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Drift Line Foam Could be Phytoplankton Remains

Every so often the surf zone is extra foamy and wave surge pushes gobs of it onto the beach. I even wrote a few words about it once – one of the first posts I wrote for theoutershores. 339 more words

Nature

Making Waves In Our World

This evening the kids and I watched “The SpongeBob Movie : Sponge Out Of Water”, which was directed by Paul Tibbitt.

The film starts with a pirate named Burger Beard (Antonio Banderas – “Desperado”, “Ruby Sparks”), along with his singing seagulls, obtaining a magic book that tells the story of SpongeBob SquarePants, and enables any text written on its pages to come true. 389 more words

Film

Uncovering Diversity in an Invisible Ocean World

By Cassie Martin

Originally published at Oceans at MIT and MIT News, May 26, 2015

Plankton are vital to life on Earth — they absorb carbon dioxide, generate nearly half of the oxygen we breathe, break down waste, and are a cornerstone of the marine food chain. 810 more words

Science

Study: Ocean Currents Change with Seasons

By Cassie Martin

Originally published at Oceans at MIT May 22, 2015

As the seasons change, so too does the strength of ocean currents. A new study from MIT researchers published last month in… 400 more words

Science

Want to be fitter, happier, more productive? Stop EVERYTHING you are doing and do these things instead

That’s right, everyone: I’m giving lifestyle tips now, and alarm bells are screaming in your brain like a cat in a tumble-dryer.  Why is this pale, skinny guy I met once on a beach in Barcelona/at a karaoke night in Salzburg/dressed as a ninja during Freshers Week/drowning under a waterfall in Kenya (delete as appropriate) writing an article about how to get a six pack?   2.731 more words

Crying

Plankton’s importance for the earth’s climate is at least equivalent to that of the rainforest.

Plankton and the climate

Life began in the ocean. As the oceans are the largest cohesive eco-system on earth the insights that researchers will be able to derive are crucial not only for the preservation of mankind but also of our planet.Plankton’s importance for the earth’s climate is at least equivalent to that of the rainforest. 68 more words

Green News

Planktons do much more than function as whale food: They produce tons of Oxygen for our planet Earth

May 22nd, 2015 (Steven Goodstein) The most complete ocean plankton study has been released by scientists recently. The half of the Earth’s oxygen production is done by the microorganisms. 308 more words

Endangered Biodiversity