Happy Sharknado 2 Day, Tide Report readers! We hope you’re ready for The Second One, airing tonight. Keep an eye on those social media feeds and dive in with some excellent ocean content when the moment is right. Ocean Conservancy and Greenpeace are all over it! Check out their Sharknado content below.
Ocean acidification had a banner news day, thanks to a new report from NOAA that looked at its impacts in Alaska. Newsweek, the Washington Post, and tons of other national and international periodicals picked up the story. We’ve culled through the media firehose and picked out the best content to share. Since the big news today is predominantly negative, we’ve also got some positive Watch This items to help spread the ocean optimism, including an underwater sculpture garden, a 200-year-old shipwreck from the middle of Manhattan, and some suggestions on how to reduce your carbon footprint through the seafood you eat.
In this issue
- Ocean acidification could crush Alaskan communities and fisheries
- Want to see even more ocean acidification news?
- Sharknado whirlwind
- The challenge of farming bluefin tuna
- A fish farm whodunit
- Revolutionary shipwreck resurfaces
- Pick less carbon-intensive seafood
- An underwater sculpture garden
- Job Opportunities
Ocean acidification could crush Alaskan communities and fisheries
The first results from NOAA’s Synthesis of Arctic Research
project are in and they do not look promising. Ocean acidification is already causing harm in Alaska’s commercially and culturally important fisheries. Under increased acidity
Alaskan king and tanner crab grow slowly and don’t survive as well. Even more disheartening, the communities that depend the most on commercial and subsistence fishing will be hit the hardest by an acidifying ocean. Ocean Conservancy's Sarah Cooley
goes one step further and points towards some community-based solutions. The Washington Post goes one step further and emphasizes how both coasts
are already being affected. As several sources point out, this report should serve as a wake-up call
to organizations and industries underestimating the effects of acidification.
tweets about the effect of ocean acidification on Alaskan fisheries and share this Facebook post
While it’s important to highlight the direct impacts to communities caused by global change, people often have a hard time connecting with those kinds of narratives. The story of food, and how ocean acidification will directly affect the availability of their favorite shellfish, resonates with a wider audience. This is why headlines like Salon’s “More proof that climate change is ruining seafood for everyone
” are getting so much attention.
Share this Salon piece
about the impact ocean acidification has on seafood across your networks.
Want to see even more ocean acidification news?
Journalist Allie Wilkinson has launched a Beacon project to fund more coverage of ocean acidification
in the media. The project closes tomorrow at midnight, so help spread the word and lend your support.
Are you planning to livetweet Sharknado 2: The Second One? Here’s some great content to share, from Team Ocean. Greenpeace has 7 things you need to know to survive a sharknado
and the Ocean Conservancy wants you to know about 5 things Sharknado 2 got right.
Follow @OurOcean tonight as they livetweet Sharknado 2: The Second One and share this image!
The challenge of farming bluefin tuna
At the Institute for Marine Biotechnology and Ecology in Maryland, researchers are developing new methods for growing bluefin tuna
in captivity, from larva all the way to adults. It isn’t without its challenges.
A fish farm whodunit
In the dark hours of May 13, 2014, an unknown vigilante snuck into a Seattle area fish hatchery and set their smolts free
. Authorities are still trying to determine who is responsible and why they would release 25,000 farm-raised fish into the ecosystem.
Revolutionary shipwreck resurfaces
Beneath the ruins of the World Trade Center, excavators have found the remains of a Revolutionary War-era sailing ship
. The ship, built in 1773, was dated thanks to the distinctive tree ring patterns in its timbers.
Pick less carbon-intensive seafood
Want to reduce your carbon footprint and help mitigate some of the effects of climate change and ocean acidification, while still eating seafood
? Choose low carbon-intensive mackerel over high carbon-intensive shrimp.
An underwater sculpture garden
Enjoy this photo gallery of sculptures by underwater artist Jason deCaires Taylor