I’m so excited to announce that my book is finally coming out. It’s hitting the market in the middle of February. It’ll be available in some book-stores (more details on that later), and through my publishers website (Spartacus). It’s written in Norwegian, but I’m considering writing some version of it in English as well… we’ll see.
It’s a small format, hopefully easily read book. But MAN, there are many hours of research and painful grinding behind that text. Head over to my book-page to find out more (both in English and Norwegian):
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Thursday, November 8th, 2012 Ecology, Marine biology, Photography, Science, Travels aquarium, California, Grønt Napp, impressions, inntrykk, marine resources, Monterey, ocean, sea, seafood watch, sustainable seafood None
I went to California. You know how it’s really really hard to shut up about things that get you excited? Yep, this is going to be really really hard to keep short, but I’ll try. The Monterey Bay Aquarium was f***** amazing!
|Monterey Aquarium, Open Sea Tank. (Photo: Guri S. Andersen)
Remembering the experience, one particular episode brings a crazy happy smile to my face. A tall guy in his 40’s stood with his daughter (about six years old or so) in front of the kelp forest tank. As she pointed at animals and algae in awe, he patiently answered her questions and discussed the information displayed on boards around the tank. When she pointed at a sea urchin, he asked what she thought the «purpose of those spiny things on top of it were»! SO pedagogic I almost went over to hug him. (- Yes, I’m getting soft… like creepy gooey soft…) As a shark passed in front of them, the little girl clung to his thigh. He smiled and held her hand as they watched the elegant creature glide by in silence. That moment of connection in curiosity and awe between generations was truly amazing to observe.
|Kelp Forest Tank (Photo: GSA)
|Lady and anemones (GSA)
|Jelly Tank (Photo: GSA)
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Hvordan velge riktig sjømat
04 Mai 2011
Sommeren er på full fart inn i stua og kjøkkenet, og vi i Marinbiologene gleder oss over det. Med sommeren kommer også lange kvelder med deilig sjømat og god vin. Sjømat er godt, sunt og ofte …
Klimasmart sjømat: Marinbiologenes guide til sjømatguider – del 3
25 Mai 2011
Du står i butikken og klør deg i hodet. Du ønsker å være en miljøbevisst forbruker, men hva er egentlig mest miljøvennlig? Du har hørt at fisk fra frysedisk ikke …
Miljømerking: Marinbiologenes guide til sjømatguider – del 2
20 Mai 2011
I del to av vår guide til sjømatguider skal vi se nærmere på miljømerking av sjømat. Produkter som er sertifisert og godkjent av et miljømerke skal oppfylle bestemte krav og kriterier i forhold til miljøvennlig og bærekraftig …
Marinbiologenes guide til sjømatguider – del 1
09 Mai 2011
Her skal du få en kjapp introduksjon til noen nettsider med informasjon om vanlig norsk sjømat. … Guiden viser til MSC sertifiseringen av sjømat og anbefaler at man ser etter deres symbol når man skal kjøpe fisk og skalldyr.
Compiling all my work into a thesis? After spending so much time doing research, getting an overview, reading the relevant literature and punching away on papers (over and over until every co-author, referee and editor is near satisfied) – You think it would be easy, right?… Far from it, man. You are going to need coping mechanisms.
I do love vegetables and sizzling hot shots when they come wrapped up in great ideas. Barton Seaver wants to restore our relationship with the ocean, the land, and with each other through dinner. In his first book, For Cod and Country, Seaver introduces an entirely new kind of casual cooking featuring seafood that hasn’t been overfished or harvested using destructive methods. I became aware of this guy through the TED network a while ago:
Watch and get inspired!
Yesterday a historical event of great importance not only to marine scientists, but to the global community, took place in London. 2700 scientists from 80 countries met to discuss knowledge that has accumulated through a decade of marine research. The project was initiated 10 years ago and is called Census of Marine Life. This is probably one of the most extensive projects undertaken in the history of science. Check it out on http://www.coml.org/
Be sure to drop by the picture and video galleries!