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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

How to Help Sick Marine Animals!

How to Help Sick Marine Animals!

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

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...

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...

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...

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