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#ocean

Knowledge Zone
2 hours ago

#Earth past its safe limits for #Humans, scientists say ($) : FT

The #Electron Is So Round That It’s Ruling Out Potential New #Particles : Quanta Mag

As #Ocean #Oxygen Levels Dip, Fish Face an Uncertain #Future : Yale

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Fractal Kitty
4 hours ago
9 tiles of ghost jellyfish and bubbles of various sizes and orientations following the spectre tiling.
Poesie
4 hours ago
Photo of two small sea snails hanging out on the back wall of the pool at the Ocean Baths. The sky is blue with very thin white clouds. The water is clear pale blue green and the light swirls round with the movement of the water (i can see a shocked face in the patterns). The snails have roundish shells with black and white stripes (the one on the right is more clearly striped). Think they're called zebra snails (which would make sense based on the colouring).
Sharon Cummings Art
7 hours ago

I've had such an amazing day! I've sold 13 massively large prints! I've made more today than I did last month 30 days of print sales. Food is secured for the next 4 months. Life is good. So here is a fun pelican to make YOU smile. :)

ART
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/enchanted-colorful-pelican-art-sharon-cummings.html

#art #artwork #mastoart #fediart #artist #artists #AYearForArt #beach #beachlife #ocean #sea #coastal #Florida #oceanlife #nature #colorful #watercolor #pelican #pelican #bird #birds #birdart #fun #happy #happiness #cute #gratitude

Colorful fun pelican bird art by beach artist Sharon Cummings.
Poesie
7 hours ago

Swim day. Yay!
#swim #ocean

Photo of the clear, light green water of the Ocean Baths seen looking down over the edge of the pool. The pool surrounds are  concrete with white painted line along the edge near the water.
Bicycling Monterey
10 hours ago

#Seaside High #Ocean Defenders club requested that #MontereyPeninsula Unified School District board ask California to phase out #oil and #gas production in California as part of the effort to combat #ClimateChange. Reps from #Chevron and from Western States #Petroleum Association came to this local school board meeting. Why? See 2nd section ("Oil Money") of #MontereyCountyWeekly 6/2/23 Squid column: https://www.montereycountyweekly.com/opinion/squidfry/squidfry-06-01-23-springtime-for-hitler/article_1c0c8a6e-ffef-11ed-b2e9-ab3d92777680.html

#Youth #ActOnClimate

Sandra Pinel
13 hours ago

"Il n'y a rien qu'une bonne longue marche ne puisse aider à résoudre."
Mark RUFFALO
#photo de #longecote
#photographie #ocean #nature #loiretalantique

Munchbud Ink
14 hours ago
Stefan Bäurle
17 hours ago

"Point Lobos - No 1"

I finally found the time to visit Point Lobos National Preserve just by myself to make some images last weekend. I have been there quite often, but so far always with my family or visitors. And it was a treat with intriguing skies and little wind :)

#Seascape #Sea #Pacific #California #Coast #Photography #Ocean #Fotografie #Mood #PointLobos

A rock formation in the Pacific points to a distant shore underneath a cloudy sky at Point Lobos National Preserve in California.

“A group of international ocean policy and conservation experts from nine organizations based in North America and Europe … released new recommendations for ocean carbon dioxide removal (OCDR) research”:

"Precautionary Principles for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal Research”
#mCDR #ocean
https://www.pml.ac.uk/News/Ocean-Organizations-Unite-to-Call-for-Precaution-i

Copernicus EU
20 hours ago

RT @CMEMS_EU: #GACopernicusMarine

The second session of the day provided insights on different ways to monitor #OurOcean

Our presenters explored:
🌊The importance of #Sentinel1 on wave observations
🐟How Argo is essential for observing the #Ocean's interior
🛰️#Sentinel6A data assimilation https://t.co/Ifu6HEGLpw

🐦🔗: https://n.respublicae.eu/CopernicusEU/status/1666036452637962240

Bread and Circuses
21 hours ago

Look at this graph of daily sea surface temperature from 1981 to the present. Since mid-March the oceans have been hotter by far than ever before in recorded history. Almost literally off the charts.

Gaia is sending us a message. It’s a shout, a scream, a cry for help.

And it’s also a warning.

