Valentine's Day brought news from Manila of a particular mermaid/merman romance. We are very romantic creatures, you know.
GMA News Online has the story and a photo that was taken at the Manila Ocean Park.
Counting whales for the purpose of studying their movements has been difficult. The ocean is huge. Whale populations are at risk, and scientists needed a better way to do the job.
Recent advances in high-resolution imagery have made imaging satellites the answer to the problem.
Columnist Amanda Kooser has a detailed look at whale-watching from space in her recent article at C|Net.
"The study acts as a proof of concept for what scientists hope will be a much more accurate method of tracking whales than the standard methods of flying over a body of water or counting from land-based vantage points."
Best wishes and starfishes,
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com