Shark Week Again: Positive or Negative PR for Sharks?

Shark Week Again: Positive or Negative PR for Sharks?

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, we are being stalked once more. That’s right, this past week has been Shark Week, the Discovery Channel’s overload of everything shark. As the longest running series on cable, this program celebrated an...
Does Bermuda Hold the Key to Coral Reef Resilience?

Does Bermuda Hold the Key to Coral Reef Resilience?

Coral Reefs around the world are in decline, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Caribbean, where coral reef ecosystems are threatened by climate change and rising ocean temperatures. As a result, we have witnessed catastrophic, extreme heat events leaving enormous...
Coral Gardening: Viability and Necessity!

Coral Gardening: Viability and Necessity!

Not long ago, the idea of growing coral reefs was considered a “fringe” idea, not practical. But now we realize that coral gardening is both viable and necessary for rehabilitating our coral reef ecosystems and to repair the damage caused by extraordinary heat events...
Whales Killed, Whales Rescued, Whales Watched

Whales Killed, Whales Rescued, Whales Watched

Here’s a round-up of the latest news on whales, some good and some not so good including endangered whales killed, whales being rescued and whale watching tours going carbon neutral.   Endangered Blue Whale Killed by Icelandic Whalers?? Sea Shepherd claims that...
What you need to know about Lionfish!

What you need to know about Lionfish!

It’s been over twenty years since we first started hearing alarming reports of lionfish being seen in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Originally from the Indo-Pacific it is not certain how they invaded the Atlantic, but once in waters where they have no natural...
The Real Cost of Your Next Pair of Jeans

The Real Cost of Your Next Pair of Jeans

We love our jeans. So much so that the average American consumer buying four pairs a year. In our family, we are always looking for jeans on sale to be thrifty. But do we fully understand the real environmental cost of our next pair of jeans? Most people have never...
The Future of Aquaculture, Two Sides of the Story

The Future of Aquaculture, Two Sides of the Story

We raise profound questions on how we can use aquaculture and the bounty of the sea to feed the world.   Through aquaculture, only a tiny fraction of the ocean’s area could meet the entire world’s demand for fish. This result is from a study conducted by...
Five fish that should not be on your plate!

Five fish that should not be on your plate!

Many of the world’s fish populations are threatened by over-consumption with severe implications for the millions of humans that depend on them for their livelihood and sustenance. You can do your part to stem this tide of unsustainable fishing, use the Marine...