Ocean Pollution Cleanup Update and The Plastic Bank

Ocean Pollution Cleanup Update and The Plastic Bank

There has probably been no other ocean issue that has so quickly grabbed the world’s attention than plastic pollution. David Attenborough’s BBC series Blue Planet II and especially the segment that focused on plastics in the ocean, hit an emotional high...
Fascinating New Marine Species Discovered in Deep Seas

Fascinating New Marine Species Discovered in Deep Seas

Valuable manta ray data and two new species of fish have been discovered in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. This southeast Asian location is the epicenter of marine biodiversity, so its not surprising that new species would be found there. In 2010, this area was declared a...
The Great Barrier Reef as We Knew It Is Gone!

The Great Barrier Reef as We Knew It Is Gone!

2018 is the third International Year of the Reef and we should be celebrating the beauty and benefits brought to us by the planet’s healthy coral reefs. Unfortunately, that is not the case, our coral reefs are under serious threat from over-fishing, pollution and...
Deep Diving is in the DNA of the Sea Nomads

Deep Diving is in the DNA of the Sea Nomads

If you want to free dive to a depth of 200 feet and hold your breath for 13 minutes. Don’t do it, unless you have a rare gene mutation, states the Miami Herald, describing the “surprise finding” in a new study just published in the journal Cell. Scientists have been...
Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Did you know that globally, one million plastic bottles are purchased every minute! Remember all those disheartening images of masses of floating plastic debris on beaches and in oceans. What is the common element in almost all these images? The plastic drinking...