Technology Helps Protect Marine Protected Areas

Technology Helps Protect Marine Protected Areas

Governments, organizations and ocean activists worldwide have succeeded in protecting special areas of the oceans by designating them as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). There are now 13,500 MPAs worldwide, created for a variety of reasons; from protecting shipwrecks of...
The Sea Turtle Rangers, Part 1

The Sea Turtle Rangers, Part 1

Sea Turtle Rangers, Part 1 is the first in a series by turtle researcher and PhD candidate Christine Figgener: Chris has taken valuable time during turtle nesting season in Costa Rica to stop and share her thought-provoking personal insights into the world of these...
News from the Maritimes, Part 2

News from the Maritimes, Part 2

This is the second in a series of posts by Blue Ocean co-founder Bob Frerck relating the experiences of his combined family vacation and Blue Ocean research while traveling thru Canada’s Atlantic Maritime Provinces — After we left the Bay of Fundy and its...
Saving a Whale Shark

Saving a Whale Shark

We are celebrating International Whale Shark Day this month and what better way to appreciate these amazing creatures than by enjoying this fantastic video of a diver saving a whale shark that has become entangled in fishing gear. Below the surface of the waters...
International Whale Shark Day

International Whale Shark Day

Maybe it has something to do with their size. Is that why we love whales and whale sharks? Certainly, there is a majesty and grace to the way they move, maybe it’s because they also seem to be gentle, although whales can certainly be aggressive when they need to be....