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Science on Google+387,734Join us for a +Science on Google+  Hangout on Air as we speak to Professor +Vincent Racaniello and Dr +Tara C. Smith about the recent Ebola outbreak. We will discuss the basics of Ebola, why the epidemic has spread, how it might be curtailed, and debunk some of the myths surrounding this outbreak. Please leave your questions on the Event page.Vincent is a professor of virology at the University of Columbia and is a fantastic science communicator. Tara is an epidemiologist at Kent State University who has written numerous articles debunking some of the myths surrounding Ebola. This HOA will be hosted by Dr +Buddhini Samarasinghe  and Dr +Zuleyka Zevallos. You can tune in on Sunday August 10th at 2.30 PM Pacific, 5.30 PM Eastern. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/ScienceHangouts) after the event.Explaining Ebola2014-08-10 23:30:0075G+
Dawn Mission Education and Communications (E/C)1,175Update: Video here! Hasta La Vestaand here: https://plus.google.com/b/114633249213698877766/114633249213698877766/posts/Qq2jowbYN5hAfter an awesome year exploring asteroid Vesta, NASA’s Dawn Mission cruises on to Ceres 2015!Celebrate at a Dawn Mission Team Hangout!. Moderated by Dawn’s education and public outreach (E/PO) liaison, Dr. Britney Schmidt, and CosmoQuest, we'll talk about the results, the spacecraft, and our hopes for Ceres in 2015. You'll have a chance to ask questions and get involved.Stars of the show so far? • Dr. Tom Prettyman, Science Team and GRaND lead, Planetary Science Institute• Drs. Tim Weise and Charles Gardner, NASA JPL Flight Operations Team• Drs. Lucille Le Corre and Vishnu Reddy, Framing Camera Team, Max Plank       Institute for Solar System Research• Dr. Debra Buczkowski, Participating Scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics LaboratorySubmit your questions for the Dawn team by leaving them in the comments section below, on Dawn’s Facebook page, or by using the hashtag #HastaLaVesta on Twitter.Visit this event page on September 8, 2012 to watch the Hangout On Air, and to chime in on the conversation.Official website: http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/hasta_la_vesta.aspTwitter: https://twitter.com/nasa_dawnFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/dawn.missionAs the schedule and guest list is secured, we'll continue updating this page. Stay tuned for additional details.Dawn Mission Google+ Hangout with CosmoQuest2012-09-08 21:00:00113G+

