in musing / PNW / geography / Cascadia on Sat 31 October 2009

Salish Sea from WWU

"Salish Sea" is on its way to being an official name in the U.S. and Canada. Can Cascadia be far behind?

Stefan Freelan at WWU made the beautiful map of the region here. His page has lots of details about ...

in musing / animal movement / biogeochemical data on Sun 25 October 2009

An NYT column reports on fur seal whiskers serving as biogeochemical records. This kind of data is more and more common, e.g. otoliths, feathers, shells. What can scientists do with it?

I've mainly seen biogeochemical markers ...

in musing / Canada / voting abroad on Fri 23 October 2009

Today I mailed my absentee ballot for the S.F. municipal election. The Good People footed the bill to send it up here to me in Edmonton, I'm not sure whether they intended to spring for the return journey.

The only clue was the cryptic (to me) "U.S ...

in musing / science / inference on Thu 15 October 2009

A recent article in BioScience [1] focused on the relationship between aquaculture and conservation. This topic is quite interesting to me, but it's obviously subtle. I don't have well-defined thoughts except that (i) aquaculture could theoretically relieve ...

in musing / Canada on Tue 01 September 2009

The Coastal Voices blog at Living Oceans had an intersting post up remarking on the disparity between Canadian's self-image as environmental progressives and reality---that they appeaer to lag the U.S. in marine protection and other conservation issues. The author wondered why this might be. I left a comment ...