The morning after Tropical Storm Bonnie pummeled Beaufort, we woke to find oil in the water around Sunshine. Thick, shiny, black, it lay trapped between the finger piers in a 1/4 inch deep pool. The marsh grasses that always float on the water and collect between boat and dock, captured a lot of the slick. […]
Marine Biology and Oceanography
Natural history, wildlife sightings, what's going on with the ocean, and how you can help.
Wet Machinery Sloshing Through the Carolinas From Weather Underground: An extremely strong conveyor belt of moisture will stream into the Carolinas over the next several days, aided by moisture from Hurricane Joaquin as it turns to the north in the Atlantic Ocean. While the higher elevations of South Carolina will experience the most rain, upwards […]
Maybe all is not lost when shipping containers go overboard. Fascinating video of a lost container, subject of a study by Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
From Scientific American Observations: Overfishing and pollution have pushed life in the high seas to the brink of collapse, according to a new report from the Global Ocean Commission. “The oceans are a failed state,” David Miliband, co-chair of the commission, told Reuters. … The report warns that a combination of technology and big fuel […]