Jane Shevtsov has been shared in 139 public circles

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Becky Collins15,192Recipes and Cooking Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-18 05:14:39477028CC G+
Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500307CC G+
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990616CC G+
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812CC G+
DEVILZART2,249 This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks   #googleplustips   2014-06-15 02:13:005014415CC G+
All Music Italia0#cantanti   #cantantiitaliani   #singers   #italiansingers  #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle #circleshare #Wednesday #wednesdaycircle #wednesdaycircles #circlewednesday2014-05-25 10:34:04494306CC G+
Michael Ginsburg284#sharedcircle  of #Australians  on Google+. Over 1400 people in the circle but Google+ only allows to share 500 at a time.If you want to be added to the circle, please like and comment (so I am not accused of spamming) and also I need to be able to verify you are in #australia . Pages welcome provided again they are #Australian  and I can verify that. If there is a lot of interest from pages, I might consider starting a separate circle for #Australian pages.2014-05-22 00:25:16501414CC G+
Kristin Milton9,730Hi everyone, This is a starter circle for +Ben Milton.It's mostly my 'most relevant' circlers, heavily weighted for sciency content.Enjoy :)2014-05-13 12:51:4398105CC G+
DEVILZART1,310#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers   #followback #paulaawesomecircle   #awesomecircles #paulateshima #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle 2014-04-04 17:15:22500151025CC G+
Barzellettando Funny Jokes672#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #sundaycircle #circleshare #Wednesday #wednesdaycircle #wednesdaycircles #circlewednesday #circleday2014-03-19 13:36:36184001CC G+
Becky Collins5,164 Social Sciences Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !#socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins2014-03-18 12:35:31305008CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203CC G+
DEVILZART386This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks 2014-03-08 15:58:55501191428CC G+
John Nuntiatio28,623#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-03-01 15:15:34459271930CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
DEVILZART103This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circulo   #kreise   #kreis   #круг   #круги   #круглим   #кругляши  #blogger   #blogging   #bloggers#サークル   #界   #cercle   #دائرة   #kring   #kringen   #nederland  +Circles +Circle Circle Circle +Circles by DzjieDzjee +Selected Circles 2014 +Awesome Circles +Socialize circles +Circles & Circles & Circles +Google+ Categorized Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Curating Content on Google+ +Team Circle Share +Shared Circles +Circle Shares Notifications +Urkel's Shared Circles +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles #googleplus #circle #sahrecircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-02-25 06:41:2550014721CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
Scott Lewis119,839*The Amazing Women Circle*So as today's Hangout from +STEM Women on G+ w/ +Jonathan Eisen started, I decided to go back through my "Amazing Women's Circle" and feature the fantastic people that enrich my life, particularly in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These brilliant women contribute regularly here on +Google+ and are a shining example of how it doesn't matter what sex or gender you are, everyone can do remarkable things.Please feel free to share this about and let me know in the comments if there are more Amazing Women I should add to this group! #STEMWomen   #GenderEquality   #Equality   #ScienceEveryday   #ScienceSunday  2014-02-16 21:06:57103251529CC G+
Scott Dawson4,241It's the weekend! Here's my Circle of New People on Google+  to share with all of you. This Circle is made up of new people I've circled in the past few weeks on Google+.To help build some engagement on Google+ & this Circle I ask that everyone who is in this circle share a recent post of their own, or one you've shared in the last week by adding a link to it in the comments.Doing so, will give us all an opportunity to connect and share with other active Google+ users.If you were notified then you are in this circle.I look forward to checking out your favorite posts that I might have missed!There's no requirement to share, +1 or Comment but it's always appreciated if you do.Have a great Saturday everyone!#sharedcircles  2014-02-08 15:06:03462241430CC G+
Scott Dawson3,845Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone!  Here's a Circle of New People I've circled recently on Google+  to share with all of you.To help build some engagement on Google+ & this Circle I ask that everyone who is in this circle share a recent post of their own by adding a link to it in the comments.Doing so, will give us all an opportunity to connect and share with other active Google+ users.If you were notified then you are in this circle.I look forward to checking out some of your favorite posts that I might have missed!Enjoy your Sunday!#sharedcircles  2014-02-02 14:35:09476291733CC G+
Corlis Gray97+Scott Dawson shared this circle of new people.Add them and many will follow you back. #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles  2014-01-25 20:29:53483141121CC G+
Artur M.36,029A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра. #forfriends  2014-01-23 12:29:58459502976CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky61,763Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-13 03:55:02339361873CC G+
Artur M.34,522A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-10 16:26:54459572479CC G+
Fabian Weiland761#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #science #scientists  2013-12-02 14:10:58296000CC G+
Kyle Pearce116A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317CC G+
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202CC G+
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123CC G+
Fabian Weiland393#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness  2013-10-14 15:30:25243000CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103CC G+
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304682CC G+
Sindicatum Sustainable Resources0Please join and share the Sindicatum Sustainability Circle, read our blogs and join the discussion http://sindicatum.com/category/blog/ ~Thanks and have a nice day!2013-09-12 09:00:03376000CC G+
Fabian Weiland145#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000CC G+
Science on Google+70,967Natural SciencesThis circle will give you exposure to Astronomy, Biology, ​Chemistry, Ecology, ​​​​​Geography, Geology, and Neuroscience.Science on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXView underlying database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles   #sharedcircles 2013-08-17 20:56:0734392450CC G+
Fraser Cain798,034Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.2013-07-16 18:35:56415255986CC G+
Laura Bandiera1,202My top #GoogleEngagers #topengagers  Please do these steps to be included:1) Do plus 1 to the post (+1)2) Comment the post3) Include the #sharedcircle among your circles.4) Share the circle and include yourself (obviously).Thanks to my friends of +ESO SrlEnjoy their website: http://www.eso.itKisses, Laura2013-07-04 05:40:5948713620CC G+
Laura Bandiera762Top Engagers my friends #sharedcircle   get many followers through these simple steps: +1, comment this post, share it and include yourself in the shared circle. That's simple ! #sharedmycircle  2013-06-20 04:22:0748511512CC G+

