Jaws Revisited and the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards

Jaws Revisited and the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards

In 1975 the Jaws phenomenon transformed ocean awareness and awakened a huge interest in sharks. Few movies have had the enormous impact that Jaws had and the myth of the killer, rogue shark, unfortunately still lingers today.   Fortunately, Jaws propelled Peter...
Shark Awareness Day and Shark Week Events

Shark Awareness Day and Shark Week Events

“A shark attack has been the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.”​ says Mike Coots, a surfer who lost his right leg in a shark attack. When Mike was 17 and surfing the waves off his home in Kauai he had a life-threatening encounter with a...
Oceanic x Ibiza Throw A Giant Ocean Party

Oceanic x Ibiza Throw A Giant Ocean Party

What could be a better place to throw a giant party for the ocean than on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. Famous for its nightlife, throbbing dance floors and beautiful, young visitors from around the world, Ibiza and Oceanic Global will host their party on July...
Celebrating Plastic-Free July

Celebrating Plastic-Free July

The summer is here and what better way to enjoy the season of picnics and bar-b-ques than by taking a pledge to not use all those plastic knives, forks, spoons and plates. We are celebrating an entire month plastic free! You might ask, why worry about little things...
Shark Week, Phelps vs Great White

Shark Week, Phelps vs Great White

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, Shark Week is here again. I could hardly stand the suspense!  Starting July 23, the Discovery Channel’s offerings come with distinctly mixed messages.   “an event so monumental no one has ever attempted...
Chasing Coral: Don’t Miss It!!

Chasing Coral: Don’t Miss It!!

Attention, all Blue Ocean Community, mark your calendars for the July 14 premier of Chasing Coral on Netflix. You don’t want to miss this compelling report on the plight of the world’s coral reefs. Chasing Coral is the story of a group of dedicated divers, scientists,...
Tesla on the Water:  The SoelCat 12 Experience

Tesla on the Water: The SoelCat 12 Experience

The advances made in clean energy over the last several years have been truly inspiring and offer hope that mankind may actually be coming to grips with the challenges of climate change and global warming. (photo – solarwind 3) Wind farms sprout across the...
What’s Killing Whales?

What’s Killing Whales?

“Unusual mortality event” is a very clinical term for what has been happening to the world’s whales. In the Atlantic, along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., 41 humpback whales have died over the last 15 months. Ten of the deaths appear to have been caused by ship...
International Save The Vaquita Day

International Save The Vaquita Day

The critically, endangered Vaquita has been recognized by the international community by setting aside July 8, 2017 as the first and hopefully not last International Save the Vaquita Day. Considered to be the world’s most endangered marine mammal with as few as...