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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. Mixed radiolarians Photo : N.

Plankton Chronicles

Sardet These single-celled organisms barely visible to the naked eye are abundant in the Bay of Villefranche sur Mer. Here you see 3 species of radiolarians: Aulacantha scolymantha, Thalassicola pellucida and Thalassolampe Margarodes. Other radiolarians such as Collozum inerme (bottom right) form colonies at certain stages of their existence. < Back to Narration. 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. 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. 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. Audio Podcast: The powerful Japanese earthquake and resulting tsunami in March, 2011, washed untold tons of marine debris into the Pacific Ocean. Carey Morishige, Pacific Islands Regional Coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program, explains where this debris may be, where it's heading, what's being done about it, and what you can do to help. Debris from the tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011 could continue washing ashore in the United States for many years, according to predictions by NOAA scientists.

Federal Agencies Join Forces. 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. The ocean is the defining feature of our planet.

The Sant Ocean Hall - Join Us! The Sant Ocean Hall Programs at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

It supports life in all its myriad forms, from the tiniest microbes to the largest animals to have ever inhabited the earth. The Smithsonian's Sant Ocean Hall and ocean education programs will take you on a journey through the ocean, from ancient seas to living reefs. You will learn about the history of man's relationship with the ocean – and the ways in which we are affecting it today. Your visit to the Sant Ocean Hall will be just one step in a much longer journey that will raise ocean awareness, improve ocean literacy, and bring the best of what we know to promote and inspire ocean-friendly action and behavior. To make this happen, we need your help. 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] 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, 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. Shark Savers - Home.