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2014-07-02 05:52:19 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Should Thailand go the Costa Rica route and eliminate its military, considering the threat it constantly poses to their democracy?

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2014-08-17 02:53:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Because marmots. Or, from the sublime to the ridiculous via the cute and furry.

Because marmots. Or, from the sublime to the ridiculous via the cute and furry.___

2014-08-13 04:34:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Common sense from  a cognitive psychologist.

Common sense from  a cognitive psychologist.___

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2014-08-11 05:36:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

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2014-08-11 04:46:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

A fungus gnat struggles to free itself from the hungry leaf of a sundew plant. Photo from Victoria, Australia, last month.

A fungus gnat struggles to free itself from the hungry leaf of a sundew plant. Photo from Victoria, Australia, last month.___

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2014-08-11 04:37:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Check out this lovely luna moth spotted at Neosho National Fish Hatchery in Missouri.

Photo: Luna moth by Bruce Hallman/USFWS.

Check out this lovely luna moth spotted at Neosho National Fish Hatchery in Missouri.

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2014-08-10 07:17:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

What an awesomely simple idea!

What an awesomely simple idea!___

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2014-08-10 04:23:42 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Apparently, that How to Avoid Huge Ships book should have been aimed at whales.

How not to hit a whale:  Move the shipping lane

Coming in at around 170 tonnes The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the heaviest animal known to have existed on Earth.  This huge critter feeds on some of the smallest, filtering zooplankton through its baleen plates that hang from its upper jaw.  The blue whale as a group (there are several sub-species) is unfortunately listed as Endangered on the +IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List.  Commercial whaling certainly took its toll on the global population and was, without a doubt, the most threatening of human activities to these large enigmatic creatures.  With commercial whaling now largely ended, the human threat to their persistence has declined greatly.  But there are still incidents between humans and the blues, like entanglement in fishing gear and marine litter, noise pollution that can hamper their communication, and ship strikes.  Certainly the recovery of the blues in the eastern North Pacific isn’t as good as we would expect, but the reasons for this somewhat lacklustre comeback are much harder to pin down.  Many avenues need to be explored – including seemingly infrequent events like ship strikes.

Ladd Irvine of +Oregon State University and a team of researchers wanted to take a closer look at blue whale movements off California, an area which also contains a great deal of shipping activity.  When looking at movement of any population, it’s really important to get as much historical data as possible because animals can vary their movements year on year.  The team used 15 years’ worth of data collected from 171 tagged whales.  These satellite monitored radio tags are pretty nifty pieces of kit, collecting the time and location of the whales at the surface and transmitting to satellites.  With this wealth of data, the team set to work figuring out which areas of the Californian coast are particularly important to blue whales.  Sure enough, some rather interesting patterns emerged.

