The Titanic has long been the subject of controversy. From the myriad of mistakes and circumstances that tragically came together April 14, 1912 to the inadequate loading of lifeboats in the very early morning hours of April 15, 1912. From the different hearings and results into the disaster to speculation as to how and why the ‘unsinkable’ ship sank. And there has been more since … Continue reading the story "Titanic Controversy Set Aside for New Expedition"
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I just saw a clip of the 2003 BBC "Wildlife on One" episode Dolphins: Deep Thinkers, narrated by David Attenborough. It’s a video of dolphins living where they should be. Swimming and surfing freely in the wide open oceans. Whenever we have the privilege of seeing wild animals in their natural habitat, it just drives home … Continue reading the story "Surfing Dolphins at Play"
The following joke/scenario thing reminds me of an earlier forward I wrote about which contrasted life in prison and a nursing home. It also brings to mind the old chestnut, “the truest words are spoken in jest.” Underneath so many of these little comedy bits are some pretty apt observations and commentaries. … Continue reading the story "Forget Jail, Forget Nursing Homes, Take a Cruise"
Electrolux is bringing attention to the Pacific Garbage Patch and the whole issue of plastic trash clogging up too much of our oceans. According to Electrolux, “The plan is to make a limited number of vacuum cleaners from plastic debris harvested from the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans and the Mediterranean, … Continue reading the story "Plastic Ocean Garbage “Vac from the Sea”"
Good news on the endangered turtle front in the Gulf of Mexico. Especially for the Kemp’s Ridley turtle that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has said is the rarest and most threatened. Reuters reported Saturday that, “Environmental groups, BP (BP.N) (BP.L) and the U.S. Coast Guard reached … Continue reading the story "Agreement Reached To Save Gulf Turtles from Incineration"
Life is messy, and I don’t just mean figuratively. Literal mess, muck, puke, and poop. We may like to distance ourselves from it as much as possible, but just as we all put our pants on one leg and a time, we all generate the stuff. And good thing we do or else life wouldn’t go on for too long. … Continue reading the story "Whale Poop is Nature’s Perfect Carbon Offset"
Some things we just take for granted. We know the world is round, well spherical, but there was also a time when the we of yesteryear knew that the earth was flat. Well another thing I just took for granted was that we knew how deep and voluminous our oceans were. Turns out … Continue reading the story "Ocean Stats 19th Century Oceanographer Already Knew"
Even though many of us are still going through some pretty tough financial times, there’s still a way to help some great causes. Ways that don’t cost us a single cent. But thanks to some great sponsors, every time we click at the following sites, they make a donation to the indicated cause. You can do this free donation click thing once a day for … Continue reading the story "Free Mouse Clicks Generate Donations"