Stunning aerial images of whales, but why are they no longer singing?

Drones have captured new and stunning aerial Images of whales that are both spectacular and an aid for conservation.. "Seeing them from above, it's giving you another complete view," said Fabien Vivier, a PhD student at UH Manoa, Hawaii. "And it's really amazing,...

The Effects of Global Warming on Marine Migrations

Weather that brings stronger and more frequent hurricanes, cyclones and droughts is not the only thing that is being altered by climate change. As ocean temperatures rise the we are seeing the effects of global warming on marine migrations.   Marine Species on the...

“World’s Greatest Sex Show” Coral Spawning on the Great Barrier Reef

It’s been called the world’s greatest sex show, but as we all know, romance can be temperamental. You need a full moon, of course. And the ocean temperature (above 26C) needs to be not too hot and not too cold. The tidal flow needs to be not too fast and not too slow....

The New Gold Rush: Part B, Is Deep Sea Mining Inevitable?

In the first part of The New Gold Rush we described how the world is running out of many of the “rare metals” that modern technology relies on. Complicating the supply is that up to 97% of this production is monopolized by China. To find new sources for these metals,...

The New Gold Rush: The Debate Over Deep Sea Mining, Part A

What if your cellphone stopped working. You decided to buy a new one but there were no more. New models were no longer being shipped because the manufacturer had run out of a key, rare metal. This is just the tip of the iceberg when you start considering the issues...

Can Hi-Tech, the U.N. and Drones Defeat Ghost Gear?

In early September 2018, we saw a dramatic example of the cost to marine life of abandoned fishing gear, infamously known as Ghost Gear. More than 300 endangered, Olive Ridley sea turtles were found dead, apparently after being entangled in an abandoned fishing net....

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...

Red Tide State of Emergency in Florida

Sanibel, Marco Island, Boca Grande, Naples, Captiva Island; Floridians brag that their beaches are paradise and the best in the country. The tourists that normally flock to those beaches would agree, but not so much this month. Florida’s red tide is back with a...

Does Bermuda Hold the Key to Coral Reef Resilience?

Coral Reefs around the world are in decline, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Caribbean, where coral reef ecosystems are threatened by climate change and rising ocean temperatures. As a result, we have witnessed catastrophic, extreme heat events leaving enormous...

Sustainable Tips for Zero Waste Travel

By going Zero Waste and low impact for your travel, you can reduce your impact on the problems in our oceans. Packing for Zero Waste travel can seem intimidating but by following these tips you can make your next trip a more sustainable one. 1. Getting Around: The...

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Ocean News for Ocean People

Blue Ocean Network offers ocean news for ocean people, just like you, who deeply care and are ready to dive in as an ocean change-maker. Whether you live inland or on the water, ocean news provides articles that focus on your daily connections to the sea. You’ll find inspiring stories from ocean activists, scientists, and people just like you that are making large and small contributions to protecting our Blue Home. Discover sustainable solutions that will help you make sustainable choices.

The Amazing Diversity and Beauty of Jellyfish

The Amazing Diversity and Beauty of Jellyfish

“Scary, squishy, cool, brainless, mesmerizing – jellyfish are all of these and a lot more,” writes Elizabeth Kolbert as she describes the amazing diversity and beauty of jellyfish in the Oct. 2018 issue of National Geographic. For anyone that has ever been entranced...