Hidden Coral Reefs Reveal New Ecosystems

Hidden Coral Reefs Reveal New Ecosystems

2016 Was a Year of New Reef Discoveries If you thought that all of our coral reefs had already been discovered, then we have surprises for you. 2016 was a great year for new discoveries and explorations in the physical world and the world of technology. BlueOcean.net...
Can Coral Find Refuge In The Red Sea??

Can Coral Find Refuge In The Red Sea??

Amidst the tidal wave of news on sea level rise, the warming of ocean temperatures, acidification, and all issues impacting the health of coral reefs worldwide, is there hope for these vital marine ecosystems? That hope may be found in the Red Sea. A recent report...
Tips On How You Can Be A Reef-Friendly Traveler

Tips On How You Can Be A Reef-Friendly Traveler

Remember that first experience of snorkeling through warm, crystal clean water and looking down into a world of vibrantly colored corals and endless marine life. That’s what hooked me decades ago. Today our coral reefs are threatened as never before. However, by...
Shrimp Farming, a Cocktail of Controversy

Shrimp Farming, a Cocktail of Controversy

I grew up in Missouri, that’s a long way from the Gulf Coast, so it was always a real treat to sit at a seaside dive and order up a platter of fresh shrimp smothered in hot sauce, delivered directly from the fishermen anchored nearby. How things have changed. The...
Cormorant Dive Bombing Whale-Shark

Cormorant Dive Bombing Whale-Shark

We often hear of symbiotic relationships in the marine realm, clownfish living inside the poisonous tendrils of anemones is probably the most iconic, not to mention the most colorful and photographed. The clownfish has an immunity to the anemone’s toxins where-as...
Hoping to Turn the Tide on Bali’s Plastic Pollution

Hoping to Turn the Tide on Bali’s Plastic Pollution

The island paradise of Bali has had some bad press lately, mostly a result of a number of international stories regarding the incredible amount of plastic waste that is washing ashore on Bali’s beaches and floating in Bali’s waters. In this article we are taking a...
A Smelly Solution to the Crown-of-Thorns!

A Smelly Solution to the Crown-of-Thorns!

We had just published a post on the plight of Australia’s Green Sea Turtles when this additional story from “down under” crossed our desk. The Great Barrier Reef has been plagued by the crown-of-thorns for decades.  One of the world’s largest and most voracious...
Do we have the appetite to curb Invasive Species?

Do we have the appetite to curb Invasive Species?

Lionfish have invaded the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean and spread as far south as Brazilian waters, but they aren’t alone! Invasive marine species have been wreaking havoc on indigenous ecological systems for thousands of years. More recently, we just keep better...