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Cod? Mackerel? Tuna? Will we start shooting over fish again? You catch my bluefin and you'll be sorry. Or will we find new sorts of troubles? Our next fish war will be over...(hold your breath)... plankton. Those tiny ocean plants that turn sunlight into food. There's barely enough plankton for the fish we catch today...and we want more. More salmon and shrimp, more sushi, more
Do you like to pay fish prices when you're buying ice? Some people are happy to sell you ice at $15 per pound. An investigation of people selling fish packed in ice, and charging you for the ice, found the deceptive practice is common. It's bad enough that you might want cod and get pollock instead. Show More Summary
Imagine you saw this sand design underwater, what would you think? Aliens? Mysterious underwater artist? How about puffer fish? Japanese diver Yoji Ookata found the sand circles and filmed puffer fish making the intricate designs. Here's the story from Colossal: Using underwater cameras the team discovered the artist is a small puffer fish only a few inches in length that swims
Who knew that China is a world leader in seafood sustainability? Check out this video about some fascinating low footprint fish farms in China, using integrated farming methods that date back more than one thousand years! The video above...Show More Summary
An 11 mile stretch of the Mississippi river was closed to traffic by the US Coast Guard because of low water levels. Nearly 100 large boats and barges were stuck, with only small boats allowed to try to make the run through the shrunken and shrivelled Mississippi River near Greenville, Mississippi.
...instead we need to plan for how we want the world to be. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the Age of Man. Our human actions have so much influence on the world that we might as well forget the idea of going back to some pristine environmental baseline. Show More Summary
Think food and energy prices are bad? Just wait, it'll get worse. Scientists offered grim warnings at ReSource 2012, a recent conference. According to the Guardian:"We are nowhere near realising the full impact of this yet. We have seen...Show More Summary
The other inconvenient truth is that it will be hard to feed people in the near future. Conservation advocates like me have to face the truth that our treasured places will suffer if people need more food. We can't control fishing if people are catching fish to avoid starvation. Show More Summary
During a recent visit to China I was impressed to see so many silent motor scooters. Electric motor scooters. I even rode on one. Now I know why, Time reports that 90% of world ebike sales are in China">90% of the world's e-bike sales are in China. Show More Summary
Must-watch video featuring Kool Kid Kreyola. KOOL KID KREYOLA - ME AND MY SHARK FIN from Spencer Keeton Cunningham on Vimeo.
OK river cowboys, here's your dream. Watch as an explosion blows out the bottom of a big dam (471 feet long, 125 feet high) and the reservoir floods out of the hole. Man's work undone in the blink of an eye, and nature restored. It'll be years before recovery is complete, perhaps decades. Show More Summary
Here's a mind-bender for people who oppose genetic modification of crops. Bt cotton reduced farmer's needs for pesticides--on neighboring fields as well as on fields where the Bt cotton was grown. That's right, if I grow Bt cotton and...Show More Summary
Here's proof that a whale can be more of a Ferarri than a John Deere. From Australia, a photo of a humpback whale entirely airborne.
If you can tolerate hearing the word "wow" one thousand times, watch this amazing video. I've seen something similar once, with fewer tuna but with dolphins and diving birds.
Want to know what it feels like to be an open water swimmer? Watch the opening scenes of the video above. Paul Lundgren is sharing his experience as he trains for the first-ever solo swim crossing of the Sea of Cortez, 76 miles of big water. Show More Summary
There's something new in the (virtual) world, TheBlu. A way to create your own ocean, using fish and habitats created by digital artists everywhere. Is it anything? Time will tell, but I'm going to give it a try.
Scientists are now telling us that forage fish matter. It's not a new finding, but it's getting new emphasis. What are forage fish and why are they important? Forage fish are "small to medium-sized species that include anchovies, herring,...Show More Summary
Tweets can seem silly, like the proverbial tree falling with no one listening. So Greenpeace projected tweets with a hashtag for a tuna managment meeting on the wall near the coffee cart...at the tuna management meeting.Think about it,...Show More Summary