Blue whales are attracted to the west coast of the US during the summer months to feast on the large numbers of krill found in the California Current System.  The krill are super-abundant during this time as a result of upwellings that increase productivity in the region, and by currents and the bathymetry (equivalent to topography – how the sea floor looks) of the area that concentrate the krill into certain areas.  As you might expect, the blue whales concentrated in areas where krill was most abundant.  Early in the summer the whales tended to stay in the more southerly sections, where upwelling intensity (and thus productivity) is fairly moderate.  During October and November the northern section of California experiences much stronger upwellings, and sure enough that’s exactly where the whales tended to hang out.  The whales don’t just head up north around the same time every year though.  Because the tracking data spanned 15 years, the researchers were able to compare movements over multiple years.  The timing of the more intense northerly upwelling varies year on year, and it was quite apparent that the whales tailored their northerly migration in line with this variation.  With variation in krill availability, you might expect that the whales would stay in California waters as long as krill abundance was high enough to give a decent meal.  Interestingly, the whales didn’t really alter when they continued on their migration out of California in line with productivity timings.  There was only one notable time when they did leave significantly later – in 2004.  What’s so special about 2004?  Well not much.  There was a weak  El Niño, but the researchers note that it didn’t really have an impact in the California Current System.  1999 was a super-productive year in the California Current System and no doubt prey was super-abundant.  Did the whales hang out there for longer than usual?  Nope!

So far so good, but the tracking data also revealed some potential issues.  The blues tended to be most concentrated alongside areas where human population is high, and where there are busy ports.  Busy ports means busy shipping lanes, which run straight through the places where the whales can be found.  Now remember that ship strikes are thought to be relatively infrequent, but the question is how do we know if there has been a ship strike?  Well first of all we have to know we have hit a whale.  Sounds daft, but if you’re in a huge freight vessel you might not notice.  You might also hit a whale and injure it (with unknown survival), or you might fatally hit a whale, and just not report it.  We do have evidence that on the whole ship strikes are on the increase*, and this paper makes a seemingly simple suggestion to reduce the likelihood of a strike on a blue whale: move the shipping lane during the months when the whales are migrating through.  Of course such a move is an economic, political, and social minefield, but it’s not impossible – and there is a prescient.  Twelve years ago shipping lanes in the Bay of Fundy, Canada were moved just 6km away from a key North Atlantic right whale feeding ground.  Since then, the right whale population has shown a small increase.  Of course correlation doesn’t imply causation, but it is food for thought*

This paper is published in the open access journal PLoS ONE.  Have a read of it here http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0102959

*To find out more about ship strikes take a look at this open access paper by David Laist of the Marine Mammal Commission http://ow.ly/zT3iO

* http://ow.ly/zT3jp

Image: Back in 2012 a deceased blue whale was found out in the Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka, apparently the victim of a ship strike.  Here you can see the impact, most likely from a shipping container which frequent the area.  We don’t know the circumstances of the strike, but it could be that the bow of the vessel hit the whale as it was resting at the surface at night, and the crew wouldn’t even have noticed.  Image taken by +Tony Wu.  You can see more of Tony's work on his website  www.tonywublog.com , and read the full story of this grizzly find here http://ow.ly/zT3k2

#marinescience #sciencesunday #openaccess #whales #shipstrikes #bluewhale___Apparently, that How to Avoid Huge Ships book should have been aimed at whales.

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2014-08-10 04:11:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

A Simple Mineral Has Geochemical Power That Helps Spark Life

"A research team in Arizona has found that common zinc ore may have a key role as a catalyst—a chemical magic wand—in the complex chain that must have led to the start of life on Earth. Their new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) shows that the widespread mineral sphalerite acts as an unexpected catalyst with organic matter, adding a new power tool to the workshop that gave rise to life."

Link to the study abstract: http://goo.gl/ygjwrm

A Simple Mineral Has Geochemical Power That Helps Spark Life

"A research team in Arizona has found that common zinc ore may have a key role as a catalyst—a chemical magic wand—in the complex chain that must have led to the start of life on Earth. Their new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) shows that the widespread mineral sphalerite acts as an unexpected catalyst with organic matter, adding a new power tool to the workshop that gave rise to life."

