News from the Maritimes, Part 1

News from the Maritimes, Part 1

This is the first 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 Maine and Canada’s Atlantic Maritime Provinces — Our family just returned from...
The Tigers of the Sea

The Tigers of the Sea

It’s International Tiger Day, which raises awareness for tiger conservation around the world. At the beginning of the 20th century, there was thought to be 100,000 wild tigers. Today, there are only 3,900 tigers left. These beautiful creatures are in significant...
Mangroves: Super Forests We Must Protect

Mangroves: Super Forests We Must Protect

“If there are no mangrove forests, then the sea will have no meaning. It is like having a tree with no roots, for the mangroves are the roots of the sea.”   — Fisherman, Trang Province, southern Thailand July 26 marks the second celebration of...
Be Part of the Shark-Friendly Marina Initiative

Be Part of the Shark-Friendly Marina Initiative

Shark Week 2017 has officially arrived. At Blue Ocean Network, we recognize this week helps to break down stereotypes about sharks and educates the public about the important role these creatures play in our ecosystem. It’s estimated that 100 million sharks are killed...
Whale Rescuer Killed after Saving Whale

Whale Rescuer Killed after Saving Whale

“I was born to do this” for more than 15 years Joe Howlett put his life on the line saving whales and is believed to have rescued dozens in that time. “You get pumped up because you could die at any time.” Blue Ocean has reported on rescuing dolphins, seals, mantas...