Here’s a neat tool that could be of use to urban planners and restoration ecologists – CASU, the “Complexity for Artificial Substrates” program. CASU is open source software developed by Lynette … Continue readingCASU
The results are in. After several months of tethering urchins and measuring their feeding rates, it seems that we can now conclusively say that tethered urchins go on hunger strike. … Continue readingUrchins on hunger strike
I took the photo above recently at Alki Pipeline, in West Seattle. It’s a noble sea lemon, Peltodoris nobilis, and it’s larger than any other specimen I’ve ever seen, at … Continue readingThe noble sea lemon
If you live in a coastal city, there is likely a vibrant marine ecosystem just beyond the shoreline you see downtown. We so rarely get to peer into these ecosystems … Continue readingUnderwater video tour of Alki Pipeline
It’s a bit old at this point, but I recently came across this article in Conservation Magazine on “How to Build a Living Seawall”. It gives a good summary of … Continue readingLiving Seawalls for the Intertidal
You may have heard that jellyfish are taking over the world’s oceans, proliferating at a rate that is unfounded by historical standards. Is it possible that this has been facilitated … Continue readingCould jellyfish blooms be attributed to “ocean sprawl”?