Discoveries & Innovation

If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
Albert Einstein

Discoveries & Innovation

Did you know that Google may have the answer to illegal fishing? Or that global clothing companies like Adidas are looking to recycled plastic for fashion? The solutions are out there, and our articles bring to light the innovations and discoveries that provide solutions to today’s daunting ocean issues.

Inspired by Remoras, Underwater Robots Get Sticky

Inspired by Remoras, Underwater Robots Get Sticky

Scientists, architects and engineers have for eons, looked to nature for inspiration to create devices useful to humans. Think of Leonardo’s observations of the construction of a bird’s wings that he incorporated into his drawings for flying craft. Velcro was invented...

Ghost Gear Be Gone, Reinventing Fishing Gear

Ghost Gear Be Gone, Reinventing Fishing Gear

Over the last year we have been following two stories that interrelate. In 2017 the North Atlantic Right Whale, the world’s most endangered whale, suffered 17 deaths. For a population of no more than 450 that was a catastrophic loss. Collisions with shipping accounted...

Blue Whales and Dugongs in Timor-Leste

Blue Whales and Dugongs in Timor-Leste

The thrill of finding the largest creatures on Earth alongside an outstanding array of coral reef biodiversity. Timor-Leste sits between Indonesia and Australia, well within the so-called Coral Triangle. Once we get there and attempt an easy dive from shore near Dili,...

Are Kittens Killing Beluga Whales?

Are Kittens Killing Beluga Whales?

Here’s a story that demonstrates how interconnected the world is, for better and for worse. Whales are in a lot of trouble what with whaling, ship collisions and being entangled in ghost gear. Now, a new study, reveals that whales should also be concerned about your...

Viral Videos of 2018

Viral Videos of 2018

This was a year in which the ocean was repeatedly in the News. To their credit the media focused much needed attention on the serious issues plaguing our oceans. Plastic pollution, climate change, the health of our coral reefs and red tide were all subjects that were...

Can You Find the Pygmy Seahorse?

Can You Find the Pygmy Seahorse?

We could not resist sharing this delightful video of pigmy seahorses with you. They are tiny and are so effective at blending into their surroundings that they have remained largely undetected.   Able to Hide from Predators and Researchers The first was only...

Top Ocean Issues of 2018

Top Ocean Issues of 2018

2018 has been a year that has shown a bright light on the world’s oceans issues. From plastic pollution to climate change to red tide and the health of coral reefs, each of these issues are complex, multi-faceted and approaching crisis proportions. But along with the...

Coral Reef Art on the Great Barrier Reef

Coral Reef Art on the Great Barrier Reef

The coral reef ecosystem is a work of art, created by the most prolific of artists--this planet. Florescent animals create stacking, branching, ecosystems in vivid purples, yellows, pinks, blues, greens, even a fiery red. There is so much diversity of aquatic life in...

Saving Whales with Satellites

Saving Whales with Satellites

Cetaceans are hard to keep track of. It’s ironic the largest animals in the world are so difficult to follow, but studying and protecting 90-plus species in 1.39 billion cubic kilometers of ocean is a continuing challenge. Which brings up the possibility...

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