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...
What’s for Dinner? Not Lionfish Again!

What’s for Dinner? Not Lionfish Again!

Indigenous to Indo-Pacific waters, Lionfish have invaded the Atlantic, crossed the Gulf of Mexico and spread throughout the Caribbean. With their graceful fins and venomous spines they are both beautiful and tough, they can be found in waters from the surface down to...
What You Can Do to Stop Ocean Plastic Debris

What You Can Do to Stop Ocean Plastic Debris

Mission Blue recently conducted a poll of its supporters and allies, asking us what we think is the most pressing ocean issue: An overwhelming majority said “Ocean Plastic.” Coincidentally, last week at the Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali (Feb 20-24, 2017), the...
In the Swim with Plastics Recovered from the Sea

In the Swim with Plastics Recovered from the Sea

Last month we reported on a new line of running shoes manufactured from up-cycled plastic fishing nets recovered from the Indian Ocean. The Ultraboost is the result of a collaboration between Adidas, the German sports brand, and Parley for the Oceans. Adidas expects...
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Taking Out the Trash

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Taking Out the Trash

Vast currents, flowing in a circular motion, in the Pacific Ocean between Japan and California, collect enormous amounts of floating waste. Known as the North Pacific Gyre this mass of debris stretches thousands of miles across. Originally thought to cover an area the...