Human-induced Climate Change is Warming the Oceans via Patricia’s Friendly Blog

Corals have been in the news lately.  A new species of soft coral, Pseudumbellula scotiae, has been discovered by scientists working for Marine Scotland.  It was discovered at a depth of around 2,000 meters in the North Atlantic. Another exciting discovery is of a “pristine” deep sea coral reef near Tahiti in French Polynesia. ThisContinue reading “Human-induced Climate Change is Warming the Oceans via Patricia’s Friendly Blog”

Salty and Sustainable: Why Seaweed Farming Is Good for the Planet via Vancity Michelle

Beneath the choppy surface of British Columbia’s coastal waters, grow entire forests of a largely-untapped sustainable resource. Seaweed. Seaweed, also referred to as kelp, is the focus of a growing industry off the coast of Vancouver Island. While still in the early stages of development, this type of farming offers many environmental benefits on topContinue reading “Salty and Sustainable: Why Seaweed Farming Is Good for the Planet via Vancity Michelle”

High Surf, Dangerous Rip Currents Expected at O.C. Beaches — KTLA

Elevated surf and strong rip currents are expected along the Orange County coast through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Ellina Abovian reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 18, 2017. via High Surf, Dangerous Rip Currents Expected at O.C. Beaches — KTLA

Study links at-risk orcas’ failed pregnancies to scarce food — Q13 FOX News

SEATTLE (AP) — Endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state are having pregnancy problems because they cannot find enough fish to eat, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed hormones in excrement collected at sea and found that more than two-thirds of orca pregnancies failed over a seven-year period. They linked… viaContinue reading “Study links at-risk orcas’ failed pregnancies to scarce food — Q13 FOX News”

Whales, Their Song and Dance — leebythesea

(Except for the guest photo and video at the end of this blog post, I took these whale shots over the last three weeks from the boardwalk of Long Beach, NY) They sing songs 20 minutes long for hours, they leap over their water-stage and pirouette in aerial grace. They are the humpback whales off […]Continue reading “Whales, Their Song and Dance — leebythesea”

The Dept of Fisheries launches a “Shark Monitoring Program” to make the Ocean Safer for Humans

Australia: The worlds Deadliest Shark Coast. The “Great White Shark” is the most deadly of the oceans predators. The Shark Investigation Team works on making the deadly seas safer for humans. The Dept of Fisheries launches an extensive “Shark Monitoring Program” The Western Australia  (Full Documentary) Deadly Shark Attacks . shark documentary documentary (Nature Documentary) DeadlyContinue reading “The Dept of Fisheries launches a “Shark Monitoring Program” to make the Ocean Safer for Humans”

North Shore, Oahu

Originally posted on sunriseshell:
The sea turtles were a lovely reflection about this diving excursion. I ran into some unusual things as well.  Such as sea slugs that squirt ink if alarmed and giant triangle rock formations. ?

In search of Scotland’s best beach via Julian Worker / Writer

Originally posted on Julian Worker Travel – A few ideas for your next trip in every direction:
On a road trip along Scotland’s north-west coast Kevin Rushby and family search for great swimming and wild camping spots – and a legendary beach, Sandwood Bay, at the tip of the country.

Water supplier OKs 15% cuts to cities, including San Diego

LOS ANGELES – The agency that typically provides Southern California with about half its water supply tightened the spigot Tuesday when its board voted to cut regional deliveries by 15%. The move by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California increases pressure on Southland residents to further curb water use in the fourth year ofContinue reading “Water supplier OKs 15% cuts to cities, including San Diego”

Insane video of elite sailboat doing a ‘death roll’ in Southern Ocean

Originally posted on Deepak verma:
This frightening and nauseating video was taken early this week on board a vessel taking part in the around-the-world Volvo Ocean race, as it encountered rough weather in the tumultuous Southern Ocean. The MAPFRE team’s vessel did an involuntary “Chinese gybe,” also known as a “death roll,” while l March…