Celebrate Life Below Water. Eat Blue

“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.”

—Robert Henri, Artist

Ocean Health

The ocean covers 70% of Earth’s surface, contains 97% of Earth’s water, holds 98% of Earth’s habitat and has the tendency to capture 100% of human imagination.

Over the next decade – the Ocean Decade – our understanding of ocean ecosystems will continue to dramatically improve, new discoveries will be made, and entirely new ocean-related industries will emerge that will help conserve life below water.

One tool that helps consumers make ocean-friendly seafood choices is Seafood Watch, which was developed by the people at Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Environmental Defense Fund has the Seafood Selector that promotes “fish choices that are good for you and the ocean.” Meanwhile, Pew Charitable Trusts is leading a project to end illegal fishing, which accounts for 1 of every 5 wild fish that is taken from the ocean.

The ocean is enormously resilient, and with a little help from informed consumers we can ensure the health of our ocean and its inhabitants for the next generation.

Celebrate Life Below Water. Eat Blue

Ocean Solutions

Happy New Year everyone! This year marks the start of the Decade, meaning we have 10 years to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To
One year ago, I joined the team at Fast Forward, an accelerator for nonprofit technology startups. Since Fast Forward’s inception in 2014, 59 tech nonprofits  have graduated from our Accelerator Program, and they?ve impacted over 63 million lives globally. They are just a small subset of the 500+
No nets. No planes. Just seafood made from cells.? Walk into any high-end sushi restaurant and?you are?bound to see fish advertised as ?imported fresh from Japan.??It?s?a label that projects?authenticity and?conjures up imagery of?fish?being?hauled?out of

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Clean Waters

Growing up in The Bahamas, I was in and around the ocean every day. All parts of my life revolved around the ocean; tourism and fishing are the main industries and, on a personal
Through photosynthesis, the world?s forests absorb around 30% of human-produced carbon dioxide emissions. Meanwhile, the ocean absorbs around 31% of human-caused emissions. While there are many large-scale reforestation projects designed to increase forest size

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Coastal Protection

As 2020 comes to a close, many of us are sighing a breath of relief. These past 12 months have been unprecedented for many of us.  Although perhaps not as obvious, 2020 has also
Are coral reefs the underwater pharmacies of the 21st century? Many leading oceanographers, researchers and scientists believe so. In just about every corner of a coral reef, miraculous pharmaceuticals can be discovered. In fact,
As we celebrate this year?s World Soil Day, let us remember that healthy soil is one of the keys to our very existence. As such, soil should be regarded as a precious resource, handled

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Ocean Optimism

Join the Ocean Science Cocktail Party In the age of global, digital communication, the tools we use to educate ourselves and spread ideas with others have become increasingly important. Social media has grown rapidly
In honor of the 11th Anniversary of the International Day of Climate Action, organized by 350.org , I sat down with Dr. Margaret Leinen, the Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University
?The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want ? – The International Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO Thank you for joining us on our adventure to learn more about the Decade of Ocean Science

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Ocean Conservation

Article 2 in Our ?Tipping the Scales: Climate Considerations for the Seafood Lover? Series For thousands of years, seafood has been a global culinary centerpiece. Celebrated for its nutrient density and filling yet light
Have you ever heard the cacophony of sounds that encompass coral reefs or marine environments? If you listen closely, you may hear the grunting of a soldierfish, the crackle of snapping shrimp or perhaps
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