Ocean

Elephant Journal

He felt like like an ocean and I submerged myself into his deep waters. His words were like magic, but they became tragic. His aroma engulfed my senses,and he was all I could think about. I was there for when he had drought, I thought my warmth would make him sprout. I tasted his elements, but I was […].

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Lifer Ocean

10,000 Birds

I’ve spent a fair bit of time on the ocean on right side of North America. Not as much as many others, certainly, but enough that the birds of the Gulf Stream and pelagic “culture”, for lack of better word, are familiar to me. Birding the Gulf Stream requires patience. It requires long stretches of bird scarcity.

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The Ocean Has Almost No Wilderness Left

Nature Conservancy - Science

percent of the ocean remains as wilderness, free from human impacts. Ideas Oceans Protected Areas ResearchNew research shows that just 13.2

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Oceanic Birds of The World: A Photo Guide–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

They say so right here in the Preface of Oceanic Birds of The World: A Photo Guide —seabirds are “some of the most challenging of all birds to identify.” Which makes the publication of Oceanic Birds of The World: A Photo Guide a significant and happy event.

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There’s a Plague in Our Oceans. Can Ecosystem Services Help?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Big disease outbreaks are making our ocean biota sick, from corals with spots and halos to starfish melting away. Climate Change Fish & Fisheries Wildlife Disease & Parasites Ecosystem Services Oceans Our Nature Reads

Sustainable Ocean Development is Possible: Q&A with Maria Damanaki

Conservancy Talk

Healthy oceans, development and economic growth can coexist. That’s the idea behind an emerging Nature Conservancy strategy led by Maria Damanaki, TNC’s new Global Managing Director for Oceans. Tercek: What are the biggest threats to our oceans?

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Mapping Ocean Wealth – Informing a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Conservancy Talk

This post first appeared on National Geographic’s Ocean Views blog. Last year, I got a bit more than 140 characters of attention when I presented new ocean science at the second Economist Ocean Summit. Today, the ocean is changing fast on multiple fronts.

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Giving Back to the Ocean: Citizen Science for Clean Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

Poor water quality in Hawai‘i's oceans degrades coral reefs, threatening the corals themselves, the fish and other creatures (including people) that rely on them. Citizen Science Coral Reefs Human Well-Being Oceans Try This Water Quality

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The Ocean of Grief.

Elephant Journal

Literary Journal Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) death grief life Lighthouse note ocean spirituality swimmerGrief is a two-fold agony, because we are forced—with no distractions—to feel ourselves, while simultaneously longing for more of ourselves.

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Report: Plastic pollution in the ocean is reaching crisis levels

Green (Living) Review

Plastic has infiltrated the ocean’s ecosystem, from plankton to whales. trillion pieces of plastic trash in the world’s oceans, and each year, 8 million tons of plastic are added to the count. It’s reaching crisis proportions,” says Andreas Merkl, CEO of the Ocean Conservancy.

Powerful Ocean Advocates

Conservancy Talk

At the same time, renowned oceanographer, explorer, aquanaut, and author Dr. Sylvia Earle has been trailblazing in ocean research and conservation, advocating for marine life, and working to protect and preserve the systems that support the health of our planet and our survival.

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How Do Ocean Currents Affect Climate?

Greentumble

Ocean currents are one of the major determinants of weather and climatological conditions as they are experienced on land. Quick Navigation for How Ocean Currents Affect Climate. How does the ocean influence climate? How are ocean currents formed? Proximity to oceans.

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Climate Change and the Oceans

Green Living Ideas

The temperature and the currents of the ocean are changing dramatically in the face of climate change. Learn what NEEF has to say about Climate Change and the Oceans. The post Climate Change and the Oceans appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Climate Change and the Oceans

Green Living Ideas

The temperature and the currents of the ocean are changing dramatically in the face of climate change. Learn what NEEF has to say about Climate Change and the Oceans. The post Climate Change and the Oceans appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Climate Change and the Oceans

Green Living Ideas

The temperature and the currents of the ocean are changing dramatically in the face of climate change. Learn what NEEF has to say about Climate Change and the Oceans. The post Climate Change and the Oceans appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

New Ocean Front Property for Sale

Environmental Economics

  A new island has appeared in the ocean almost overnight. I'm going to the Outer Banks of North Carolina soon.  I might have to take a peak at the new island that has formed off of Cape Point before the developer get a hold of it. North Carolina's  Cape Hatteras National Seashore  has always been stunning, but now there's a new wonder for visitors to explore.

