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We may not be able to enjoy movies in the theater right now, but there is no shortage of great nature documentaries to enjoy from the comfort of your home. One you may not have heard about is called “My Octopus Teacher” — it is the story of filmmaker Craig Foster who was suffering from career burn out and snorkels as a release. He befriends an octopus in the kelp forest near his home in Cape Town, and remarkably, the fascination was mutual. The story is beautiful and strange — just like his octopus friend — but it is hard to watch it and NOT feel more connected to the natural world.
And later this week, don’t miss the latest National Geographic Society film called “The Last Ice” — this one about life in the Arctic and how it is changing forever. Stay tuned for more on that one later this week!
UNESCO has launched a new program to collect, analyze, and monitor environmental DNA (AKA eDNA) to better understand biodiversity at its marine World Heritage sites. Scientists will collect genetic material from fish cells, mucus, and waste across multiple locations along with eDNA from soil, water, and air. The two-year project will help experts assess […]
It’s about time we had a conversation about the birds and the bees…or in this case, the otters and the seagrass. A new study found that the ecological relationship between sea otters and the seagrass fields where they make their home is spurring the rapid reproduction of the plants. Otters dig up about 5% of […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor An abandoned oil tanker off the coast of Yemen is deteriorating rapidly, and experts say that a hull breach could have far-reaching environmental impacts and threaten millions of people’s access to food and water supplies. The FSO SAFER tanker holds 1.1 million barrels of oil — more than four […]
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