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Vac from the Sea! by Peter A. Mello
June 29, 2010, 9:33 am
Filed under: Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Oceans

Vac From The Sea from Fast Company

Wow, Electrolux really sucks! In a good way!

Watch this:

From Fast Company:

Hans Stråberg, the President and CEO of Electrolux, explains the reasoning behind Vac from the Sea:

Our oceans are filled with plastic waste. Yet on land, there is a shortage of recycled plastic. The supply of sustainable raw material, such as recycled plastic, is crucial for making sustainable appliances, and assisting consumers in making their homes greener. I therefore hope people will join us in raising awareness about the threat plastic poses to marine habitats, and the urgent need for taking better care of the plastic that already exists.



FotoFriday: The One Ton Tar Ball and more tragic BP oil spill photos by Peter A. Mello
June 18, 2010, 8:43 am
Filed under: Environment, Oceans

One Ton Tar Ball from BP Oil Spill

Wow! A one ton tar ball from the BP oil spill.

The troubling part is that they are actually showing us this. Imagine what we aren’t seeing! :(

Here’s a slide show from the official Deepwater Horizon Response Flickr account.



It’s an Ocean Out There! Shark vs. Octopus by Peter A. Mello
May 14, 2010, 9:36 am
Filed under: Oceans

You might recall our first “It’s An Ocean Out There!” post, “Sea Lion vs. Octopus” and our second, “Octokleptomaniac.” Well, it’s still dangerous “out there” as you will see in this National Geographic video: “Shark vs. Octopus.”

Flag dip to Guy Kawasaki on Twitter.



Are you friends with a dolphin? She needs your help. by Peter A. Mello
April 21, 2010, 11:32 pm
Filed under: life, Oceans | Tags: ,

Here’s a powerful PSA.

Hope you will help. Here are 5 simple things that you can do that will make a difference.

Thanks.



Octokleptomaniac! It’s an ocean out there! (video) by Peter A. Mello
April 16, 2010, 10:35 am
Filed under: Oceans | Tags: ,

This octopus MUST have seen this video and was hopping MAD about the bad PR so he decided to take things into his own hands tentacles.

Here’s what happened to Victor Huang while diving at Wahine Memorial, Wellington, New Zealand (via Vimeo)

“while trying to get video of a wild octopus, it suddenly dashes towards me and rips my shiny new camera from out of my hands, then swims off, all while the camera is recording! he swam away very quickly like a naughty shoplifter. after a 5 minute chase, I placed my speargun underneath him and he quickly and curiously grabbed hold of the gun as well, giving me enough time to reach in and grab the camera from out of his mouth. I didn’t feel threatened at all during the whole ordeal. he seemed to be fixated on the shiny metallic blue digital camera. the only confusing behavior was how he dashed off with it like a thief haha. cheeky octopus.”

It’s an ocean out there! Guard your valuables!

Flag dip to @kzelnio on Twitter and Deep Sea News



It’s an ocean out there! Sea Lion vs. Octopus by Peter A. Mello
April 10, 2010, 9:21 pm
Filed under: maritime, Oceans | Tags:

Amazing never before seen National Geographic film of a sea lion attacking and eating an octopus.


more about “It’s an ocean out there! Sea Lion vs….“, posted with vodpod
Flag dip to BrainPicker on Twitter


Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue TED Prize Voyage Gets Underway Today by Peter A. Mello
April 6, 2010, 9:39 pm
Filed under: Education, Environment, life, maritime, Oceans | Tags: , , ,

TED and Sylvia Earle, the 2009 TED Prize winner and world-renowned, deep-ocean explorer, announced the launch of Mission Blue to raise awareness of the urgent need to create Marine Protected Areas – Hope Spots – ranging from the deepest oceans to sunlit reefs. The announcement came on the first day of theMission Blue Voyage, a first-of-its-kind conference hosted by TED from April 6-10 aboard the National Geographic Endeavour in the Galapagos Islands. (press release)

Here’s Sylvia Earle’s TED Wish:

I wish you would use all means at your disposal — films! expeditions! the web! more! — to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet.

Here’s her great TED Talk:

The Mission Blue Voyage is a star studded expedition to the Galapagos Island that you can follow on their blog, Facebook and Twitter.

TED Conferences always seem awesome but this one is on a ship! How much more exciting than that can it get!




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