Ocean Talk Friday: Shell Gives Back To Canada Parks, 5 Ocean Heroes, Larvae Respond To Surroundings; and, A Sea Lab 10,000 Feet Under The Sea
Welcome back to Ocean Talk Friday. I apologize that this episode is the only one for this week. I was at a Conference that I will be speaking about in one of the episodes for next week.So more on that next week.
I was lucky enough this week to have Nathan join me again and we discussed Oceans Day, again. It’s a big day and lots of things to discuss. Here is a list of articles that we discussed:
- Shell gives lease plots back to Canada to expand a Marine Protected Area;
- 5 Ocean Heroes that are doing great things for the Oceans;
- Invertebrate larvae are settling based on surroundings; and,
- China plans to create a Sea Lab 10,000 feet under the sea.
Today we discussed the following:
- Shell Canada is handing over its 30 offshore exploration permits in the Eastern Arctic to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, which in turn will give them to the federal government, in a move to help marine conservation efforts in the Arctic.
- On June 8, scientists, celebrities, artists and ocean-lovers worldwide are taking part in World Oceans Day, a United Nations-designated holiday to raise awareness about climate change, plastic pollution and overfishing.M
- Marine invertebrate larvae actively respond to their surroundings. Using larvae of sea urchins as test examples, scientists have found that these little creatures actively modify their swimming speeds in response to ambient flow conditions.
- China is speeding up efforts to design and build a manned deep-sea platform to help it hunt for minerals in the South China Sea, one that may also serve a military purpose in the disputed waters.
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