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

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (referred to as ‘the Decade’) is finally here! Two big questions that might be on your mind are how the Decade is going
At a glance, it’s a vast blanket of aesthetic blues, and when you look a little deeper it’s the most beautiful sight. The complex mixtures of shapes, sizes, and colors could be difficult to
A study released last week by the University of Hong Kong proposes an evolutionary mechanism in natural fish populations that has the potential to adapt to ocean acidification. Human-driven climate change is challenging the

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Clean Waters

Safe Water Gardens are reliable, safe, and affordable sanitation systems for rural communities who may not otherwise have access to proper infrastructure for their wastewater, a source of pollution for local waterways and risk
Indonesia is the world’s largest island nation, extending 5,120 kilometres from east to west,1,760 kilometres from north to south, and consisting of more than 900 permanently inhabited islands and at least another 7500 other
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

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Coastal Protection

Around the world, people have been consuming fish for centuries as part of a healthy diet. From your skin to your heart, fish and within fish, can provide incredible benefits. Take a look below
There are many great mysteries in life. For example, where do all those odd socks go? Does intelligent alien life exist? And what on earth is at the bottom of the ocean? Shockingly, over
Speciesism [spee-shee-ziz-uhm] is defined as ‘the practice of treating members of one species as morally more important than members of other species’ (Britannica, 2013). In part one of this series, we explored speciesism in

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Ocean Optimism

Working at the carwash was “kinda hard”, but “always cool” according to Rose Royce in the 80s and the ocean fish wash is certainly no different! If you look closely amidst the hustle and
The third article in The Kelp Revolution: Our Seaweed Series “The more you learn about seaweed, the more excited you get about its potential to be restorative to the oceans, the climate, the planet,
In February, a new study was released by Rutgers University that evaluated and furthered our understanding of the roles that fishes play in our carbon flux, or the movement of carbon in the ocean.

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Marine Protected Areas

The impact of climate change seems far-off and abstract until it directly impacts your community. On September 1, 2019 Hurricane Dorian made a direct hit to my island home in The Bahamas. While I
For centuries, island nations have harnessed and nurtured a close relationship with the ocean. Fishing practices deeply rooted in cultural ties to nature and respect for the nearby waters and food resources have created

Ocean Conservation

We kill an estimated 70-100 million sharks every year. Despite increased awareness and continued activism, this number increases everyday. The shark fin industry continues to expand. Just last  May, 2020, 26 tons of shark
Speciesism [spee-shee-ziz-uhm]: ‘the practice of treating members of one species as morally more important than members of other species’ (Britannica, 2013). Ultimately, speciesism can manifest in the preferential treatment of some species and the
Fishes and other nonhuman animals are often highlighted in various phrases and sayings we humans like to use in English and other languages, such as “the cat’s meow.” One saying that involves marine animals
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