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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

The What and Where of Fishing in a Time of Change

The What and Where of Fishing in a Time of Change

What happens to traditional fishing rights when the traditional fish that are fished move somewhere else. Sea temperatures are warming and that is having a huge impact on the what and where of fishing.   The What and Where of Fishing and Lobster, Turtles and Whales...

A Must Read, Planet or Plastic, in June National Geographic

A Must Read, Planet or Plastic, in June National Geographic

The June issue is the perfect primer on the world’s plastic pollution. In the magazine’s exemplary tradition, they have taken on a complex subject and described it in a clear and comprehensible article. Planet or Plastic written by Laura Parker and Elizabeth Royte...

India Vows to Ban all Single-Use Plastics by 2022

India Vows to Ban all Single-Use Plastics by 2022

Beat Plastic Pollution is the theme of the 2018 World Environment Day and India as the host of this year’s event used the opportunity to announce a momentous initiative, to ban all single-use plastics by 2022. Home to 1.3 billion people with one of the world’s...

Japanese Whale Hunt, 122 Pregnant Females Killed For Research

Japanese Whale Hunt, 122 Pregnant Females Killed For Research

The Japanese are doing that damn “research” again. I’m of course referring to the annual Japanese whale hunt, what they euphemistically call a “biological field survey." Japan says it's scientifically imperative in understanding Antarctica’s ecosystem to kill whales;...

Make a Date with the Ocean, See Blue the Film

Make a Date with the Ocean, See Blue the Film

“The ocean has done so much for us, now we have the opportunity to do something meaningful for the ocean…to offer it our protection…This is our home, our future” --Blue the Film   Make a Date With the Ocean! In celebration of #WorldOceansDay, the award-winning film...

Understanding Coral Spawning Brings Hope For Endangered Reefs

Understanding Coral Spawning Brings Hope For Endangered Reefs

All too often we hear that the world’s coral reefs are in peril. It’s undeniably true, that our reef ecosystems are threatened by rising ocean temperatures that cause coral bleaching, plus the dangers of pollution, coastal development and over fishing, in fact we just...

Whale Sharks Prove to be Long Haul Travelers

Whale Sharks Prove to be Long Haul Travelers

Marine Biologists have mapped out the routes of leatherback turtles and grey whales, both species famous for their long-distance migration patterns. The Arctic tern annually flies from Iceland and Greenland to the coast of the Antarctic and within six months...

How You Can Help Empty the Tanks Worldwide

How You Can Help Empty the Tanks Worldwide

May 12th marked the 6th annual Empty the Tanks Worldwide Day and while we are only a few months into 2018, we have a lot of progress to celebrate this year. The Empty the Tanks  movement has caught on. Organized pro-cetacean public awareness campaigns and onsite...

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