EVENTS

It became pretty clear to me that conservation had changed, that it wasn’t about hugging trees and saving sharks and pandas, it was about saving humans.
Rob Stewart (Summit ’15)

We Bring Ocean People Together

Our Ocean Events serve to call in the water tribe from around the world to bring hope, share knowledge and have fun!  Meet other Blue Ocean People on and off-line at these upcoming events presented by Blue Ocean.net, or our partners and allies.

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Is there an Ocean event you would like to share with this community? Let us know with an email that includes a brief description of the event (with all pertinent information), write “Event” in the subject line and send your message to Hello (at) BlueOcean.net. If an article is created for your event, we will need a logo and /or image (with credit) that includes the rights to post to this website.

Featured Event

Every Day Should Be World Octopus Day

Every Day Should Be World Octopus Day

I love octopus! And I have had the good luck to dive with them around the world from the Giant Pacific Octopus in Puget Sound to the miniature Blue Ringed Octopus in the South Pacific. It's considered one of the world’s most venomous marine animals. I have never...

California Bans Plastic Straws

California Bans Plastic Straws

A new law makes California the first state in the U.S. to regulate plastic straws. It is not a complete ban since it only applies to dine-in restaurants, excluding fast food outlets, delis and coffee shops. In addition, it only bans restaurants from automatically...

Summing Up the Global Climate Action Summit

Summing Up the Global Climate Action Summit

More than 4,000 people gathered last week in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit. Convened by California’s Governor Jerry Brown and UN Special Envoy for climate action Michael Bloomberg, the Summit mobilized local, state, and business leaders to...

What do Sharks and Cancer have in common?

What do Sharks and Cancer have in common?

Sharks have been swimming our oceans for hundreds of millions of years. However, over the last several decades we have witnessed populations of sharks plummet worldwide. The most obvious and publicized reason has been shark finning. This practice of butchering sharks...

Shark Week Again: Positive or Negative PR for Sharks?

Shark Week Again: Positive or Negative PR for Sharks?

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, we are being stalked once more. That’s right, this past week has been Shark Week, the Discovery Channel’s overload of everything shark. As the longest running series on cable, this program celebrated an...

Every Day Should Be International Mangrove Day

Every Day Should Be International Mangrove Day

  Mangroves Are Climate Superheroes - July 26 is International Mangrove day. Mangroves are one of the world’s most vital ecosystems, and play a crucial role in mitigating climate change. Mangroves are climate superheroes. Oceans are responsible for 83% of global...

Viva Vaquita: International Save the Vaquita Day

Viva Vaquita: International Save the Vaquita Day

Last year, July 8, 2017 was set aside as Save the Vaquita Day. A year ago, the Vaquita porpoise was considered the world’s most endangered marine mammal with as few as 30 individuals left. So a year later, on International Save the Vaquita Day 2018 do we have anything...

Plastic Free July and the EU Acts

Plastic Free July and the EU Acts

July has become a very busy month in our battle against uncontrolled, single-use, throw-away plastics. On July 3rd we are honoring the importance of International Plastic Bag Free Day during which we are spreading the word “that a plastic bag free world is possible...

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