If we don’t take action soon — drastic, urgent action — then everything we’ve ever loved and cared about will be gone.

Time is running out.

#Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #Ocean #GlobalWarming

Line graph showing daily sea surface temperature recorded throughout each year from 1981 to the present. Average ocean temperature since mid-March 2023 is the highest ever seen by far.
Helen H
1 day ago

A painterly version of this path and stairway leading down to the Florida Gulf waters. The golden sky is reflected in the water below giving a surreal atmosphere to the evening sunset.
#sunset #sunsets #FloridaSunset #Florida #beach #ocean #photography #MastoPhoto #BuyIntoArt
#SupportIndependentArtists #fediverse #FediGiftShop #GiftIdeas

Follow The Gold Painterly is available here: https://hhphotography.pixels.com/featured/follow-the-gold-painterly-hh-photography-of-florida.html

A photograph with a painterly application of a sandy path leading to a stairway that descends to a Florida beach.  Two wooden piling decorated with sailor’s rope flank each side of the path as well as seagrape plants.  The sky is painted a golden orange that is reflected in the water below.
Sandra Pinel
1 day ago

"L'Unique moyen de savoir jusqu'où l'on peut aller, c'est de se mettre en route et de marcher".
Henri Bergson
#photographie #nature #ocean #loireatlantique #landscape #paysage

Daan
1 day ago

#EVNautilus #deepsea #deepseaexploration #sience #biology #marinebiology #ocean #oceans #seacreatures #seacreature

Watch "Wow Wildlife Moments from the Deep Waters Near Kingman Reef | Nautilus Live" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/-xpEPkZqLBU

Dark humor.

« We have no plastic bag left Madam, the fish ate them all »

Via Le Canard enchaîné
#ocean #humor

harald.ploch
1 day ago

Diving with Whalesharks in Gorontalo/Indonesia #diving #whaleshark #indonesia #scuba #nature #ocean

whaleshark
Sharon Cummings Art
2 days ago

Been on my feet working all day. My hands/body ache, but it is what is required to provide food for us. Not a complaint. I like being connected to my nourishment. I know exactly where it comes from, how it was cared for and what it takes to have such a basic need met. I am grateful. Time for a wave of pure WATER!

ART
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/blue-and-white-abstract-art-water-tight-3-sharon-cummings.html

#art #artwork #mastoart #fediart #artist #artists #AYearForArt #beach #beachlife #haiku #ocean #sea #coastal #oceanlife #colorful #modernart #blue

blue and white abstract modern art looking like a wave by artist Sharon Cummings.
Coralie Mercier
2 days ago

Honaunau Bay, Big Island, Hawaii. December 2016.

#memories #photography #iphonePhotography #hawaii #honaunau #sunset #ocean #palmtree

Pool of still water in rocks by the ocean. The sunset casts a yellow light on the pool. The sky is teal. A palm tree frames the photo on a side.
EU Maritime & Fish
2 days ago

RT @CMEMS_EU: #GACopernicusMarine

 
The collaboration between our #CopernicusMarine Service and UN DCC Ocean Prediction will provide a platform to use #Ocean forecasting to foster intercultural dialogues and connect the ocean 🌊community across the globe🌎, as presented by Enrique  Alvarez https://t.co/Z5q6yGbEtH

🐦🔗: https://n.respublicae.eu/EU_MARE/status/1665746783257911298

Sandra Pinel
2 days ago

"Dans vingt ans vous serez plus déçus par les choses que vous n’avez pas faites que par celles que vous avez faites. Alors sortez des sentiers battus. Mettez les voiles. Explorez. Rêvez. Découvrez !"
Mark TWAIN
#photo de #longecote
#photographie #ocean #nature #loiretalantique

RT @FAOfish: Let's join hands to #FightUUFishing, a serious threat to our #Ocean & #Fisheries.

Together, we can make a difference by raising awareness & taking action.

