The Week in Water: Feb 25-Mar2, 2012

Published on March 3rd, 2012 | by

Leatherback sea turtle hatching  The Week in Water brings you the latest news in blue living from around the web.

Warrior princess and awesome cylon Lucy Lawless was arrested for boarding an oil rig to protest Arctic drilling.

The civil trial for the Deepwater Horizon accident has been delayed to give BP more time to settle with people and businesses affected by the disaster.  Discoveries in the civil trial can be used in the criminal trial, so some observers are saying the civil trial might be delayed until after the criminal trial.

It’s an intriguing idea that earlier hominids were mariners before our own ancestors were around.

Tsunami debris ends up in the ocean and in particular, it ends up in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Putting solar panels over an irrigation canal provides energy while slowing evaporation of the water in the canal.

Baby sea turtles head out to the sea, but where do they go?  Way far away, apparently, and really fast, too.  Researchers tracked leatherback turtles to see where they went.

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