I believe every work week should start on Tuesday, and not just because you get a three-day weekend. No, it's the Science Times, which appears faithfully each Tuesday morning, that really gets me ready to do some ocean-saving.
This week's edition is no disappointment. Read about John R. Delaney, "part oceanographer, part oracle" who says things like, "This is basically a NASA-scale mission to enter Inner Space." I like a man with confidence! Delaney's team, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, is planning to make the Pacific Ocean internet-accessible, laying a network of fiber optic cables and cameras on the sea floor.
Oceana's Ranger uses a ROV to study the Mediterranean floor, and has come up with many astonishing finds. Imagine what secrets on the Pacific floor remain undiscovered - at least until 2009, when Delaney's project lays its first piece of equipment.
- Ocean Roundup: UN Sounds Alarm on Mangrove Disappearance, Brazil to Triple Marine Protected Areas, and More Posted Tue, September 30, 2014
- President Obama Designates World’s Largest Marine Protected Area in Pacific Ocean Posted Thu, September 25, 2014
- Recent Marine Fossil Discoveries Provide Insight on Ancient Ocean Inhabitants Posted Wed, October 1, 2014
- Meet a Tiny Crab Species That’s Not into Long-Term Relationships Posted Sat, September 27, 2014
- Video: Rare Blue Whale Footage Captured Off California Posted Tue, September 30, 2014