Ocean Views

The Great East Coast Return To Abundance—Your Help Needed

By Carl Safina One of the greatest recoveries on any coast is happening now. But it is threatened with reversal by one giant fishing corporation. Here’s what is happening and how you can help right now. Earlier this summer, ...

Save Our National Monuments

Enric Sala is a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and author of Pristine Seas: Journeys to the Ocean’s Last Wild Places. The first time I jumped in the water at Kingman Reef I felt like I was in a time machine, ...

Local resilience succeeding against a global ocean of threats

By Nicanor Requena and Leobihildo Tamai       Whether you enter tropical seas as a tourist or a researcher, or to ensure your family’s sustenance and sense of place as we do, two divergent trends loom on the horizon. First, our ...

Will the Ocean Ever Run Out of Fish?

By Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Jennifer Jacquet   What’s the deal with overfishing? What’s at stake? And what can we do about it? We teamed up with the good folks at TEDEd on this animated short to explain. ...

Three New Shrimp Species Discovered in Cape Town

In a stunning discovery off the coast of Cape Town, three new species of shrimp have been found by amateur freedivers and scientists scouring the shallow intertidal rock pools and kelp forests near Cape Point. Professor Charles Griffiths, a renowned ...

Indonesia Shark Diaries

By Hollie Booth If my last year of working as WCS’s Sharks and Rays Advisor for Southeast Asia has taught me anything, it’s that when it comes to sharks and rays, Indonesia is a melting pot of competing ...

Reflections on the March for Science

It’s been three months since the March for Science, when over a million people, in over 600 cities, with almost 300 partner organizations took to the streets to champion science for the common good. It was an incredible day. From the ...

Shark Side of the Moon

  The behavior of many animals, including humans, are influenced by the cycle of the moon. For example, many fishes time their reproductive events with the full moon. Together with Chris & Monique Fallows, I have been fortunate enough to ...