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Discoveries and 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.

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

Largest 3D Printed Coral Reef in the Maldives

Largest 3D Printed Coral Reef in the Maldives

The Maldives are world famous for colorful and diverse coral reefs. Surrounded by the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, the country’s more than 1000 islands contain nearly 3% of the world’s coral reefs. These reefs are dramatically vulnerable to global warming....

Is There Shark in Your Sunscreen?

Is There Shark in Your Sunscreen?

Shark populations are in decline around the world, some reduced by 50% in the last several decades. While much of that loss is due to illegal fishing and the slaughter of millions of sharks for their fins, there is more to tell. Have you ever heard of shark in your...

Can Hi-Tech, the U.N. and Drones Defeat Ghost Gear?

Can Hi-Tech, the U.N. and Drones Defeat Ghost Gear?

In early September 2018, we saw a dramatic example of the cost to marine life of abandoned fishing gear, infamously known as Ghost Gear. More than 300 endangered, Olive Ridley sea turtles were found dead, apparently after being entangled in an abandoned fishing net....

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...

Marine Protected Areas: Seed Banks for the Future!

Marine Protected Areas: Seed Banks for the Future!

At the recent Our Ocean conference in Malta, bold commitments were made to set aside an additional 2.5 million square kilometers of ocean as Marine Protected Areas. The international recommendation is that we need to protect a minimum of 30% of our ocean by 2020....

Fishing Ban in the Arctic Ocean

Fishing Ban in the Arctic Ocean

One of the planet’s last pristine ocean habitats has been given a reprieve. Nine nations in concert with the EU have agreed to a 16 year fishing ban in the Arctic Ocean. The U.S., Russia, China, Canada, Japan, Denmark, Iceland and South Korea, all major fishing...

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