Tag: arctic

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…

A harbinger of things to come…

Norwegian shipyard Ulstein recently delivered the first of two super seismic vessels to the geophysical company CGGVeritas. These vessels are designed to tow seismic survey airgun and streamer arrays for deepwater offshore fossil fuel exploration and are outfitted for arctic…

Alaska – “ground zero” for climate change

If you happen to be in Homer Alaska this evening (Oct. 7) drop on by the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center I will be giving a presentation sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) about the impacts of petroleum industry…

All hands on deck! April 16 public hearing in SF.

In the last months of the prior administration many changes occurred in our energy policies that could have a profound effect on the health of our oceans. First, the longstanding moratorium on offshore drilling lapsed. And secondly, in somewhat of…

Bristol Bay Oil Leases

Alaska’s Bristol Bay is the world’s most productive fishery – 40% of all wild fish eaten in America are pulled from these waters. So it is a puzzlement to many of us that the Minerals Management Service (MMS) is considering…