OS News

Earth Has A Heart - - It's Blue

Our Oceans
March 31, 2010

Dr. Sylvia Earle comments in the Huffington Post about Mission Blue.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sylvia-earle/earth-has-a-heart----its_b_518432.html?ref=twitter#sb=963170,b=twitter

Source: 
Huffington Post
Author: 
Dr. Sylvia Earle

NEWS TIP: Duke Environment School Launches Gulf Oil Spill Website and Experts List

June 1, 2010
Location: 
Durham, NC

Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment has launched a new website, http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/oilspill , to provide reporters, policymakers and concerned citizens with the latest news and images of the spill, along with links to a list of researchers from Duke and North Carolina Sea Grant who can provide timely commentary on spill-related science, economics and policy.

Source: 
Duke University Office of News & Communications
Author: 
Tim Lucas or Scottee Cantrell
News Resources: 
http://www.dukenews.duke.edu

Captive Dolphin Documentary to preview September 25th

Sept 25 Showing
September 6, 2011
Location: 
San Rafael, California

The first comprehensive documentary film to explore the controversial  history of the captive whale and dolphin display industry. will be shown on Sunday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 4th Street, San Rafael, California.

The Voyage of the Plastiki

A Boat Made of 12000 Plastic Bottles
March 30, 2010

Did you know that 2.5 Million plastic bottles are trashed every HOUR in the U.S.?

Check out the Plastiki as it sails from San Francisco to Sydney

http://www.theplastiki.com/

Coral Crisis in the Caribbean

March 26, 2009
Location: 
Belize

An interview with Michelle Paddack, Ph.D.  By KATHERINE CURE, who is a coral reef researcher and field coordinator for the Oceanic Society in Belize.

Author: 
Katherine Cure

West Coast Grey Whale Population Change

Large drop in the number of sightings
April 12, 2010
Location: 
West Coast

Whale-watchers have reported a large drop in the number of sightings of grey whales off the west coast of the United States.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/7582723/Whale-watchers-report-...

Source: 
Reuters
Author: 
Nick Allen
News Resources: 
Telegraph UK

Mission Aquarius Training Underway in Key Largo

July 11, 2012
Location: 
Key Largo, Florida

Training has begun for Dr. Sylvia Earle and her team of aquanauts in Key Largo, Florida in preparation for Mission Aquarius. On Sunday, July 16th, the team will undertake a saturation dive lasting until July 21st to the Aquarius Reef Base, sitting in 63' of water in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Source: 
http://blog.sylviaearlealliance.org/
Author: 
Sylvia Earle

Gray Whales sighted in Med - first since 1700's

Anomolous event or climate-driven distribution change?
May 22, 2011
Location: 
Mediterranean Sea

On May 8, 2010, a Gray Whale was sighted off the Israeli coast, and 22 days later, near Spain.  This is the first sighting of Gray Whales since the 1700's.

BlueVoice teaching in Japanese school about Dolphins

March 30, 2010
Location: 
Japan

Interesting video with Hardy Jones of BlueVoice.org who visits a classroom in a Japanese village where dolphins are captured and killed.

http://bluevoice.org/webfilms_childrenknow.php

Source: 
Bluevoice
Author: 
T. Barhorst

Mission Blue Photo Blog

The Photostream of the Event
April 13, 2010
Location: 
Galapagos

Flickr Photos from this Exciting Event

http://www.flickr.com/photos/missionblue/