Topsail Turtles

submitted by: dehartclark
Topsail Island, North Carolina is a northern nesting beach of threatened Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Here the residents have helped protect the turtles that visit the island during the nesting season. Beach walkers watch for turtle nests, pick up trash and report injured turtles. The island commerce has decided not to import new sand like most beaches, so the composition of the sand for incubation of turtle eggs doesn't change. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center...

EuroSITES : Monitoring Europe's open ocean

submitted by: lisecronne
Climate Change - Monitoring of the oceans' interior In the age of satellites and Google EarthTM, even the most far-fetched corners of the planet can be viewed with just a few clicks of a mouse. But even satellites do not penetrate the oceans interior. Why is the ocean’s interior important? How does it interact with the global climate we seek to understand and predict? These are all questions that can be answered by installing a series of deep ocean observatories in the oceans’...

Ocean Acidification by Aaron, Ricardo, Andres

submitted by: hcb010

Ocean Acidification

Inside the Plastic Vortex

A groundbreaking Scripps voyage led by students helps define a rising environmental threat

Clearing the Air

A Scripps researcher hopes to demonstrate that improving developing world cooking methods could slow global warming and improve public health along the way

Flight of the Dragons

Using DNA, Scripps researchers unlock the evolutionary path of Australia's seadragons.