They are exploited for their fins, but they are not valued as a species. My research project investigates the impacts that global shark finning has on the species, and how media, culture, and lack of effective legislation exacerbate this issue. This report focuses mainly on species specific extinction rates since the early 20th century, but records of their exploitation date back to the Han Dynasty in China (206 BC 220 AD).
Try Google Earth Engine for yourself. I learned a lot just by looking up my own neighborhood in South Austin near the corner of West Slaughter and Brodie lanes:AUSTIN, Texas Record numbers of passengers are expected at Austin Bergstrom International Airport this summer, making the airport’s traditionally busy season, likely the busiest ever. More than one million total passengers are projected to fly Austin each month from May through August.
Many students that are accepted into our nation’s most selective universities choose to attend Howard, Spelman, Prairie View A and others because they understand they’re entering into a legacy that no other research institute in the nation could match.It also ignores the fact that the nation’s top 50 universities producing African American science and engineering doctorates is comprised of either top research institutes or HBCUs there is no “lesser school” in the list. And if you dig deeper, when examined proportionately, some of our nation’s top research institutes including Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, as well as UT Austin which falls in the top 50 and has its own proud legacy of producing some of the nation’s prominent African American scientists including Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephanie Wilson, the second African American woman to go into space lead the nation in producing African American scientists, further debunking Justice Scalia’s statement.Earlier in the hearing, Chief Justice John Roberts questioned the benefit of having a minority perspective in a physics class. Like the remarks made by Justice Scalia, not only are they incorrect, but I believe they can be chilling.
A good mystery is often where you find it. Photographer Meagan Abell recently made a discovery during a thrift store expedition that not only set the internet abuzz, but also contains an interesting astronomical dimension as well. This is an instance where observational astronomy may play a key role in pinning down a date, and we’d like to put this story before the Universe Today community for further insight and consideration..