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Dolphins Dancing for Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia.

clock June 14, 2012 19:50 by author BlueEcoBlog

Julia Gillard, by directing the island continent of Australia to declare around one third, that is 33 percent, of her national waters to be conserved, becomes the greatest hero of the sea the world has ever known.  While some countries whine and stall about conserving even 1 percent of their ocean, Oz has set the bar for the blue planet.

Why?

The coolest minister on earth, The Hon Tony Burke MP, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities of the great nation of Australia, says

"This new network of marine reserves will help ensure that Australia's diverse marine environment, and the life it supports, remain healthy, productive and resilient for future generations."

A good day indeed for the world.

 

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Why is Costa Rica so cold right now?

clock October 22, 2011 07:46 by author BlueEcoBlog

Why is Costa Rica so cold right now?

Pacific coast chills out fully.

A giant mass of cool, known as the Pacific Ocean, is helping bring down the air temperature of everything nearby.

While many days of no sun are not helping, during the same time sea surface temperatures have dropped all over Costa Rica's Pacific. You can feel the freshness when you walk down to the beach. As Blue Eco Blog mentioned over a month ago, La Nina has told Costa Rica to chill out. Now do you believe?

La Nina means the waters offshore of Costa Rica and the Eastern Tropical Pacific are cooler than normal. This happened last year, faded, then turned on again last month. Weather computer models are predicting the La Nina phenomenon will last at least until next year.

The conditions for here means lots of marine life and the sea is often rougher than normal. That and more rain than normal.

And the rare sight of surfers and divers in full wet suits.

 

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La Nina Says Chill Out to Pacific Costa Rica

clock September 8, 2011 02:49 by author BlueEcoBlog

La Nina Says Chill Out to Pacific Costa Rica.

NOAA says its official what some have suspected; La Nina is visiting again, dropping average sea surface temperatures In Costa Rica. Pacific wet suits have already been back in heavy use for awhile and looks like you might wanna add an extra layer. And make sure your dive mask is clean because La Nina likes to bring heaps of fish and marine mammals with her.

In fact the waters around the Osa have been chock full of whales, pseudorcas, orcas, whale sharks, bait balls and more for almost two months. Looks like marine mammals Knew La Nina was here long before NOAA.  Pretty cool huh?

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Talking Dolphins Say La Niña is "Cool."

clock December 4, 2010 21:39 by author BlueEcoBlog

Costa Rica's Blue Eco Blog- Echoing Eco for Oceans and Waters. Costa Rica's Blue Eco Blog- Echoing Eco for Oceans and Waters.

Newsplash--La Niña is cooling all of Costa Rica's Pacific Ocean

And the dolphins like it.  As we can best translate they said "La Niña is Cool." 

The chilly thermoclines are even swirling up towards the surface around the mainland and islands. We got dolphins like rice and whales like beans off of Drake Bay, Caletas, Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Biological Reserve, right now. Some big pods too.

The cool waters grow more small plankton and that grows more big beasts. Fin whales are cruising around and the second biggest animal to ever live eats a lot. Sister blue may be here too.

If you want to dive deep plan on mucho wet suit. Most marine mammals are hanging out offshore in the warm waters around the surface and diving below to snack in the chilly depths. Cool.

Click the photo from the warm surface waters of offshore Osa blue water pelagic if you want to check it out for yourself.

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