Tag: marine biology

Let’s protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang

Let’s protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang

By Micah Moen 58 Comments December 3, 2019

So, of all my childhood memories, there is one that stands above the rest. And that is the time that my brave parents rented an RV, packed it with me and my brothers, and drove west from our house in Minneapolis, out to Yellowstone National Park. We saw all the sights, like the geysers, we […]

A Bright Future for Our Oceans? – AMNH SciCafe

A Bright Future for Our Oceans? – AMNH SciCafe

By Micah Moen 17 Comments November 29, 2019

>>JEREMY JACKSON: Good evening, everybody. I want to do something slightly different tonight. I want to talk about how the oceans have changed in the 55 to 60 years that I’ve been looking at the oceans as a scientist, and it’s a kind of a personal story, a metamorphosis from being a young kid who […]

Oceans: How one life powered by ASU can change the world | Arizona State University

Oceans: How one life powered by ASU can change the world | Arizona State University

By Micah Moen 4 Comments November 21, 2019

By the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Without the ocean we wouldn’t have life. I know the battles that we face as humans, I know what humanity has done to the planet. But I’ve never had a chance to do anything about it. Before Professor Halden and ASU, […]

EMPTY OCEANS: Is The World Running Out Of Fish?  [Documentary]

EMPTY OCEANS: Is The World Running Out Of Fish? [Documentary]

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 14, 2019

Our world is a world of water. The oceans cover 71% of the surface of the Earth and provide us with the oxygen we need for every two breaths we take. It may be the case that much of the marine life we see today is lost to history. And as the seas continue to […]

CFANS Study Abroad: Tropical Marine Biology and Shark Ecology

CFANS Study Abroad: Tropical Marine Biology and Shark Ecology

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 12, 2019

It was just like probably one of at least, top-five of the coolest experiences of my life, and so if other people can experience that I would totally say go for it because it was really amazing. So it was a week-long, very hands-on active program. Every day you’re out on a boat doing different […]

Microplastics In The Ocean Are A Mega Problem: Plastic Pollution Runs Deep In Monterey Bay

Microplastics In The Ocean Are A Mega Problem: Plastic Pollution Runs Deep In Monterey Bay

By Micah Moen 11 Comments November 12, 2019

[Upbeat music] [Kyle Van Houtan] The California coast, and Monterey Bay in particular, is a beautiful place. It’s hard to look out across this ocean and to say, “There’s a massive problem of ocean plastic pollution out there.” That’s exactly what we found when we looked below the surface. We have a challenge to understand […]

Regional Class Research Vessels – Modern Ships for Ocean Science

Regional Class Research Vessels – Modern Ships for Ocean Science

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 9, 2019

Seventy percent of the earth is covered by the ocean and the ocean interacts with the atmosphere and the land. Those interactions control the the world we live in. Some of the most important questions facing society include climate change, the future of food supply, sea level rise, geohazards such as earthquakes and volcanos along […]

Ocean Acidification – Changing Waters On The Oregon Coast

Ocean Acidification – Changing Waters On The Oregon Coast

By Micah Moen 12 Comments November 2, 2019

We have an incredibly productive ocean. When we go out there and do our research, when I’m waiting for an instrument to come up, I can see salmon jumping. Which is, that’s amazing. This issue of ocean acidification, it threatens that ability to rely commercially on these resources, and also to reply on them recreationally […]

How Corals Hold Centuries of Ocean Climate Data

How Corals Hold Centuries of Ocean Climate Data

By Micah Moen 6 Comments October 31, 2019

>>NATHALIE GOODKIN: You can look out at a calm ocean, and it looks like nothing’s happening, but in reality, there are so many forces that are happening within that water. It’s going to change at night. It’s going to change depending on where you are on the planet. You have ice that’s melting and forming. […]

What’s at the bottom of the ocean — and how we’re getting there | Victor Vescovo

What’s at the bottom of the ocean — and how we’re getting there | Victor Vescovo

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 29, 2019

David Biello: So Victor, what have you been up to? Victor Vescovo: That’s the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, and I guess I read too much Jules Verne as a young boy, and so for the last four years I’ve led a team to design and build what is now the most advanced and deepest […]