Safeguarding our ocean for present & future generations is essential🌊 https://www.fao.org/iuu-fishing/fight-iuu-fishing/en/

#IUUFishing https://t.co/1CkfcrKZUV

🐦🔗: https://n.respublicae.eu/EFCA_EU/status/1665765996097859584

Copernicus EU
2 days ago

RT @CMEMS_EU: #GACopernicusMarine

Karina Von Schuckmann & Gratianne Quade showcase that the #CopernicusMarine #Ocean report is a success story of our service🌊

Key findings
Scientific innovations
Ability to connect science to policy

Looking forward to seeing the next report in September! https://t.co/m66tJZAyjt

🐦🔗: https://n.respublicae.eu/CopernicusEU/status/1665727559957463044

Princeton Nature
2 days ago

We are delighted to see The Deep Ocean featured in
Nature as one of Andrew Robinson’s five best science picks! Packed full of “superb colour photographs of astonishing organisms," this book is available now in hardcover and ebook. https://hubs.ly/Q01S3znc0

#MarineLife #MarineScience #MarineBiology #Ocean #OceanLife #SeaLife

The Deep Ocean stands upright on a white background and is angled back to the right. Cover is a photo of a deep sea bioluminescent creature and title is in pink.
2 days ago

Fake Plastic People News!

An elderly man from the Seaside town of Dystopiania has found some grains of sand amongst the plastic.

#satire #plastic #consumerism #industry #shopping #extinction #ocean #wildlife #climate

A photo of a beach that's covered in washed-up plastic products. The tip of the "iceberg" revealing how much non-biodegradable plastic is entering the world's oceans.

let´s join the challenge!
RT @EU_MARE: The #Ocean represents 70.8% of our planet. It links us all, yet is plagued by 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris.

It’s time to #BeatPlasticPollution.

Be part of the wave. Join the #EUBeachCleanup campaign.

#WorldEnvironmentDay @eu_eeas @UN @UNEP #SDG14 @EU_ENV

🐦🔗: https://n.respublicae.eu/EFCA_EU/status/1665744479653965826

KarinWanderer
2 days ago

You’ve heard of Nekobasu, now get ready for Sakanabasu, the newest #FunWayToTravel for #GhibliMonth2023!

#mastoArt #Ocean #Ghibli #StudioGhibli #DeepSea #Fish #Barreleye

Digital drawing of a Fishbus like Ghili's Catbus. At a deep sea bus stop, a barreleye fish bus stop to pick up an angler & a sea slug. No-Face is already on the bus & drinking a Boba tea.
Fran
2 days ago

Why study the #ocean? A standard list of reasons might include making predictions about climate or because it’s a source of food and other resources as well as a major transportation route. My list is a bit different:

1. To understand, as much as possible, our home and source of life;
2. To appreciate our own smallness in the grand scheme of things; and
3. To participate in something larger than our human selves.

Why don’t we give reasons like these when justifying scientific research?

EU Maritime & Fish
2 days ago

The #Ocean represents 70.8% of our planet. It links us all, yet is plagued by 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris.

It’s time to #BeatPlasticPollution.

Be part of the wave. Join the #EUBeachCleanup campaign.

#WorldEnvironmentDay @eu_eeas @UN @UNEP #SDG14 @EU_ENV

🐦🔗: https://n.respublicae.eu/EU_MARE/status/1665662881428303873

The #ocean 🌊 represents 70.8% of our planet. It links us all, yet is plagued by 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris. It’s time to #BeatPlasticPollution.

Be part of the wave. Join the #EUBeachCleanup campaign: http://ec.europa.eu/eu-beach-cleanup

#WorldEnvironmentDay

🐦🔗: https://n.respublicae.eu/eu_eeas/status/1665644631336570880

EU Environment
2 days ago

RT @EU_MARE: The #Ocean represents 70.8% of our planet. It links us all, yet is plagued by 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris.

It’s time to #BeatPlasticPollution.

Be part of the wave. Join the #EUBeachCleanup campaign.

#WorldEnvironmentDay @eu_eeas @UN @UNEP #SDG14 @EU_ENV

🐦🔗: https://n.respublicae.eu/EU_ENV/status/1665665240971849729

Climatematch
2 days ago

An exciting opportunity to apply to OceanHackWeek! Applications are now open
📣 Don’t miss the chance to participate in this upcoming workshop!
Visit https://oceanhackweek.org/ohw23/ for details
#OceanHackWeek #ocean #climate

Rasta
2 days ago

She sat on them without food for 30 days, one egg fell out, and rolled down the hill, and she couldn't put it back. There's only the two of them, and her mate has never been seen. They are the youngest hatchlings in the harbour. #Geese #Goslings #MyBackyard #Ocean

#GoodMorning! Perhaps I should have led with that? 😎

It's raining, at times heavy. That's not changing the outside work, just helping me choose a suitable hat.
My work clothes are still wet.

