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 do Sharks and Cancer have in common?

What do Sharks and Cancer have in common?

Sharks have been swimming our oceans for hundreds of millions of years. However, over the last several decades we have witnessed populations of sharks plummet worldwide. The most obvious and publicized reason has been shark finning. This practice of butchering sharks...

Marine Protected Areas: Seed Banks for the Future!

Marine Protected Areas: Seed Banks for the Future!

At the recent Our Ocean conference in Malta, bold commitments were made to set aside an additional 2.5 million square kilometers of ocean as Marine Protected Areas. The international recommendation is that we need to protect a minimum of 30% of our ocean by 2020....

From California, Good News on Drift Nets

From California, Good News on Drift Nets

On August 29, state lawmakers in Sacramento, California overwhelmingly voted to phase out drift nets, the highly controversial fishing nets that are blamed for causing the deaths of thousands of marine mammals. The bill does not call for an outright ban on drift nets...

Fishing Ban in the Arctic Ocean

Fishing Ban in the Arctic Ocean

One of the planet’s last pristine ocean habitats has been given a reprieve. Nine nations in concert with the EU have agreed to a 16 year fishing ban in the Arctic Ocean. The U.S., Russia, China, Canada, Japan, Denmark, Iceland and South Korea, all major fishing...

Social Media Brings Justice to Harassed Marine Life

Social Media Brings Justice to Harassed Marine Life

Riding on the backs of endangered whale sharks. Cruelly dragging sharks in speedboat wake. Touching marine life to attract and entice dive tourists. What do you do when you see someone illegally or unethically handling marine life? In the age of the "selfie," people...

Join to Bar Japan from Commercial Whaling

Join to Bar Japan from Commercial Whaling

Recently we reported on the latest Japanese Whale Hunt that killed 333 Minke whales of which 122 were pregnant females. They call it a “biological field study” swearing that it is scientifically imperative to kill whales to better understand Antarctica. They politely...

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