Link to the study abstract: http://goo.gl/ygjwrm___

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2014-08-10 04:07:43 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

via +ShroomshotSaturday. Add them if you like fungi!

Chicken mushroom found at Bellevue Pond, for +ShroomshotSaturday  #shroomshotsaturday  ~  +Sabeena LoBello +Michael Albrecht +Patti Colston +Anders Stedtlund Yet again Bellevue has proven to be fruitful!!!___via +ShroomshotSaturday. Add them if you like fungi!

2014-08-10 04:06:12 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

We all know that Hitler applied to art school but wasn't accepted. Ever wonder what his artwork looked like?

More interestingly, would he really have stayed out of fascist politics if he had been accepted? http://www.quora.com/Art-History/What-did-Adolf-Hitlers-artwork-look-like?share=1

We all know that Hitler applied to art school but wasn't accepted. Ever wonder what his artwork looked like?

More interestingly, would he really have stayed out of fascist politics if he had been accepted? http://www.quora.com/Art-History/What-did-Adolf-Hitlers-artwork-look-like?share=1___

2014-08-10 03:17:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

A 4.5-year brooding period. Wow!

A 4.5-year brooding period. Wow!___

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2014-08-08 06:08:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Since this treatment would only be given to young children, it shouldn't do much to promote drug resistance.

Since this treatment would only be given to young children, it shouldn't do much to promote drug resistance.___

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2014-08-07 17:20:10 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

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2014-08-03 20:15:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Just for fun: facts about animal teeth.

Just for fun: facts about animal teeth.___

2014-08-02 17:56:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

On a technicality, but still.

On a technicality, but still.___

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2014-08-01 04:02:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2014-07-30 04:12:45 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

I am so looking forward to this movie! via +Jordan Peacock 

The Imitation Game - Staring Benedict Cumberbatch As Alan Turing

I have a lot of hope for this film that they will present Turing as the once in a thousand years genius that he was, the fact he is the father of modern computing and his contributions to the world... from everything I've read and heard Cumberbatch say I believe it will.

What a PHENOMENAL cast too! Cumberbatch (like you didn't know him from SHERLOCK and Star Trek), Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke (someone you really don't hear enough about), Matthew Goode, Mark Strong (YES!), Rory Kinnear (have you seen Penny Dreadful??), Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. 

Enjoy. It looks amazing. 

#sherlock   #alanturing   #computing   #film   #trailers  ___I am so looking forward to this movie! via +Jordan Peacock 

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2014-07-20 22:12:31 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

More awesomeness from Finland.

More awesomeness from Finland.___

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2014-07-20 17:37:13 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

“Take an antelope and an anteater and slap them together,” says Galen Rathbun of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

“Take an antelope and an anteater and slap them together,” says Galen Rathbun of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.___

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2014-07-20 06:58:37 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

Definitely worth a read. I'm buying her book!

Definitely worth a read. I'm buying her book!___

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2014-07-19 18:56:22 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

I wonder what the special will involve.

I wonder what the special will involve.___

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2014-07-18 16:48:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

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2014-07-18 06:08:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Brilliant!

Brilliant!___

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2014-07-18 05:34:11 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

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2014-07-17 20:20:16 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Complaints about the weirdness of female Thor should probably take into account that Loki transformed himself into a mare, was impregnated by a stallion, and gave birth to the eight-legged horse-monster which his own father now rides. 

Gender fluidity: Norse mythology has it in spades. 

Complaints about the weirdness of female Thor should probably take into account that Loki transformed himself into a mare, was impregnated by a stallion, and gave birth to the eight-legged horse-monster which his own father now rides. 

Gender fluidity: Norse mythology has it in spades. ___

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2014-07-17 20:18:26 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

Diversifying our crops can only be a good thing.

I, for one, welcome our new weedy overlords.

Diversifying our crops can only be a good thing.

I, for one, welcome our new weedy overlords.___

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2014-07-17 19:46:52 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

This is the kind of thing that got me into ecology.

