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Shark Night! featuring Dr. Demian Chapman

Science on Tap presents, Shark Night! featuring Dr. Demian Chapman from Alan Alda Center. Marine scientist, Dr. Demian Chapman, discusses how the illegal shark fin trade is harming sharks and the health of the oceans. He shares his experiences tagging … Continue reading ?

SaviOne: Hello! I'm Ready to Deliver....Hotels to the Robopocalypse

And the crowd goes frakin wild with their introduction. :) oh and Popular Science has a profile on the SaviOne. Let's hope the PS/PM curse doesn't kill it.

3-7-15 T137A and A Harbor Porpoise Fetus

I'll start with March 5th......what a wild day......whales spotted in Spieden Channel going west...but then not seen...a while later, over the hydrophones I hear transient calls...so figuring they are coming down island, because that's...Show More Summary

HOI the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Hawaiian Monk Seal meets Manta Rays from Manta Ray Advocates Hawaii. “Waimanu – a Hawaiian Monk seal – was seen at the Manta Ray Night Dive a few times over the past few weeks, but always on the dark outskirts. Last … Continue readi...

Crocomodiles vs. Allimogators

I just got off a chat with Matt. Here is the whole thing, all but unedited, for your enjoyment. All you need to know is that my wife, Fiona, built a symphony, which Matt refers to as a boxomophone in tribute to Homer Simpson refering to Lisa’s instrument as a saxomophone. Mathew: Hey, how is Fiona’s […]

Wasps in the Sand

Sand wasp Bembix oculata with prey (a bombyliid, I think), copyright Carlos Enrique Hermosilla. The sand wasps of the tribe Bembicini are a diverse group of about 500 species of wasp that get their name because, obviously, of their habit of constructing burrows in sand-banks. Show More Summary

Video: Rare Blue Whale Footage Captured Off California

Underwater footage of the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) off Laguna Beach. (Photo: Rich German / YouTube) While paddling off Laguna Beach recently, one lucky paddle boarder was in the right place at the right time to spot an elusive blue whale—an endangered marine mammal that’s rarely spotted. Show More Summary

Ukraine: Back to Simmering the Lyagushka

The ceasefire apparently stipulated everyone stayed in place. Therefore, the LNR, DNR, Russians and Ukrainians are supposed to stay where they are. However, there are clashes across the front lines. Most notably near Mariupol: Vice News had a dramatic declaration of the ceasefire being over. Show More Summary

Ukraine: Hard Boiled Frog

Events have been rapidly degrading in Donbass for Ukraine. The Ukrainian army appears to be retreating before a more Russian style comprehensive artillery barrage. The Ukrianians have all but abandoned Lugansk. They still hold the Donetsk airport. Show More Summary

Ukraine: Boiling the Frog

Map source. It has been a while since I posted an update for what is happening in Ukraine. I have been dealing with a lot in the rocket business, some zaniness with the day job and working on the evac of contacts out of Gorlovka. That said, in the time since I posted, a lot has happened. Show More Summary

The First Synthetic Leaf

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space from Dezeen on Vimeo. hmm. I wonder how the chloroplasts can be sustained outside the plant cell...

Obama Administration Approves Seismic Airgun Use off the Atlantic Coast In Spite of Local Opposition and Threats to Marine Life

A North Atlantic right whale, a critically endangered species that will be impacted by this decision. (Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons) For more than 30 years, the Atlantic coast has been off limits to offshore drilling. Show More Summary

Kure Beach Mayor’s Support for Seismic Airgun Blasting Spurs Public Outcry

Kure Beach citizens show their opposition to Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth’s support for seismic airgun blasting. (Photo: Oceana / Randy Sturgill) In January, Kure Beach, North Carolina Mayor Dean Lambeth voiced his support for the American Energy Forum’s push to approve seismic airgun blasting off the Atlantic coast. Show More Summary

Ukraine: Patterns of Death

Ukraine suffers. There's no other way to put it. The bombardment of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk continues. There are some pretty depressing videos coming out of there about the civvies. There is VERY heavy fighting at Shchastya (Schaste). Show More Summary

Ukraine: The Pattern of Nearing the Bonfire

The Ukrainian 'Anti Terrorist Operation' continues in the East. Fighting has moved into the city of Slavyansk, apparently on Artema Street. Fighting is also reported at Semenivka and Kramatorsk. Weirdness continues with the Little Green Men. Show More Summary

Ukraine: Fire Storm of the Patterns

Shelling in Slavyansk. The shoot down of the AN-30 on a recon mission over Slavyansk. The Ukrainians have been fighting the LGM at the Lugansk airport. This seems to be a repeat of what happened in Kiev. Aftermath of the LGM attack on one of the border guard's stations. Show More Summary

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