Rosentiel School http://wlrn.org en Gorgeous Marine-Life Stills From UM's Underwater-Photo Contest http://wlrn.org/post/gorgeous-marine-life-stills-ums-underwater-photo-contest <p>It's not easy to get an amazing shot of marine animals or an arresting fish photo when you're in over your head and trolling camera equipment. But each spring, hopeful amateur snappers from around the globe enter the <a href="http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/outreach/underwater-photography/" target="_blank">Rosenstiel School of Marine &amp; Atmospheric Science's annual underwater-photography contest</a>.<br /><br />And each year, the winning photos are breathtaking. This year's fan favorite is of a pair of amorous dragonets. Even their name titillates.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:12:22 +0000 Laura Coburn 25064 at http://wlrn.org Gorgeous Marine-Life Stills From UM's Underwater-Photo Contest How We Left Hurricanes In Our Dust This Year – Literally http://wlrn.org/post/how-we-left-hurricanes-our-dust-year-literally <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s hard to be a fan of hurricanes. Two out of three Haitians don’t have enough food to eat these days – thanks largely to storms like last year’s Hurricane Sandy and how they’ve ravaged Haiti’s agriculture.</span></p><p>And yet we need hurricanes once in a while. They’re a sort of planetary thermostat that cools oceans and redistributes hot air. Their rains more effectively alleviate droughts, and that can be a help instead of a horror to impoverished countries like Haiti.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:36:54 +0000 Tim Padgett 24256 at http://wlrn.org How We Left Hurricanes In Our Dust This Year – Literally