14 July 2012

A CENTURY IN THE NORTH

Fourteen extraordinary minutes detailing a hundred years in the Arctic of climate change, war, science, politics, energy, unrealistic optimism, business, and beauty.
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North from Studiocanoe on Vimeo.





13 July 2012

ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

Water isn't the only thing flowing around islands. Clouds, storms, plankton, sand, dust, and volcanic eruptions stream past too.
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Semisopochnoi Island (right), Little Sitkin Island (left) and Amchitka Island (bottom), Aleutian Islands, Alaska, North Pacific. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory.

Akimiski Island, Nunavut, Canada, Hudson Bay. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory.
 
Canary Islands, North Atlantic, with Saharan dust. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory.

Iceland, North Atlantic, with low pressure system. Credit: NASA Visible Earth.
   
Ireland, North Atlantic, with phytoplankton blooms. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory.

Isla Fernandina with erupting volcano, Isla Isabela, Galápagos Islands, Pacific Ocean. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory.
 
Juan de Nova Island, Mozambique Channel, Indian Ocean, with coral reefs flowing off underwater flanks. Credit: NASA Johnson Space Center.
 
Jan Mayen Island, Greenland Sea, with cloud vortices. Credit: NASA.

Bimini, Bahamas, North Atlantic, with deep Gulf Stream flowing northward on the left, shallow calcium carbonate banks on the right. The island is the setting for part one of Ernest Hemingway's novel Islands in the Stream. Credit: NASA.

11 July 2012

PLENTY MORE FISH IN THE SEA?

Visualization from Information is Beautiful based on data from the paper Hundred Year Decline of North Atlantic Predatory Fishes comparing fish landings in tons per square kilometer in 1900 versus 2000 for popularly eaten fish—bluefin tuna, brill, cod, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, mackerel, pollock, salmon, sea trout, striped bass, sturgeon, turbot, whiting.
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Via Information is Beautiful.

09 July 2012

WAVE BUOY SCULPTURE

A sculpture responding to wave height data recorded by NOAA's buoy 46246 in the North Pacific.
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tele-present water from david bowen on Vimeo.
  

06 July 2012

MADE IN THE OCEAN: SHRIMPS

Crazy crustacean design.
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Cleaner shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis). Credit: Lonnie Huffman via Wikimedia Commons.


Fire shrimp (Lysmata debelius). Credit: Haplochromis via Wikimedia Commons.

Armed nylon shrimp (Heterocarpus ensifer). Credit: NOAA Ocean Explorer.

Snow-capped shrimp (Periclimenes venustus). Credit: Richard Ling via Flickr.

Harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta). Credit: Chad Ordelheide via Wikimedia Commons.

Unidentified shrimp. Credit: David Burdick / NOAA via Flickr.


Pederson's clearner shrimp (Periclimenes pedersoni). Credit: Becky A. Dayhuff / NOAA via Flickr.

Sea star shrimp (Periclimenes soror). Credit: Richard Ling via Flickr.

Pregnant anemone shrimp. Credit: rtonyr via Flickr.


Pederson's cleaner shrimp (Periclimenes pedersoni). Credit:
LASZLO ILYES via Wikimedia Commons

02 July 2012

THE MOTION OF A UNIVERSE

After two weeks hiking in the high Sierra, the speed of this video—set to the words of Nikola Teslaappealed to me.
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Passing Through from Olafur Haraldsson on Vimeo.