Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Sharks on the Texas coast

 A healthy population of sharks lives in waters off the Texas coast  -- and that's a good thing. Read about these sharks, how they are protected, and where to see them here

Saving sea turtles, birds, dolphins from fishing nets

How scientists are working to reduce fisheries bycatch. And tips for how to help when you buy seafood. Read more here

Monday, August 2, 2021

Tagging sharks for science

 Shark tagging helps scientists track the movements of these animals, supporting efforts to protect and conserve them. Read what it's like to tag sharks in this piece for Scuba Diving magazine. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Kelp Loss on the West Coast

Divers and scientists watched a disaster play out along the U.S. West Coast: an almost overnight disappearance of sea stars, especially sunflower sea stars, followed by a population explosion of the purple urchins that sea stars eat, and then loss of entire forests of bull kelp. Read what is behind the disaster and what scientists are doing in response here

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Bees are vital to wildflowers

 Enjoy the spring wildflowers this year? Thank a bee! Read more about the role of these insects as pollinators, and how you can help them. 

Protecting ocean sediments from trawling

 Marine sediments represent a large and globally important carbon sink, but stored carbon can be released into the water by trawling. Research outlines the problem and offers solutions. Read more here

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Cut Your Travel-related Food Waste

A third of all food produced in the world gets wasted, creating a yearly global carbon footprint larger than most countries. Some simple ways to reduce food waste on dive trips, cruises, and other travel.