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How much microplastic do whales eat? Up to 10 million pieces per day, Stanford research finds

1/21/2023 - By news.stanford.edu Analysis of ocean plastic pollution and whale foraging behavior tracked with noninvasive tags shows whales are ingesting tiny specks of plastic in far bigger quantities than previously thought, and nearly all of it comes from the animals they eat – not the water they gulp. BY JOSIE GARTHWAITE… SEE MORE

LIDAR 101 (and free online training) for Map & Weather Buffs

Some of my favorite nerdy friends have been talking about LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for years, regaling me with how profoundly it will change how we map our earth, including our oceans. I'm generally a little slow in understanding laser-based technologies, but NOAA has put together a quick and… SEE MORE