What Produced the Catastrophic Houston Flood?

What Produced the Catastrophic Houston Flood?

Over 50 inches of rain fell on the fourth largest city in the United States, flooding neighborhood after neighborhood. 50 inches of rain is hard to comprehend, for comparison, it translates to nine trillion gallons of water or 15 days of water flowing over Niagara...
News from the Maritimes, Part 4

News from the Maritimes, Part 4

This is the fourth episode in a series of posts by Blue Ocean co-founder Bob Frerck, telling of the experiences of his family’s vacation combined with Blue Ocean research traveling through Canada’s Atlantic Maritime Provinces – Unfortunately, we had to...
Banning Throw Away Plastics

Banning Throw Away Plastics

Plastic Free in Seattle It seems obvious that they are reading our Blue Ocean posts in Seattle and taking to heart, our advice on curbing plastic pollution. In Celebrating Plastic-Free July we described the problem of “single use, throw-away, non-biodegradable”...
Can We Save Our Oceans by Growing Corals?

Can We Save Our Oceans by Growing Corals?

The world’s coral reefs are under threat as never before. Ocean warming, acidification, rising sea levels are all having a profound effect on the viability of our coral reef ecosystems. Just in the last several years we have witnessed Australia’s Great Barrier Reef...
News from the Maritimes, Part 3

News from the Maritimes, Part 3

This is the third in a series of posts by Blue Ocean co-founder Bob Frerck, telling of the experiences of his family’s vacation combined with Blue Ocean research traveling through Canada’s Atlantic Maritime Provinces — In News from the Maritimes,...
Technology Helps Protect Marine Protected Areas

Technology Helps Protect Marine Protected Areas

Governments, organizations and ocean activists worldwide have succeeded in protecting special areas of the oceans by designating them as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). There are now 13,500 MPAs worldwide, created for a variety of reasons; from protecting shipwrecks of...