Oceans


Receding Reefs: Understanding and Protecting our Coral Ecosystems

Source: fix.com Published: May 10, 2016 Coral reefs are incredibly important to the diversity and health of our oceans. Making up only 0.2 percent of our oceans, but containing around a quarter of all marine fish species, coral reefs are second only to rainforests in...

Earth Gets A Surge of New Ocean Sanctuaries

Source: mnn.com Published: October 8, 2015 A green sea turtle swims under Midway Island Pier at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. (Photo: Greg McFall/NOAA) Russell McLendon Earth is on the brink of a sea change. Its oceans are still mostly wild, without the...

The Fantastic Transformation of Subway Cars into Artificial Reefs

Source: citylab.com Published: February 24, 2015 Stephen Mallon/Front Room Gallery John Metcalfe A photographer spent years watching heavy machinery hurl MTA cars into the Atlantic. Few people can say they’ve journeyed far offshore to watch an excavator sling...

19-Year-Old Has A Solution for Cleaning Our Oceans!

Source: inhabitat.com Published: March 26, 2013  by Timon Sing 19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The  device consists of an anchored  network of...

Coral Fights Back Against Warming Seas

  Source: motherjones.com       Published: January 8, 2013       Tim McDonnell                   Different colonies of Acropora hyacinthus, one species examined by the Stanford team,...