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The world is blue. In this ocean issue-driven section, we share perspectives on the multiple issues that today are severely punishing our marine environment. The destruction of the world’s coral reefs resulting in coral bleaching and die-off; the effects of ocean acidification; over fishing, shark finning and the need for marine sanctuaries; marine pollution; sea level rise and climate change are all topics that we bring to you and that you need to understand.

Plus, we will tell you of the organizations that are addressing these big issues, and the actions you can take to be a part of the solution.

“How odd we call this planet Earth when it is so obviously ocean” Arthur C. Clarke

Saving Coral Reefs With Innovation

Saving Coral Reefs With Innovation

We have been seeing some pretty grim news lately on the condition of the world's coral reefs. From a cruise ship running aground on the pristine reefs of Raja Ampat, to the massive coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. See our post: Can the Great Barrier...

Making Peace with the Ocean on International Day of Peace

Making Peace with the Ocean on International Day of Peace

The United Nations General Assembly has declared September 21st as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The International Day of Peace provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace...

Fishing Ban in the Arctic Ocean

Fishing Ban in the Arctic Ocean

One of the planet’s last pristine ocean habitats has been given a reprieve. Nine nations in concert with the EU have agreed to a 16 year fishing ban in the Arctic Ocean. The U.S., Russia, China, Canada, Japan, Denmark, Iceland and South Korea, all major fishing...

Water Quality Month, Two Companies Making a Difference

Water Quality Month, Two Companies Making a Difference

“A world where everyone has access to clean drinking water” is the highly commendable vision of the Belgian sustainable water company BOSAQ. While an English company Veragon innovates by taking humidity from the air and transforms it into clean, drinking water....

New Tool Helps Predict Coral Bleaching and Disease

New Tool Helps Predict Coral Bleaching and Disease

What if we had a crystal ball that would enhance our ability in predicting coral bleaching and disease?  A coral biologist in Hawaii, David Gulko believes that we do and that this new tool can help us protect our coral reefs.   "Creating a Coral Ark" In 2015 Gulko was...

Wacky Weather: What in the World?

Wacky Weather: What in the World?

There are heat waves around the world from Japan to Europe. Unprecedented drought is in Australia while France floods. Deadly wildfires rage in California and Greece. Even in the far north of Sweden fires flamed above the Arctic Circle. On a daily basis we...

Does Bermuda Hold the Key to Coral Reef Resilience?

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...

Life Beyond Plastics: Make Your Next Vacation Sustainable!

Life Beyond Plastics: Make Your Next Vacation Sustainable!

The Blue Ocean Network has covered ocean plastic pollution from a variety of angles, but mostly from the “Big Picture” view. We want to use our experience in Orlando, Florida to help you make your next vacation sustainable. Today, let’s talk about how you as an...

Australia’s Green Sea Turtles Impacted by Ocean Warming

Australia’s Green Sea Turtles Impacted by Ocean Warming

This latest story out of Australia goes to the heart of the complexity and connectedness of marine ecosystems. Over the last two years we have reported on the massive coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Nearly 90% of the world’s largest structure created by...

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