…unless the cause is toxic. I came across this image on Facebook and it really hit close to home. It was posted by one of my BFF’s from high school (hi Michelle!). A BFF whom I’d spent a week on this very coast during Spring Break ’84 in Panama City! I wish I could share fond memories from that trip, but all I remember is eating the worm. And driving Sabrina’s Oldsmobile because she was too sunburned…. Continue reading
From commercial whaling at least, for now…
From the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society:
WDCS Press Statement:
Moratorium remains intact: Pro-whaling advocates fail to get commercial whaling condoned
Agadir 23rd June 2010 – After two days of closed-door discussions delegates to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) were unable to reach consensus on a proposal (the ‘deal’) that would see the legitimization of commercial whaling. Continue reading
I’m an ecologist, mostly a coral reef ecologist. I started out in Chesapeake Bay and went diving in the winter and became a tropical ecologist overnight. And it was really a lot of fun for about 10 years. I mean, somebody pays you to go around and travel and look at some of the most beautiful places on the planet. And that was what I did.
The International Bird Rescue and Research Center (IBRRC) appears to be doing a great job cleaning up the pelicans coated by the BP (aka Big Polluters) oil spill. Sounds like they have plenty of volunteers, so please consider making a donation to support their good work. Continue reading
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Proves Deadly for Sea Turtles in Gulf of Mexico
Oceana Releases New Report about Impacts of Oil on Sea Turtles and Threats to Populations
June 10, 2010
Contact: Dustin Cranor (email@example.com)
Oceana, the world’s largest international ocean conservation organization, released a new report today that finds the Deepwater Horizon oil spill extremely dangerous for sea turtles inhabiting the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically, sea turtles can become coated in oil or inhale volatile chemicals when they surface to breathe, swallow oil or contaminated prey, and swim through oil or come in contact with it on nesting beaches. Continue reading
Editor’s note: Oceanographer Sylvia Earle believes we can save our seas and ourselves with an intelligent attitude to the Earth’s blue life-support system. Here she expresses her opinion for CNN.
(CNN) — Since I began exploring the ocean as a marine scientist 50 years ago, more has been learned about the ocean than during all preceding history.
At the same time, more has been lost.
Two weeks ago I testified before U.S. Congress on the ecological impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I did so with perspective gained while sloshing around oiled beaches and marshes among dead and dying animals, diving under sheets of oily water and for years — as a founder and executive of engineering companies — of working with those in the oil industry responsible for developing and operating sophisticated equipment in the sea. Continue reading
Center for Biological Diversity says: Tell Obama: No Whaling on Our Watch
Right now President Obama is poised to support a proposal that will allow commercial whaling. Such whaling has been prohibited for decades, and this would be an unacceptable setback for ocean conservation. Continue reading