Category: Ocean.Awareness

A Gold Mine

* A single gold ring leaves in its wake at least 20 tons of mine waste. * Open-pit gold mines essentially obliterate the landscape, opening up vast craters, flattening or even inverting mountaintops, and producing 8 to 10 times more waste than underground mining. * Cyanide is used by large mining operations to separate gold from ore. Cyanide pollution is a major concern. A rice-grain sized dose of cyanide can...

EcoDelMar.org/coral

Loading page… EcoDelMar.org/coral “Over half of Earth’s OXYGEN” is produced by phytoplankton… explains Professor David Thomas, from the school of ocean sciences at the University of Bangor. “If you take that away… you would lose the basis of life on Earth… There simply would NOT be enough OXYGEN to support LIFE.” Professor Thomas said: “If you go back far enough in time… LIFE started in the plankton. Link: To View Global phytoplankton via...

Only 4.2% of Pacific Bluefin Tuna Remain…

Japan sounds bluefin warning calls for 50 percent catch cut It’s nothing short of catastrophic: All but 4.2% of Pacific Bluefin tuna are gone. And now as much as 98% of catches are juveniles – who are killed before having the chance to reproduce. But Japanese fishers, who see the decline first-hand, are speaking out. They will soon demand a far-reaching plan to halve (from 2002-2004 average) catches of under...

Methane – East Coast

NOAA In this visualization, the Gulf Stream is seen as the dark red current coming into the Atlantic Ocean from the Gulf of Mexico. By Miguel Llanos, NBC News A changing Gulf Stream off the East Coast has destabilized frozen methane deposits trapped under nearly 4,000 square miles of seafloor, scientists reported.  And since methane is even more potent than carbon dioxide as a global warming gas, the researchers said,...

Deep End

..::“ There’s a profound game-changing event going on in the life of the sea,” says Callum Roberts, a professor of marine conservation at the University of York, England.  “The fact is that changes in alkalinity are going to cause massive reorganization of marine life, impacts on marine food webs, productivity, all sorts of things. We’re heading for a car crash here.”   Pelejero says. “It’s clear that the ocean is...

H2O

Water Is Life http://EcoDelMar.org/ocean/ Getting the Ocean’s mass in perspective  As scientist Jim Lovelock observed, “Although the weight of the Oceans is 250 times that of the atmosphere, it is only one part in 4,000 of the weight of the Earth.” 1/4000 = 0.00025 Therefore, only 0.025% of Earth’s mass is Water. Yet we tend to think of our Oceans as a vast and endless resource, free to everyone. Scientists...

Ocean Acidification

In 2014… Scientists AND The White House said… Ocean Acidification is well under way… David Kramer   The scale of effort required to buffer the OCEAN’S ACIDITY is mind-boggling.   The annual mass of the compounds required is about an order of magnitude more than the 2 GIGATONS OF CARBON absorbed by oceans each YEAR, says Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.   That works out to about...

Sigourney Weaver

  Sigourney Weaver Takes Control of Avatar Interview to Reveal Ocean Threat in “ACID TEST” Sigourney Weaver expertly takes control of her interview with “FOX and Friends” and moves her focus from the high budget sci-fi film “Avatar” to her passion project about ocean acidification “ACID … http://EcoDelMar.org/Sigourney ACID TEST: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification from Tristan Bayer on Vimeo. Mafia Solves Age Old Nuclear Waste Problem US Industries...

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