Marine Protected Areas: Good News, Bad News

Marine Protected Areas: Good News, Bad News

The Good News on MPAs In 2016-2017 we witnessed the creation of some extraordinary Marine Protected Areas around the world. But there have been some disappointments along the way as well. Here is a refresher, with the most recent news on MPAs around the world. The...
Awesome and a Bit Bizarre Marine Life Discoveries

Awesome and a Bit Bizarre Marine Life Discoveries

There’s a  lot of new stuff being discovered under the water, take a peek at these amazing marine life discoveries. Could oarfish have inspired the age old myths of sea serpents that bewildered and frightened centuries of mariners? They are certainly big enough....
A Whale of a Tale

A Whale of a Tale

About twenty years ago on a clear, sunny January morning, off the coast of Maui, Hawaii I was diving in amazingly clear water at about 120 feet when I noticed a series of shadowy shapes approaching.   It was like watching eighteen-wheeled semis dancing in the...
Renewable Energy Update: Here’s What’s Happening!

Renewable Energy Update: Here’s What’s Happening!

Good stories are pouring in from around the world, so take heart and read about the worldwide trends in renewable energy that now appear to be unstoppable. Despite the roadblocks that Trump’s administration has recently thrown up, find out more about these innovative...
2017 Sea Ice at Record Lows

2017 Sea Ice at Record Lows

In a continuation of recent trends, the sea ice in both the Arctic and the Antarctic is reported by EcoWatch to be at records lows. New satellite data released from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center indicates that 2017 is “exceptional” with less sea ice now...
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...