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Citizens & Science

The line separating Scientists and Citizens is blurring as together, we learn how to change the world for the better:  Scientists need data and regular folk have the will and skills to help. Blue Ocean highlights ocean issues and the marine citizen scientists and marine conservation organizations working to protect the world’s ocean environment. As a citizen scientist there is a program for you whether its reef restoration, fish counts, whale sightings, water quality surveys, invasive species monitoring, Turtle watches and so much more. 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

Seahorse Condos in Long Beach

Seahorse Condos in Long Beach

This is a very personal and inspiring story about how caring for very small creatures can lead to a very big change in someone’s life. Meet Roger Hanson and his amazing friends. My name is Roger Hanson. I am a retired school teacher, age 67, and tho I live 75 miles...

What do Sharks and Cancer have in common?

What do Sharks and Cancer have in common?

Sharks have been swimming our oceans for hundreds of millions of years. However, over the last several decades we have witnessed populations of sharks plummet, worldwide. The most obvious and publicized reason has been shark fining, the often, illegal practice of...

DAN Announces 2018 Dive Medicine Research Grant

DAN Announces 2018 Dive Medicine Research Grant

The Diver’s Alert Network or DAN has just announced they are accepting applications for its 2018 R.W. “Bill” Hamilton Dive Medicine Research Grant. DAN offers a grant of $10,000 to provide a year of support for new or ongoing research projects into diving...

Plastic Pollution Solutions

Plastic Pollution Solutions

This is the second of Heather Kuhlken's articles from the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit held in conjunction with the 2017 Our Ocean Conference that took place in Malta earlier this month. In Heather's first report, Hope For Our Ocean, she focused on the young...

California’s Kelp Forests in Deep Trouble!

California’s Kelp Forests in Deep Trouble!

Human-kind has repeatedly learned, often belatedly, that nature’s eco-systems exist within a complex, interdependent, relationship within their environment. Although these relationships seem robust, we often find that this balance can be surprisingly fragile and...

Youth Leaders offer Hope For Our Ocean

Youth Leaders offer Hope For Our Ocean

Heather Kuhlken, our Blue Ocean contributor at large, just returned from the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit held in conjunction with the 2017 Our Ocean Conference that took place in Malta earlier this month. Here is Heather's report Hope For Our Ocean, on the...

Kayaking the World’s Most Polluted River!

Kayaking the World’s Most Polluted River!

Does it sometimes feel like the bad news is just overwhelming and you say to yourself, I’d like to help, but I’m just one person, what can I do to make things better? Well here’s a truly inspiring story about two brothers that decided they could make a difference by...

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