Links to News, Research and Other Interesting Stuff on the Web
“THE SWISS CONSIDER THE LOBSTER. IT FEELS PAIN, THEY DECIDE” A British scientist concludes it’s possible that lobsters feel pain when placed in boiling water, the Swiss order it no longer be done, a Boston scientist says it’s all hooey.
“THE BLOODY PIRATE LIFE OF ONE OF THE OCEAN’S MOST ELUSIVE CREATURES” It turns out that giant squids steal from each other.
“TRASH IN THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH HAS QUADRUPLED, MAYBE EVEN 16-UPLED” The Great Pacific Garbage patch is getting larger and denser.
“SCIENTISTS JUST DISCOVERED 1.5 MILLION PINGUINS THEY DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED” Penguin poop detected by satellite was the clue.
“THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN IS SINKING” Water from melting glaciers and ice sheets is increasing the oceans’ weight and the seafloor to sink.
“TRACKING THE ELUSIVE WHALE SHARK” Whale shark experts and recreational divers join to catalog interactions with whale sharks around the world.