An Action Agenda to Clean-Up Our Ocean

An Action Agenda to Clean-Up Our Ocean

Eight million tons of trash are dumped into the ocean every year, worldwide and a lot of that comes from us. It’s a bit depressing, but knowing if we have an addiction to throw-away trash, especially plastics is the first step in coming up with solutions. And...
Decline in Ocean Oxygen Linked to Climate Change

Decline in Ocean Oxygen Linked to Climate Change

Researchers have detected a decline in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the world’s oceans. The research was published in the journal Nature by oceanographer Sunke Schmidtko at the Geomar Center for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany. Schmidtko and his colleagues found...
Richard Pyle Explores Mysterious, Deep Coral Reefs

Richard Pyle Explores Mysterious, Deep Coral Reefs

Naturalist Richard Pyle recalls a momentous dive he made 30 years ago, when he was only 19 years old. He found himself at 75 meters deep in the clear waters off Palau, chasing a small pink fish that he was convinced was a new species unknown to science. Pyle snared...
Miracle Sponge! Can It Soak Up Oil Spills?

Miracle Sponge! Can It Soak Up Oil Spills?

Remember the images on the nightly news of the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Just to remind you, in 2010 a British Petroleum semi-submersible drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing eleven people and unleashing what is considered to have...
Saving the Iconic and Endangered Nassau Grouper

Saving the Iconic and Endangered Nassau Grouper

There is no more iconic Caribbean fish than the Nassau Grouper, boldly striped, seemingly unafraid and friendly toward divers and unfortunately very tasty. It was once found in the tens of thousands throughout the Caribbean, however due to unsustainable fishing...