesday, February 16 – Saturday, February 19th 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies – Hālau o Haumea University of Hawaii at Mānoa 2645 Dole Street Honolulu  96822 Heavy pupu from...
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“ACTIVIST”

“ACTIVIST” | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
“ACTIVIST”
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean
there is a mass twice the size of Texas
formed entirely from the trash of plastic.
There is four hundred pound sea turtle
about about to swallow what she thinks
is a jellyfish.
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Sea Shepherd stops Japanese whalers in Southern Ocean

Sea Shepherd stops Japanese whalers in Southern Ocean | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd is hoping to make the most of a momentous start to the whaling season.
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Robot Fish to Detect Ocean Pollution

Robot Fish to Detect Ocean Pollution | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
The prototype robot fish, modeled after carp,have been swimming around the London Aquarium as they await their release off northern Spain in 2011.
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Where have all the fish gone?

Where have all the fish gone? | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
I turned my camera on and swam into shore.Not a single fish swam through the frame. Fish SHOULD have been hitting me in the face.I expected a lot more fish than trash.
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"Ancient buried landscape" off the coast of Scotland - Boing Boing

"Ancient buried landscape" off the coast of Scotland - Boing Boing | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
Scientists have found evidence of an "ancient buried landscape" that was once above North Atlantic waters, the temporary result--at least in geographical terms--of thermal turmoil beneath the planet's surface.
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Information is Beautiful: Plenty More Fish In The Sea? | News | guardian.co.uk

It's hard to imagine the damage over-fishing is wrecking on the oceans. The effects are literally invisible, hidden deep in the ocean. But there is data out there. And when you visualise it, the results are shocking.
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a new life in the sea: when the population goes boom, I'm going splash

a new life in the sea: when the population goes boom, I'm going splash | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
'A New Life in the Sea' by Michael Lombardi Time.com offered an interesting read recently about what the world will look like in 2050. Sounds like a ways off, but its not when we consider what needs to happen to ...
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Connexions and Contradictions: Low Arctic Sea Ice

Arctic Sea ice volume in 2010 was the lowest on record, with 60% missing in September 2010 compared to the average from 1979-2010 ....
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Ecology without Nature: Cave of Forgotten Dreams: A Late Romantic Poem

Ecology without Nature: Cave of Forgotten Dreams: A Late Romantic Poem | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
Because Herzog is a Romantic poet. Maybe it's just because I'm a Romanticist but it's also because I'm an OOO type, who starts from the position of phenomenological sincerity, aka “Wherever you go, there you are,” as the ...
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John Delaney: Wiring an interactive ocean

John Delaney: Wiring an interactive ocean | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
Oceanographer John Delaney is leading the team that is building an underwater network of high-def cameras and sensors that will turn our ocean ...ted.com...
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New Topographics: 
Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape

New Topographics: 
Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape Nederlands Fotomuseum Robert Adams | Lewis Baltz | Bernd & Hilla Becher | Joe Deal | Frank Gohlke | Nicholas Nixon | John Schott | Stephen Shore | Henry Wessel ...
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aus unruhigen Träumen - Jean Painlevé’s Les amours de la pieuvre [The Love...

Jean Painlevé’s Les amours de la pieuvre [The Love Life of the Octopus] (1967). Original score by Yo La Tengo (The Sounds of the Sounds of Science, premiered at the San Francisco Film Festival in...
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