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We're just months away from seeing one of the most beautiful species of porpoises go extinct. Less than 100 vaquita porpoises are left off the coast of Mexico -- and they're being trapped and ...
by Nathan Empsall SierraRise
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 11:06 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
There is a hero on a mission to save the oceans. She has a credible plan and the international 'creds' to accomplish this long overdue and necessary component to preserving a vital piece of our ...
by VL Baker
Comment Count 122 comments on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 08:34 AM PDT with 91 Recommends
The other day a conversation about seawater recovery of lithium got me curious on what the latest progress in seawater mineral extraction has been. The world's oceans contain vast, nearly ...
by Rei
Comment Count 65 comments on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 12:36 PM PDT with 87 Recommends
Chances of a western north America megadrought of an intensity not seen since before the arrival of European explorers just went up. The largest surge of heat ever recorded moving west to east in ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 279 comments on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 05:45 AM PDT with 361 Recommends
Leatherback turtles hatching on a Puerto Rico beach. "This stretch of beach is where Leatherback turtles lay their eggs, and the other stretch of beach is where Hawksbill turtles lay eggs," our ...
by Dan Chu
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 08:54 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
I am posting this SierraRise alert on behalf of Jim Hines, the Sierra Club's Los Padres Chapter Conservation Chair in Ventura, CA. Beautiful -- but threatened. I never get tired of watching ...
by Nathan Empsall SierraRise
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 09:25 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
In an article up today over at The Guardian (in their infamous "Comment is Free" section), entitled "Why whale poo could be the secret to reversing the effects of climate change," Philip Hoare ...
by FinchJ
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 12:53 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
What to make of the following, gargantuan contradiction? 1. As climate change leads to ocean levels tens of feet higher later in this century, and as coastal cities already are estimating the ...
by rlegro
Comment Count 53 comments on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 06:59 AM PDT with 68 Recommends
An international court has ordered Japan to halt its illegal Antarctic whaling expeditions, ruling that the hunts are just "a commercial venture masquerading as research." Sounds like great news ...
by Nathan Empsall SierraRise
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 09:15 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Just heard about this story on the radio, which I think is pretty big, but I fear may get swept aside by some of the other trending topics : WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to protect fragile marine life,
by pierre9045
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM PDT with 84 Recommends
Welcome to Thursday Coffee Hour. This is an open topic thread so help yourself to the goodies and sit a spell and let us know what is new with you. I have been watching the new Cosmos series with ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 01:06 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Climate and weather are hot topics these days. As you read about them one factors looms large for the coming months: The odds are increasing that an El Niño is in the works for 2014—and recent ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 25 comments on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 08:10 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
This is bad. As you probably know, whales and dolphins rely on their ears to find food. Even the smallest damage to their hearing can pose a grave threat to their survival. A deaf dolphin is a ...
by Nathan Empsall SierraRise
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 10:09 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
John Laird, Secretary for Natural Resources and Chair of the California Ocean Protection Council, on April 14 sent a memo to the "California Ocean and Coastal Community" discussing recent letters on ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 08:20 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
An enormous wave now centered at 500 feet deep along the equator south of Hawaii is silently moving below the surface towards the west coast of the Americas. This wave, called a Kelvin wave, took ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 250 comments on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 03:39 PM PDT with 460 Recommends
A prominent California oil industry lobbyist not only served as a high ranking official overseeing the creation of marine protected areas in California, but also currently serves on a federal marine ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 09:27 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Edge of ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 215 comments on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 09:52 AM PST with 436 Recommends
And then we'll go to the beach!
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 06:30 AM PST with 8 Recommends
This is Alaska's loss and Stanford's gain. House Minority Leader Rep. Beth Kerttula announced today her resignation from the Alaska legislature to accept a fellowship at the Center for Ocean ...
by akmk
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 04:47 PM PST with 7 Recommends
For years I was vegan. For even longer, I was a vegetarian. Then roughly two-years ago I abandoned my vegan lifestyle for reasons that are quite personal and rather complex. One of the ways I ...
by Dr Christopher Boerl
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 07:36 AM PST with 29 Recommends