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

Growing Indonesian Oil Spill an Environmental Disaster

Growing Indonesian Oil Spill an Environmental Disaster

Recently we have covered numerous stories out of Indonesia from reporting on polluted rivers in Java to plastic littering the beaches of Bali. Now Indonesia must deal with possibly the largest environmental challenge of the last decade. Indonesian authorities have...

Penguins Living on a Plastic Island, Is This the Future?

Penguins Living on a Plastic Island, Is This the Future?

Normally, we see penguins within a white, frigid, but pristine Antarctic habitat. However, as the plastic pollution problem grows, we are finding that this man-made material has made its way to the farthest reaches of our planet. To drive home this point, the World...

Mangrove Deforestation Contributes to Global Warming

Mangrove Deforestation Contributes to Global Warming

We often hear that deforestation in forests and jungles like the Amazon releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere causing a “green-house effect” that contributes to global warming. But have we considered the consequences of mangrove deforestation. A new study...

Sustainable Seafood: A Smorgasbord of Ideas

Sustainable Seafood: A Smorgasbord of Ideas

Fish sustains a large portion of the world’s population. It's high in protein making it one of the healthiest food options available. That’s the rub; what is healthy for us is not necessarily healthy for seafood sustainability. At a time when the human population is...

Sargassum Smothering Caribbean Beaches

Sargassum Smothering Caribbean Beaches

For tourists visiting beach resorts around the Caribbean, who expect to see the sublime, pristine beaches depicted on websites, are instead shocked to find beaches littered with piles of decaying seagrass, smelling of rotten eggs. Especially after a storm with strong...

Fish Talk and We’re Listening

Fish Talk and We’re Listening

Listen carefully, is that your goldfish telling you its time to feed her? Pet owners have been verbally bossed around by their dogs and cats for centuries, but did you know that your goldfish might also be chirping in? Actually, research into the question of fish...

Rare Turtles Return After World’s Largest Beach Clean-up

Rare Turtles Return After World’s Largest Beach Clean-up

They say the trash and garbage in places was 5 feet deep on Mumbai’s Versova Beach on the west coast of India. But that did not deter Afroz Shah and his 84-year old neighbor from digging in on the world’s largest beach clean-up.   Shah rallied the local community and...

Save Our Sea Lions!

Save Our Sea Lions!

Australian sea lions are endemic to our southern oceans, which means they don’t live anywhere else on our blue planet. We’re so lucky to have these rare, playful critters living in small colonies dotting our south western coast. But when they forage for food away from...

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