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 […]

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 […]

The Hook that Caught the Fish that Saves the Corals that Inspired the Artist

By Daniel de la Calle   Here are a few Ocean and Ocean Acidification news bits found while surfing the web over the past week.  I hope some are news to you:     •How long has man been catching fish from the open ocean? 42,000 years at the very least. Archeologists from the Australian National […]

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 […]

Pizza Vs. Sushi

By Daniel de la Calle Researchers believe we should prepare ourselves for a world with more anchovies and less tuna:     Various recent studies indicate a constant decrease in the number of marine predators; from sharks to tuna, our “lions and tigers of the seas” are becoming less and less abundant.  If certain key elements […]

Reconsider Your Shrimp

By Daniel de la Calle » Williams College, in Williamstown, Mass. is hosting an Oceans Symposium and next Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m., Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer at The New Yorker, will lead a discussion following a showing of A Sea Change, Imagine a World Without Fish. » Beautiful new documentary on the oceans […]

Saint Nicholas Post

By Daniel de la Calle  As advanced celebration of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker tomorrow, here are a few links, photos, videos and news for you all, stuffed inside the shoes you are putting out tonight:     •A team of scientists at Santa Cruz’s University of California have spent the past three years studying the submarine […]

News and a Rumor

By Daniel de la Calle Distilled from the World Wide Web for you:     -The Plymouth Marine Laboratory has launched a new short film on Ocean Acidification. Its title is “Ocean acidification: Connecting science, industry, policy and public”. Here it is     -Folks at United By Blue are organizing a cleanup on Saturday June 11th […]

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 […]

Giant Waves and Broken Bones

By Daniel de la Calle     I was ready to put up this morning a new blog post with Ocean Acidification information found on the internet when I turned the radio on, my morning coffee in hand, and was swept by the news of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami off the Pacific coast of Japan.  […]

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.  […]

That Cranky Old Man

By Daniel de la Calle     A few years from now I will inevitably become an insufferable cranky old man.  I am actually almost there now:  On World Water Day last week I turned my forgotten TV set on, the one that comes back to life during cycling season, and watched the 3 p.m. news.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oceanic News

By Daniel de la Calle I just spent five hours flying over the Atlantic and as a tribute to it have decided to list five nuggets of information about our oceans, those two thirds of Earth that we normally see as highways, supermarkets, dumpsters, bounties of riches or playgrounds, but are seldom given the importance […]

The Sea of Huge Breams

By Daniel de la Calle When we are a small person, the novelty of life and language combined with our imagination sometimes makes us come to the most hilarious and endearing words and conclusions.  My daughter is bilingual and I have to confess that oftentimes I delay correcting some of her funny Spanglish words to […]

Books, Projects and PhDs

By Daniel de la Calle “All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer     ¤The European Union is launching this April a new three-year project called Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a changing climate (MedSeA).  Its goal is to […]

Monday’s Smorgasbord

By Daniel de la Calle Every few weeks there is a new one, March was not going to be an exception. Here you go, the list of A Sea Change news, Ocean Acidification videos and assorted internet links.     ¤¤  Barbara and Sven spent this past month on the West Coast attending screenings, meeting people, […]

More November News on Ocean Acidification and the Environment

By Daniel de la Calle This November I’m looking for traces of “Ocean Acidification”, not in water, but on the internet.  I found the following news and links I thought could/would/should interest you. ¤ Britain sets up the world’s largest marine reserve. Since November 1st, the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve is located in […]

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 […]

Heinz Awards 2010

By Daniel de la Calle In a case of unprecedented coincidence, two of this year’s Heinz Awards winners are very closely related to A Sea Change and Ocean Acidification. Richard Feely,  one of our favorite NOAA scientists, and Elizabeth Kolbert, the New Yorker journalist that wrote the article “The Darkening Sea” that inspired the film […]

Anthropocentric Geoengineering!

By Daniel de la Calle If there is one possible scenario that frightens me more than our current lack of action to stop the countless maladies we are inflicting upon the planet it is this very tempting flight forward casino gamble of geoengineering. Just two unoriginal thoughts I want to throw out there: No scientist […]

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 […]