Archive for the ‘Sea’ Category

Guilt by plastic

So tonight my son and I stopped to get a shake after hi s golf class and I have to say, I’m really getting taken for a ride with guilt every time I use plastic. Along the way I’ve also come across multiple articles on plastic pollution.

Now I could post several articles tonight but instead I’ll just post this one about the tragic loss of a pilot whale due to plastic pollution. The article is entitled “Whale’s Death in Thailand Points to Global Scourge: Plastic in Oceans” by Mike Ives over at the New York Times.

I’ll save the other articles for another day because unfortunately, this scourge is far from over but at least for me, it will now always be on my mind whenever I go shopping. I will however make sure to spread the word, one person at a time.

Sincerely-

     

Green Librarian

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Blue & red

So tonight’s article is really quite random except for the fact that Whale’s are one of my favorite animals. This article actually just struck me as “cute”. It’s entitled “Why did this Blue Whale Swim into the Red Sea?” by Bryan Nelson over at Mother Nature Network. 

While several of the reasons as to why it’s there are not necessarily good, to me, the chance for people who otherwise wouldn’t see it is always a good thing. Perhaps one of those people who see’s it might find it as majestic and beautiful as I do and therefore volunteer in some small way to help Blue Whales. I guess that’s me just being the eternal optimist but nonetheless, here’s hoping.

Sincerely-

     

Green Librarian

Oceans, carbon dioxide & climate change

So while scientist agree that the oceans play a role in climate change, at least in regards to the absorption of carbon dioxide, a recent article from some British scientist appears to show that the oceans might be absorbing many more times than originally thought. This according to the article entitled “Ocean Waves Show Earth’s CO2 Imbalance is Greater than Expected” by Jon Fingas over at Engadget.

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Green Librarian

Wales, dolphins and octopuses

So the first story here was actually how some octopuses came out of the ocean and started walking the beaches of the town of New Quay, Wales. Then this article came out in the New York Times about this town in Wales and their relationship to these ocean inhabitants including the octopuses, jelly fish and Portuguese man-of-war, along with dolphins.

The article is entitled “A Cliff-Edge Town Visited by Poets, Dophins – and Octopuses” by Rod Nordland over at the New York Times. There is also a link to the video of the octopuses walking the beach. I guess it doesn’t hurt that the town is in Wales, which is where my dad’s family is from.

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Green Librarian

Baby turtles

Now yes, turtles have always been one of my favorite animals. Then there is the issue of migration involved and also that these are baby sea turtles, it just doesn’t get much better. Add to this story that it takes place up north, only makes it intriguing.

The article is entitled “100 Baby Sea Turtles Hatched in Maryland and Made Their Way to the Sea” by Noel Kirkpatrick over at Mother News Network. Don’t forget to watch the video too. If you want to read more about these beautiful animals, check out Voyage of the Turtle by Carl Safina.

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Green Librarian

 

 

 

 

 

A whale’s home

Sounds like the title of a book. The problem is, the whale’s home is changing according to the article entitled “A Less Hospitable Home” by Karen Weintraub over at the New York Times. If you want to learn more about whales,  I highly recommend the book The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare.

Though I haven’t been to the ocean in years and years, two of my favorite animals are sea turtles and whales. To me, truly magnificent animals.

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Green Librarian

Ancient forest

I saw this story over on NBC and I thought it was so cool. What is cool though isn’t just the fact that it’s there but that these fisherman actually pursued this to begin with. The story is entitled “The Unveiling of an Ancient Underwater Forest off Alabama Coast” by Kerry Sanders. As someone who loves trees, I also love all forests.

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Green Librarian