This means, due to Peter being busy with oral exams (wish him luck), that DSN is totally in the hands of Kevin (God help us all). Some fodder to think about for the next few days…
Mark Powell over at the recently redesigned blogfish provides an example of scientists and conservationists actually saving the ocean. Someone just the other day, although I can’t remember where, when, or who, suggested that there were few examples of scientists actually saving the earth. Thankfully Mark comes to the rescue.
The New York Times discusses how global climate warming is helping scientist. Less Arctic ice pack is making it easier to map the ocean floor.
A leading U.S. government scientist says the Ol’ U.S. of A and our northern neighbors are in a “collision course over seabed rights in the Arctic Ocean, where vast, untapped oil and gas deposits are fuelling an undersea land grab and researchers from all polar nations are racing to collect data backing their countries’ territorial claims.” See global warming is good.
Zoologix examines whether the recent move by the Atlanta Aquarium to allow recreational scuba diving with their whales sharks is so wise.