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Carnival of the Blue #42: Chilean Edition

Step right up to the Carnival of the Blue #42, where you may or may or may not discover the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Come one, come all!

This month’s Carnival of the Blue is brought to you from the ever-so-coastal country of Chile, where I am currently working out of our Santiago office helping with their website redesign. It’s also a fitting theme because this month was a superb one for Chile’s oceans.

On the heels of our recent victory to save Chile’s Punta de Choros from a coal-fired power plant, this month, Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera announced the creation of Sala y Gómez Marine Park, a no-take marine reserve of 150,000 square kilometers around Sala y Gómez island, and the Chilean government announced a drastic reduction in the fishing quota for jack mackerel and other fisheries, starting in 2011. (Oh yeah, and don’t forget those 33 miners...)

Now let’s have a look at what else happened this month around the world wide wet web of ours:


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Sailing Across, and for, the Oceans

The Dream Time (left) in Aitutaki, Cook Islands. Credit: Catherine and Neville Hockley

What’s your dream?  Playing in the Super Bowl?  Winning an Oscar? Sailing around the world?

If it’s the last one, take a hint from Oceana supporters Catherine and Neville Hockley, and go for it.

The Hockleys met the boat of their dreams in 2000 and immediately began planning the journey of a lifetime.  After seven years of preparation, they set sail for their epic adventure around the world.  They are still at sea (currently in Fiji) and plan to remain on their global voyage for…well...as long as they want!


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Carnival of the Blue #34

The latest edition of the Carnival of the Blue is up at Southern Fried Science, complete with cool new shark logo.

Check out this month's submissions on everything from nudibranchs to great white sharks to a list of 50 interesting Wikipedia articles about the oceans.


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