Mother goose, the one I showed you on the nest in my yard two weeks ago. With her two yellow palm-sized babies, at the edge of the saltwater Marsh
EuropeanExternalActionService
2 days ago

The #ocean 🌊 represents 70.8% of our planet. It links us all, yet is plagued by 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris. It’s time to #BeatPlasticPollution.

Be part of the wave. Join the #EUBeachCleanup campaign: http://ec.europa.eu/eu-beach-cleanup

#WorldEnvironmentDay

Ida Tschichoflos
2 days ago
Helen Czerski
2 days ago

Today’s the day - starting at 9:45am on BBC Radio 4, Blue Machine is this week’s Book of the Week. Time for some ocean in your day! https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001mlgf #ocean #books

Radio listing for Blue Machine
Petra van Cronenburg
2 days ago

@helenczerski Thank you for this important article! We need so urgently a perspective change from #anthropocentrism and #greed to #kinship with #nature! Yes, it's time to talk about #ecosystems, to see #climatecrisis and #biodiversityLoss as connected. Perhaps we need a revolution in thinking: Plankton is more important for our survival than any businesspeople. Until we understand this we need more articles and books like yours. #ocean #sea #sealife #ecology #water

Sharon Cummings Art
2 days ago

Yeah, there is something fishy going on! Another grouper. Here in Florida we are known for these beautiful fish...I know right now we are known for crap politics, but I have to live here due to Hubby's job, so I am looking on the bright side as much as I can! Eyes on the ocean....ahhhhh

ART
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/colorful-grouper-fish-on-blue-2-sharon-cummings.html

#art #artwork #mastoart #fediart #artist #artists #AYearForArt #beach #beachlife #ocean #sea #coastal #Florida #oceanlife #nature #colorful #fish #watercolor #fishes #collage

Colorful grouper fish in a rainbow of shades with a lush blue watercolor background by artist Sharon Cummings.
Jan Matson Art
2 days ago

Ocean, Morning Light 🩵🩵🩵
https://jan-matson.pixels.com/featured/ocean-morning-light-jan-matson.html

A peaceful beach painting of the ocean in the soft morning light.

#SilentSunday #seascape #ocean #MastoArt #JanMatson #painting #OilPainting #artist

A peaceful beach painting of the ocean in the soft, pale, morning light. Gentle sapphire blue waves and a cloudy sky on the horizon. A very relaxing and mesmerising seascape painted with a palette knife. The ebb and flow of the gentle waves invoke meditation and a sense of calm.
Jean-Pierre Gattuso
3 days ago

Are you attending #ASLO2023 in Mallorca? Then come to my presentation tomorrow (Monday) at 10:30 on « High-frequency, year-round time series of the carbonate chemistry in a high-Arctic fjord (#Svalbard) »
Not attending? No worries, the discussion paper is here:
https://essd.copernicus.org/preprints/essd-2023-92/

#CO2 #Arctic #ocean

Alexander Hay
3 days ago

The jokes write themselves.

"Clumps of 5,000-mile seaweed blob bring flesh-eating [#Vibrio] #Bacteria to #Florida...

"...Even more worrying, the researchers say, is the role of #Ocean #Pollution in the proliferation of the bacteria, which can cause disease and death... Samples tested... were abundant with #Plastic debris, which interacted with the #Algae and bacteria to create a “perfect #Pathogen #Storm..."

#News #USNews #Environment #DeSantis #Horror

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jun/03/sargassum-seaweed-algae-florida-bacteria-vibrio

Helen Czerski
3 days ago

“Instead of seeing the ocean as a “solution” for climate change, we need to see it as a test of a new attitude to our planet, one that doesn’t treat it as a combination of universal rubbish bin and exploitable resource. Ask not what the ocean can do for you, but what you can do for the ocean.”

