Green Gear Survey dives into the Clam Shell Controversy

  As part of their ongoing mission to support sustainability in the dive industry, The Reef-World Foundation and Blue Ocean Network are conducting a primary 'Green Gear' survey of dive and photo gear manufacturers at the DEMA Show 2019. DEMA Show is the perfect...

The Art of Surfing in the Age of Overwhelm

Surfing the Waves of Overwhelm. Wave after wave of change is rolling through our global Change-maker community. March was a difficult month for many. While a few of you are surfing these sets, more of you are feeling raked over and bashed up in the crash zone. Life in...

First Feline-Friendly Aquarium Captures Millennial Trend

Testing the new cat-friendly experience to open at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. While most cat lovers struggle to keep the cat out of the aquarium, this Aquarium is letting them in. As more millenials are choosing pets over children, cat cafes are a growing global...

Top Ocean Issues of 2018

2018 has been a year that has shown a bright light on the world’s oceans issues. From plastic pollution to climate change to red tide and the health of coral reefs, each of these issues are complex, multi-faceted and approaching crisis proportions. But along with the...

Fighting Climate Change is not the only battle at COP24

Delegates representing 200 countries are just half way through their two-week long climate change conference in Katowice, Poland and they are already finding that fighting climate change is not the only battle they are confronting. Known as COP24, this is the most...

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...

“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...

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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.

Penguin Plastic Island Prank

Penguin Plastic Island Prank

Back in April, 2018 a video of penguins living on a plastic island in the South Pacific went viral. It captured an iconic image that represented the threat of plastic pollution to marine life. It has now been announced  that the video did not originate in the...