oceans

Bold Plan for 50 Ocean Hope Spots Announced at IMPAC 3

Exciting news has come out of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC 3): Her Deepness Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue and IUCN have launched 31 new Mission Blue Hope Spots — Marine Protected Areas — across the globe to massively scale up the ...

Economic Prowess Not Translating to Healthier Oceans

  The Ocean Health Index was launched last year to much fanfare; for the first time policy makers and businesses worldwide had a tool to assess how well individual countries – and the world – sustainably use ocean resources and benefits. Measuring ...

Patagonian Corals Expedition 2013: Rainforests of the Ocean

Cars. Moving fast and slow. Horns blaring at one another as we cruise down the Carretera Austral. Lights, lots of them. The smell of street vendors selling food items. Elevator music playing bad covers at the hotel. The sounds and ...

Patagonian Corals Expedition 2013: Rainforests of the Ocean

Cars. Moving fast and slow. Horns blaring at one another as we cruise down the Carretera Austral. Lights, lots of them. The smell of street vendors selling food items. Elevator music playing bad covers at the hotel. The sounds and ...

5 Simple Tips for Communicating Science

Many scientists have a bad tendency: they often speak in a way that is incomprehensible to the general public. I know what I am talking about because I am one of them. In our defense, traditional scientific training doesn’t ...

Patagonian Corals Expedition 2013: When It Rains, It Pours

“When it rains, it pours”. Where does that saying come from? It seemed like a particularly appropriate title for this post. Today has been one of those days on expedition when a sense of humor is a MUST, as is ...

Patagonian Corals Expedition 2013: When It Rains, It Pours

“When it rains, it pours”. Where does that saying come from? It seemed like a particularly appropriate title for this post. Today has been one of those days on expedition when a sense of humor is a MUST, as is ...

Patagonian Corals Expedition 2013: Getting Ready to Go South!

Around this time last year my dive buddy and I were returning from the first Patagonian fjords expedition. I was returning home with an amazing sense of achievement and a big smile across my face. Despite some less than ideal ...

Patagonian Corals Expedition 2013: Getting Ready to Go South!

Around this time last year my dive buddy and I were returning from the first Patagonian fjords expedition. I was returning home with an amazing sense of achievement and a big smile across my face. Despite some less than ideal ...

Franz Josef Land Expedition: First Look at Post-Expedition Discoveries

SEP. 9 2013, WASHINGTON DC — Scientists and expedition co-leaders, Dr. Enric Sala and Dr. Maria Gavrilo, published a summary of August 2013 National Geographic and Russian Arctic National Park expedition to comprehensively survey the land and waters of Franz Josef Land, sponsored by ...