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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

Making Peace with the Ocean International Day of Peace.

Making Peace with the Ocean International Day of Peace.

The United Nations General Assembly has declared September 21st as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The International Day of Peace provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace...

Ocean Conservation Through Art

Ocean Conservation Through Art

The worlds of marine conservation and ocean art will be joining forces in Chicago this coming Spring 2018 in an effort to raise funds for citizen submarines and to bring ocean awareness to an urban, Midwestern community.   Marine Mural by Wyland "Globally...

We get by with a little Kelp from our friends

We get by with a little Kelp from our friends

California’s famed national parks are known for the grandeur of towering redwoods, mighty sequoias, and bizarre joshua trees, all which grow slowly and live for hundreds, if not thousands of years. But did you know that California is home to another impressive forest...

Meet the Covert Clones Battling Climate Change

Meet the Covert Clones Battling Climate Change

I know that you will enjoy this article on Covert Clones Battling Climate Change by Erika Delemarre our newest Blue Ocean contributor. We will be publishing a second article by Erika next week on how Kelp Forests can help us fight climate change. Welcome Erika and...

Can We Save Our Oceans by Growing Corals?

Can We Save Our Oceans by Growing Corals?

The world’s coral reefs are under threat as never before. Ocean warming, acidification, rising sea levels are all having a profound effect on the viability of our coral reef ecosystems. Just in the last several years we have witnessed Australia’s Great Barrier Reef...

Technology Helps Protect Marine Protected Areas

Technology Helps Protect Marine Protected Areas

Governments, organizations and ocean activists worldwide have succeeded in protecting special areas of the oceans by designating them as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). There are now 13,500 MPAs worldwide, created for a variety of reasons; from protecting shipwrecks of...

The Sea Turtle Rangers, Part 1

The Sea Turtle Rangers, Part 1

Sea Turtle Rangers, Part 1 is the first in a series by turtle researcher and PhD candidate Christine Figgener: Chris has taken valuable time during turtle nesting season in Costa Rica to stop and share her thought-provoking personal insights into the world of these...

News from the Maritimes, Part 1

News from the Maritimes, Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts by Blue Ocean co-founder Bob Frerck relating the experiences of his combined family vacation and Blue Ocean research while traveling thru Maine and Canada's Atlantic Maritime Provinces -- Our family just returned from a very...

What’s Killing Whales?

What’s Killing Whales?

“Unusual mortality event” is a very clinical term for what has been happening to the world’s whales. In the Atlantic, along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., 41 humpback whales have died over the last 15 months. Ten of the deaths appear to have been caused by ship...

2 Minutes in Sherman’s Lagoon –   Jim Toomey

2 Minutes in Sherman’s Lagoon – Jim Toomey

 “Saint Peter said something to the effect of, “We’re getting an awful lot of sharks up here what’s going on down there?” And he said, “Well they’re killing all the sharks on planet Earth.” So Saint Peter sent him back down to earth and said, “You’re not ready to die...

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