Lions, Leopards and Whales, Oh My!

Join the American Cetacean Society, San Diego Chapter for their next event in the Speaker Series. Jodi Frediani will be talking about “Lions & Leopards & Whales, Oh My!: Photographing marine wildlife around the globe” The virtual event is free and will be held on November 10 at 7pm. Jodi Frediani, Santa Cruz based award-winning photographer and whale researcher, has been swimming with and photographing … Continue reading Lions, Leopards and Whales, Oh My!

These Oceanographers Want to Turn Marine Slime into Drugs

This article comes from Wired.com Eric Niiler 10.27.2020 08:00 AM A California team will use a robotic vehicle to study tiny seafloor creatures, hoping they might yield new compounds to fight viruses and cancer. ON WEDNESDAY, A crew of technicians will hoist a remotely operated vehicle dubbed Hercules from its berth on an oceanographic research vessel down into a patch of ocean about 150 miles off the Southern … Continue reading These Oceanographers Want to Turn Marine Slime into Drugs

Seaweed to Cow Feed

Why is Sweden building the world’s largest algae factory? From Euronews.com A Swedish start-up is building the world’s largest algae factory to create emission-reducing seaweed feed for cattle. But how do you reduce greenhouse gases from the world’s most polluting animal? 4 per cent of the world’s methane emissions currently come from cattle, which is two times higher than the whole aviation industry put together. … Continue reading Seaweed to Cow Feed

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This Barnacle-Inspired Glue Seals Bleeding Organs in Seconds

From Wired.com Excessive bleeding is, in some sense, an engineering problem. “For us, everything is a machine, even a human body,” says Hyunwoo Yuk, a research scientist in mechanical engineering at MIT. “They are malfunctioning and breaking, and we have some mechanical way to solve it.” About 1.9 million people die every year from blood loss, sometimes from trauma, sometimes on the operating table. Bleeding bodies are wet, … Continue reading This Barnacle-Inspired Glue Seals Bleeding Organs in Seconds

Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: ”Conservation of the Smaller Majority – Butterflies of San Diego County”

There is still time to sign up for this Virtual Talk tomorrow night sponsored by the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation. When: Wednesday, August 18th 6:30 PM Pacific time – 7:30 PM Pacific time Where: Cabrillo National Monument Foundation’s Zoom Who: Paige Howorth –  McKinney Family Curator of Entomology at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Audience: All are welcome! Program Description Everyone is familiar with the … Continue reading Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: ”Conservation of the Smaller Majority – Butterflies of San Diego County”