The Green Grok Blogs on Oceans


‘The Great Invisible’ Wins Full Frame’s Best Environmental Film

'The Great Invisible'
by Bill Chameides
Apr 8, 2014

Environmental winner documents the impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on the ecosystem — the human ecosystem.

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Shrimp Down, Lobster Up: Is There a Connection?

Northern shrimp, like those shown here being hauled aboard a shrimp boat, are in decline. So much so that the 2014 season in Maine was shut down. TheGreenGrok takes a look. (NOAA)
by Bill Chameides
Jan 9, 2014

Something fishy's goin' on with the the shrimp off the coast of Maine.

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Supertyphoon Haiyan Redux

Typhoon Haiyan
by Bill Chameides
Nov 13, 2013

In this case, as with Sandy, “super” is definitely not superfine.

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Year-Specific Predictions of Climate Change

by Bill Chameides
Oct 21, 2013

And now for some good news: Despite headlines, we can’t be sure when our goose will be cooked.

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The Latest on Microbes: New Insights Into the Life Lived on the Wee Small

Microbes in the 'Plastisphere'
by Bill Chameides
Sep 12, 2013

Microbes, they get a bad rap. But, as I've reported on before, not all microbes are bad news. A couple new papers shed light on the latest good news on the microbial front.

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A Labor Day Weekend How-to-Help-Save-the Ocean Video

Ocean debris specialist Nick Mallos, a Nicholas School graduate, offers up 6 ways to stop plastic pollution. Watch video here.
by Bill Chameides
Aug 30, 2013

For many Americans, Labor Day Weekend is traditionally the last one for a romp in oceans. Plastic should be on their minds.

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A ‘Winners and Losers’ Shell Game in the Ocean

by Bill Chameides
Aug 29, 2013

Here's an update and a bit of good news on the ocean acidification front.

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Another storm pounds the North Carolina coast (sort of)

NC 12 buckles from Sandy
by Bill Chameides
Nov 5, 2012

Did Hurricane Sandy violate the State Legislature's restriction on sea level rise?

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The oil spill that keeps on surfacing

by Bill Chameides
Oct 11, 2012

The BP oil spill is back in the news … again.

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Oodles of nurdles not so good

Nurdles Found on Oregon Beach
by Bill Chameides
Oct 1, 2012

The sorry story of the nurdle.

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