Here are my top 10 ocean stories of 2012, on the OWOO blog. Number one was the Arctic. Check it out.
A polar bear swims in a sea with less and less ice. Photo: Florian Schulz.
First posted yesterday on the OWOO blog.
As a reminder of my time on the other side of the surfing coin, living in the mountains, riding snow, I still occasionally get powder alerts from various ski resorts. It’s a little painful when we’ve had a long flat spell and I sit down at my laptop to see Snowbird got 20 inches last night. Especially when the water temp drops, the offshores blow cold out of the canyons, and the north swells have yet to show – it starts to seem like all the chilliness is for naught. But then a slide like this comes across the light box and it all makes sense – yes, we have our white winters here at the beach too.