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Oceans Spiralling Downward, Threatening Life on Earth

Green Prophet

The health of the ocean is spiralling downwards far more rapidly than we had thought. This is the conclusion made by the latest International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO)/IUCN review of science on anthropogenic stressors on the ocean.

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What Drought Looks Like in the Ocean

Conservancy Talk

As those powerful storms went north, the ocean under the ridge was left largely unmixed, and it subsequently warmed into a massive “blob” that displaced cold-adapted fish and ultimately spawned the largest and most persistent harmful algal bloom, or HAB, ever recorded.

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Saving Ocean Fisheries

Environmental Economics

Hat tip: Aguanomics

Sustainable Sea Cucumbers: Saving the “Gold Bars” of the Ocean

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Papua New Guinea, a tribal network is taking sustainable management of sea cucumber fisheries into their own hands. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Economics Fish Fisheries Indigenous Peoples Manus sea cucumber expedition TNC Science

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Smart Investments Needed to Preserve Ocean Wealth

Nature Conservancy - Science

What is the ocean worth? According to several credible, peer-reviewed estimates by leading experts in ecology and economics, the oceans are worth anywhere between $24 and $60 trillion annually. Recent Study Pinpoints Where Ocean Acidification Will Hit Hardest.

Create an ocean water health sensor and win $2 million

Green Prophet

A quarter of all that gas gets absorbed by the oceans, changing the water chemistry – making it more acidic, with dire consequences. “We’ve mapped the dark side of the moon and Mars to higher resolution than the bottom of the ocean.”

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Black Swans in the Indian Ocean

10,000 Birds

You would not expect to see Black Swans in the ocean, but on several occasions we have observed this and there does not appear to be an obvious explanation why they would be seen floating around in the Indian Ocean. The ocean would be a lot cooler than the relatively warm waters at shallow lake systems, but there would not be the food required and it is doubtful they spend a great deal of time in the ocean. Black Swans in the Indian Ocean.

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A Powerful Message from the Young Man who is Ridding the Ocean of Plastic.

Elephant Journal

A young Dutch man by the name of Boyan Slat was diving in Greece at 16 when he realized that there were more bags floating around in the ocean than.

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All about alcids: Extravagant divers of northern oceans

10,000 Birds

Across the world’s northern oceans, 24 species of auklets, murres, puffins, guillemots, and related seabirds make a living catching food beneath the waves and breeding, often in large colonies, on coastlines and islands. Alcids are thought to have originated along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean during the Eocene or even the Paleocene.

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Mother Ocean, Tumble me Home.

Elephant Journal

I gave in to fully experiencing the ocean's power, by allowing the waves to move my body. Arts & Culture Inspiring (Wow) Literary Journal Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) floating in ecstasy great force happiness healing Health & Wellness life Mother Ocean ocean ocean love self love spirituality Tumble me Home wavesAs a result, I felt love that only evolves from experiencing the multi-dimensional nature of a great force.

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New Study Pinpoints Where Ocean Acidification Will Hit Hardest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Oysters and other mollusk fisheries are at risk from ocean acidification. © Mollusks and ocean acidification don’t get along — but how will that impact fisheries and fishing communities? Changing Ocean Chemistry.

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The new Seabin will vacuum ocean pollution

Green Prophet

Able to suck everything floating in its vicinity into its natural fiber bag, from paper to plastic to fuel, the Seabin is an ocean vacuum that promises to clean up a lot of the mess we’ve made over the years. Green Tech and Gadgets marine pollution Ocean Cleanup water technology

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Deep Sea Mining: The Next Big Threat to our Oceans.

Elephant Journal

Nautilus Minerals will be the first company making a high-stakes gamble with our oceans' fragile ecosystem, and the first to commercialize on the natural.

