For many of you, perhaps your only encounter with plankton comes from being well acquainted with the diabolical arch nemesis of the crabby patty flipping Spongebob Squarepants. Unfortunately, in his constant attempts to disturb the peaceful community of Bikini Bottom, Plankton gives the greater free floating community a rather bad rap.
In reality, however, there is a pelagic party going down in the plankton, as TED so vibrantly displays in a new video out this month. From zooplankton to phytoplankton, this fish-eyed view gives us the real glimpse into what it’s like to comprise one of the most crucial links in the oceanic food web. So hop on the current, B.Y.O.B (Bring your own bioluminescence), and let’s get the party started.
So…I was innocently sitting here eating my Saturday morning wheaties,watching cartoons and doing my first Facebook check of the day (don’t judge me) and I was sent this.
I don’t know who these guys are, but I think we just became best friends. You have to watch this (I’ve potentially watched it 5 times already…again…no judgement) and send it to everyone you know because it’s too awesome for words.
Props: Neoshid (The only name I could get for the two lyrical tycoons above) and G. Ramirez for knowing this would make my day
P.S. If you do know who these guys are and what school their from please comment below. I would love to meet them.
Unarguably, the Bluefin tuna has become one of the most endangered species in our oceans today, suffering from depleting numbers as a consequence of destructive and poorly regulated fisheries. Comprising one of the top levels of the food chain, the loss of this majestic predator could bring about disastrous repercussions. This video, artistically compiled by the How to Save the Bluefin group, puts it all well into perspective.
Their prediction that the last bluefin may be removed come the end of 2012, is a harrowing one.Yet, they are still fished, still taken from the ocean, still placed on your dinner plate. Think about it. Remove the demand and the supply may actually have a chance of recovering.
People have to 1. recognize 2. fix it 3. write sweet raps about it.
Props to: The Green Sangha and A. Gallagher for passing it on.
A project I have been working on looking at marine conservation from a slightly different perspective. Enjoy.