1. Apps for nature (and especially fish) lovers via @fishconserve 2. Researchers unveil large robotic jellyfish that one day could patrol oceans via @sciencecodex 3. Crittercam dives into bizarre life of elusive jumbo squid via @msnbc_science @LiveScience 4. Blue Hope-An Ocean Book for the World by Sylvia Earle-Kickstarter via @SylviaEarle @kickstarter 5. Ocean plastics impact [...]
Several news agencies are reporting today about an interesting phenomenon occurring in the Mississippi River. The Memphis Flyer reports… In the last several years hurricanes have ravaged the Gulf coast causing millions of dollars of damage to property and the loss of numerous lives. More powerful hurricanes also destroyed millions of acres of marshes…Climate change . . . → Read More: Climate Change and Hurricanes, Good for Squid?
It's been a couple years since I took up the question of normal climate, so time for another go. At that time, I used monthly data from Hadley, and arrived at the observation that if you're younger than 26, you've never seen a month where the global average as as cold as the 1850-2011 average, 317 consecutive months (at that point, now over 330) of warmer than 'normal' temperatures. I'll cheat and give you some answers first, read on to see how they're established:Climate was