The Week in Water: Jul 21-27, 2012

The Week in Water brings you blue living ideas and news from around the web.

This species of squid will drop off a piece of its arm if it is threatened. The action might save its life, but it will make it more difficult to hunt and find mates.

Amphibians seem to be losing the battle for survival. Andrew Blaustein of Oregon State University puts together several factors that are causing problems. Thanks to Lockwood DeWitt for bringing this to my attention.

Save the Frogs! is trying to prevent the extinction of amphibians. Here’s a photo gallery of Save the Frogs! members’ frog ponds.

The British Antarctic Survey found the “Grand Canyon of the Antarctic“. The mile-deep valley is buried under ice. They had to use ice-penetrating radar to find the valley. They were studying the area to determine why it is melting faster than the rest of the ice in Antarctica.

Where do toxic ships go for dismantling?  Somewhere in the third world, despite the ban on exporting hazardous waste by the Basel Convention. The Exxon Valdez has had quite a life carrying toxic cargo and now it is being dismantled in India, if the Supreme Court in India okays it.

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