Monthly Archives: July 2009

Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Update

Last month, I wrote about the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone, and NOAA‘s prediction that it would be larger than usual this summer, due to a rainy spring and increased fertilizer use in the Midwest. In situ measurements from a … Continue reading

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Surf Guitar

No, I mean surf guitar… Eat your heart out, Dick Dale.

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Sonic war between bats and moths

Not oceanic, but very cool acoustics-related story nonetheless: Researchers at Wake Forest University have determined that tiger moths actively jam bat sonar to avoid being eaten. Bats, famously, use ultrasonic pulses to hunt insects using echolocation. Moths, also, have been … Continue reading

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Macropinna microstoma: The tube-eyed spookfish

I just found this awesome video, from one of MBARI‘s ROV’s in Monterey Bay.  It is of Macropinna microstoma, a small deep-sea fish with tube shaped, upward-facing eyes located inside its clear, dome-shaped head. The eyes normally face upwards, but … Continue reading

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The Great Gowanus Expedition of Aught-Nine

Ive been meaning to post these pics for a while now….here they are. Two weeks ago, on a drizzly day, I left early for work and stopped at the Gowanus Canal, in Brooklyn. The mighty Gowanus is one of New … Continue reading

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