Gulf Water Sample Explodes in Lab

For all the obvious immense, beyond all words, damage and destruction thanks to the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, there’s some damage you can’t see. Water that looks pretty normal to the naked eye is most definitely not normal. In fact, a sample of water collected off the coast of Alabama … Continue reading

17th Century Predictions of Robert Boyle Came True

The Royal Society in London, England, is currently celebrating its 350th anniversary with an artifact exhibit which includes a fascinating Robert Boyle document. Scientist Robert Boyle was one of the society’s founders, but what makes him even more noteworthy is that he created a “wish list” of sorts in the … Continue reading

Newly Discovered Species for New Hope

At a time when marine life is facing unimaginable threats thanks to BP’s Deepwater Horizon fiasco, I thought it might be heartening to be reminded that we’re still discovering new species with which we share our world. While not new in terms of existence, as far as we know, they … Continue reading

Ocean Stats 19th Century Oceanographer Already Knew

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 … Continue reading