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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

People “Rise for Climate Action” Around the World

People “Rise for Climate Action” Around the World

Saturday, September 8, more than a quarter of a million demonstrators representing over ninety countries around the world, gathered for a global action day and marched to the beat of “Rise for Climate Action.” Over 900 events on seven continents marked the day, which...

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 finning. This practice of butchering sharks...

Daniel Ponce-Taylor: Tourism as a Tool for Change

Daniel Ponce-Taylor: Tourism as a Tool for Change

“It doesn’t matter what the definition [of voluntourism] is...it matters what’s happening on the ground.” -Daniel Ponce-Taylor, 2016 Blue Ocean Summit. Born on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Valencia, Daniel moved to the Balearic Island of Mallorca a few years...

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...

Tips On How You Can Be A Reef-Friendly Traveler

Tips On How You Can Be A Reef-Friendly Traveler

Remember that first experience of snorkeling through warm, crystal clean water and looking down into a world of vibrantly colored corals and endless marine life. That’s what hooked me decades ago. Today our coral reefs are threatened as never before. However, by...

Ocean Lovers Gather for a CORALPALOOZA On World Oceans Day

Ocean Lovers Gather for a CORALPALOOZA On World Oceans Day

2018 is The International Year of the Reef. #IYOR2018 What could possibly be a better way to celebrate than to save a coral reef! How, you ask, can I save a coral reef? I'm glad you asked! By joining in the 4th annual CORALPALOOZA. Sounds pretty kinky and it's fun...

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