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Tips to Celebrate Earth Day and protect the Planet Every Day!

Tips to Celebrate Earth Day and protect the Planet Every Day!

On April 22nd the world celebrated Earth Day, now we need to ask how can we continue to celebrate Earth Day, beyond one day? What steps can each of us take to lower our personal impact and protect the planet, every day? What products can we do without or replace with...

Fascinating New Marine Species Discovered in Deep Seas

Fascinating New Marine Species Discovered in Deep Seas

It’s been a good several weeks for new marine species. First, valuable manta ray data and two new species of fish were discovered in Raja Ampat. This southeast Asian location is the epicenter of marine biodiversity, so its not surprising that new species would be...

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...

Deep Diving is in the DNA of the Sea Nomads

Deep Diving is in the DNA of the Sea Nomads

If you want to free dive to a depth of 200 feet and hold your breath for 13 minutes. Don’t do it, unless you have a rare gene mutation, states the Miami Herald, describing the “surprise finding” in a new study just published in the journal Cell. Scientists have been...

Ocean Update for Apr. 20, 2018

Ocean Update for Apr. 20, 2018

Hello, Ocean Tribe! Don't miss out!!! Happening TODAY in 15 minutes: At 1pm ET on Friday, Apr. 20, we will be hosting a Facebook live to discuss Ocean Plastic Action and Zero Waste Living with best selling author Bea Johnson. Watch here! #ICYMI: In celebration of...

Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Did you know that globally, one million plastic bottles are purchased every minute! Remember all those disheartening images of masses of floating plastic debris on beaches and in oceans. What is the common element in almost all these images? The plastic drinking...

Conscious Consumers Focus on a Plastic Free Ocean on Earth Day

Conscious Consumers Focus on a Plastic Free Ocean on Earth Day

  In celebration of Earth Day 2018, Films for the Planet has partnered with Blue Ocean Network to focus attention on creating a plastic free ocean by presenting a free online streaming of the film A Plastic Ocean on April 20-24, 2018. A Plastic Ocean, is described by...

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...

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