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Five Ways to Show Your Love for the Ocean. » Oceans Initiative - Science for the Sea. Whale you be my Valentine?

Five Ways to Show Your Love for the Ocean. » Oceans Initiative - Science for the Sea

I dolphinately will! Illustration by Leafeon via Quid Pro Quo on Tumblr Love prompts us to do brave, romantic and sometimes foolish things. To paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, today we’re asking ourselves: How do I love thee, Ocean? Let me count the ways. “They do not love that do not show their love”Shakespeare, from Two Gentleman of Verona 1. . ♥ Use re-useable grocery and shopping bags. . ♥ Sip your water from sleek, BPA-free water bottles (we love these from Kleen Kanteen) or other re-usable bottle. ♥ Straws suck!

2. . ♥ Buy organic whenever you can. . ♥ Shop at your local farmer’s markets (find yours here) and choosing minimally packaged foods when you shop! ♥ Dine out at restaurants that include local and organic menu items. 3. . ♥ Choose sustainable seafood with a free guide from the Vancouver Aquarium or US regional guides available for free from the Monterey Bay Aquarium ♥ Choose wild salmon, never farmed salmon 4. . ♥ Buy gifts on Etsy ♥ Make your own gifts! Plankton Chronicles. The ocean floor is like a rainforest where feces and dead animals rain from the sky. Oceana North America. Protecting the Arctic Ocean, with Ted Danson & Oceana. Ted Danson's 'Oceana' Nominated for Books for a Better Life Award. Ted Danson's 'Oceana' Nominated for Books for a Better Life Award Posted Fri, Oct 28, 2011 by Meghan Bartels to oceana, oceana: our endangered oceans and what you can do to save them, ted danson Exciting news from the book world!

Ted Danson's 'Oceana' Nominated for Books for a Better Life Award

Ted Danson’s book, "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What You Can Do to Save Them," has been selected as a finalist for the Books for a Better Life award, presented by the Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society. "Oceana" is a great read that tells the story of how Ted became an ocean activist, his passion for more than 20 years. The book is also chock full of gorgeous photos, helpful infographics, and Ted’s own description of the state of the oceans, as well as Oceana's work to save them. The Books for a Better Life award, now in its sixteenth year, raises funds to support services and educational programs for people living with MS. Winners will be announced on March 7, so keep your fingers crossed for Ted and we'll let you know if "Oceana" wins! Plastic Oceans. Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastic Oceans Promotional Trailer - Full Length.

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries: Oceans, Marine Life, Shipwrecks, Diving, Whales, Voyage to Discovery. NOAA Marine Debris Program - Welcome. Japanese tsunami debris link roundup. Estimation of debris path created with OSCURS model.

Japanese tsunami debris link roundup

The colors are years after the tsunami. Click through for more information. Map courtesy of J. Churnside (NOAA OAR) and created through Google. Debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami is headed towards Hawaii and the North American west coast. Explainers: NOAA has a new video and podcast explaining how the debris is moving across the ocean, and what you can do to help. Tracking marine debris from Japanese tsunami. Video: Tsunami Aftermath: Marine Debris | Download: 1280 x 720 (70 MB) Ongoing efforts to update and refine computer models with wind speed and ocean current data is leading to a better understanding of how fast tsunami-generated debris may travel across the Pacific.

Tracking marine debris from Japanese tsunami

Visit NOAA's Marine Debris Program for the latest information and modeling maps. Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Nancy Foster 2011 Research Cruise. Coral Connections in the Gulf August 21-September 2, 2011 aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster Background This 14-day mission was designed to gather key baseline data on the fish populations and benthic (or seafloor) communities of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Nancy Foster 2011 Research Cruise

The sanctuary provides habitat for many important commercial and recreational fish species, as well as ecologically important sea floor habitats, like coral reefs. Gathering this information is critical to understanding the ecology of the sanctuary and managing the marine resources contained within it. Scientists will use a combination of several data collection methods to paint a better picture of the condition of the sanctuary’s ecosystems.

These include: Scuba diving: Diving takes the goggles underwater and places trained scientists into a variety of marine systems to identify, count, collect, measure and observe all aspects of the study area. The Sant Ocean Hall - Join Us! The Sant Ocean Hall Programs at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Online Ocean Donor Wall, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Eutrophication and Hypoxia. Plongée : DivoSea, portail de la plongée – infos et actus, test matériel plongée, voyage plongée. Marine biology. Only 29 percent of the world surface is land.

Marine biology

The rest is ocean, home to the marine lifeforms. The oceans average nearly four kilometres in depth and are fringed with coastlines that run for 360,000 kilometres.[1][2] A large proportion of all life on Earth exists in the ocean. Exactly how large the proportion is unknown, since many ocean species are still to be discovered. The ocean is a complex three-dimensional world[3] covering about 71% of the Earth's surface. Marine life is a vast resource, providing food, medicine, and raw materials, in addition to helping to support recreation and tourism all over the world. Many species are economically important to humans, including food fish (both finfish and shellfish). History[edit] The observations made in the first studies of marine biology fueled the age of discovery and exploration that followed. Subfields[edit] The marine ecosystem is large, and thus there are many sub-fields of marine biology.

Related fields[edit] Animals[edit] Birds[edit] Welcome to our site! Oceana Europe. Oceana TV (English) Blue Planet Film Fest 2010 - 2011. Ocean Cities - New Earth - the holdfast. Thank You Ocean. Coral Reef Adventure. Marine conservation expeditions & volunteer diving expeditions, Email us Call us From reef to plate - Belize combats the lionfish How the 'Avon' model is empowering women to 'inspire change' in Madagascar Sea Turtles Are Endangered, But 42,000 Were Killed Legally Last Year After a chance meeting, a new Population-Health-Environment programme is born in Madagascar Legal harvest of marine turtles tops 42,000 each year Shark fishers in Madagascar sell fins for pennies Landmark study shows the true value of Madagascar's mangroves What I see is that women are healthier...children are healthier.

Marine conservation expeditions & volunteer diving expeditions,

The Blue Seals - Home. OceanDoctor. 1planet1ocean - Marine Conservation in Action - Home. Sylvia Earle Alliance. - Marine Biology, Ocean Life Conservation, Sea creatures, Biodiversity, Oceans research... Hugh's Fish Fight - Half of all fish caught in the North Sea is thrown back overboard dead.

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