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.

Whale Sharks Prove to be Long Haul Travelers

Whale Sharks Prove to be Long Haul Travelers

Marine Biologists have mapped out the routes of leatherback turtles and grey whales, both species famous for their long-distance migration patterns. The Arctic tern annually flies from Iceland and Greenland to the coast of the Antarctic and within six months...

Plastic Pollution has Sunk to New Depths Do We Need More?

Plastic Pollution has Sunk to New Depths Do We Need More?

Two stories crossed each other this week that contrast the opposing sides in the war on plastic pollution. Our first story demonstrates that there is no location that is so remote as to be shielded from plastic pollution. The second story is about the profit made from...

Flip Flops are not Plastic Pollution for Lamu Boatbuilders

Flip Flops are not Plastic Pollution for Lamu Boatbuilders

Too often we write articles criticizing third world countries for the overload of plastic debris in our oceans. While it is true that the greatest amount of plastic waste originates in a few Asia countries, today's inspiring video demonstrates that people living in...

Lionfish Festival, Awareness, Cook-Offs and Viral Videos

Lionfish Festival, Awareness, Cook-Offs and Viral Videos

Invasive Lionfish have turned some of North America's favorite tropical waters into their own, exclusive picnic basket. Now communities from Texas to Florida are fighting bank and having fun doing it. Here's a taste of a Lionfish Festival near you, that features...

Use a Sustainable Sunscreen that won’t Kill Coral Reefs

Use a Sustainable Sunscreen that won’t Kill Coral Reefs

Our Ocean’s coral reefs are under threat from many causes. Ocean acidification, climate change and ocean warming are the biggest and these issues need to be tackled at an international level. But there are also serious threats to coral reefs that individuals can help...

Two New Hope Spots declared by Mission Blue

Two New Hope Spots declared by Mission Blue

This just in, Mission Blue has declared a Caribbean coral reef and a remote atoll in the Pacific as two new hope spots and subjects for special attention from the world's ocean community. Varadero’s coral reef is located in Colombia's Bay of Cartagena and is home to a...

Getting Trash Out of Rivers: before it gets into our Oceans

Getting Trash Out of Rivers: before it gets into our Oceans

Solving the Plastic Ocean Pollution problem is so large an issue that it must be attacked from multiple directions. One approach is getting trash out of rivers and lakes before it can be carried through our waterways into our oceans. There are a number of projects...

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