Posts tagged sea

“En 1942, l’océanographe et géophysicien Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus d’origine sud-africaine, réalise une carte fascinante….

maps, cartography, sea, ocean, world ocean, Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus, 1942

“En 1942, l'océanographe et géophysicien Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus d'origine sud-africaine, réalise une carte fascinante. Les régions marines sont représentées au centre du monde. Une immense mer intérieure (un peu plus de 70% de la surface de la Terre) apparait sous nos yeux. Rappelons tout de même que l'Océan mondial génère plus de 60% des services écosystémiques qui nous permettent de vivre, à commencer par la production de la majeure partie de l'oxygène que nous respirons. Cette carte est ainsi toute symbolique de l'importance des mers. Afin de réaliser celle-ci l'auteur utilise les principes des deux projections suivantes. La projection de Ernst Hammer et celle d’August Heinrich Petermann (co-auteur avec Hermann Berghaus et Carl Vogel de l'Atlas Stieler). Le résultat est une projection interrompue dans laquelle les océans forment une unité. C'est à la fois génial et totalement déroutant. La déformation est telle que le continent américain et asiatique sont completement écartelés. L'Europe, l'Afrique et l'Asie du Sud-Est concervent en revanche une forme cohérente.“

Beaches today are where we turn our backs not just on the world at large but also on our inland selves. They are a sanctuary,…

Beaches, sea, the ocean, time, futures, inland selves, NYT

“Beaches today are where we turn our backs not just on the world at large but also on our inland selves. They are a sanctuary, groomed to remove all distractions, sometimes including the other creatures that once made them their home. Beaches are thought of as a place where time stands still, devoid of a troubling past but also of an ever pressing future.”

John R. Gillis, Life and Death of the Beach, New York Times (June 30, 2012)

How an Army of Ocean Farmers are Starting an Economic Revolution

aquaculture, farming, food, sea, seafood, environment

After my farm was destroyed, it was clear to me that I had to adapt because I was facing a serious threat to my livelihood. I began to re-imagine my occupation and oyster farm. I began experimenting and exploring new designs and new species. I lifted my farm off the sea bottom to avoid the impact of storm surges created by hurricanes and started to grow new mixes of restorative species. Now, after 29 years of working on the oceans, I’ve remade myself as a 3D ocean farmer, growing a mix of seaweeds and shellfish for food, fuel, fertilizer, and feed.


The Kraken Awakes: What Architeuthis is Trying to Tell Us

squid, sea, architeuthis, kraken, fishing, photography

Despite its status as the largest invertebrate on the planet, no one had ever seen, much less photographed, a live giant squid in its habitat until 2004. On September 30, at precisely 9:15 A.M., near Japan’s Ogasawara Islands, a 26-foot-long giant squid attacked a baitline that Dr. Tsunemi Kubodera and his research team had rigged with a strobe and a digital camera, timed to snap an image every 30 seconds. Within days, cephalogeeks all over the Web were posting links to astonishing photographs of the animal vrooming up out of the deep and grabbing the bait “in much the same way that pythons rapidly envelop their prey within [their] coils…immediately after striking,” as the researchers put it.