Shrimp Farming, a Cocktail of Controversy

Shrimp Farming, a Cocktail of Controversy

I grew up in Missouri, that’s a long way from the Gulf Coast, so it was always a real treat to sit at a seaside dive and order up a platter of fresh shrimp smothered in hot sauce, delivered directly from the fishermen anchored nearby. How things have changed. The...
Hoping to Turn the Tide on Bali’s Plastic Pollution

Hoping to Turn the Tide on Bali’s Plastic Pollution

The island paradise of Bali has had some bad press lately, mostly a result of a number of international stories regarding the incredible amount of plastic waste that is washing ashore on Bali’s beaches and floating in Bali’s waters. In this article we are taking a...
A Smelly Solution to the Crown-of-Thorns!

A Smelly Solution to the Crown-of-Thorns!

We had just published a post on the plight of Australia’s Green Sea Turtles when this additional story from “down under” crossed our desk. The Great Barrier Reef has been plagued by the crown-of-thorns for decades.  One of the world’s largest and most voracious...
Do we have the appetite to curb Invasive Species?

Do we have the appetite to curb Invasive Species?

Lionfish have invaded the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean and spread as far south as Brazilian waters, but they aren’t alone! Invasive marine species have been wreaking havoc on indigenous ecological systems for thousands of years. More recently, we just keep better...
Every Day Should Be International Mangrove Day

Every Day Should Be International Mangrove Day

  Mangroves Are Climate Superheroes – July 26 is International Mangrove day. Mangroves are one of the world’s most vital ecosystems, and play a crucial role in mitigating climate change. Mangroves are climate superheroes. Oceans are responsible for 83% of...