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...
News from the Maritimes, Part 2

News from the Maritimes, Part 2

This is the second in a series of posts by Blue Ocean co-founder Bob Frerck relating the experiences of his combined family vacation and Blue Ocean research while traveling thru Canada’s Atlantic Maritime Provinces — After we left the Bay of Fundy and its...
Saving a Whale Shark

Saving a Whale Shark

We are celebrating International Whale Shark Day this month and what better way to appreciate these amazing creatures than by enjoying this fantastic video of a diver saving a whale shark that has become entangled in fishing gear. Below the surface of the waters...
International Whale Shark Day

International Whale Shark Day

Maybe it has something to do with their size. Is that why we love whales and whale sharks? Certainly, there is a majesty and grace to the way they move, maybe it’s because they also seem to be gentle, although whales can certainly be aggressive when they need to be....
News from the Maritimes, Part 1

News from the Maritimes, Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts by Blue Ocean co-founder Bob Frerck relating the experiences of his combined family vacation and Blue Ocean research while traveling thru Maine and Canada’s Atlantic Maritime Provinces — Our family just returned from...