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

“Sewage Surfer” says a lot about Ocean Health

“Sewage Surfer” says a lot about Ocean Health

Justin Hofman was snorkeling near Sumbawa Island in Indonesia about nine months ago in what he thought were pretty pristine waters. But as the tide came in so did the debris including plastic bags and even sewage. That’s when he spotted the seahorse, which was...

Misool Marine Reserve Named a Mission Blue Hope Spot

Misool Marine Reserve Named a Mission Blue Hope Spot

September 15, 2017, Raja Ampat, Indonesia – Mission Blue announced today that it has recognized the 300,000-acre, privately-managed Misool Marine Reserve as a Mission Blue Hope Spot.    Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global...

International Year of Sustainable Tourism

International Year of Sustainable Tourism

The UN has affirmed that 2017 is International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and has set 17 goals as targets for sustainable tourism and development. Achieving these goals not only furthers growth, but improves the quality of life, protects the...

World Maritime Day, September 28

World Maritime Day, September 28

We are all aware of the enormous contribution that global maritime shipping makes to the world economy, however there is a downside. So it is entirely fitting that the theme for 2017 World Maritime Day is multifaceted, addressing many issues including maritime...

Making Peace with the Ocean International Day of Peace.

Making Peace with the Ocean International Day of Peace.

The United Nations General Assembly has declared September 21st as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The International Day of Peace provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace...

Shark Killing Banned in Florida

Shark Killing Banned in Florida

Earlier this year we reported that shark finning was still legal and fins were being sold in Florida. A law passed in 1992 to ban shark finning was strengthened in 2010 but the shark finning continued. More recent attempts to ban the sale and trade of shark fins were...

Sustainable Tourism in Palau

Sustainable Tourism in Palau

The Pacific Island of Palau is often thought of as a serene, isolated paradise, but recent stats on tourism indicate that it is far from isolated. Can Palau grow its economy in sync with sustainable conservation? Palau’s president and leading citizens think it must!...

Do we have the appetite to curb Invasive Species?

Do we have the appetite to curb Invasive Species?

Lionfish have invaded the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean and spread as far south as Brazilian waters, but they aren’t alone! Invasive marine species have been wreaking havoc on indigenous ecological systems for thousands of years. More recently, we just keep better...

Tell Costa Rica No to Sale of Hammerhead Shark Fins

Tell Costa Rica No to Sale of Hammerhead Shark Fins

Blue Ocean Network has long been outspoken it its opposition to the international trade in shark fins. We are alarmed by the recent attempts by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis to overturn his country's ban on the export of shark fins.   In 2013 the...

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