Category Archives: Marine Conservation

Alarming news on plastic perils to fish

A first-of-its-kind study on microplastics and fish development has raised alarms about far-reaching implications.

 Scientists are just starting to scratch the surface in understanding how microplastics are affecting marin

Hacking to Solve the World’s Fishery Problems

This weekend for Earth Day, teams of computer programmers and technologists will meet at 43 host sites in 27 countries on 6 continents. They’re volunteering their time and creative juices for a worthy purpose - to hack away to find usable soluti


Mysteries of the Ocean

The world’s oceans contain many great mysteries within their depths. Diving deep down to the ocean floor you never know what cryptic creatures you may meet or what ocean intrigues you may find. For centuries oceans around the world have held man

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Great Barrier Reef News: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia has been making ocean news headlines recently. There’s good news and bad news, plus happenings down under that everyone concerned about one of the most amazing wonders of our world should be payi


10 Ways to Help Protect Whales and Dolphins

It’s been more than 80 years since whale conservation has been a hot environmental topic, and yet many whale species as well as dolphins and porpoises are facing extinction. This is a problem not just for these animals, but also the ocean food web
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Microplastics in our Ocean – Kicking the Disposable Plastic Habit (Part 2 of 2)

The statistics are sobering. Each year we are using more than 500 billion plastic bags worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute. The U.S. alone throws away about 50 million plastic bottles per day. At least 90 percent of the t


Untangling the Macro Mess of Microplastics in our Oceans (Part 1)

Every day we make simple choices that impact our planet’s oceans: How much we drive our cars, what we put down the drain, what seafood we buy and, more and more - what we do with all that plastic in our lives.

Global use of synthetic p


Waking Up to What’s Oiling our Oceans

Whenever there’s a “disaster,” a wake-up call is sure to follow.

Natural calamities serve to wake us up to the need for better emergency preparedness, while manmade fiascos jolt us to rethink our policies, procedures, technology a