Month: May 2011

BlueMind conference at Cal Academy

Ocean Champion J. Nichols has coordinated an event on June 1 and 2 at the California Academy of Science that explores neuroscience and the ocean. While the reception on June 1 and the daytime conference on June 2 are both…

OCR Correspondence in Nature Journal

About a month ago Nature Journal published a sobering article about the risks of pushing oil production into the arctic. “A Frozen Hell” by Jeffrey Short and Susan Murray examines the disaster potentials in attempting to extract oil in the…

Ocean Bioacoustics is becoming “mainstream.”

Ocean Hero Richard Charter sent me a fabulous article today from the New York Times about the soundscapes of the spring sea below the arctic ice. Written by Kate Stafford of from University of Washington Applied Physics Lab, the article…

KWMR Interview Monday May16, 5 pm PST

This afternoon I will be speaking with Jennifer Stock with NOAA/Cordell Banks National Marine Sanctuary on a special edition of her “Ocean Currents” program on West Marin Radio’s KWMR. The program will be streamed live on the internet, but if…

National Geographic article on Seismic Survey impacts on Squid

Following a published study by Michel André we reported on earlier this year about the impacts of Seismic Airgun Survey on the mortality giant squid, last week what might have been considered an obscure topic just a few years ago…

Houston Pilgrimage

I’ve just returned from my second annual visit to the Offshore Technologies Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, a trade show for the offshore “hydrocarbon” industry. As I indicated in my 2010 report, “Bigger than Texas” this event is gargantuan. They…