My piece in the Observer today, about the growing attitude that we can just “use” the ocean as if it’s not doing anything useful to start with: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jun/04/why-we-need-to-respect-earths-last-great-wilderness-the-ocean

#ocean #climate

From a piece on the #ocean in the Observer; not yet online:

'Instead of seeing the ocean as a 'solution' for #climatechange, we need to see it as a test of our new attitude to our planet, one that doesn't treat it as a combination of universal rubbish bin & exploitable resource. Ask not what the ocean can do for you, but what you can do for the ocean'! @helenczerski

however, this is a test that I think humans are about to fail!

#climatecrisis
#environmentalism

GastroHistory
5 days ago

'Seafood provides vital nourishment to more than 3 billion people worldwide, especially in some under-resourced tropical countries where people rely on the #ocean for more than half of their animal protein intake.' https://nautil.us/global-warming-could-make-some-fish-less-nutritious-307572/ #foodhistory #climatechange #omega3

Kris
5 days ago

Red Sunset
By Tati Geo

#art #painting #mastoart #sunset #ocean

Painting of the ocean at sunset. In the front in the painting is a brown and orange coloured beach. The water of the ocean is deep blue. On the left is a blue hill. The sky is coloured in a variety of colours, which are bright light blue, yellow, red, pink and white. There is a small bright white sun in the yellow just above the horizon. The red of the sky is reflected in the ocean and on the hill on the left.
Sharon Cummings Art
5 days ago

Another fun puffer! Don't be fooled though. There's enough poison in 1 pufferfish to kill 30 adults. NO antidote. The skin is covered in spikes with this poison and can damage your hands or kill you. It's unfortunate that the dangerous things are so darn cute...lol

ART
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/puffer-fish-art-2-on-beach-blue-sharon-cummings.html

#art #artwork #mastoart #fediart #artist #artists #AYearForArt #beach #beachlife #ocean #sea #coastal #Florida #oceanlife #nature #colorful #fish #tropical #pufferfish #fun #cute #animals #colorful

colorful puffer fish with watercolor blue background by artist Sharon Cummings.
Helen Czerski
5 days ago

The ocean is full of connections, and here's another one. The idea that whale poo helps redistribute the critical nutrient iron in iron-poor seas has been around for a while, but now it looks as though the penguins are at it too.

What’s important is that when species suffer population decreases, it’s not just about losing charasmatic animals - it’s about breaking the links in the ocean systems for recycling and energy distribution.

#ocean

https://eos.org/articles/penguin-poop-may-flush-iron-into-the-southern-ocean?utm_source=EosBuzz&mkt_tok=OTg3LUlHVC01NzIAAAGMGoj7-Zi4GVv0Ubs5A8HX4C8MFCI_0K8g05FHyn3lo8ry0fbKW-IRlHXUX2O0eYQ6DgObcPRLNHlBAxs8ScSgxuKaJW09z4_muepRubg

Penguins on a rocky beach covered in red bird poo
Danielle Rose
5 days ago

Continuing the backlog of adventure paintings, here’s Devil’s Punch Bowl on the Oregon Coast, from April. (Didn’t really hit it at the right time of day, but interesting features nonetheless.)

#watercolor #watercolour #watercolorart #oregoncoast #oregoncoastart #oregonexplored #oregoncoastline #oregoncoastlife #oregon #gooutside #nature #naturelovers #ocean #creative #painting #MastoArt #MastoArtists #FediArt #BuyIntoArt #AYearForArt #ArtMatters #ArtistsOfMastodon #artistatwork

A watercolor painting of the Devil’s Punch Bowl, a sea arch and open enclosure on the Oregon Coast south of Lincoln City. The cliff walls are stained red over brown sandstone layers against a turquoise ocean. In the background,  watercolor palettes and brushes.
A watercolor painting of the Devil’s Punch Bowl, a sea arch and open enclosure on the Oregon Coast south of Lincoln City. The cliff walls are stained red over brown sandstone layers against a turquoise ocean.
A photo of the Devil’s Punch Bowl, a sea arch and open enclosure on the Oregon Coast south of Lincoln City. The cliff walls are stained red over brown sandstone layers against a turquoise ocean.
Anne N. Connor
5 days ago

