Fin whales produce some of the loudest noises in the animal kingdom. So loud that marine geophysicists have found fin whale calls recorded by seismometers they use to detect earthquakes. Since these whales haven’t been studied much, scientists are using the whale’s calls to learn more about their behavior.
What will curious eyes find on the beaches of Puget Sound? This movie is a quick overview of the many creatures waiting to be discovered, from kelp to octopus, from tiny eggs to giant bull kelp, from dollars to jellies. Narration tells stories about how these creatures behave.
What do these have in common: Monitoring creosote at the bottom of Eagle Harbor in Puget Sound, surveying an Oregon Coast dredged material disposal site, characterizing a seafood outfall from a salmon processor in Ketchikan, Alaska?
Salmon passage has been in the media quite a bit lately. One of the programs that already exists to address this problem is the Washington State Family Forest Fish Passage Program.
Swim along with a Giant Pacific Octopus being returned to Puget Sound
Encyclopedia of Puget Sound (Beta version) is online as of 16 May 2012 at http://eopugetsound.org This web site offers access to the most relevant and up-to-date scientific information, primarily for researchers and policymakers working to protect and restore Puget Sound. It is, however, also available to everyone else. This online effort is designed as a reference source […]
Imagine watching live events unfold underwater any time of day or night from the comfort of your own home. Fish fishing, hydrothermal vents venting, volcanoes erupting, landslides sliding, or simply the sideways gait of a deep water crab seeking some morsel for dinner.
Would you like to peer out the window of a submarine as it explores the ocean floor? Did you ever dream of being the first person to see some bizarre underwater phenomenon? Are you a fisher who likes to watch fish in their natural habitat? Or a gamer who likes unusual challenges?
Not your father’s science conference. In addition to the usual, this one featured a gallery art show and a film festival.
The Shifting Baselines web site is a treasure trove of videos, serious and funny, professional and student made. They all share a common theme: shifting baselines.