Category Archives: Ocean Conservation

Tipping Toward a New Plastics Economy

Coming full circle to end plastic waste

I’ve got a love-hate relationship. It’s one of those where you can’t live without them, but living with them is a nightmare. Most of us have this relationship

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


Ocean Acidification: Invading Our Food Supply

One of the most understudied yet serious threats to our ocean drew hundreds of marine scientists to Hobart Australia last week. The 4th International Oceans in a High-CO2 World Symposium put

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

Cleaning up our Oceans: Can Technology Save Us from Ourselves?

It’s human nature to consume.  Let’s face it, that’s never going to change.  Like every other organism, we gobble up resources and spit others out. The problem isn’t that we consume, it’s that we package our consumption in materials wh

Doing our part for the ocean

Every year, hundreds of tonnes of rubbish finds its way into our coastal and marine environment. Much of this rubbish does not biodegrade. Instead, it breaks down into smaller pieces that end up in the food chain, affecting marine life, and even h

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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


A Personal Passion: Xtend-Life Chairman Warren Matthews on Ocean Conservation

30 January, 2015


Ocean Conservation is the brainchild of Kane Matthews and Warren Matthews of Xtend Life Natural Products and, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We recently spoke with Warren, the company’s founder and chairman, about why ocean c


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