Friday, July 25, 2008
Ship Design

R/V Aurora Borealis, Drillship

  The most technologically advanced drillship in the world is not on lovaton in the gulf of mexico or in a Korean shipyard. Actually it’s not even built yet. Meet...

July 25, 2008
Total Views: 85

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Marine Geography Quiz

Test your marine geography knowledge with this URI/NOAA map of the World’s Largest Watersheds and Currents. To get you started here are the first three answers: Bearing Bering Sea Gulf...

July 1, 2008
Total Views: 160

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Awful Racket Of Fish

The New York Times ran a great feature last week: “What’s Making That Awful Racket? Surprisingly, It May Be Fish” Steven Senne/Associated Press Mating calls of the black drum can...

April 19, 2008
Total Views: 26

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I want to ba an Ocean Ranger

Seven Seas Mariner in Skagway, Ak …not really, the cadence actually sounds more alluring than the job. I’d like to see the old Love Boat series glamorize this position. Come...

February 28, 2008
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Earthquake Rocks England – Live Data

The AP tells of an earthquake at 18:05GMT today located at 125 miles north of London England: An earthquake struck Britain early Wednesday and was felt across large parts of...

February 26, 2008
Total Views: 20

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Ocean’s Tyrannosaurus Rex

The Star Tribune points us to a new prehistoric discovery; Remains of a bus-sized prehistoric “monster” reptile found on a remote Arctic island may be a new species never before...

December 17, 2007
Total Views: 3

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Shedding light on rogue waves

Physics World points us to an article from the most respected journal in science; Nature. They tell us; Every so often mariners report the sighting of a huge wave towering...

December 16, 2007
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Antartica’s Dwarf Killer Whale

Boing Boing and Cryptomundo bring us news of a new species of Killer Whale. Revealing once again how little we know about our oceans’ inhabitants, researchers announced discovery of two...

November 7, 2007
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

‘Bringing the Ocean to the World’ – Hi-Tech Subsea Research

The University of Washington is embarking on “…a NASA-scale mission to basically enter the Inner Space, and to be there perpetually. What we’re doing is bringing the ocean to the...

September 5, 2007
Total Views: 3

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Living Under The Sea – Trilobis

Popular mechanics brings us the Trilobis 65 a low cost (relatively) subsea semi-submersible home. They tell us: At first glance, the Trilobis looks as if it would be more at...

August 30, 2007
Total Views: 8

Monday, July 9, 2007

Offshore Inspection of Shipping Containers

Fred Fry focused our attention on Popular Science Magazine which has a story on a new concept to scan containers before they reach our ports. The idea is that of...

July 9, 2007
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Inside the New San Francisco Bay Bridge

Telstar Logistics brings us the scoop on the construction of the new Bay Bridge in San Francisco. They write: We live in a time of many wonders and miracles, and...

June 12, 2007
Total Views: 6

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Thousands of Jumbo Squid spotted near Long Beach

Fisherman have discovered thousands of Jumbo Squid off the Southern California coast this week. The site tells us: Thousands of Jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) squid are appearing off the...

June 7, 2007
Total Views: 25