Browsing the "ocean 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

Like Chimps, Whales and Dolphins Found to Possess Qualities of Personhood

Researchers have discovered that Cetacea, long thought to be “the most distinctive and highly specialized orders of mammals” actually exhibit characteristics of “personhood.”  Like chimpanzees, whales and dolphins exhibit “considerable social complexity and individual distinction.”  Scientists believe future research will prove Cetacean personhood will approach that of primates.  Such research gives even more significance to […]

July 19th

Sea Sponge May Provide Alternative to Antibiotics

Advocates for rainforest conservation often cite how these forests are “nature’s medicine cabinet“. With only one percent of the world’s tropical plants tested for their medicinal properties and 120 prescription drugs originating in rainforest plants already, the cure to many illnesses may be contained in these tropical forests. What about our oceans? Could they also […]

March 6th