All Sorts Of News

By Daniel de la Calle

»When the media loves something it just takes over the internet.  News came out yesterday about the new study by the Stockholm Environment Institute titled “Valuing the Ocean” where marine experts analyzed the most severe threats facing the world’s marine environment and estimated the cost of damage a year coming from Ocean Acidification, sea level rise, global warming, pollution, species migration and increased intensity in tropical cyclones.  The Swedish institution believes that by the year 2100 it could reach $2 trillion a year.  Amongst all the possible links I could give you to this same news, HERE is one that appropriately comes from the business section of the Chicago Tribune.
Oh, those figures do not take into account the possibility of small island states disappearing by rising seas or the impact of warming on the ocean’s basic processes, such as nutrient recycling.

»If you have never seen it before, this is your chance to watch an Ocean Acidification buoy deployment (in Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary, Massachusetts, last year):

»Today is World Water Day, next week it will be Earth Hour. All these initiatives have such a bittersweet aftertaste, like some art of frustrating encouragement.

»Lecture on Climate Change and Ocean Acidification this Sunday, March 25th, at Joyce Beers Community Center, in San Diego, California.  Daniel Richter, PhD candidate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography will deliver the lecture, which is this month’s meeting of the SD Association for Rational Inquiry.

»Today, March 22nd, from 6 to 8PM, there will be an Ocean Acidification Seminar at the Padilla Bay Reserve – 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd.  Mt Vernon, WA 98273 
I read on their website: “Are you curious about the effects of carbon pollution on our oceans?  Join two of Washington state’s leading science and policy experts to learn about this issue and new research in Washington state. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Northwest Straits Commission, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, and the Whatcom and Skagit Marine Resources Committees.”

»On Friday March 30th the “College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present Dr. Bill Landing, professor of oceanography at Florida State University, who will speak on “Mercury Deposition in the Gulf of Mexico” on Friday, March 30, at 3:30 p.m. in the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, conference room 127.”

»Playlist of 9 Youtube Videos of panel discussions at the Ocean Acidification Symposium 2011, held at the Univ. Washington Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle, Washington, sponsored by Washington Sea Grant, HERE

»Hermie, the hermit crab:

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