Culling Sharks is Not the Answer

Culling Sharks is Not the Answer

Eight fatal shark attacks on humans have occurred since 2011, in the waters surrounding La Reunion, in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. A predictable response has been the call for culling sharks in the waters around the island. (photo – shutterstock)...
Injured Dolphin Knows Where to go for Help

Injured Dolphin Knows Where to go for Help

Being in the business of reporting ocean news we are often confronted with stories of marine mammals meeting an unnatural end, wrapped in fishing nets or succumbing to ocean plastic pollution. Our recent post on the Endangered Vaquita Porpoise of the Sea of Cortez 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...
Toxic Algae Impacting Ocean Ecology

Toxic Algae Impacting Ocean Ecology

Unprecedented Toxic Algae from Mining, Agriculture Run-off impacting Ocean-Recreation Economies. An unprecedented bloom of toxic cyanobacteria is washing onto beaches in Florida, keeping beach goers at home and raising concerns about possible impacts on public health...
Cities Under the Sea – Dr. Richard Murphy

Cities Under the Sea – Dr. Richard Murphy

“I believe a better understanding of how nature works can not only promote an appreciation for the value of our natural heritage but also help guide the next generation in living more sustainably on the planet.” ~ Dr. Richard Murphy Dr. Richard “Murph” Murphy was...