I think you and I both can pretty easily identify what got people’s attention here…
USGS reported on a very unusual swarm of significant earthquakes in the sea between Africa and the Arabian peninusla, right off the coast of Yemen, and in one of the world’s most important and busiest shipping lanes. This strange phenomenon may not have hit the mainstream news, but it got a lot of people’s attention.
As many had assumed, the 2nd ridiculously huge plastic garbage patch was confirmed in the Atlantic Ocean this year. (The first such garbage patch was previously discovered in the Pacific Ocean.) You might see this story on another one of our lists soon (hint, hint).
I guess our friend Becky Striepe, who suggested that we do a 1o Friday Photos piece on otters isn’t the only one who loves them.
An interesting a controversial proposal to put homeless New Yorkers into long-unoccupied “luxury apartments” in NYC got people’s attention.
Some of the most ridiculous statements you could imagine.
The Japanese whaling vessel Shonan Maru 2 struck and sunk the Sea Shepherd’s new $2 million speed boat, the Ady Gil, back around this time last year.
A discussion about the major effort to ban the eating of dogs and cats in China.
Apparently, after Glenn Beck called President Obama a “racist” and progressivism “cancer,” some companies took notice and decided enough was enough. 33 companies, including Apple, told Fox they wanted their ads moved from Glenn Beck’s show to another advertising slot last August. Here’s a little more on the story as well as an option to thank Steve Jobs and Apple for their move.
Scientists have found that Killer Whales in the North Atlantic Ocean differ in both diet and genetic makeup. In fact, they’re in the process of splitting into two different species all together.
Photo Credit: PETA