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.

International Year of the Reef

International Year of the Reef

The first International Year of the Reef was declared in 1997 as an alert broadcast to the world, to focus our attention on the increasing threats to the earth’s coral reef ecosystems. Ten years later the ICRI has declared 2018 to be the Third International Year of...

Bomb Cyclone and Broiling Bats! A Forecast of 2018 Weather?

Bomb Cyclone and Broiling Bats! A Forecast of 2018 Weather?

The disastrous weather events of 2017 are estimated to have cost the U.S. over $300 billion. This figure does not even include the damage done to islands in the Caribbean. We have already suffered through a Bomb Cyclone, broiling bats, and California mudslides. Is...

Diving the Titanic – But Hurry!

Diving the Titanic – But Hurry!

Are you dreaming of adding one more wreck to your list of diving adventures? Consider taking an opportunity to dive one of the most famous shipwrecks in history. In July, Blue Marble Private, a London-based travel company, starts offering trips to the fabled RMS...

What’s six feet long and has 300 teeth?

What’s six feet long and has 300 teeth?

We just published a post on some very strange marine creatures for World Laughter Day and wouldn’t you know we just found another. This one is a six foot-long, really, ugly (of course that last descriptor, is all in the eye of the beholder, but I don’t think you...

Viral Ocean Videos from 2017

Viral Ocean Videos from 2017

2017 was a year that produced some awesome images and videos that were both inspirational and heartbreaking. Millions of viewers shared these viral ocean videos. Here is our selection of ten videos, if you know of others pass them on to us. In Richard Attenborough’s...

Top Ocean Stories of 2017: Part 5, Can We Save Coral Reefs?

Top Ocean Stories of 2017: Part 5, Can We Save Coral Reefs?

2017 brought us the disheartening news of extensive damage done to coral reefs around the globe. Most reported was the coral bleaching that destroyed large sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Combined with the previous year’s bleaching, nearly two thirds or...

Top Ocean Stories of 2017, Part 3: Ocean Plastic Pollution

Top Ocean Stories of 2017, Part 3: Ocean Plastic Pollution

2017 is the year when the issue of plastic pollution in the ocean finally received the attention that this enormous problem deserves. It has been estimated that over eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. We at Blue Ocean have become so...

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