iOS app Android app

Marine Life

Production vs. Attraction: Marine Life on and Around Oil Platforms

Amber Jackson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

A variety of economically valuable fishes, invertebrates and marine mammals associate with offshore oil and gas platforms. The presence of this marine life invites the question as to whether or not platforms are producing life or merely attracting life from other habitats. This is an important question.

The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management -- Part III

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

According to some estimates, as much as 40 percent of fish caught around the globe is discarded at sea, dead or dying. We can't afford to continue this wasteful practice.

Galapagos' Gentle Giants: Mysteries of the World's Largest Shark

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

My first encounter with a whale shark is something I will never forget. I was submerged in the clear blue waters of the Galapagos Islands, diving for a glimpse of these gentle giants.

Floating Lab Sheds Light On 'Aliens Of The Sea'

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.28.2014 | Science

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creatur...

Alissa Scheller

This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of our plastic litter ends up. W...

Four Years After the BP Oil Spill, Hope for a Full Recovery in the Gulf Remains Strong Despite Slow Progress

Kara Lankford | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Kara Lankford

To restore the Gulf will take a comprehensive, holistic approach. We have to mitigate the environmental effects of the oil spill as well correct for prior problems triggered by stressors.

Wasted Catch: It's Time To Stop Wasting Seafood

Ted Danson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

What if each time you bought a fish filet from a grocery store or restaurant, it included a side order of dead dolphin, drowned sea turtle, or other discarded sea life?

Navy Warship Stops To Let Whales Pass, Gives Us Another Reason To Love Sailors

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.14.2014 | Good News

A 419-foot Navy warship in Dana Point, Calif., stopped just in time to let a pod of friendly marine mammals pass by unscathed this past weekend, KABC-...

10 Marine Areas Worth Saving

Elizabeth Selig | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Elizabeth Selig

As new technologies let us explore ever deeper and more remote areas of our oceans, we are learning more and more about the amazing bounty of life they harbor.

Denver Teens Think Deep About the Sea

David Gallo | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
David Gallo

A common view of science is that it's a cold, unemotional, and fact-driven career. The truth is that many scientists and engineers are driven by a deep and insatiable thirst for discovery and knowledge.

Marine Pollution: It's Not Too Late to Turn the Tide

Lewis Pugh | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Lewis Pugh

Less than two percent of our oceans enjoy meaningful protection. Scientists know that more is necessary, but persuading political leaders is a struggle.

Water Clarity Improvements Yield Dangerous Unexpected Side-Effect

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

More than a century after regulations put a stop to California Gold Rush practices clouding the San Francisco Bay waters with silt, tidal movements ha...

California Coastal Commission Does Its Job; Poseidon Water Withdraws Application For HB Desalination Plant

Garry Brown | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Garry Brown

Conservation measures such as reducing the amount of potable water wasted on turf grass is a great start. Stormwater capture is another viable supply option we can explore that has positive environmental effects.

Twenty-Three Days in Madagascar

Peter Gardett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Peter Gardett

Over 23 days, despite mobilization of an international team to one of the planet's most remote locations and efforts to herd them out, an estimated 50 whales would die, largely of exposure, in the Loza Lagoon.

WATCH: Rescued Sea Lions Go Home

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green

When a group of hurt and abandoned sea lions washed up on the shore, the ORCA conservation group in Peru swooped in to nurse them back to health. The ...

ExxonMobil Oil and Gas Exploration Is Root Cause of Whale Deaths in Madagascar

Jackie Savitz | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Jackie Savitz

This new science, combined with today's report on the whales killed by seismic technology in Madagascar, should be reason enough to at least put this proposal on hold, if not stop it in its tracks.

Climate Change: A Religious Perspective

Mohammed Salarbux | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Mohammed Salarbux

It has been counter-productive just to blame religion per se for obstructive solutions to rectify and address climate change, instead of focusing on the impact that consumerism has had on the ecosystem.

Dolphins, Sharks, and Mermaids, Oh, My! Interview With a Real-life Mermaid and Ocean Activist

Brenda Peterson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Humans will sink or swim with the rising tides of "global weirding." What better time to remember and apprentice ourselves to the mermaid myths that have inspired us for thousands of years?

Gulf Citizens Deserve Greater Role in Offshore Oil Oversight

Richard Steiner | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Richard Steiner

It's not if, but when the next Gulf oil disaster will occur, be it another deepwater blowout, a tanker accident, a pipeline rupture, or a refinery incident.

Whales to Big Oil: 'Keep It Down, Would Ya?'

OnEarth | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Jason Bittel, OnEarthNo one ever said the search for fossil fuels in increasingly hard-to-reach places was easy. As part of their quest to keep the...

Amazing Underwater Photos

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green

A harbor seal explores a kelp forest off the coast of San Diego. A brilliantly colored shrimp makes its home within the soft, curling tendrils of an a...

10 Inspiring Photos That Will Have You Reaching for a Snorkel

Islands | Posted 04.26.2013 | Travel
Islands

Here are 10 amazing diving and snorkeling photos from the most exotic locations around the world. Leave the snow shovel at home and buy that plane ticket.

What's Your Seashell Name?

Laura Wattenberg | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Laura Wattenberg

A thick but otherwise unremarkable clamshell takes on gravitas as the Ponderous Ark. A tiny cone of whorled white, like a miniature serving of soft-serve ice cream, goes by the improbably Dickensian name of Humphrey Wentletrap.

Killing With Sound: What Happens When the Whales Stop Singing?

Brenda Peterson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

For whales, such as the great blue, who can communicate over thousands of miles, such sonic stress affects reproduction and communication so much that some whales simply stop vocalizing. What happens to our oceans when the whales stop singing?

One Recipe Not on the Menu: Shark Fin Soup

Francesca Koe | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

As families around the world prepare festive plans for holiday feasting, thankfully a certain soup is swimming off the menu this year -- shark fin soup. As a result, many of the important and majestic sharks that maintain balance in our marine ecosystems will roam free, fins intact.