Monday, August 5, 2013

Research ship sets sail to study Pacific dead zone



A research ship funded by a Google executive has set sail from San Francisco to study a dead zone in the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island. Dead zones in the ocean are a growing problem where areas of low-oxygen water are expanding because of pollution and climate change. Since we get most of our oxygen from the ocean, this needs to be addressed.

UVic has a deep sea web cam in place to study the ocean floor called VENUS: Victoria Experimental Network Under the Sea. Now there appears to be a network of web cams in place called Neptune. The Venus web cam spotted an octopus that entered the dead zone but left to find an area with more oxygen.

2 comments:

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/japan-unveils-largest-warship-since-130234811.html
    INTERESTED? China/US/Japan relations?

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  2. Sucking up to China is indeed problematic since they are in a conflict with Japan over disputed territory. Since Harper sold our oil rights to China it's pretty clear which side he chose on that one. I just have a real problem with helping North Korea become nuclear weapon able. Evidently Harper doesn’t.

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