November, 2016

Urgent: Dusky Sharks Need Our Help!

By on 30 November 2016

I have a confession to make: before attending Oceana’s seminar at DEMA, I was ignorant of the plight of the dusky shark. I love sharks, and consider myself to be generally well-informed on their conservation issues, but somehow I had missed this. But hopefully I can make up for my previous inaction by sharing this […]

Diving For A Difference

By on 28 November 2016

Sea Crowd envisions a new way for divers to contribute to ocean science with the Oceans Eye. I happened upon the Oceans Eye booth at the DEMA Show almost on accident. But as soon as I heard what they were doing I was hooked! If you could help collect data for scientists studying the oceans, […]

DEMA Show 2016 – Success!

By on 21 November 2016

The show is over, but now the work begins! My first ever convention, The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) Show, was a fantastic experience. It is the largest scuba diving industry trade-only event in the world, and this year’s show was held over four days in Las Vegas. Exhausting and overwhelming at times– there were hundreds […]

Post-Election Blues

By on 16 November 2016

I have been struggling for the past week with how and what to say to adequately untangle the strands of the mess left by this US election. I spent the first three days obsessively reading every article on the current climate situation — policies, proposed policies, COP22, the Paris Agreement, whether or not it can […]

5 Habits For Healthy Oceans

By on 1 November 2016

Make a difference by protecting our ocean’s health from home. We all want a clean and healthy ocean, as it not only benefits the creatures living in the ocean, but helps keep us and the air we breathe healthy too. Our oceans are facing many man-made challenges right now, from plastic pollution to warming waters to […]