"Back in the 1950s, China was going through its Great Leap Forward, an effort to transform China from a largely agrarian nation to a thriving industrial Marxist powerhouse. These sweeping (and often brutal) reforms, touched virtually every facet of Chinese life — and as one particular episode in China's history points out, the animal kingdom was also far from immune. In 1958, China ordered the extermination of several pests, including sparrows — an ill-fated campaign that eventually led to catastrophe."___This is the kind of thing that got me into ecology.

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2014-07-17 19:01:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

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2014-07-15 16:24:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2014-07-15 05:09:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

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2014-07-15 05:03:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

This is way more than a music video. Do take the ten minutes to watch it.

This is way more than a music video. Do take the ten minutes to watch it.___

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2014-07-14 05:58:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

So how can we actually get this app?

So how can we actually get this app?___

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2014-07-13 23:38:04 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 40 +1s)

via +Gail Barnes 

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2014-07-13 23:36:02 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2014-07-12 19:12:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

So this is pretty awesome -- learn about NASA's new Orbital Carbon Observatory satellite and possibly win a trip to space! https://www.urgencynetwork.com/f/2438-47767-0

So this is pretty awesome -- learn about NASA's new Orbital Carbon Observatory satellite and possibly win a trip to space! https://www.urgencynetwork.com/f/2438-47767-0___

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2014-07-12 00:45:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

A Hangout-on-Air for World Population Day.

A Hangout-on-Air for World Population Day.___

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2014-07-12 00:42:55 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

I read The Nazi War on Cancer several years ago. It's indeed a fascinating book and I think seeing some of the Nazi takes on everyday life provides a bit of insight as to how people ended up supporting Nazism.

I read The Nazi War on Cancer several years ago. It's indeed a fascinating book and I think seeing some of the Nazi takes on everyday life provides a bit of insight as to how people ended up supporting Nazism.___

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2014-07-09 18:38:25 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

The bacteria may be providing protection against infection by other, harmful, bacteria. 

The bacteria may be providing protection against infection by other, harmful, bacteria. ___

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2014-07-08 23:22:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

This breaks the irony meter.

This breaks the irony meter.___

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2014-07-08 22:51:36 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

via +Vincent Knight 

The ACM reports that #Python is now the most popular first language at US Universities http://buff.ly/1qdpVzQ___via +Vincent Knight 

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2014-07-08 22:07:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Ten of the coolest species discovered in the past year.

Ten of the coolest species discovered in the past year.___

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2014-07-08 19:28:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2014-07-05 01:29:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than by donating to help get money out of politics?

Only ten hours left to get the last $60,000 donated so that MayDay USA will reach its $5 million target and become an official PAC for the people, striving with one goal, to reduce the noxious, toxic power of special interest money in US politics.

Help with this final push! Declare our Independence on Independence Day, from the same kind of narrow cabal of controlling lords that the Founders rebelled against, in 1776.

https://mayday.us/___What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than by donating to help get money out of politics?

2014-07-02 05:52:19 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Should Thailand go the Costa Rica route and eliminate its military, considering the threat it constantly poses to their democracy?

Should Thailand go the Costa Rica route and eliminate its military, considering the threat it constantly poses to their democracy?___

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2014-07-01 21:09:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

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2014-07-01 20:25:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This is awesome. I wish there was an Android version.

This is awesome. I wish there was an Android version.___

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2014-06-26 19:26:39 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)

John Oliver takes on Dr. Oz and the supplement industry.

John Oliver takes on Dr. Oz and the supplement industry.___

2014-06-26 06:38:24 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Idea to increase voter registration, especially among young people and the poor: provide registration forms to apartment managers to give out when contracts are signed. You could do the same with real estate agents.

Idea to increase voter registration, especially among young people and the poor: provide registration forms to apartment managers to give out when contracts are signed. You could do the same with real estate agents.___

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