Marine Protected Areas:  Giant Leap for Fish Kind

Marine Protected Areas: Giant Leap for Fish Kind

MPA Expansion Took A Great Leap Forward in 2016 They’ve been studied for years. And it’s been proven that one of the most effective ways to increase fish stocks and stop the downward trajectory of ocean ecosystems is to establish and effectively manage...
Illegal Fishing On the Hook in 2016

Illegal Fishing On the Hook in 2016

A treaty was signed,  new technologies were launched, and economic pressure put into place to fight global illegal fishing in 2016. Illegal, unreported and undocumented (IUU) fishing endangers legitimate fishing industries, undermines responsible fisheries management...
Our Plastic Ocean

Our Plastic Ocean

Our Ocean’s Plastic Pollution and what we need to do about it! 2016 was a year in which awareness of the plastic pollution problem exploded around the world. So we needed to do a round-up of all the stories that spotlight the problem as well as those stories...
The Year the World Focused on Climate Change

The Year the World Focused on Climate Change

Climate Change – Challenges and Common Cause 2016 was a very mixed year for the world versus climate change. In October we hit an unfortunate milestone when the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii measured in excess of 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the...
The Rise of Renewables

The Rise of Renewables

Worldwide Revolution in Renewable Energy is Good News for the Ocean. Renewable energy technologies have grown so competitive and widespread that they are reshaping common perceptions of climate change mitigation. “Saving the climate is too difficult and too...
Save the Dolphins of Japan

Save the Dolphins of Japan

Dolphins are one of the earth’s most beloved creatures and we have long been enthralled with the intelligence and speed exhibited by these highly social, marine mammals. These animals have amazed humans for millennium and been depicted in the mythology and art of many...
2016 The Hottest Year in Recorded History

2016 The Hottest Year in Recorded History

Global Warming: Third Consecutive Record Broken Both 2014 and 2015 were very hot years and set records in global warming, but now 2016 has smashed those records, making it the third consecutive year for record-breaking temperatures, a first in the modern era and most...