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.

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...

“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 a new beach resort or to redirect the route of...

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...

Divers Discover World’s Largest Flooded Cave!

Divers Discover World’s Largest Flooded Cave!

What better place to do research for our upcoming series on coastal development in Mexico’s Costa Maya than the village of Akumal (Place of the Turtle in Mayan)? Located just north of the ancient ruins of Tulum, our family has visited Akumal for many years. It gives...

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