In the ocean you find a symphony of sound, from the clicking of snapping shrimp to the long mournful wails of whales, and zips of dolphins. Now imagine this oceanic soundscape shattered by dynamite-like blasts, every 10 seconds for days and even weeks on end.
Given the high frequency of oil spills in offshore drilling operations, the decision to green-light drilling operations in the Belizean Barrier Reef led to a fierce national debate. It appeared the government was likely to prevail. But things have now changed in Belize.
However, Original Scent is not a typical fragrance blending bar. Nicole Winnaman says, "we offer a very chic one-on-one perfuming experience. It's tailored to creating an unique scent wardrobe that includes an on-site custom candle bar," filled with your scent.
Will Secretary Sally Jewell tell Americans the truth? Will she explain to people that the administration and Congress simply cannot, in a globally connected world like ours, control the price of gasoline in America?
Imagine yourself at a restaurant ready to order your favorite dish and being told by your server that there is a one in three chance you will not receive the same item that is on the menu. Would you order it anyway?
Despite the political gridlock that still binds Congress, the Obama administration can make substantial improvements to the health of the ocean on its own -- improvements that spur our economy, and restore and protect abundant oceans.
If the EU can harness the power and skill of its fishing fleet while enforcing legislation that maximizes their potential to be productive and sustainable, then their fisheries will soon be healthy and capable of supporting a robust economy. It is possible to have both.
Brussels sprouts are the only vegetable I ever really liked. People have always mocked me for this, but apparently now it's cool. The Brusselian Era is upon us at long last, and I, for one, welcome our cruciferous overlords.
We can only prepare and eat safe and sustainable seafood dishes if we are given honest information about how these products are harvested, bought and sold. The current system isn't designed to ensure that accountability is a constant player in seafood production.
I was a strict vegetarian for twenty years. Then someone offered me a scallop. That plump, muscly perfect circle, geometrically a marvel, a white coin jetting hot juice: Oh glorious bivalve, cookie-of-the-sea, you gave your life for me!
Since the release of Jaws in 1975, we've been wading into the water a bit more tentatively. But it is the sharks that need to worry. They've been around for almost half a billion years, but they could go extinct on the West Coast in the coming decades.
Great whites have survived for millions of years, surviving mass extinctions and rightfully earning their top spot as apex ocean predators. But unless we increase protections for them, they may not survive much longer.
Last night my eyes were opened. I learned about the atrocities that have happened to our ocean, about how polluted our world is becoming, the harmful overfishing of our oceans, and how many species of beautiful creatures essential to our ecosphere are teetering on the verge of extinction.
As explained in the film, Mission of Mermaids, which was written, narrated and directed by Susan Rockefeller, the ocean has a remarkable ability to adapt and recover, if only we would allow it to do just that.
We can drastically improve our chances of battling climate change if we start thinking seriously about wild seafood. Wild seafood, properly managed, can replenish itself year by year, decade by decade, millennia by millennia.