Ocean surface warming is “off the charts” and “eye-popping.” In March, sea surface temperatures off the east coast of North America were nearly 14C higher than the 1981-2011 average. We are likely to see intensifying hurricanes, massive marine life die-offs, and other serious consequences. #ocean #climate https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-65339934

Helen H
5 days ago

On a deserted Gulf coast beach under a beautifully painted sunset sky of yellow, orange and shades of blue, this couple is enjoying the peace and tranquility that being by the water can bring to the soul. Photographed on a balmy summer evening.
#sunset #beach #Florida #FloridaBeaches #ocean #photography #MastoPhoto #BuyIntoArt #fediverse
#FediGiftShop #SupportIndependentArtists

FREE SHIPPING!
On A Quiet Beach With You is available here: https://www.pictorem.com/529359/On%20A%20Quiet%20Beach%20With%20You.html

A photo looking from the back of a couple sitting on a Florida beach enjoying a beautiful sunset.  The sky is painted in colors of yellow, orange and shades of blue on this summer evening.
🎨 By Peter
5 days ago

A digital piece done in oil on canvas style titled 'Cloud and Sea' finished late last night :)
(7590x9960pixels master)

Turbulent ocean against high shoreline cliffs, low cloud, lighthouse atop the cliffs, and a feeling of impending storm..

#Lighthouse #Classical #OilOnCanvas #DigitalArt #Ocean #Sea #Cliffs #Art #Artist #Arte #Artwork #Australia #Adelaide #Inspirational #Wallart #Prints #Canvas #Canvases #MastodonArt #Nature #MastoArt #ArtMatters #FediArt #ArtCollector #Paintings #Painting #Gifts #GiftIdeas #MothersDay #Christmas #Birthday #Present #ArtBooster #UniqueArt #AbstractArt #BuyIntoArt #FediGiftShop #AYearForArt #CreativeToots #Color #Colorful #SilentSunday

An art canvas of a turbulent ocean with waves crashing against the cliffs, and a lighthouse sitting atop the cliffs with other houses, cloudy skies, low cloud, and a feeling of impending storm (C)P.Gamble Art
Helen Czerski
6 days ago

All ready for the first official Blue Machine book talk at London’s Royal Institution. #ocean

Helen Czerski
6 days ago

Today's the day! Blue Machine is out in the world.

When we think we're talking about the ocean, it's usually fish, the whales or the pollution - anything except the water itself. It's time for that to change. Blue Machine tells the biggest story on Earth. And reviewers are being very nice about it:

‘An untold story that is vital to everyone on the planet.’

‘What a wonderful book . . . a history, ecology and conservation exploration. I loved it!’

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/441190/blue-machine-by-czerski-helen/9781911709107

#Ocean #science

Video trailer for Blue Machine, giving short quotes but mostly showing our blue planet moving through space
Helen Czerski
2 weeks ago

Today is the 93rd anniversary of the 1st test of the Bathysphere (May 27th 1930), the first capsule to take humans down into the ocean depths. It was William Beebe’s idea & Otis Barton did the engineering. They were the first people to see deep ocean creatures in their natural habitat, setting a record dive depth of 670 metres in 1932. Beebe described it as “dangling in a hollow pea on a swaying cobweb, a quarter of a mile below the deck of a ship rolling in mid-ocean”.
#Ocean #Exploration

William Beebe and Otis Barton peering out from the entrance to the Bathysphere, a hollow metal sphere a couple of metres across
Bread and Circuses
2 weeks ago

Headline at the Guardian:

"Is it too late to halt deep-sea mining? Meet the activists trying to save the seabed"

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/may/21/is-it-too-late-to-halt-deep-sea-mining-the-activists-trying-to-save-the-seabed
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If mining companies are given the go-ahead to exploit the ocean depths, the environmental cost will be devastating.

Miners hope to drill into hydrothermal vents (those iconic deep-sea chimneys), and also extract metals from mountains protruding from the seabed. Most commonly explored, however, and likely to be the first mining undertaken, are what’s known as polymetallic nodules: lumps of metals and minerals mixed with all sorts of sediment, which sit on the ocean floor.

This mining will see hordes of large mining machines moving along the seafloor like bulldozing combine harvesters, scooping up nodules and whatever else is in their path.

