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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/

Sound tracks whales so ships can steer clear

May 9, 2008
Location: 
Cape Cod

A spotter bangs three times on the boat's cabin roof, signaling the captain to cut the throttle - now. In the foggy gray of Cape Cod Bay, the reason for the abrupt stop soon becomes apparent: The research vessel is surrounded by rare North Atlantic right whales, their glossy black heads bobbing just above the surface as they feed on plankton slicks.

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

Short-tailed albatross chick gets plenty of love on Midway

First egg hatched outside of Japan in recorded history
January 28, 2011
Location: 
Midway Island

The stormy weather we've been having has me worrying about an albatross chick that hatched at Midway Atoll this month. All the half-million or so baby birds there have my best wishes, but one tiny fluff ball gets a special aloha. Along with countless people worldwide, I'm rooting for the first short-tailed albatross hatched outside of Japan in recorded history.

Source: 
http://www.staradvertiser.com
Author: 
Susan Scott

PISCO Hypoxia Research Video

Dead Zones off the coast of Oregon
April 19, 2010
Location: 
Oregon

PISCO hypoxia Scientists and Policy and Outreach coordinators, at Oregon State University have recently created a short video that describes what is known about hypoxia off the coast of Oregon.

Source: 
www.piscoweb.org

Commercial Whaling May Return

March 30, 2010

The International Whaling Commission could collapse.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-christian-hall/toxic-or-not-commercial-w_b_518075.html

Source: 
Huffington Post
Author: 
T. Barhorst

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

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.

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

Caribbean Islands Approve Dumping Ban

U.N. Ban on Trash in the Caribbean
April 14, 2010
Location: 
Caribbean

Caribbean nations adopted the new requirement under the U.N.’s International Maritime Organization and it will take effect in May 2011, IMO consultant Jeff Ramos said Wednesday.

 

http://blog.taragana.com/science/2010/04/14/caribbean-islands-approve-to...

 

Source: 
blog.taragana.com
Author: 
Mike Melia, AP