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Kilroy is a water-quality monitor unlike any other. Hardly larger than a football, at a fraction of the cost of other sensors, Kilroy nimbly monitors the water’s speed, direction, temperature, salinity, and prevalence of key microorganisms—the vital signs of our living waters. And it does so 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Biological properties are assayed with the Kilroy bathyphotometer (BP) a device that can monitor common primary producers (plants) like dinoflagellates and keystone predators like comb jellies.
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And this about “Planktos”
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Sea Shepherd Defeats the Planktos Ocean Dumping Scheme
Our campaign against Planktos Inc. is over. The controversial plan to dump hundreds of tons of iron ore dust into the ocean in a bizarre scheme to seed plankton blooms has been abandoned by the Planktos corporation of California.
This is a victory against a corporate carbon trading scheme that had no scientific credibility.
This is from the February 13th, 2008 edition of the New York Times” (http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/13/commercial-ocean-fertilization-project-
“Planktos, the California company trying to turn a profit by fertilizing the ocean with iron dust, pulled the plug on planned field tests on Wednesday, citing a lack of funds. At the company’s Web site, planktos.com, a simple notice blamed the shutdown on a “highly effective disinformation campaign waged by anti-offset crusaders.”
The business plan had been to sell “carbon offset” credits earned by triggering blooms of phytoplankton that, in theory, would absorb a predictable amount of the climate-warming gas carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and then sink to the seabed. The credits would be sold to companies or individuals trying to compensate for unavoidable emissions of carbon dioxide (from driving, flying, and the like).
Planktos is an ocean restoration firm working to halt climate change and ocean decline by reviving the phytoplankton that have died off since 1980.
(also from the Sea Shepherd article – )
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society opposed the iron ore dust dumping scheme because it was condemned by the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States and was in fact a violation of United States and International regulations on the dumping of materials at sea. The scheme was also opposed by the Galapagos National Park, the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador.
Animated Map of the Crude Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico – on CNN website
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My Note –
There are not six degrees of separation between us –
Shanghai Expo kicking off with the biggest fireworks display ever – on bloomberg in a few minutes – probably online somewhere already since it is likely going on right now or already happened –
They showed some pictures and had a great story about Shanghai efforts to become the financial center of the world – there are the pictures of the fireworks – WOWSA –
Wonder what the US Pavilion looks like – they are expecting 70 million people at the World Expo over the course of its schedule.
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The word limnology is derived from the Greek limne – marsh, pond and Latin limnaea – thing pertaining to a marsh. Stated simply, limnology is the study of the structural and functional interrelationships of organisms of inland waters as their dynamic physical, chemical, and biotic environments affect them.
Walking to store – be back later
Showing flooding aerial views on CNN right now . . .