Category: Just for fun

Eerie Arctic Recordings

We are honored to have live sound recordings of the Arctic provided by Chris Clark through Cornell’s Macaulay Library. We’ve been listening to these eerie recordings for weeks as they’re being processed. Once they’re all up we’ll invite you in…

What the sea reveals

Sitting here at my desk with all manner of information available to me – from the majority of scientific literature, to the voluminous records of scientific data on marine ecosystems, it is easy to believe that we humans have a…

Fish Ears and Whale Songs: Presentation in Bodega Bay

This coming Friday, November 9, I will be giving a presentation on marine bio-acoustics at the Bodega Bay Community Center. Come hear the beasts of the deep sing, burp, chatter, clatter, and squeal their unusual sounds. Then try to figure…

An Earth Day we won’t forget

On Earth Day two years ago today a tragedy began as a consequence of a number of factors that led up to the loss of control of the Deepwater Horizon “semi-submersible,” dynamically-positioned oil drilling platform. As the disaster unfolded it…

Okeanos – Dance, Art, and Science in San Francisco

The performance company “Capacitor” will be presenting ocean-themed “Okeanos” from April 12 through April 15 at Fort Mason’s Herbst Theater in San Francisco. From their words: “Okeanos is an immersive dance/circus/video experience that will inspire and educate audiences about the…

What the Ocean Provides

In the current issue of Orion Magazine there is an article about animal intelligence and the octopus that is worth a read. It is pretty much out in the field of common knowledge that these animals are remarkably intelligent. Most…

Marine Species Awareness Training

Part of the US Navy mitigation agreements to protect marine mammals and turtles involves having their crews informed through their Marine Species Awareness Training program. This involves watching a two part video. The first part is required of all Commanding…

Two Holiday Gifts!

This last week has ushered forth two great developments for the ocean. The first is actually a retraction of a Bush-driven policy that would have seriously compromised the National Environmental Policy Act by allowing NOAA to bypass external review when…