January 2013

By Daniel de la Callehttp://www.danieldelacalle.com/ Gone is 2012, the hottest or coldest year in recent history depending on where you live, gone too are the days of Ocean Acidification information famine.  You can now watch videos deciphering the oceans, listen to songs about acidity, follow via tweets a research expedition to Antarctica, attend a seminar […]

13 News for the 31st

By Daniel de la Calle Three years ago you really needed to scrape at the bottom of the barrel to come up with news on the web about Ocean Acidification.  Today I am “only” posting 13 items and have to leave at least 10 more out: ≈≈≈≈64% of the waters existing outside national jurisdiction, the […]

Deceptive December

By Daniel de la Calle December in the Southern Hemisphere equals summer heat and the end of the school year, but thanks to the winds from the north we still get snowflake and icicle lighting on the streets of Rio de Janeiro and the ever-present image of that famous obese man promising presents, provokingly overdressed […]

After the Storm

By Daniel de la Calle The storm passed and so did the election, strangely intertwining both in a way that made hard to distinguish one from the other.  In a world steamrolling to global weirding certain people call a late October hurricane in Manhattan “the new normal”.  For some absurd reason such a catchphrase has […]

Protection

By Daniel de la Calle »Could the protection of marine areas be counterproductive? That is what Professor Ray Hilborn, from the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, believes. Professor Hilborn stated in late February during an interview for an Australian radio station.  You can read the transcript HERE and listen to the […]

“O Rio De Janeiro Continua Lindo”

By Daniel de la Calle After the visit to Southern and Central Chile in early May we are catching up with some of the latest news on Ocean Acidification while preparing as well for the +20 summit at the end of June in “lindo” Rio de Janeiro. Here are some news sifted through the web […]

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 […]

Autumn News

By Daniel de la Calle       •Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute scientists have launched a sophisticated, unique tool to study the effects of Ocean Acidification on deep-sea animals in their native habitat, using free-flowing water.  The idea behind Free-Ocean Carbon Enrichment (FOCE) is to create a test area on the seafloor where seawater pH […]

Ocean Acidification News on the Web

By Daniel de la Calle Some Ocean Acidification news for this beginning of May:     ¤Symposium on Ocean Acidification to be held in Canberra, Australia from the 15th to the 17th of June 2011. The event is titled Ocean Acidification and Implications for Living Marine Resources in the Southern Hemisphere and aims to: “enhance the […]

Ocean Acidification News, Again

By Daniel de la Calle   I know it has been a while since we last posted news about Ocean Acidification and other related environmental problems on the blog.  In an effort to catch up with the latest information out there, here we offer a first list:     •Scientists launched the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature […]

A List of Lists

By Daniel de la Calle   We are still in January, the month of lists and resolutions for the remaining 11 months or the rest of our lives.  Here I list of some of those lists: •The Center for Biological Diversity announced their Top Ten priorities for 2012. Here is the list: 1    Save the […]

Weekend Material

By Daniel de la Calle   ¤Marine Spacial Planning presents a rational approach to ocean management.  The system tries to “allocate space in the ocean allowing compatible uses to coexist, separating incompatible ones, all while protecting the environment”.  This video presentation with Philippe Cousteau explains things in more detail: “The ocean economy in the USA […]

Little Red Dots

By Daniel de la Calle•   Don’t be afraid to scratch if they itch:     •Anyone who has been to the Pacific Northeast in general and to Puget Sound in particular can bear witness to its beauty and uniqueness.  An invisible contributor to this distinctiveness lies in the origin of its waters: strong currents bring […]

Enough of the “evil twin”

By Daniel de la Calle They might partly share its origin, but Ocean Acidification is not the “evil twin” of Global Warming.  They operate in quite a different fashion and their effects upon the planet, both present and future, even contrasting at times. Most importantly though, this “evil twin” business indirectly implies that there is […]

Some News, Some Information

By Daniel de la Calle Our poor blog has remained silent for over two weeks.  I do not know how to make excuses sound like explanations, so my excuses are that I was busy showing Barbara Ettinger (our director) and Sven Huseby (our protagonist) my side of the world and after their departure I suffered […]

News, Links and Videos

By Daniel de la Calle Some news on Ocean Acidification from the past few weeks:     ¤ NOAA has released a new page on Ocean Acidification that delivers general information on the topic and describes the work that the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration is carrying out.  A couple links to the content and nice […]

News: What Blogs Are For

By Daniel de la Calle Here is the classic list of web finds you have seen right here in the past.  This week I dug out two great videos, info about a workshop in China, a job offer, some news and a literary reference, clearly enough to enhance your weekend experience. Echinoderms will be fine.  […]

THE CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE

By Daniel de la Calle This month the Census of Marine Life (COML) project announced the results of their mammoth work since the year 2000, one of the biggest collaborations in the history of science with 2,700 researchers from 80 countries embarked in a total of 540 logged ocean expeditions.  The total cost of the […]

The Highest High, The Lowest Low

By Daniel de la Calle Today is World Water Day.  All kinds of events must be taking place around the planet with the spotlight on water, on its current state and its importance to us living creatures.  Some of them will surely point out our dependency on good water and the paradoxical way we treat […]

Angry Denials

By Daniel de la Calle The internet, that jungle out there. If you have looked for articles about ocean acidification or any of the uncountable environmental problems we are facing I am certain you have already stumbled upon a website or personal blog where it is all refuted and mocked, most times with a shockingly […]

Sea Level Rise, Ocean Warming and Ocean Acidification

By Daniel de la Calle If you can spare 18 minutes, please watch this video of a conference about the oceans delivered by Professor Rob Dunbar, of Stanford University. I believe it was held in the Galapagos Islands not long ago. Professor Dunbar talks about sea level rise, ocean warming and about what “frightens [him] […]

Beauty In Tragedy

By Daniel de la Calle There is a mesmerizing power and intensity in tragedy, a fascination that traps the eye and pushes us toward it the way cliffs tempt bodies to fall. It is one of the main ingredients in most artistic expressions and I assume it must be linked to our desire to understand […]

Webcombing

By Daniel de la Calle I did a little webcombing this afternoon and found some news that could interest you, whoever you are, the reader of this blog. These are the fruits of that labor: 1   NOAA is proposing to establish a research area in Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.  Their idea is to designate an […]

Where will the U.S. be?

The impression we have of COP-15 is that we are two of 50,000 people plus working steadily to focus this process towards a similar goal, lowering global CO2 concentrations.  There are several critical fault lines, but the largest is still, “Where is the US going to be by the end of next week?” -Sven

Live from the Protests

Helicopters are making a deafening noise today, as they follow the protesters who have taken to the streets. We can barely hear ourselves think as we wait it out, this time in our warm apartment. Today is Oceans Day at COP-15, and there is a surge of interest in ocean acidification. We attended a conference […]