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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

It’s Time to Raise the Reef!

It’s Time to Raise the Reef!

  Now, more than ever before, we need to stand together to save the world’s coral reefs. You can be part of the solution. Join Richard Vevers of hit Netflix documentary “Chasing Coral” at Raise the Reef 2018, Coral Restoration Foundation’s 6th Annual Gala.   At the...

How to Help Sick Marine Animals!

How to Help Sick Marine Animals!

Marine animals are very resilient, they must be in an unforgiving world where the elements are often life threatening and predators ever present. And usually they can manage quite well on their own, but not always.  There are times when you can help sick marine...

Cleaning Up the Ocean: Do Our Actions Make a Difference?

Cleaning Up the Ocean: Do Our Actions Make a Difference?

If you are actively making an effort to change things, like cleaning up the ocean,  you might ask yourself in those quiet contemplative moments, are our voices heard and truly do our actions make a difference? This week a couple of things happened that helped to...

Top Ocean Stories of 2017: Part 5, Can We Save Coral Reefs?

Top Ocean Stories of 2017: Part 5, Can We Save Coral Reefs?

2017 brought us the disheartening news of extensive damage done to coral reefs around the globe. Most reported was the coral bleaching that destroyed large sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Combined with the previous year’s bleaching, nearly two thirds or...

Top Ocean Stories of 2017, Part 3: Ocean Plastic Pollution

Top Ocean Stories of 2017, Part 3: Ocean Plastic Pollution

2017 is the year when the issue of plastic pollution in the ocean finally received the attention that this enormous problem deserves. It has been estimated that over eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. We at Blue Ocean have become so...

Responsible Voluntourism

Responsible Voluntourism

As a tourist you can have tremendous impact on the places and people at your destination, especially if traveling to less developed locations. Your travel dollars can provide benefits to local communities in the form of employment, education and health care, but be...

Coral Gardening: Viability and Necessity!

Coral Gardening: Viability and Necessity!

Not long ago, the idea of growing coral reefs was considered a “fringe” idea, not practical. But now we realize that coral gardening is both viable and necessary for rehabilitating our coral reef ecosystems and to repair the damage caused by extraordinary heat events...

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