Sperm whale (physeter macrocephalus). (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Scott Portelli) In June, researchers found that whale poo is highly beneficial to marine ecosystems in the Southern Ocean since it is rich in iron. Now, new findings show that whales’ contribution to the sea goes far beyond just their excrements.
I didn't know Aaron Swartz, but I knew some of his friends -- and of course I knew all about his work. It was hard to be an online activist and not cross paths with him somewhere: Creative Commons, Demand Progress, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and so on. Show More Summary
Tropical damselfish (Chromis viridis) (Photo: Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble / Flickr Creative Commons) Climate change is going to leave some fish feeling very lonely in the coming years, as new research shows that increasing carbon dioxide levels prevent them from recognizing their friends.
A devil ray from the Mobula genus, which include Chilean devil rays. (Photo: Matthew Paulson / Flickr Creative Commons) Last week, a new study revealed Chilean devil rays to be some of the oceans' deepest-divers, often taking dives deeper than a mile under the water's surface. Show More Summary
A minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), one of the species caught during Japan’s whale hunt. (Photo: Tom Benson / Flickr Creative Commons) - Despite a ruling by the UN’s International Court of Justice to halt whaling practices, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed this week that its annual whale hunt will continue in 2015. Show More Summary
Protestors rally to protect the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. (Photo: Stephen Hass / Flickr Creative Commons) More people are standing up for their land, water, and other natural resources as they become increasingly exploited, but not without consequences. Show More Summary
Disco Clam (Ctenoides ales). (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Jayvee Fernandez) The vast ocean can appear foreboding and intimidating, but one little bivalve is lighting things up on the seafloor. The appropriately-named “disco clam” is a small mollusk that’s able to flash an array of neon lights from its lips.
I’ve spoken and written a fair old amount on the acquisition of citations and links through distributing images under a Creative Commons License. I wrote about the process we follow on the Meld and spoke about it at BrightonSEO and SearchLove...
A female grunion depositing eggs during their annual spring run. (Photo: Sahadeva Hammari / Flickr Creative Commons) - Yesterday, Nicaragua approved a proposed route for a $40 billion shipping channel across the country that will compete with the Panama Canal. Show More Summary
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) nearing a plastic bag. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Bag Monster) From the straws in your fountain drink to the soles of our shoes, plastics are a part of our daily lives, and we’re surrounded by them without often realizing it. Show More Summary
A tiger shark (Galeocardo cuvier). (Photo: Willy Volk / Flickr Creative Commons) - An international group of 301 scientists submitted a letter to Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority expressing concern over the controversial shark cull program, saying it could effect the ecology of the oceans. Show More Summary
creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by automat It’s not as much a spirit of web reclaiming as much as a preference for writing on the web that this my primary space. But is is a spirt of the way I like to understand web technology to try stuff. Show More Summary
Pacific seahorse (Hippocampus ingens) around the Galapagos Islands. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Peter Liu Photography) - The National Aquarium launched a Sustainable Seafood Program earlier this week. The program will enhance seafood...Show More Summary
A North Atlantic right whale swims off the Georgia coast, an endangered species that would be affected by seismic airgun testing. (Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons) Kill Devil Hills, a small coastal town located in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, has joined the mounting opposition towards seismic airgun blasting along the Atlantic Coast.
The Palmyra Atoll in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. (Photo: Island Conservation / Flickr Creative Commons) I wrote to you a few short weeks ago about our tremendous victory in Oceana’s campaign to stop seafood fraud — at the U.S. Show More Summary
Brett Parson, an American artist, comes up with some super awesome pulp art illustrations. These are amazing, very creative. I just love the "dirty" feel on these, so common in Pulp magazines. Here you can see some of Brett's pieces....Show More Summary
Flickr Creative Commons: Travis Nep Smith Imagine you’re having a holiday dinner at home. A tablecloth is spread. Silverware is laid. All is perfect until you knock over a glass of red wine. What happens? Quickly you spread open...Show More Summary
A male barred hogfish (Bodianus scrofa) pictured in Spain during a 2009 Ranger Expedition. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Carlos Suarez) Last week, the Spanish Supreme Court ruled in favor of oil drilling in the Canary Islands. The...Show More Summary
Wylio, a tool for finding and embedding Creative Commons photos, has launched version 3. Here's what's new. The post Wylio Revamps Creative Commons Image Search appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
A sawfish. (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons / Simon Fraser University Public Affairs and Media Relations) You may not have heard of sawfish, an incredibly unique looking family of rays. As a flat fish with a long toothed snout (rostrum) lined with teeth that looks like a saw, sawfish have earned their name. Show More Summary