Browsing the "marine life" Tag

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Artists for Sea Shepherd

We talk a lot about water conservation and keeping our waterways healthy and clean around here, but I don’t think we focus as much on the why’s. Of course, we need clean drinking water to live and we want to protect our world’s ecosystems, but it’s always refreshing to hear from folks who are out there on the ground (or, in this case, in the oceans) talk about why this is so important.

In this inspiring talk, Arjen Weijers from Sea Shepherds talked about what they do and why it’s critical to our future.

November 9th

Saving Coral Reefs – Live Chat with Science

More than 100 million people depend on coral reefs for food. Even so, overfishing of algae-eating fish and pollution have caused many reefs to decline or die out altogether. What can be done about it? Join Science magazine’s Live Chat: Saving Coral Reefs this Thursday, Sep 1 at 3 p.m. EDT.

August 31st

Shocking Ocean & Ocean Animal Facts

This awesome infographic below, created by a Reusable Shopping Bags, is sure to present you with a handful of shocking ocean facts. In fact, I’ve never seen an infographic with so many amazing facts I wasn’t previously aware of. From the facts about marine animals to those about the ocean as a whole to those about oil and pollution in the ocean, there’s a lot of both fascinating and disturbing stuff here. It doesn’t discuss the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean Garbage Patches, but I guess that’s old news now….

August 26th

China Plans Deep Sea Mining of Copper, Nickel, Cobalt, Silver, and Gold in International Waters

The demand for metals used in the production of electronic devices, such as cellular phones and laptop computers, has pushed China to the deep sea.  Searching for copper, nickel, cobalt, silver and gold, the Chinese want to explore inactive hydrothermal vents at a depth of over 5,000 feet in international waters.  Environmentalists fear marine pollution.

July 15th

Does Climate Change Cause Crime?

Here’s the theory: climate change contributes to rising temperatures and dropping water levels, which in turn leads to lower catch volume and smaller fish, which pushes some Lake Naivasha fishermen in Nairobi’s Rift Valley to cast their nets into the world of crime. Naivasha police say that most of their recent arrests for kidnapping, rape, […]

June 25th

Australia's Integrated Marine Information System Makes a Splash

There is literally an ocean of information floating around out there about almost anything you can think of, but seldom is that information brought together in an integrated, meaningful and useful way- especially when there are multiple governmental and scientific groups involved. But a new high-technology marine information system in the waters off of South […]

June 15th

Once Again, the Supreme Court Supports Asian Carp

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the third attempt this year by Michigan to battle the possibility of Asian Carp getting into Lake Michigan and decimating both the fishing industry and the native ecosystem. Earlier this year Michigan’s suits against Illinois with the backing of Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Minnesota also failed. In a nutshell, […]

May 3rd