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MBARI News Release - Researchers solve mystery of deep-sea fish with tubular eyes and transparent head

2.23.2009. "Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute recently solved the half-century-old mystery of a fish with tubular eyes and a transparent head. ..."
I know this has been linked to a million times already in the past week, but nobody told me there was a video of this guy swimming around!
online games re ecology, recycling, oceans, etc.
Environment Games
games to help Oscar the otter protect his environment
Huge blob of Arctic goo floats past Slope communities: Arctic Alaska |
Huge blob of Arctic goo floats past Slope communities [from]
IT'S NOT OIL: No one in the area can recall seeing anything like it before.
Arctic Goo. (via @djsaki) [from]
Nobody knows for sure what the gunk is, but Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Hasenauer says the Coast Guard is sure what it is not. "It's certainly biological," Hasenauer said. "It's definitely not an oil product of any kind. It has no characteristics of an oil, or a hazardous substance, for that matter. "It's definitely, by the smell and the makeup of it, it's some sort of naturally occurring organic or otherwise marine organism."
I, for one, welcome our new cubic gelatinous overlords.
BBC News - Octopus snatches coconut and runs
Dr Mark Norman, head of science at Museum Victoria, Melbourne, and one of the authors of the paper, said: "It is amazing watching them excavate one of these shells. They probe their arms down to loosen the mud, then they rotate them out."
Tool use among octopuses
Alien-like Squid With "Elbows" Filmed at Drilling Site
Creepy!! [from]
Cool weird squid
The Mariana Trench To Scale [Pic] | I Am Bored
Really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really fucking deep.
OMG! Did Google Earth find Atlantis? | The Social - CNET News
Google Earth 5.0 finds Atlantis
Infographic: Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench
RT @Pogue: Just how deep is BP's nasty oil rig? This'll give you some idea... (via @armenoush)
Home | The Smithsonian Institution: The Ocean Portal
A site full of information about the ocean. Timely--items about the current oil spill are there; just lots to see. Educator section.
The recent catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico compels all of us to turn our attention to the sea. A new website, the Smithsonian Ocean Portal offers teachers, parents and kids best-in-class educational, scientific and intellectual assets from the Smithsonian and more than 20 environmental organizations.
If the Earth Stood Still
"Modeling the absence of centrifugal force"
What would happen to our oceans if the Earth stopped spinning ?
What would happen if the Earth stopped spinning?
The following is not a futuristic scenario. It is not science fiction. It is a demonstration of the capabilities of GIS to model the results of an extremely unlikely, yet intellectually fascinating query: What would happen if the earth stopped spinning? ArcGIS was used to perform complex raster analysis and volumetric computations and generate maps that visualize these results. the world as we know it earth's ellipsoid
If the earth's gravity alone was responsible for creating a new geography, the huge bulge of oceanic water—which is now about 8 km high at the equator—would migrate to where a stationary earth's gravity would be the strongest. This bulge is attributed to the centrifugal effect of earth's spinning with a linear speed of 1,667 km/hour at the equator. The existing equatorial water bulge also inflates the ellipsoidal shape of the globe itself.