Ban the Trade in Shark Fins

Ban the Trade in Shark Fins

Every year tens of millions of sharks are butchered solely for their fins. In many instances the fins are cut off while the shark is alive, it is then thrown back into the sea to drown. (photo – Sea Shepherd) This inhumane practice was well documented by Rob...
Support Scientists That Support MPAs

Support Scientists That Support MPAs

There is an on-going attack on science and there is an attack on the scientists that support science. Most recently we have seen the Trump Administration seek to roll back Obama’s initiatives that created and expanded Marine Protected Areas or MPAs. While at the...
Minke Whales Hunted: Mostly Pregnant Females!

Minke Whales Hunted: Mostly Pregnant Females!

A new documentary just aired on Norwegian Public Broadcasting reveals some alarming details regarding Norway’s hunting of Minke whales. The release of Slaget om kvalen (translated as “Battle of Agony”) has sparked outrage within the conservation community....
Microfiber Pollution from THE STORY OF STUFF

Microfiber Pollution from THE STORY OF STUFF

Just in is this Press Release from our good friend and ocean ally Stiv Wilson at the Story of Stuff Project. We have been reporting on Stiv’s good work in getting plastic microbeads banned, and you can read about his 2015 Blue Ocean Summit interview. Now Stiv is...
Rays Killed for Fun?? In Chesapeake Bay??

Rays Killed for Fun?? In Chesapeake Bay??

When diving I always get a bit of a thrill when I encounter rays, something about the way they seem to fly effortlessly thru the sea. It doesn’t seem to matter if they are the largest and most magnificent are the smaller rays they are all great to have as diving...
Save This Beach for Endangered Sea Turtles

Save This Beach for Endangered Sea Turtles

Your Blue Ocean community is truly worldwide and today we are reaching out to our Ocean Tribe to bring a petition from Suriname in South America to your attention. We hope you will consider it. At stake is the Braamspunt Beach which is an important site used by...