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What’s good for the ocean is good for us. Vote for the kind of ocean you want with each sustainable choice you make. Buying Ocean-friendly products or choosing sustainable seafood, all help. We will give you tips on zero-waste, explain the 4 R’s practices, describe how to maintain a low carbon footprint, and many other forms of ocean mindfulness will be featured here.

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Anna Lappé

Life Beyond Plastics:  Bee Kind Wraps

Life Beyond Plastics: Bee Kind Wraps

We should all be aware by now of the serious threat that plastics pose for the world’s oceans. Blue Ocean has published numerous articles describing the problem and others that suggest solutions like recycling. But these traditional solutions have shortcomings. For...

Five fish that should not be on your plate!

Five fish that should not be on your plate!

Many of the world’s fish populations are threatened by over-consumption with severe implications for the millions of humans that depend on them for their livelihood and sustenance. You can do your part to stem this tide of unsustainable fishing, use the Marine...

What Killed Hundreds of Sea Turtles off El Salvador?

What Killed Hundreds of Sea Turtles off El Salvador?

As many as 400 sea turtles were found dead, floating in waters eight miles off El Salvador’s Pacific coast near the Jiquilisco Bay biosphere reserve as reported in The Telegraph. Officials from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources have collected samples...

The Kraken sited off Virgin Gorda

The Kraken sited off Virgin Gorda

The Kraken is a legendary sea creature that haunted the imagination of seafarers for centuries. The origins of the legend may have been with sightings of giant squids in the Atlantic where its size and fearsome appearance inspired numerous stories of encounters...

Tesla Tune-Up: The Latest on Electric Vehicles!

Tesla Tune-Up: The Latest on Electric Vehicles!

As we have learned to expect, Elon Musk and his electric vehicles company Tesla have been busy. Tesla responded quickly to the unfolding drama in the aftermath of Maria, the Category 4 Hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico.   Five weeks after Puerto Rico took a direct...

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 fining, the often, illegal practice of...

A Delicious New Idea For Feeding The World: Marine Microalgae!

A Delicious New Idea For Feeding The World: Marine Microalgae!

The United Nations says that over 800 million people (more than 10% of the world’s population) are routinely undernourished. So how can we not only fill those bellies but provide the protein and nutrients to keep people healthy. An article in EcoWatch suggests marine...

Plastic Pollution Solutions

Plastic Pollution Solutions

This is the second of Heather Kuhlken's articles from the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit held in conjunction with the 2017 Our Ocean Conference that took place in Malta earlier this month. In Heather's first report, Hope For Our Ocean, she focused on the young...

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