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Ocean Update for July 27, 2017

Ocean Update for July 27, 2017

Hello, Ocean Tribe! How's Shark Week going for everyone??! We know that the Phelps vs. Great White event was a bust, but this is always a great period of time to raise awareness about the importance of sharks in our ecosystem. But this week is not only about...

Mangroves: Super Forests We Must Protect

Mangroves: Super Forests We Must Protect

"If there are no mangrove forests, then the sea will have no meaning. It is like having a tree with no roots, for the mangroves are the roots of the sea."   -- Fisherman, Trang Province, southern Thailand July 26 marks the second celebration of International Day for...

Skip the Shrimp

Skip the Shrimp

July 25th is Culinarians Day and we want to thank all our favorite chefs, cooks and culinary artists for making delicious food for all of us! Since food sustainability, packaging and sourcing is such an important issue here at Blue Ocean Network, we decided to take a...

Be Part of the Shark-Friendly Marina Initiative

Be Part of the Shark-Friendly Marina Initiative

Shark Week 2017 has officially arrived. At Blue Ocean Network, we recognize this week helps to break down stereotypes about sharks and educates the public about the important role these creatures play in our ecosystem. It’s estimated that 100 million sharks are killed...

Ocean Update for July 20, 2017

Ocean Update for July 20, 2017

Hello, Ocean Tribe! Shark Week officially kicks off this Sunday. Both Discovery Channel and National Geographic will be featuring all-things sharks, including a match-up between Michael Phelps and a great white shark. Check out the clip below and browse through the...

Michele Westmorland, Photographer, Filmmaker, World Traveler

Michele Westmorland, Photographer, Filmmaker, World Traveler

Michele Westmorland keeps a very busy schedule traveling between Melanesia and her home in Oregon and points in between. The award winning photographer and film maker was interviewed during our 2015 Summit and recently, we were very pleased to catch up with her for an...

An Update on the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Accord

An Update on the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Accord

It’s been seven weeks since the U.S. announced its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord. Since then, the world has rallied around cleaning up the oceans with events like the U.N Ocean Conference, World Ocean Festival and Oceanic Ocean Parties. With World Oceans...

Major Victory In the Tuna Seafood Industry

Major Victory In the Tuna Seafood Industry

This latest news from Greenpeace demonstrates what committed people, taking action can accomplish! 700,000 people worldwide joined to petition the world’s largest tuna seafood company to clean up their act. After two years of relentless campaigning, Thai Union caved...

Ocean Update for July 15, 2017

Ocean Update for July 15, 2017

Hello, Ocean Tribe! No matter how many scientists continue to sound the alarm about warming seas, that doesn't always resonate, which is why we need creative types who can tell important stories in captivating ways. Chasing Coral is a new documentary spreading the...

Whale Rescuer Killed after Saving Whale

Whale Rescuer Killed after Saving Whale

“I was born to do this” for more than 15 years Joe Howlett put his life on the line saving whales and is believed to have rescued dozens in that time. “You get pumped up because you could die at any time.” Blue Ocean has reported on rescuing dolphins, seals, mantas...

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