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Stormwater: Can we stop the menace we created?

I’ve completed the seventh story package in a 10-part series examining the Puget Sound ecosystem, with a special focus on indicators of ecological health. We’re calling the project “Takin...




The Atlantic Sun is a potential environmental disaster

I’ve got something important I want to share with you that is not getting the attention it should from press or the authorities.  As regular #DeepSN readers will know, I work a lot ...





Another 589 scientists speak out against Abbott’s war on the environment

I’m currently in Cairns at the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation‘s Annual Conference where scientists from all over the world have amassed for get the latest o...




Amusing Monday: See Spot; See Spot splash

Through the years, I’ve featured some surfing dogs in this “Amusing Monday” feature. While dogs are still surfing strong in various contests each year, I thought it would be nice to see s...




When We Explore the Deep Sea, We are Exploring for Our Own Survival

In 1953, on the heels of a discovery of a second coelacanth specimen in the Comoros Islands off Madagascar’s coast, J.L.B. Smith, the man who described the species, wrote in the Times of ...



Israel's Disappointing Brand of Environmentalism

For a young country that has transformed itself, despite scant resources, from proverbial no-man’s-land to thriving slice of the Middle East in 60-odd years, Israel and its people place e...


The predictions of this model kills my love of models.

  Few things give me greater joy than a model.  No not those waifs that strut the fashion runways but mathematical models.  Sure my pulse increases with the mention of deep sea, body...




Government Says Eat Fish, Not Too Much, Mostly Low in Mercury

Previously posted on huffingtonpost.com 6-18-2014: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-safina/government-says-eat-fish-_b_5508173.html By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown A few days ago, th...


Scientists Begin to Demystify Hole Found in Siberian Permafrost

Scientists start to demystify a mysterious crater found in Siberian permafrost.


Tracking the cold wake of a super typhoon

I’ve been absolutely fascinated by 2 things recently: amazing images of typhoons and animated gifs. In regards to the former, check out this amazing 3D movie dissecting Typhoon Neog...



The Ocean Cleanup responds to our technical review

Starts at 59:20. Love, Mrs. Martini and Mrs. Goldstein “not-engineers”


Outta-sight jelly babies discovered with a black light

So, the flower hat jellyfish pretty much looks like someone painted it while tripping on acid. It doesn’t just have tentacles on the edges, no way man, its got a tentacle party goin...