Oceans Like Us – references

Future of Marine Animal Populations (FMAP) | Census of Marine Life

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Dossier: The Ocean Atlas | Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

The ocean covers more than two-thirds of our planet’s surface. It is rich in resources and provides us with food, energy, and minerals. Oceans are important transportation routes and crucial for the stability of our climate and the weather. But due to overfishing, the loss of biodiversity, and ocean pollution, the future of this unique ecosystem faces a grave threat today.

Ocean wilderness ‘disappearing’ globally

Scientists have mapped marine “wilderness” areas around the world for the first time. These are regions minimally impacted by human activities such as fishing, pollution and shipping. The team, led by researchers in Australia, found that just 13.2% of the world’s oceans could be classed as wilderness – most in international waters, away from human populations.

Oceans Like Us / concepts

The ocean as a heterotopia
Plankton dust
The qualities of water
Broken world broken stuff
Gag ordered scientists
Amphibious diving vehicles for corporate use only
Dredges and diggers
Wet synanthropes
Death of a thousand signing animals (right whale epitaphs)
Whale vomiting plastic bags
People reefs  (ref Jason Decares Taylor statues)
Ghost nets
Plastic pollution
Plastic dancing with humans, humans and plastic in deep sexual embraces
Plastic sex toys in fish mouths
Plastic in translucent whales and fish
Humbacter (human bacteria hybrids)
Hydrocarbon dreaming (new hybrids and up cycled conveyances)
Bottles playing in the shallows (Japanese Tsukumogami)

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Oceans Like us / octopi


Gimme shelter, says your new neighbor, the urban – Anthropocene

DAILY SCIENCE City life may suit the world’s largest octopus species, according to a new study from researchers in Seattle. The study is a rare look at how urbanization affects marine organisms. It suggests that the sea, too, has its synanthropes – wild species that live in, and even benefit from, human-dominated landscapes.

Octopi* Wall Street

Wade sez, “This cartoon appeared in U.S. Money vs. Corporation Currency, ;Aldrich plan’ by Alfred Owen Crozier, published by The Magnet company in Cincinnati, Ohio.” *I have one (1) delicious knuckle-sandwich here for the first wisenheimer to engage in octopi/octopuses pedantry. “Octopuses Wall Street?” Really? (Thanks, Wade!)

Octopi Wall Street!

This lovely piece of art, by graduate students Laurel Hiebert and Kira Treibergs with artwork by Marley Jarvis, made the rounds last week. We are thrilled to have been given permission to post it on Deep Sea News!



whale poop is part of the ocean’s circulatory system drawing iron up from the ocean bottoms as whales consume krill who consume phytoplankton who consume iron, and bringing it up to the surface oceans in the form of their faeces, which are released by the whales only in less water pressure levels.