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

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...

Dive into an Underwater Sculpture Museum on May 18

Dive into an Underwater Sculpture Museum on May 18

Museums have come a long way since the days of “walk, look but don't touch” and museums are no longer just on land, some of the most spectacular are where you least expect to find them. So, on International Museums Day - May 18, lets take a dive into an underwater...

Vaquita Marine Protected Area enlarged. But is it too late?

Vaquita Marine Protected Area enlarged. But is it too late?

The Vaquita Marine Protected Area in the Gulf of California that is home to the remaining population of critically endangered vaquita porpoises has been enlarged to nearly 50%, but is it too little too late? The Mexican Secretary of the Environment Rafael Pacchiano...

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...

Ocean Pollution Cleanup Update and The Plastic Bank

Ocean Pollution Cleanup Update and The Plastic Bank

There has probably been no other ocean issue that has so quickly grabbed the world's attention than plastic pollution. David Attenborough's BBC series Blue Planet II and especially the segment that focused on plastics in the ocean, hit an emotional high note that...

Fascinating New Marine Species Discovered in Deep Seas

Fascinating New Marine Species Discovered in Deep Seas

Valuable manta ray data and two new species of fish have been discovered in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. This southeast Asian location is the epicenter of marine biodiversity, so its not surprising that new species would be found there. In 2010, this area was declared a...

The Great Barrier Reef as We Knew It Is Gone!

The Great Barrier Reef as We Knew It Is Gone!

2018 is the third International Year of the Reef and we should be celebrating the beauty and benefits brought to us by the planet’s healthy coral reefs. Unfortunately, that is not the case, our coral reefs are under serious threat from over-fishing, pollution and...

Powerful Images of Plastic Pollution Go Viral

Powerful Images of Plastic Pollution Go Viral

Creatives have been paying attention to the plight of the ocean and thanks to their keen observations and social media influence, these photos and videos have shone bright lights on the magnitude of the plastic pollution problem. By having their images go viral, these...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Plastic Pollution

When we look at the good, the bad and the ugly of plastic pollution in our oceans, we unfortunately, find much more bad and ugly than good news. Like the ancient mariner who uttered “Until my Ghastly Tale is Told, This Heart Within Me Burns” we're going to tell the...

Punk-Rock Party Reptile is now Endangered

Punk-Rock Party Reptile is now Endangered

Make sure this little guy gets on your next “Invite” list, because no party would be complete without him. St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Mardi Gras, or Punk-Rock Hoedown, he will fit in no matter what the theme of your next bash, although he does like to grab the...

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