Oceans

Interview with Stefanie Brendl of Shark Allies

We talked late into the night, the California sun had long set behind her. We were connecting via Skype and were starting to wrap up, but Stefanie Brendl was blowing my mind about her experiences diving with sharks, shark population trends, and of course, shark finning. I was enthralled. Stefanie has a story to tell.…

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My Secret Quest To Be An Oyster Farmer

Delaware Bay (Debbie) Oysters

Aquaculture and conservation don’t necessarily go hand in hand. Fish farming, for example, can be quite detrimental to the environment if done improperly. So, when sustainable food and environmentalism meet it’s a big deal, and luckily for us, it’s in the form of something truly delicious—the oyster. Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer at…

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Coral bleaching and ocean acidification

Coral bleaching and ocean acidification

Global warming: Coral bleaching and ocean acidification *This article was updated April 10th, 2017 With varying reports of the oceans consuming 30-70% of the annual CO2 emissions, marine life is bound to suffer severe repercussions. The question remains easy to ask yet almost impossible to answer; how do we best address the huge responsibility of…

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Effects of Overfishing: Soon There May Not Be Many Fish in The Sea

We may find out the effects of overfishing after it's too late

Overfishing Our Oceans: A Real Possibility The prospect of an overfished ocean is a truly scary thing; what we once thought were an inexhaustible resource has fallen to overconsumption and greed. The oceans are being abused, and everything from sharks, to tuna to humans will feel it. Just looking at the stats, at the rate…

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A Cruel and Unsustainable Practice: How Can We Stop Shark Finning

how can we stop shark finning

Humans often have a history of conquering what we find scary in some seemingly perverse way of proving ourselves. However, in the midst of some recent incredibly cruel actions towards other predators, shark finning might very well be the worst. Shark numbers are dwindling fast, and in order to keep these beautiful creatures alive, we…

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Meet The Bluefin Tuna, While You Still Can

bluefin tuna

Save the bluefin tuna The prospect of an overfished ocean is a truly scary thing and could be a reality. What we once thought was an inexhaustible resource has fallen to the overconsumption and greed that unfortunately isn’t too uncommon for humans. The oceans are being abused, and everything from sharks and sea turtles to…

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Don’t live in fear, it’s completely fine to go back in the water

sharks are not dangerous

This is the time of year where it’s unavoidable to avoid articles warning beachgoers about the perils of swimming in the ocean. You’ll see clickbait articles that reference “HUGE” and “JUST FEET AWAY” trying to scare you. It’s important to remember in the midst of the media frenzy that sharks are not dangerous as once…

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