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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

Fascinating New Marine Species Discovered in Deep Seas

Fascinating New Marine Species Discovered in Deep Seas

It’s been a good several weeks for new marine species. First, valuable manta ray data and two new species of fish were discovered in Raja Ampat. This southeast Asian location is the epicenter of marine biodiversity, so its not surprising that new species would be...

The Great Barrier Reef as We Knew It Is Gone!

The Great Barrier Reef as We Knew It Is Gone!

2018 is the third International Year of the Reef and we should be celebrating the beauty and benefits brought to us by the planet’s healthy coral reefs. Unfortunately, that is not the case, our coral reefs are under serious threat from over-fishing, pollution and...

Deep Diving is in the DNA of the Sea Nomads

Deep Diving is in the DNA of the Sea Nomads

If you want to free dive to a depth of 200 feet and hold your breath for 13 minutes. Don’t do it, unless you have a rare gene mutation, states the Miami Herald, describing the “surprise finding” in a new study just published in the journal Cell. Scientists have been...

Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Did you know that globally, one million plastic bottles are purchased every minute! Remember all those disheartening images of masses of floating plastic debris on beaches and in oceans. What is the common element in almost all these images? The plastic drinking...

Powerful Images of Plastic Pollution Go Viral

Powerful Images of Plastic Pollution Go Viral

Creatives have been paying attention to the plight of the ocean and thanks to their keen observations and social media influence, these photos and videos have shone bright lights on the magnitude of the plastic pollution problem. By having their images go viral, these...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

When we look at the good, the bad and the ugly of plastic pollution in our oceans, we unfortunately, find much more bad and ugly than good news. Like the ancient mariner who uttered “Until my Ghastly Tale is Told, This Heart Within Me Burns” we're going to tell the...

Our Plastic Seas: There is No Away  – Dianna Cohen

Our Plastic Seas: There is No Away – Dianna Cohen

“Plastic is this incredibly useful material, and I feel that when we design things with intended obsolescence in mind—single use, disposable ideas in mind—we are treating a valuable material in an irresponsible way” ~ Dianna Cohen What started out as a career in art...

Punk-Rock Party Reptile is now Endangered

Punk-Rock Party Reptile is now Endangered

Make sure this little guy gets on your next “Invite” list, because no party would be complete without him. St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Mardi Gras, or Punk-Rock Hoedown, he will fit in no matter what the theme of your next bash, although he does like to grab the...

Corruption and Greenwashing on the Riviera Maya

Corruption and Greenwashing on the Riviera Maya

This is the last article in our series: Can Mass Tourism be Sustainable? A series that has been exploring what made Mexico’s Riviera Maya such a desirable tourism destination and what is the environmental legacy that this rapid development has left on the area. This...

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