Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ocean News, and System Status Report

We have brought Hokumoanalani, our buoy, back to shore for repairs and restoration.  She will be a part time project for the next several months as we prepare for our ninth season of webcasting the live songs of our Kohola, Hawaiian Humpback Whales.  

University of Hawai'i Researchers have discovered some "uncomfortable information."  They published findings in the July 4 issue of Science Magazine, warning that "...besides loading the atmosphere with heat-trapping greenhouse gases, human emissions of carbon dioxide have also begun to alter the chemistry of the ocean -- the so-called cradle of life on Earth."   The impacts could be significant.  Read the full article.

Here's hoping you are all reducing your carbon footprint, taking care of your local environment, and enjoying the season wherever you are.

Aloha from Maui,  Dan

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