Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Tracking whales to prevent ship strikes

 Collisions with ships are a leading cause of death for large whales worldwide. Whale Safe, a technology created by the Marine Mammal Center and UCSB’s Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory, can let ship crews know when whales are present so they can slow down, which dramatically reduces the risk of fatal collisions. Read more here

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The sources of Earth's water

 Earth has a lot of water. Scientists aren't sure where it all came from, but they may be getting close to finding out. Read more here

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Planting Coral Reefs

 The Coral Restoration Foundation in Florida heads up a massive outplanting project to help save coral reefs. This piece for The Revelator explains how volunteers are integral to the effort. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Coral Reefs in Crisis

 First in a series about efforts to restore coral reefs in Florida and the Caribbean. This one looks at seascape genomics as a restoration tool and a controversial idea: controlled invasion. Read more here

Monday, January 30, 2023

Protecting whales from underwater noise

 Underwater noise generated by human activity wreaks havoc with marine animals that rely on sound, including whales. Technology could help make things quieter in the sea. Read more here

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Playing Outside

City Kids Adventures gives San Antonio youngsters the gift of the outdoors. Read about its founder Leon McNeil and how it works. 

Pints in Port A

 Beer and beaches - a great combination. Check out this list of where to get tasty local beers in Port Aransas.