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

Rising Ocean Temperatures and Your Next Shellfish Dinner

Rising Ocean Temperatures and Your Next Shellfish Dinner

I love shellfish, mussels, oysters, crabs, you get the idea. I eat much less of it today because of many ocean issues, however based on a recent article I might be eating a lot less. A recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science suggest a link...

Air China Bans Shark Fin Cargo

Air China Bans Shark Fin Cargo

At last there is a mainland China air carrier that has joined in banning the transport of shark fin products. 36 other international airlines have already banned this controversial cargo and although this ban only applies to Air China Cargo it is a start. "We...

What does the US Navy, Dolphins and Vaquitas Have in Common

What does the US Navy, Dolphins and Vaquitas Have in Common

If you don't know what a Vaquita is, let me explain that they are small, shy, porpoises that live in the Gulf of Mexico. And they are considered to be the world's most endangered marine mammal. The Vaquita's population has been reduced by nearly 92% since 1997 when...

Take the No Plastic Straw Please Pledge

Take the No Plastic Straw Please Pledge

If you have seen our recent article on the Ridley sea turtle verses the Plastic Straw then you will understand the perils that plastic straws hold for marine life, especially sea turtles, that often mistake straws for food. If you have not read this very important...

Sustainable 6-Packs for Ocean Huggers

Sustainable 6-Packs for Ocean Huggers

Plastics in the Ocean take a Toll The harmful effects of plastic, both on our oceans and lakes, is no secret. That’s why Saltwater Brewery, a craft brewer based in Florida, came up with an ingenious alternative to the plastic six-pack rings known to get ingested by...

Major Victory for Protection of the Ross Sea Hope Spot

Major Victory for Protection of the Ross Sea Hope Spot

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) made history today by declaring the world’s largest marine protected area - 1.55 million km of the Ross Sea in the Southern Ocean. "An Important Milestone for Ocean Conservation" Mike...

Underwater Doughnuts Discovered off Great Barrier Reef

Underwater Doughnuts Discovered off Great Barrier Reef

Mysterious Structures in Deeper Waters In Australia, scientists finally figured out the nature of giant geologic structures in the deeper waters off the Great Barrier Reef. While it's been known for decades that there was something below the existing Great Barrier...

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