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Google Keeps Cool with Ocean Water

Wend Magazine

Google’s new data center, located in Finland, is cooled using a readily available resource: the ocean. Photo Via: Charleston's TheDigitel ] Related posts: Ocean Haikus from the 5 Gyres Crew. Baby Seal Warily Re-Enters the Ocean

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Mola Mola: The Weirdest Fish in the Ocean?

Nature Conservancy - Science

When it hatches, a Mola mola is the size of a pinhead but will grow to be the heaviest bony fish in the ocean—and the weirdest. A female Mola mola or ocean sunfish produces more eggs than any other vertebrate on earth. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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The Great Atlantic Ocean Garbage

Green Earth Journey

From The Daily Loaf I am not surprised in learning that the Atlantic Ocean’s garbage patch has now been discovered. I think this is a big target for the next decade – a global network to observe plastics in the ocean.” February 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm by Katie M.

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Humans Pushing Ocean Life to Extinction, Says Study

Eccorazzi

It seems humans have proven their immense and uncontrollable power once again, as the oceans, the salty blue expanse that covers some 70% of the Earth’s surface, are set to Read More The post Humans Pushing Ocean Life to Extinction, Says Study appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Ocean’s Garbage Patches Cleanup Tackled by Teen Boyan Slat

Green Prophet

Nineteen-year-old Boyan Slat plans to clean the ocean, whereas most teenagers can’t even tidy their rooms. Plastic garbage travels through waterways to the ocean where it accumulates in high concentrations called gyres.

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"Atlantic Ocean Excited To Move Into Beautiful Beachfront Mansion Soon"

Environmental Economics

America's finest news source: WEST PALM BEACH, FL—Admitting it has had its eye on the property for quite some time, the Atlantic Ocean confirmed Monday that it was looking forward to moving into a beautiful beachfront mansion in the near future. The ocean noted, however, that it might make a few cosmetic changes to the mansion once it moves in, including gutting the lower floor and taking out a few walls.

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What New Science & T.S. Eliot Teach Us About Ocean Acidification

Nature Conservancy - Science

The idea that ocean acidification might be a severe problem for the world’s coral reefs is already quite talked about. A new study on the Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the first to expose the effect that ocean acidification is already having on coral reefs.

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“The Largest Cleanup In History” – will Boylan Slat’s Ocean Cleanup Array scour plastic from the seas?

Green Prophet

World Oceans Day is June 8th – here’s someone who could be it’s Grand Marshall. Ocean waste washes up on Tsushima’s shoreline at a rate of over 35 cubic feet per capita per year. Cities Ocean Cleanup Ocean gyre plastic pollution World Oceans Day

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Can World’s Oceans Become Extinct?

Green Prophet

Explosive phytoplankton “bloom&# in Pacific Ocean, caused by too much CO2 infusion. We have written time and time again in Green Prophet about environmental dangers to the world’s seas and oceans. Over fishing will result in less fish in the oceans.

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An Ocean of Power in Pisces.

Elephant Journal

Similar to the vastness of the great ocean, Pisces holds unparalleled vision. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) astrology horoscope ocean pisces Power

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Don’t Worry, we Don’t Need the Oceans. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Green beaches coral reef environment fish littering ocean ocean conservation plastic sea turtles TravelWhat use do they really serve?

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Ocean Acidification: The Next Big Threat to Coral Reefs?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Coral coring is one method of collecting data on ocean acidification in Palau. As if the long list of threats to coral reefs weren’t enough , we can now add ocean acidification to the list. What is ocean acidification?

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Love like the Ocean.

Elephant Journal

But I believe in love like the ocean. I don''t believe in fairy tale love. One soul mate for life? Well, the jury''s out on that one too.

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She Was the Ocean. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

She was the ocean. Arts & Culture Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) depth of the ocean ebb and flow let it flow love mystery poetry relationships romance wonderHer skin tasted of salt water, tears that had fallen of a broken heart and the most heart-filled laughter— neither more sad, nor happier, both pouring of honesty. In her kiss was the whisper of a Siren.

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