OS News

10 Years Left To Save Our Oceans

Dive Into Your Imagination
April 1, 2010

Annie Crawley's commnets after being inducted into "The Women Divers Hall of Fame"

http://www.diveintoyourimagination.com/component/option,com_myblog/show,Ten-Years-Left-To-Save-Our-Oceans.html/Itemid,214

Source: 
Dive Into Your Imagination
Author: 
Annie Crawley

HR 192 seeks to Expand Marine Sanctuaries

Farallones and Cordell Bank Sanctuaries
August 15, 2012
Location: 
Washington

House Representative Lynn Woolsey (WA) has introduced a bill in congress seeking to expand the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.  There is a complete story here about the bill, and what you can do to help.  There is also a

http://woolsey.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=123

Whale Deaths Underestimated - BP Oil Spill

May 24, 2011
Location: 
Gulf of Mexico

Only 14 carcasses of whales have been recovered from the BP spill area - but scientists believe the true number could be 50 times higher.   Here is the research paper.

Close to a Billion Species

Ocean exploration reveals shocking diversity of tiny marine life
April 20, 2010

Biologists worldwide may have to start re-evaluating their estimates of the number of species on Earth, since expeditions documenting the oceans' tiniest species have revealed shocking diversity: in the tens of millions of species, at least, and according to one researcher "closer to a billion".

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0419-hance_microbes.html

Source: 
mongabay.com
Author: 
Jeremy Hance

The Mission Blue Voyage

Fulfilling Sylvia Earle's TED Wish
March 30, 2010

On April 6-10, TED will host a one-of-a-kind conference on the National Geographic Endeavor,sailing across the Galapagos Islands to raise awareness about the urgency of ocean conservation issues.

Source: 
Huffington Post
Author: 
Novogratz

World Ocean News

"The Cove" wins an Oscar
March 9, 2010

‘‘The Cove,’’ a U.S. film about a controversial annual dolphin hunt at a Japanese town, won the best documentary feature at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony Sunday in Los Angeles.

http://www.thecovemovie.com/

Endangered Short-tailed Albatross Killed by Fishing Boat Off the Coast of Oregon

September 9, 2011
Location: 
Oregon

An endangered Short-tailed Albatross was killed by a longline fishing boat off the coast of Oregon in April 2011, according to a report recently released by the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. This is the first bycatch of a Short-tailed Albatross to be observed in the Pacific Northwest.

Deepwater Horizon Response

Consolidated Fish and Wildlife Collection Report
June 6, 2010
Location: 
Gulf of Mexico

These are the consolidated numbers of collected fish and wildlife that have been reported to the Unified Area Command from the U.S.

Source: 
Horizon Unified Command

Mike deGruy: Hooked by an Octopus

Mission Blue TED Talk
April 15, 2010
Location: 
Mission Blue

Underwater filmmaker Mike deGruy has spent decades looking intimately at the ocean. A consummate storyteller, he takes the stage at Mission Blue to share his awe and excitement -- and his fears -- about the blue heart of our planet.

 

Source: 
ted.com
Author: 
Mike deGruy

Earth Has A Heart - - It's Blue

Our Oceans
March 31, 2010

Dr. Sylvia Earle comments in the Huffington Post about Mission Blue.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sylvia-earle/earth-has-a-heart----its_b_518432.html?ref=twitter#sb=963170,b=twitter

Source: 
Huffington Post
Author: 
Dr. Sylvia Earle