Found: Missing Deepwater Horizon Oil?
Energy, News, and Climate / News

Found: Missing Deepwater Horizon Oil?

5 million barrels of oil—794,936,475 liters, equivalent to about 318 olympic swimming pools or about 714,000 inflatable kiddie pools—that’s the official estimate of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s size. And until earlier this week, we had no clue what had happened to 2 million barrels of it. How, you might wonder, do you lose that much oil? … Continue reading

Oh Whale Shark, Where Art Thou?
Marine Life / Marine Preservation

Oh Whale Shark, Where Art Thou?

Once again, it’s Shark Week on Discovery Channel. As a marine scientist I can’t condone the unholy union of fact and fiction which has seemed to characterize this year’s programming (see “Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine” and “Megalodon: The Shark That Lives”), but I can’t deny that sharks are pretty awesome. Despite evidence that a … Continue reading