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clock October 10, 2012 15:43 by author BlueEcoBlog

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Dolphins Dancing For Laura Chinchilla Again!

clock June 16, 2012 13:21 by author BlueEcoBlog

Dolphins Dancing For Laura Chinchilla Again!

Costa Rica To Conserve Ten Percent of Oceans.

Latin America's greatest ocean hero, Laura Chinchilla, granted future Costa Ricans a much better chance of sustainably utilizing our Oceans into the future.  The sad free for all of too powerful special interests will now be controlled with vision directed to the people and the future by a new Vice Minister of Aguas and Mares.  Wow!  No thats how you do it!  Seems now the voices of all groups of ocean users, not just the most connected screaming special interests, will have a say.  Now is time for Costa Ricans to speak up about what they know about our oceans, and help conserve it.  Have you heard about the largest dolphin pod in the world, the spinner dolphins of the Osa peninsula and Cano Island?  Aaaa, happens to be they need a park!  They live near to famous protected areas Corcovado National Park and Cano Island Biological Reserve, BUT, they live in waters attacked by nets and lines.  This Park or protected area, needs to be south and west of Cano Island to at least a distance of 30 nautical miles to help these spinners.  NOT just 8 miles from the island as some are saying!  8 miles is not enough to protect the biggest dolphin pod in the world and Golfito and Puerto Jimenez need to make a lot money in the long run from conserving these dolphins, not killing them for short term collapsing profits. 

Three blue cheers for the awesome president of Costa Rica.

Check it
http://www.costacetacea.com/bluewaterpelagicpark.html

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Costa Rica Hurricane Irene Explainer

clock August 24, 2011 20:30 by author BlueEcoBlog
Why do storms flood Costa Rica from more than one thousand miles away?

Good question, thank you for asking.

Hurricanes are centers of really low pressure that draw air to fill them from a long way away. The bigger the storm the further away it sucks up air. Irene was so big it sucked air all the way from Costa Rica's Pacific to feed it. When Pacific air hit the high mountains and volcanoes of Costa Rica on its way to Irene, the air had to rise and thus give up its moisture. Since Irene was hungry, the air was moving fast and we got big lightening and thunder. After the air went over the mountains, less it's rain, the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica basked in a fresh offshore breeze and fantastic weather, as it usually does during Caribbean hurricanes.

The worst of the storms seemed to occur yesterday when Irene passed above the window between Hispanola and Cuba, giving clear ocean from Irene to Costa Rica. As usual for hurricanes to the northeast, the heaviest rains seemed to fall next to steep southwest facing slopes and mountians. As soon as we got Cuba between us and Irene the rains seemed to let off. Today is already returning to normal, prevailing northeastern breezes,  as Irene moves too far away to draw air from here, and the built up rain falls. Normally hurricanes are not strong enough to draw air from Costa Rica if they are outside the western Caribbean or Central America. The fact Irene did shows she was already at that point, a storm of exceptional reach.

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