Saturday, June 13, 2015

MORE JOY for World Oceans Day

To celebrate World Oceans Day we took the grandkids to the aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences. What better way to experience why the health of the oceans is so incredibly important and what more clearly demonstrates health than speciation? And in the human realm the speciation of personality is demonstrated in our family's burgeoning speciation of psyche. There is nothing more fun than to see this underwater extravaganza through their eyes.

Good news about efforts, as Sylvia Earle says,"to give the ocean a break." The expansion of Cordell Bank and the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries is a move in the right direction. These sanctuaries are the source of one of the richest areas of nutrient upwelling on the planet and provide fishing free zones that will help protect marine and coastal habitats. 

Kudos to Doug Woodring for hosting Plasticity 2015 in Cascais, Portugal — putting plastic front and center in the conversation about resource management. Although we could not be there in person, we had told Doug we would, as the saying goes, be there in spirit and thanks to Livestream we were able to tune in, in real time, and now everyone can watch it here.

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