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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

Solar Energy Industry is Shining Bright

Solar Energy Industry is Shining Bright

Solar Employs More Workers Than Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Combined According to the U.S. Department of Energy's second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report, jobs in the solar energy industry now outnumber those in the coal, oil and natural gas industries combined....

Sustainable Seafood, Everything You Need to Know

Sustainable Seafood, Everything You Need to Know

Info to Help You Make Sustainable Seafood Choices One of the most important issues in keeping our Ocean healthy is maintaining fish populations at sustainable levels. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide depend on seafood as the main protein in their diet and...

Tesla’s Astonishing Transition in 2016 is Ocean-Friendly.

Tesla’s Astonishing Transition in 2016 is Ocean-Friendly.

A car company. A battery company. A solar company. A renewable energy company. Tesla Motor Company had a big close in 2016 with major developments in its electric car division and a launch into solar power. Tesla officially became a clean, renewable energy company in...

What does the US Navy, Dolphins and Vaquitas Have in Common

What does the US Navy, Dolphins and Vaquitas Have in Common

If you don't know what a Vaquita is, let me explain that they are small, shy, porpoises that live in the Gulf of Mexico. And they are considered to be the world's most endangered marine mammal. The Vaquita's population has been reduced by nearly 92% since 1997 when...

Sustainable 6-Packs for Ocean Huggers

Sustainable 6-Packs for Ocean Huggers

Plastics in the Ocean take a Toll The harmful effects of plastic, both on our oceans and lakes, is no secret. That’s why Saltwater Brewery, a craft brewer based in Florida, came up with an ingenious alternative to the plastic six-pack rings known to get ingested by...

Sea Turtle vs Straw: An Eco Movement goes Viral.

Sea Turtle vs Straw: An Eco Movement goes Viral.

We all love sea turtles, when we are snorkeling on vacation in Mexico my girls always get a special thrill as they swim near to a large sea turtle that is munching on the sea grass off our beach. This is why a recent internet story made such an impression on all of...

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