Can the Great Barrier Reef Be Saved??

Can the Great Barrier Reef Be Saved??

Last year we saw the devastating effects of ocean warming on the Great Barrier Reef. We all held our breath and hoped that if these coral reefs were shielded from illegal fishing and ocean pollution that they might have a chance to recover from these massive coral...
Ocean Warming Faster: New Research Shows

Ocean Warming Faster: New Research Shows

That ocean warming is occurring has been well established, however new research indicates that it is warming 13% faster than we originally thought and that the rate of warming is accelerating. About 93% of the heat that is trapped in the atmosphere by greenhouse gases...
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...