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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

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...

Sustainable & Responsible Tourism on Curaçao

Sustainable & Responsible Tourism on Curaçao

Many tourists who visit Curaçao, travel here to experience the incredible beauty of the Caribbean Sea and the amazing coral reef system, that is a bevy of healthy biodiversity, only seen by scuba diving or snorkeling.  But, like the world over, Curaçao’s coral reefs...

57th NOGI Awards at DEMA 2017

57th NOGI Awards at DEMA 2017

The Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences will be presenting the 57th NOGI Awards on Thursday November 2 at the Rosen Center Hotel in conjunction with the DEMA Show in Orlando Florida. Often considered the "Oscars of the Ocean", this annual black-tie gala is an...

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...

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