Monday 23 April 2012
Can sound science guide dispersant use during subsea oil spills?ScienceDaily.com | 23 Apr 2012
On the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, a pair of researchers are testing whether sound waves can be used to determine the size of oil droplets in the subsea—knowledge that could help guide the use of chemical dispersants during the cleanup of future spills.
Russian scientists quest to find elusive white orcaNew Zealand Herald | 23 Apr 2012
A team of Russian scientists say they will embark on a quest next week to observe the only all-white, adult killer whale ever spotted - a majestic and elusive bull they have named Iceberg.
New ecological model for deep-water oil spillsScienceDaily.com | 23 Apr 2012
On the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform blowout, a national panel of researchers is providing new insight into what happened in the disaster, as well as a guide for how to deal with such events in the future, and why existing tools were inadequate to predict what lay before them.
White killer whale adult spottedBBC | 23 Apr 2012
A white orca is identified off Russia's Kamchatka peninsula - believed to be the first white adult seen in the wild.
World Ocean Radio 168: Waste (radio)World Ocean Observatory | 23 Apr 2012
Today, one of the most startling manifestations of waste is the vast accumulation of petroleum-plastic thought to be no longer useful enough to even be recycled. Our landfills and beaches are littered with plastic, a material designed to last forever yet used each day for products and packaging that have no value at the end of their short life cycle.
Is Rare Albatross Now Colonizing Hawai'i?abcbirds.org | 23 Apr 2012
Maybe ten rare Short-tailed Albatrosses showing up at several Hawaiian Islands doesnt count as a new population, but those sightings are still causing a buzz in the conservation and birding worlds.
Shrimp processors object to BP oil spill pactReuters | 23 Apr 2012
(Reuters) - Shrimp processors have asked a federal judge to delay preliminary approval of BP Plc's proposed settlement of economic damage claims from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, arguing that it is unfair to parts of the shrimp industry.
US and UK to collaborate on 'floating' turbinesGuardian Unlimited | 23 Apr 2012
The UK and US will work together to develop "floating" wind turbines to harness more offshore wind power at a potentially lower cost, the government said on Monday. Before this week's clean-energy meeting of ministers from 23 countries in London, the government announced it will collaborate with the US in developing wind technology to generate power in deep waters that are currently off-limits to conventional turbines.
Oceana criticises vessel tax exemption voteWorld Fishing | 23 Apr 2012
Environmental group, Oceana, has criticised the European Parliament's recent vote to keep European fishing vessel's tax exemption on fuel - which it says promotes overfishing.
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