Marine Life

Marine Life

One of the things we’re very excited about is the opportunity to showcase images from the world’s best underwater photographers and filmmakers shot in locations around the world.

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch—we are going back from whence we came.” John F. Kennedy
What you need to know about Lionfish!

What you need to know about Lionfish!

It’s been over twenty years since we first started hearing alarming reports of lionfish being seen in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Originally from the Indo-Pacific it is not certain how they invaded the Atlantic, but once in waters where they have no natural...

Australia’s Green Sea Turtles Impacted by Ocean Warming

Australia’s Green Sea Turtles Impacted by Ocean Warming

This latest story out of Australia goes to the heart of the complexity and connectedness of marine ecosystems. Over the last two years we have reported on the massive coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Nearly 90% of the world’s largest structure created by...

The Future of Aquaculture, Two Sides of the Story

The Future of Aquaculture, Two Sides of the Story

Two related stories recently crossed our desks that raise profound questions for how we can use aquaculture and the bounty of the sea to feed the world.   Sciencedaily.com just published an article detailing how, through aquaculture, only a tiny fraction of the...

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...

Hidden Coral Reefs Reveal New Ecosystems

Hidden Coral Reefs Reveal New Ecosystems

2016 Was a Year of New Reef Discoveries If you thought that all of our coral reefs had already been discovered, then we have surprises for you. 2016 was a great year for new discoveries and explorations in the physical world and the world of technology. BlueOcean.net...

Can Coral Find Refuge In The Red Sea??

Can Coral Find Refuge In The Red Sea??

Amidst the tidal wave of news on sea level rise, the warming of ocean temperatures and acidification, all issues impacting the health of coral reefs worldwide. Is there hope for these vital marine ecosystems? Can that hope be found in the Red Sea? A recent report...

Tips On How You Can Be A Reef-Friendly Traveler

Tips On How You Can Be A Reef-Friendly Traveler

Remember that first experience of snorkeling through warm, crystal clean water and looking down into a world of vibrantly colored corals and endless marine life. That’s what hooked me decades ago. Today our coral reefs are threatened as never before. However, by...

Shrimp Farming, a Cocktail of Controversy

Shrimp Farming, a Cocktail of Controversy

I grew up in Missouri, that’s a long way from the Gulf Coast, so it was always a real treat to sit at a seaside dive and order up a platter of fresh shrimp smothered in hot sauce, delivered directly from the fishermen anchored nearby. How things have changed. The...

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