REPOSTED FROM MAY 2008 When a scientist is writing a scientific paper we look for that one quintessential figure that tells the whole story. Other…View More Orcas and Oil: Repost
Today marks the 1 month anniversary since the blowout, explosion, and the death of 11 on Deepwater Horizon drill rig. The First Brown Pelican covered…View More Oil Spill Update
One doesn’t need to look very far to find someone pondering the future of offshore drilling. The recent catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico is…View More Should We Even Bother With Offshore Oil? A Look at the Numbers
In part two of unintended series on oil… Unless you live under an oil covered rock you probably already know that a Chinese ship carrying…View More Oil: Not just for autos but coral reefs as well
Last Wednesday, Obama in a very surprising move, unveiled plans for large swaths of the ocean off the East Coast, eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Alaska…View More Oil: From the offshore to onshore, From the deep sea to coral reefs
This is a repost of KZ’s winning post for Open Laboratory 2009: The Best Science Writing on the Web. Congrats to KZ! ———————————————————————————————————— This is…View More Repost: Deep-Sea Corals and Methane Seeps
Rick notes that… US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today his intention to shelve plans passed on the final business day of the…View More Yeah!
Our expedition to the Twilight Zone is still on hold because of generator problems on the RV Nancy Foster. Now we’ve got Hurricane/Tropical Storm Gustav…View More Hexed?
Can you name the genus of this deep-sea squid?View More One question squid quiz
An oil rig as large as the Eiffel Tower is heading towards an ultra-deep site eight miles north of Mexico’s maritime border. The rig is called Perdido, spanish for Lost. Its one of several that will be installed in the Gulf of Mexico coming years.View More More bubblin crude