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2013-06-04 23:20:27

Indra's Net is a modern-day artistic interpretation of the interconnectedness between human actions, marine mammals and the ocean. The interactive installation opens to the public June 8, 2013. Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Starting on World Oceans Day, June 8, visitors to The Marine Mammal Center will be able to touch, learn and participate in a new art installation called, Indra's Net. Legend has it that Indra, a Hindu god, cast a jewel-encrusted net over the infinite universe....

2013-04-09 11:19:52

Floating plastic debris – which helps populate the infamous "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" in the Pacific Ocean – has become a problem in the Great Lakes, the largest body of fresh water in the world. Scientists reported on the latest findings from the Great Lakes here today at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. "The massive production of plastic and inadequate disposal has made plastic...

2013-01-16 23:01:37

KCF's Smart Tether is integral in helping the Rozalia Project goal to clean oceans and other waterways during their Trash Tour 2012. State College, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 526,481 pieces of marine debris weighing over 86 tons, 72 locations in 17 states, 10,529 participants, and KCF Technologies´ Smart Tether was part of it. In December 2012 the Rozalia Project announced the completion of their Trash Tour 2012 and Smart Tether played a large role in the tour´s...

2012-10-23 21:15:21

Studies confirm that twice as much marine debris is lying on the seabed today compared to ten years ago The sea bed in the Arctic deep sea is increasingly strewn with litter and plastic waste.  As reported in the advance online publication of the scientific journal Marine Pollution Bulletin by Dr. Melanie Bergmann, biologist and deep-sea expert at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association. The quantities of waste observed at the AWI...

Expedition Embarks To Study Effects Of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
2012-10-03 11:43:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Robert C. Seamans, a tall ship owned and operated by Sea Education Association (SEA) will leave port October 3, 2012, on a research expedition. The journey is dedicated to examining the effects of plastic marine debris in the ocean ecosystem, including debris generated by the 2011 Japanese tsunami. The ship will be out for a 37-day cruise, during which members aboard the Woods Hole, Massachusetts-based research vessel will...

Pacific Ocean 'Garbage Patch' Increasing At Alarming Rate
2012-05-09 09:16:49

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Plastic trash has been accumulating in the Pacific Ocean at an alarming rate and its effects are reverberating throughout the ecosystem, according to a new study by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The  study, published in the May 9 online issue of the journal Biology Letters, found that plastic trash in the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" has increased by 100 times over in the past 40 years.  Experts disagree over...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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