Category Archives: Ocean Health

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs

Who will represent the next generation of the Ocean’s caretakers? The Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Program has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to talented students since it began five years ago. The 2017 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Contest offers  … Continue reading

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Solutions for microplastic pollution

Last year World Oceans Day focused on plastic pollution in the oceans, and we featured a three-part series to celebrate the oceans and highlight the problems, and some potential solutions, of plastics in the sea. Microplastics are tiny plastic pieces … Continue reading

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“Fluency of Ocean”

We’ve been celebrating World Oceans Day this week by following this year’s theme of “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet,” focused on the problems of plastic pollution. We’ve also touched on ocean acidification, the cousin to climate change that’s having devastating effects … Continue reading

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How Seaweeds Help

In celebration of World Oceans Day (yesterday, June 8), we’ve been thinking about the health of the oceans, and ways that seaweeds affect their ocean home. Seaweeds don’t remove plastics from the sea, or lessen the dangers of abandoned fishing … Continue reading

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World Oceans Day

(This week we’ll celebrate World Oceans Day with a series of blog posts about ocean health, and seaweeds.) A couple of months ago, I got to spend a weekend at an old Coast Guard station on the eastern edge of … Continue reading

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