“Everything around them will be disturbed,” says Dr Diva Amon, a deep-sea biologist. “The top 10cm for certain, home to the majority of life on the seafloor. That means huge amounts of habitat and animals will be lost.” Out the back, water, sediment and shredded wildlife will be pumped out, wreaking havoc. Everything else collected will be pumped through a network of pipes up to a ship on the surface. “Here the nodules will be separated from other materials like water, sediment, and likely crumbled pieces of metal that will be spewed out into the ocean as waste.”
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#Ocean #Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #Pollution #Capitalism

Pacific Island activists: Uncle Sol Kaho’ohalahala, flanked by Alanna Smith and Jonathan Mesulam.
Bread and Circuses
2 weeks ago

Yesterday, 25 May 2023 — For only the third time in recorded history, we had the highest average world air temperature, the lowest global sea ice extent, and the highest average ocean temperature, all on the same day.

And this is just the beginning of the dubious and destructive record-setting events we will see in the months and years ahead.

Continue to work and hope for the best, but definitely *prepare* for the worst.

#Ocean #Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency

Average world air temperature, showing highest level ever for May 25
Global sea ice extent, showing lowest level ever for May 25
Average world ocean temperature, showing highest level ever for May 25
Peggy Collins
2 weeks ago

"Sailing at Sunset" is my latest #artwork with a three dimensional quilted effect. (Not a real quilt but can be purchased on many products including prints.) This is my second image with a sailing theme.

Art is here - https://fineartamerica.com/featured/sailing-at-sunset-quilted-effect-peggy-collins.html

#sailing #sailboats #ocean #mountains #art #artist #colorful #color #AYearForArt #MastodonArt #FediGiftShop #MastoArt #FediArt #BuyIntoArt #PeggyCollins

Colorful artwork of a sailboat sailing at sunset with an aqua turquoise ocean in the foreground and pink and purple mountains in the background, by artist Peggy Collins. Art has a 3D quilted effect added.
Helen Czerski
2 weeks ago

Something I learned today: books get trailers now. Blue Machine is out next Thursday (June 1st) and here's the trailer for it.

You can also hear me talk about it at the launch book talk in London at @Ri_Science on publication day: https://www.rigb.org/whats-on/blue-machine-uncovering-oceans-power #Ocean #BlueMachine Do join us!

Deborah League
2 weeks ago
Beautiful sunset view from the beach at Ala Moana Regional Park, Oahu, Hawaii. Centrally located between Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, the 100-acre park is a favorite with locals. In the ocean, a distant reef, swimmers and surfers can be seen enjoying the warm water while the setting sun shines golden on the gentle waves and reflects in the clouds above.
Bread and Circuses
2 weeks ago

Global warming can be deadly. Almost everyone knows that.

Fewer people know about ocean acidification, and how destructive it can be.

Fewer still have even heard of the ocean oxygen problem — which, in the long run, could lead to far greater damage and many more extinctions than any other threat we face.
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Researchers complain that the oxygen problem doesn’t get the attention it deserves, with ocean acidification and warming grabbing the bulk of both news headlines and academic research.

Just this April, for example, headlines screamed that global surface waters were hotter than they have ever been — a shockingly balmy average of 70 degrees F. That’s obviously not good for marine life. But when researchers take the time to compare the three effects — warming, acidification, and deoxygenation — the impacts of low oxygen are the worst.

As the atmosphere warms, oceans around the world are becoming ever more deprived of oxygen, forcing many species to migrate from their usual homes. Researchers expect many places to experience a decline in species diversity, ending up with just those few species that can cope with the harsher conditions.

Our future ocean — warmer and oxygen-deprived — will not only hold fewer kinds of fish, but also smaller, stunted fish and, to add insult to injury, more greenhouse-gas producing bacteria, scientists say. The tropics will empty as fish move to more oxygenated waters and those specialist fish already living at the poles will face extinction.

