Some random moments from 2014, it certainly was a busy and fun year, i travel with my pet drone everywhere i go and im excited to start 2015 as a licensed drone operator, its going to be a freaky industry to work in.
Thanks to all the crew and talent that take me on these amazing adventures.
Music Alt j, fitzpleasue
A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them.
“We may be sitting on a precipice of a major extinction event,” said Douglas J. McCauley, an ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an author of the new research, which was published on Thursday in the journal Science.
But there is still time to avert catastrophe, Dr. McCauley and his colleagues also found. Compared with the continents, the oceans are mostly intact, still wild enough to bounce back to ecological health.
“We’re lucky in many ways,” said Malin L. Pinsky, a marine biologist at Rutgers University and another author of the new report. “The impacts are accelerating, but they’re not so bad we can’t reverse them.”
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When people think of California, they think of palm trees. They think of convertibles and Coachella and the ever-winding Pacific Coast Highway. They think of 3-foot waves and one hell of a sunset. They think of everything that Mavericks is not.
Mavs might not be cliché California, but there is no denying that it’s the king of the coast. The XXL beast showed some fang over the weekend on the first real day of the 2014-2015 big- wave season, and this video shows you everything you need to see in less time than it takes to remember what the actual capital of California is… it’s Sacramento, by the way.
The battle to become Champion has come down to the final event of the season, the Billabong Pipe Masters. After a day of action that saw the Men’s Pipe Invitational narrow the list of potential wildcards to four, Gabriel Medina (BRA), Mick Fanning (AUS) and Kelly Slater (USA) discussed their Tour seasons and their gameplans going into Pipe.
This video is an overview of the scientific research paper “Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans: More than 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons afloat at sea,” published on the 9th of December 2014 by Dr. Marcus Eriksen - of the 5 Gyres Institute - and an array of esteemed colleagues from around the world.
Plastic pollution is ubiquitous throughout the marine environment, yet estimates of the global abundance and weight of floating plastics have lacked data, particularly from the Southern Hemisphere and remote regions. Here we report an estimate of the total number of plastic particles and their weight floating in the world’s oceans from 24 expeditions (2007-2013) across all five sub-tropical gyres, costal Australia, Bay of Bengal and the Mediterranean Sea conducting surface net tows (N = 680) and visual survey transects of large plastic debris (N = 891). Using an oceanographic model of floating debris dispersal calibrated by our data, and correcting for wind-driven vertical mixing, we estimate a minimum of 5.25 trillion particles weighing 268,940 tons. When comparing between four size classes, two microplastic 4.75mm, a tremendous loss of microplastics is observed from the sea surface compared to expected rates of fragmentation, suggesting there are mechanisms at play that remove
Channel angle of the Nov 12th swell at Peahi.
Deepwater Horizon Spill Left an Oil Ring the Size of Rhode Island at the Bottom of the Sea, Study Says
In the study, Valentine and his colleagues gathered 3,000 samples of water from 534 locations in the Gulf of Mexico. This helped them locate the half inch-thick oil ring, and determine that the oil levels inside the ring are as much as 10,000 times higher than those found outside the ring, reports the Associated Press.
BP doesn’t agree with the findings, however. The company told the Associated Press that the researchers were unable to determine the source of the oil — an aspect of the study that lead “them to grossly overstate the amount of residual Macondo oil on the sea floor and the geographic area in which it is found.”
BP keeping it classy.
Today at the Rip Curl Pro at Supertubes he was the last man standing and it’s a Mick Fanning signature. He’s done it three times this year; you haven’t noticed he’s even in the event until he’s won it. Bells, J-Bay, and now Supertubes, all won in great waves and with surfing that couldn’t be denied. He now goes into Pipe alongside Kelly and Gabe, and this whole world title thing just got a lot more interesting.