Where has April gone and why is it still snowing in places with May right on our doorstep? *Sigh* Anywho, we have another edition of our Friday Smorgasbord with some interesting posts about our oceans and what lies beneath….enjoy!
We can see ocean waves, but its harder to see ocean currents. This great slow motion computer model of the ocean shows currents at and below the surface and can help scientists learn a lot more about issues like carbon dioxide absorption.
Breeding Super Corals
Will breeding corals more resilient to higher temperatures and acidic conditions help save our reefs? VICE explores pioneering research the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology is spearheading that could help corals survive.
A Face Only a Mother Could Love
The frogfish is one strange looking fish. It is an artist when in comes to camouflage and is actually a member of the angelfish family. What other fun facts are there?
Another Genius Way to Battle Garbage in the Ocean
The Seabin is a simple invention that helps pull floating debris out of the ocean. A pump pulls water through the bin, pulling in trash and moving the water back out through the bottom. A removable filter catches the junk. While we many not be able to scale this for the Pacific Ocean patch, it could help keep local waterways cleaner.
Some Crazy Things Found in the Ocean
The oceans have made their claims on many things an in the past several decades, divers and scientists have found a huge number of mysterious and secret artifacts underneath the oceans.