Hello, Ocean Tribe!

Happy #plasticfreejuly!! How’s your first week going? Need some tips about reducing your waste? Look no further than this article on living zero waste!

Your Mission this Week:
Donate to the Environmental Defense Fund today and your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar. With the ocean and the environment under serious attack, your support is needed now more than ever.

So Much Ocean Love!
– The Blue Ocean Team
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Trending this Week:

Imported shrimp’s carbon footprint is 10 times greater than beef’s. For such a small food comes huge ethical issues. Can startup New Wave Foods’ fake, plant-based shrimp save the planet?

In the Network:

 We keep an eye on change.  Let your leaps inspire others. Share your latest milestones, projects and events with this ocean-conscious community.  

• Join the wave and become a symbiotic partner of The Reef-World Foundation today!

• Support the creation of The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks, a feature-length documentary film that takes us inside the mind of the man who revolutionized the way we think about the human brain: world-renowned author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, M.D. Dr Sacks was a mentor, inspiration and the reason Dr. Wallace J. Nichols wrote Blue Mind!

• Get to know Gianna Savoie (Summit ’16) and her work at Ocean Media Institute, where her team is crafting stories that foster deep personal connections.

• Alicia Amerson is sharing 100 lessons with you to make drone flights safe for wildlife and humans in her new E-book available at Amazon.

• David Helvarg (Summit ’15) writes about America’s changing relationship with the ocean in this piece.

• Shawn Heinrichs (Summit ’15), founder of Blue Sphere Foundation, presents award-winning work in“Light on Shadow” in Southampton, NY

• The Dark Hobby, All The Pretty Fishes and The Price Paid to Tank Them (Sneak Preview) is a work-in-progress reef documentary on the three hubs of aquarium extraction: Indonesia, the Philippines and mostly Hawaii. Catch a sneak peek of the film twice in July in Hawaii; details here.

• The Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium will be held in Cairns, Australia July 18-19, 2018.

• Register or submit a Paper for the Blue Carbon Summit July 17-18, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Check out this trailer for The Dark Hobby, which is a documentary that dives deep on the reef fish trade.

Ocean News:

IYOR 2018
Great Barrier Reef Imperiled as Heat Worsens Die-Offs, Experts Say (New York Times)
Hidden Coral Reefs Reveal New Ecosystems (Blue Ocean Network)
How the Belize Barrier Reef Beat the Endangered List (Smithsonian)
Hawaii implements strict suncreen regulations to halt coral reef damage (The Telegraph)

Surf And Turf: To Reduce Gas Emissions From Cows, Scientists Look To The Ocean (NPR)

The Nereus Program Creates Global Study of Small-Scale Fisheries: Measuring Contributions to Catch and Culture (Nereus Program)
Spotlight on Carrie Brownstein, Global Quality Standards Coordinator of Seafood for Whole Foods (The Kitchn)
Marine Reserves Protect Our People – Perspective from Indigenous Cultures (Island Voices)

The Wilderness Society Announces the 2018 Environment Award for Children’s Literature Shortlist(EACL)

Responsible Travel Releases “Crowded Out: An Overtourism Documentary” that you can Watch Online(Responsible Travel)
Will Taxing Tourists Really Solve the Problem of Overcrowding? (Telegraph)
Tips On How You Can Be A Reef-Friendly Traveler (Blue Ocean Network)

SeaGrass Spotter Allows People Around the World to Become Citizen Scientists with Just a Few Taps on Their Phone (Seagrass)
Database of Global Ocean Resources on Marine Spatial Planning, Education, Environmental Impact Assessment, Ecosystem Assessment, & Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital (Ocean Plus)

She Fought for a Shark Sanctuary. But Does it Work? (National Geographic)

NOAA Awards $1.7M to University of Hawaii for Ocean Research (Star Advertiser)

9 Vegan Sushi Recipes So Good You Can Finally Give Up Seafood (Choose Veg)
A New Type of Sustainable Living Launched in Hawai‘i: Kuwili Lani Debuts Landmark Intentional Community (Global Newswire)
Meet 3 Women Who Are Redefining Sustainable Living In 2018 (Bustle)

Meet the Anti-Plastic Warriors: Pioneers with Bold Solutions to Waste (The Guardian)
Plastic Is Killing our Oceans – The Issues, Facts, and Possible Solutions (It’s a Fish Thing)
Public-Private Partnership to Map Ocean Plastic (Maritime Executive)
We know ocean plastic is a problem. We can’t fix it until we answer these 5 questions. (Vox)

Sustainable Fashion Shopping Tips (Refinery29)

Sustainability But at What Cost (ET2C)
Should We Give Up Half the World To Wlidlife? (The Guardian)
Take this Massive Open Online Course – ONE PLANET – ONE OCEAN:
 (Ocean Mooc)
Cormorant Dive Bombing Whale-Shark (Blue Ocean Network)

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