Condensed by Distillation

By Daniel de la Calle Decanted from the speedy flow of information here are a handful of the latest news on Ocean Acidification: ≈≈≈The Third International Symposium on The Ocean in a High-CO2 World took place at the end of last month. You can read the press release at the end of the four-day event […]

Overflow

By Daniel de la Calle How much is too much?  When does a stream of information flow over and one more entry, article, news piece or documentary simply becomes redundant, numbing white noise, counterproductive annoyance? Searching online today, the 12th of April of 2013, for the term Ocean Acidification brings up 1.900.000 pages.  Little compared […]

Painting Destruction By Numbers

By Daniel de la Calle 1 In less than two weeks our good friend and Associate Producer Ben Kalina will be premiering his new documentary SHORED UP at the Monclair Film Festival. We are all equally proud and eager to watch the final result of over three years of work and dedication. SHORE UP: “Our […]

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 […]

Eye Candy as Brain Food

By Daniel de la Calle Images of blue along each one of these videos and links: ≈≈≈A feel-good story on video: divers off the shore of Socorro Island in Mexico free a majestic whale shark from the thick anchor rope strangling its body. ≈≈≈Chances are you have seen one of Mark Tipple’s iconic photographs of […]

100 Screenings in Chile

By Daniel de la Calle About a year ago I traveled with our documentary to Chile for a series of screenings in Santiago, Valparaiso and Puerto Montt.  While in Valparaiso I had the chance to meet with some of the local Natural History Museum staff, under renovation at the time.   They liked the film for […]

Free Popcorn and Lemonade Screening

By Daniel de la Calle ≈≈≈The Duke Chapel Congregation has scheduled a free outdoor screening of A Sea Change this Friday, July 20th (at dusk, around 8:30PM). Moviegoers “are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Free popcorn and lemonade will be provided. A discussion will follow the film. In case of rain, […]

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 […]

400 Blows

By Daniel de la Calle 400 blows do not raise hell after all: This month of May 2013 will be remembered as the time when we passed that 400ppm line of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere.  The media often uses the crossing of such a round, numeric Rubicons to begin global campaigns and to instigate […]

Not Only Ocean Acidification

By Daniel de la Calle ≈≈≈Marine researchers from around the world are in Cairns, Australia, this week for the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (July 9-13): “From Cairns, 2,600 scientists have signed a Consensus Statement on Climate Change and Coral Reefs.
The consensus statement calls for a worldwide effort to overcome growing threats to coral ecosystems […]

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 […]

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 […]

July, July!

By Daniel de la Calle Some news before the month comes to an end: ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈  “The Australian government announced plans to construct the largest network of marine reserves in the world, more than doubling the number of coastal reserves to 60 from its existing 27. The new regulations will limit fishing and oil and gas […]

Sex! (A.K.A. News)

By Daniel de la Calle Media Matters for America (by “America” they mean the USA) released a study last week showing the “Kardashians get 40 times more news coverage than Ocean Acidification”, which was great news for the Kardashians, for Ocean Acidification and for me. For me because I finally got to see some pictures […]

Late February, Late Winter News

By Daniel de la Calle We cannot let the month end and watch the season slowly fade out without a postful of links, videos, news and photos on Ocean Acidification: »The Oceanography Laboratory at Villefranche-sur-Mer (France) is deploying nine “mesocosms” (52 m3) over a 30 days period in order to cover the range of pCO2 […]

Marching Through March

By Daniel de la Calle March 2013 is furiously peeling off days from the calendar, desperate to pass the torch on to other months, other seasons.  Time these days feels radically non-linear, we better post some news about the oceans and acidification this very day: •According to a new paper published in Nature Geoscience predators […]

“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 […]

End Of April News

By Daniel de la Calle »The Center for Biological Diversity has launched a new Endangered Oceans campaign in the US to save our sea life from the “unprecedented threat” of Ocean Acidification.  The website is WWW.ENDANGEREDOCEANS.ORG and they want to call on “the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency to produce a national action […]

News In Pairs Like Castanets

By Daniel de la Calle Maybe influenced by the traditional Spanish music I was listening to while writing, here are some news in twos: Ω   There are two billion tonnes of fish in the oceans, which is about 660 pounds/300 kilograms for each human being on the planet.  Villy Christensen, ecosystem modeller with the University […]

The Crossing Of The Andes

By Daniel de la Calle You can fool and distract yourself in the days leading to a trip, go through the motions of packing, closing doors and taking cabs in hypnotic discipline, behave in such a drowsy way during the flight that the experience nears teletransportation, but when the captain’s voice comes in the speaker […]

News Wire

By Daniel de la Calle Woke up today missing Jimmy McNulty, hence the title.  News, unstoppable, like rolling trains filled with sea adventures, awards, money, great videos and mahi mahi.  Who could possibly offer you more?: •MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) researchers started carrying out this past February a three month expedition along the […]

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 […]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

By Daniel de la Calle Two news, one good and one bad. Then the ugly: THE GOOD: NASA claims to have developed an innovative method called OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae), that grows algae, cleans waste-water, captures carbon dioxide and ultimately generates biofuel without competing with agriculture for water, fertilizer or land.  Wow. […]

News, Some Good

By Daniel de la Calle         »Washington State became last month the first in the USA to create an expert panel on Ocean Acidification. The panel, convened by Gov. Chris Gregoire, is made up of scientists, seafood industry representatives and local and tribal officials.  It has set up three tasks: 1    Survey the latest […]