Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Did you know that globally, one million plastic bottles are purchased every minute! Remember all those disheartening images of masses of floating plastic debris on beaches and in oceans. What is the common element in almost all these images? The plastic drinking...
Sustainable Seafood: A Smorgasbord of Ideas

Sustainable Seafood: A Smorgasbord of Ideas

Fish sustains a large portion of the world’s population. It’s high in protein making it one of the healthiest food options available. That’s the rub; what is healthy for us is not necessarily healthy for seafood sustainability. At a time when the human...
Bringing Justice to an Infamous Poaching Ship

Bringing Justice to an Infamous Poaching Ship

The F/V Hai Lung, a vessel notorious for poaching toothfish in the waters of the Antarctic and Patagonia, was boarded and placed under arrest by the Liberian Coast Guard. With the assistance of the Sea Shepherd patrol boat M/Y Sam Simon, these two vessels together...
Can Seaweed Reduce Ocean Acidification?

Can Seaweed Reduce Ocean Acidification?

One aspect of climate warming that most effects the oceans is the increased levels of acidity in seawater. This change in the chemistry of seawater effects the ability of shellfish like oysters to produce larvae or “oyster seed” that hatcheries sell to aquaculture...