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.

Overwhelming Whale Photos on World Photo Day

Overwhelming Whale Photos on World Photo Day

Pretty much all of us love whales, why would we not. They’re majestic, mysterious and mighty big. We go long distances to whale watch, we sign petitions to ban the hunting of whales and love to see whale photos. So here are some of the best Overwhelming Whales. Jon...

Can Seaweed Reduce Ocean Acidification?

Can Seaweed Reduce Ocean Acidification?

One aspect of climate warming that most effects the oceans is the increased levels of acidity in seawater. This change in the chemistry of seawater effects the ability of shellfish like oysters to produce larvae or “oyster seed” that hatcheries sell to aquaculture...

Florida’s Sea Turtles are Overwhelmingly Female!

Florida’s Sea Turtles are Overwhelmingly Female!

Recently we reported that nearly 99% of Green Sea Turtles on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef were being born female. That study looked at one of the world’s largest nesting areas, with nearly 200,000 turtles. Of those turtles from beaches at the northern part of the...

Tide Pool Monitoring with Ocean Sanctuaries

Tide Pool Monitoring with Ocean Sanctuaries

“With growing concern globally about climate change and ocean acidification, it becomes  critical for the field of marine citizen science to contribute ways for the public to monitor the effects of such changes on various ‘keystone’ ocean species."   Tide Pool...

Drones Discover Antarctica’s Newest Penguin Colony

Drones Discover Antarctica’s Newest Penguin Colony

A recent post brought disturbing news of the tragic loss of thousands of Adelie penguin chicks because of changing sea ice conditions. Today we can share the happier news of drones discovering Antarctic's newest penguin colony . The Danger Islands located on...

Catastrophic Sea Level Rise Expected Over Next 20 Years

Catastrophic Sea Level Rise Expected Over Next 20 Years

Millions face risk from catastrophic sea level rise that is predicted to inundate coastal areas around the world over the next twenty years. In Asia alone, over 150 million persons could be displaced while Africa could witness 34 million fleeing the threat of floods....

World’s Largest Underwater Cave gives up Amazing Secrets!

World’s Largest Underwater Cave gives up Amazing Secrets!

Yucatan’s underwater river systems just keep on giving. We recently reported on divers finding that two large underwater caves were in fact linked into one vast system. The Sistema Sac Actun is 164 miles long and the 52 mile Dos Ojos, interconnect making the entire...

Update: New Marine Protected Areas Created in Brazil

Update: New Marine Protected Areas Created in Brazil

In late February, we reported on Protected Areas in Brazil. At the time, the nation had only 1.5% of its jurisdictional waters under protection. However, the Brazilian government was considering proposals to establish a mosaic of MPAs. The Brazilian President promised...

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