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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

New Marine Protected Areas Proposed in Brazil

New Marine Protected Areas Proposed in Brazil

Brazil is about to make marine conservation history in the South Atlantic. With only 1.5% of its jurisdictional waters under protection, the Brazilian government has opened public comments on proposals to establish a mosaic of MPAs. Around the oceanic archipelagos of...

Wikie the Orca: Can You Hear Me?

Wikie the Orca: Can You Hear Me?

It is very rare for mammals to be able to mimic sounds that they hear, although that ability has been observed in marine mammals like beluga whales and dolphins. Now researchers working with a killer whale at the Marineland Aquarium in Antibes, France have discovered...

Your Inner Fish on International Darwin Day

Your Inner Fish on International Darwin Day

The mission of the Darwin Foundation in sponsoring International Darwin Day is to inspire people to reflect and act on intellectual bravery, to be perpetually curious and nourish the hunger for truth and scientific thinking that was embodied by the life and work of...

Cormorant Dive Bombing Whale-Shark

Cormorant Dive Bombing Whale-Shark

We often hear of symbiotic relationships in the marine realm, clownfish living inside the poisonous tendrils of anemones is probably the most iconic, not to mention the most colorful and photographed. The clownfish has an immunity to the anemone’s toxins where-as...

“No Straw Please” It’s International Straw Free Day

“No Straw Please” It’s International Straw Free Day

Straws have been around for a very long time! Pretty much ever since humans found hollow reeds and “Eureka” realized that they could blow through them. Or just as easily, suck and slurp, making the reed a handy tool. But today things have gotten out of hand. Every...

Plastic Pollution Poses Peril to Coral Reefs!

Plastic Pollution Poses Peril to Coral Reefs!

As part of our commemoration of 2018 as the International Year of the Reef we are devoting twelve posts, one a month, to explore the different threats to and solutions for saving our vital coral reef ecosystems. This month's post Plastic Pollution Poses a Peril to...

Do We Really Need Biodiversity?

Do We Really Need Biodiversity?

We hear a lot about the necessity to preserve biodiversity, but how important is it really to protect that little rodent or amphibian when it lives in the path of PROGRESS? It costs a lot of money to stop construction on that new beach resort or to redirect the route...

Will Your Next Wetsuit be Environmentally Friendly?

Will Your Next Wetsuit be Environmentally Friendly?

Is this a watershed moment for wetsuits? Traditionally, wetsuits have been made of neoprene, a synthetic rubber first developed in 1930 by DuPont. It’s flexible and in foam form has good insulation qualities, but it’s also very non-biodegradable. Is it good for the...

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