This is the first of two-part post. This installment is written by Kim, who will present alternatives to the Ocean Cleanup project to help curb the…View More The Ocean Cleanup, Part 1: Alternatives to reduce ocean plastic
“Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes…View More Sea Walls: Lessons from a Paint Can
When you think of terrifying monsters that might inhabit the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, what do you think of? Mutant sharks? Pissed-off squid? Rabid barnacles? (Well,…View More The scariest inhabitant of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is not what you think
You may have heard me say it once, and I’ll say it again: the oceans are a toilet bowl for our waste. Throughout history, our solution to pollution has oftentimes been “dilution”. As a consequence, chemical pollution is now ubiquitous in our oceans as a result of industrialization, waste-management strategies (and/or lack thereof), natural disasters, etc….
As such, it becomes my job to try and solve this mystery and basically play detective on the open sea. What puzzle am I trying to unravel? Well, I’ll warn you, it’s a trashy one…View More Guest post: Playing Detective in the Great Blue Sea
“…in the final analysis, the thing we really need to fix is ourselves. It’s not about the fish; it’s not about the pollution; it’s not about the climate…View More How we wrecked the ocean
There have been a number of posts at Deep Sea News lately that have attracted intense commentary and a lot of back-channel communication, some of…View More No, but in all seriousness…
Like the lovely PGP (Pacific Garbage Patch), this has just been a plastic filled week… and it’s only Tuesday! To join in on all the…View More The Majestic Plastic Bag
The long and windy path to a Ph.D. is lined with blood, sweat and tears. Like a roller coaster, it can be filled with joy, anxiety, fear and even nausea. This story is regarding one chapter of my dissertation, one that filled me with all these emotions and lead me to the conclusion that even in science, sh%* happens. But in this story, what we could not control lead us to better scientific conclusions with greater environmental realism. Due to what may seem like an experimental shortcoming, we were able to answer an important “so what?” question related to plastic marine debris.View More Guest post: The invisible consequences of mistaking plastic for dinner
Nobody ever told me that becoming a marine biologist would involve spending four years figuring out how to count. Because, seriously, how hard can counting…View More How do you figure out how much plastic is in the ocean?
Deepling emeritus, Miriam Goldstein, is a science rock star. My science crush on her only deepens after watching her completely explode TeX Oslo. Miriam is all…View More How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Garbage Patch