Oxygen levels in the world’s oceans have already dropped more than 2% between 1960 and 2010, and they are expected to decline up to 7% below the 1960 level over the next century. A 2021 paper showed that the oceans are already committed to a fourfold greater oxygen loss, even if CO2 emissions stop immediately.
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FULL ARTICLE -- https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-ocean-oxygen-levels-dip-fish-face-an-uncertain-future

#Ocean #Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #Biodiversity #Extinction

Longreads
2 weeks ago

"What is the ocean? How do we know it? In whose interests is it used? Where do land and sea meet and part? Who has freedom on the sea, and for whom has it been a location of extraction, immiseration and constraint?"

Surabhi Ranganathan for #TheDial: https://www.thedial.world/issue-4/law-of-the-sea-climate-change

#Longreads #Sea #Ocean #Law #History #Environment #ClimateChange

MetaFilter
2 weeks ago

"The Titanic is the Marilyn Monroe of shipwrecks."

Fizz posted "Titanic: First ever full-sized scans reveal wreck as never seen before," the first full-sized digital scan of the Titanic, with visualizations pieced together from 700,000 images collected by remote controlled submersibles. (Title via pthomas745 in the comments!)

https://www.metafilter.com/199356/the-scan-now-freezes-the-wreck-in-time-before-more-is-lost-to-the-sea

#titanic #ship #ocean #scan #photography #mapping #disaster #history #preservation #science #visualization

image via BBC.com: Visualization of the underwater wreck of the Titanic in its current state
Babs E. Blue
2 weeks ago

"In the misty morning fog with
our,
Our hearts a-thumping and
you....." - Van Morrison

Babs E Photography
Ericeira, Portugal, April 2023

#Monday #photography #mondaymorning #fog #mistymorning #waves #surf #beach #ocean #blue #water

Peggy Collins
2 weeks ago

This is a tribute to my home province, beautiful British Columbia - with its #mountains and #ocean and overall incredible scenery no matter where you go. The image is part of my continuing series of artwork with a quilted effect (not a real quilt!)

Art is here - https://peggy-collins.pixels.com/featured/landscape-at-sunset-quilted-effect-peggy-collins.html

#art #landscape #BritishColumbia #Canada #artist #AYearForArt #MastodonArt #FediGiftShop #MastoArt #FediArt #BuyIntoArt #PeggyCollins #SilentSunday

Colorful artwork of the sun setting on a landscape with mountains, the ocean, and flowers in the foreground, by artist Peggy Collins.

Waterfronting and seal spotting on our way to lunch at the market today.

#CapeTown

#SouthAfirca #photography #nature #ocean #urban #seal #water #city

A wide view of two harbour buildings, one 90s modern looking and beige on the left, and another in blue and white Victorian warehouse style on the right. Between them flows a deep blue canal that leads the eye to the green mound of Signal Hill rising above rows of houses in the distance under a silver-blue, partly cloudy sky.
A seal relaxes on a floating wooden dock, their head turned upward to soak in the warm glow of the sun, with turquoise water, a black and white boat in the background and the base of Devil’s Peak in the distance.
View across some rugged grey rocks and a turquoise by with the imposing round shape of the Cape Town Stadium under a dramatic clear blue sky in the distance.
View across a pristine ocean scene under a clear blue sky on a sunny day, with some rocks and bright green succulents covering the foreground with a lone pink flower punctuations the frame at the bottom right.
Sharon Cummings Art
3 weeks ago

metamorphosis
from hiding in a shell to
Ocean butterfly!

#DailyHaikuPrompt - May 19th - butterfly

ART
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/deep-blue-nautilus-shell-beach-art-sharon-cummings.html

*Mixed Media photography, watercolor and hand place circles to create the pattern using PS. Yup, each circle was eyed and placed by me.

#art #artwork #artist #mastoart #fediart #haiku #poetry #poem #poet #writer #writing #writingcommunity #beach #beachlife #beaches #ocean #sea #nature #science #fractal #biology #marinebiology #marine #coastal

blue nautilus shell with a mosaic pattern by artist and poet Sharon Cummings.  Haiku in post.
Debra Martz
3 weeks ago
Sunrise as seen from a cruise ship.  The sun is barely above the horizon casting its reflection and golden colors on the water.  The sky above is a vivid blue.  Ocho Rios Jamaica is in silhouette. Photography by Debra Martz
Sharon Cummings Art
3 weeks ago
Colorful collage of a seahorse in primary colors with a soft blue watercolor background by artist Sharon Cummings.