Blue Whales and Dugongs in Timor-Leste

Blue Whales and Dugongs in Timor-Leste

The thrill of finding the largest creatures on Earth alongside an outstanding array of coral reef biodiversity. Timor-Leste sits between Indonesia and Australia, well within the so-called Coral Triangle. Once we get there and attempt an easy dive from shore near Dili,...
Are Kittens Killing Beluga Whales?

Are Kittens Killing Beluga Whales?

Here’s a story that demonstrates how interconnected the world is, for better and for worse. Whales are in a lot of trouble what with whaling, ship collisions and being entangled in ghost gear. Now, a new study, reveals that whales should also be concerned about your...
Viral Videos of 2018

Viral Videos of 2018

This was a year in which the ocean was repeatedly in the News. To their credit the media focused much needed attention on the serious issues plaguing our oceans. Plastic pollution, climate change, the health of our coral reefs and red tide were all subjects that were...

Diving into the Dark Night of the Winter Solstice

It’s that time of year… Our Top Ocean Stories of 2018 are hot off WordPress and it’s a wrap for BON for 2018. While Christmas fun and a houseful of family are just around the corner, I’ve cleared my calendar to absorb the quiet energy of the shortest...
Can You Find the Pygmy Seahorse?

Can You Find the Pygmy Seahorse?

We could not resist sharing this delightful video of pigmy seahorses with you. They are tiny and are so effective at blending into their surroundings that they have remained largely undetected.   Able to Hide from Predators and Researchers The first was only...
Top Ocean Issues of 2018

Top Ocean Issues of 2018

2018 has been a year that has shown a bright light on the world’s oceans issues. From plastic pollution to climate change to red tide and the health of coral reefs, each of these issues are complex, multi-faceted and approaching crisis proportions. But along with the...