Friday, December 24, 2004

Life Aquatic

Oceanographers are becoming cool again. Must see the new movie "Life Aquatic" by Wes Anderson, starring Bill Murray. Critics say it is a disappointment. In this movie Bill sometimes looks like Jean Reno from Luc Besson's "Grand Bleu", which I love. Probably worth seeing just for laughs. The official movie site.

U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and Bush

Bush has an opportunity to establish himself as a champion of the oceans - a move that could put him in the same league with another Republican, Teddy Roosevelt, who did the same for this nation's forests and wildlands. The first major federal assessment of the oceans in decades provided Bush with a road map to a legacy of ocean protection. But so far, the president has shown no interest in following it. Read full article here.