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Will the Ocean Ever Run Out of Fish?

Will the Ocean Ever Run Out of Fish?
Written by Maurice Bassey on 2017-08-15


By Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Jennifer Jacquet What’s the deal with overfishing? What’s at stake? And what can we do about it? We teamed up with the good folks at TEDEd on this animated short to explain.Punchline: Wild fish simply can’t reproduce as fast as 8 billion people can eat them. So we need better management of fishing. Our ecosystems, food security, jobs, economies, and coastal...(Read More)

An elephant seal enters the world: Capturing a rare and beautiful moment in words and on camera

An elephant seal enters the world: Capturing a rare and beautiful moment in words and on camera
Written by Maurice Bassey on 2017-08-10


By Jodi FredianiThe late afternoon winter sky was clear, the sun low, and the air brisk as I hiked from the Visitor’s Center at Ano Nuevo State Park with my cousin Pam Koch. Pam is a docent who leads guided tours of the elephant seal rookery located on the mainland beaches sheltered by Ano Nuevo Island, a mere forty miles south of San Francisco Bay.This Saturday afternoon visit was special, as...(Read More)

Three New Shrimp Species Discovered in Cape Town

Three New Shrimp Species Discovered in Cape Town
Written by Maurice Bassey on 2017-08-05


In a stunning discovery off the coast of Cape Town, three new species of shrimp have been found by amateur freedivers and scientists scouring the shallow intertidal rock pools and kelp forests near Cape Point.Professor Charles Griffiths, a renowned marine biologist from the University of Cape Town who was involved in identifying the new species, says this lays bare how much there is still to find...(Read More)

Charles Moore is now a two-time Garbage Patch discoverer (and I can tell you what a Garbage Patch looks like)

Charles Moore is now a two-time Garbage Patch discoverer (and I can tell you what a Garbage Patch looks like)
Written by Maurice Bassey on 2017-07-31


By Erica CirinoOn November 1, 2016, I set out with a group of Danish sailors and scientists associated with nonprofit Plastic Change in an old-school sloop called the SY Christianshavn to cover more than 3,000 miles from Marina Del Ray, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, in search of plastic. The goal: cross the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a huge accumulation of (mostly plastic) trash swirling...(Read More)

Indonesia Shark Diaries

Indonesia Shark Diaries
Written by Maurice Bassey on 2017-07-26


By Hollie BoothIf my last year of working as WCS’s Sharks and Rays Advisor for Southeast Asia has taught me anything, it’s that when it comes to sharks and rays, Indonesia is a melting pot of competing values and objectives. It boasts the world’s largest shark fishery, on which millions of people depend. At the same time, sharks remain a global priority for marine conservation while providing...(Read More)

Carl Safina joins board of nonprofit working to improve lives of captive cetaceans

Carl Safina joins board of nonprofit working to improve lives of captive cetaceans
Written by Maurice Bassey on 2017-07-21


By Erica CirinoThere are many people who believe whales and dolphins do not belong in aquariums and marine parks, and for good reason: When you put a large, highly intelligent animal that naturally travels a hundred or more miles a day into a small concrete tank, the results aren’t pretty. The animals suffer increased mental and physical disease and mortality, are more aggressive toward people...(Read More)

2017-18 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytellers Announced

2017-18 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytellers Announced
Written by Maurice Bassey on 2017-07-16


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the National Geographic Society announced today the selection of the 2017-2018 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows.The five American Fulbright-National Geographic Storytellers are:The Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National...(Read More)

Tackling Tuna: How People Took On the Biggest Tuna Company and Won

Tackling Tuna: How People Took On the Biggest Tuna Company and Won
Written by Maurice Bassey on 2017-07-11


By Bunny McDiarmid, Greenpeace International Executive DirectorToday is a big day for our oceans. It is good news for sea turtles and sharks, sea birds and tuna. It is also a great day for hundreds of thousands of workers at sea, many of whom have been victims of horrendous working conditions and human rights abuses. Following  two years of intense pressure by Greenpeace, environmentalists, labor...(Read More)

Solar Energy Soon to Surf the Wave of Profitability

Solar Energy Soon to Surf the Wave of Profitability
Written by Maurice Bassey on 2017-07-06


Profits for Healthy OceansSolar, wind, batteries, hydrogen are the four Musketeers of our clean energy future, which will protect our oceans from the effects of global warming. On June 15, the lastest Bloomberg Energy Report concluded that renewable energy will soon be more profitable than coal or oil. The energy transition will soon surf the wave of profitability.As global temperatures rise, our...(Read More)





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