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...
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...