Anemone and clown fish at Baker Island

The Marine National Monuments Under Threat

By on 28 April 2017

On Wednesday, the U.S. President signed another executive order, this time directing the Secretary of the Interior to review the status of 24 National Monuments, including 5 important Marine National Monuments. I won’t bore you with the politics, but in short, this does not bode well for the States’ protected public lands and waters. Relaxing […]

Holding up "Protect Our Ocean Planet" sign at the March For Science

More Action For Oceans

By on 24 April 2017

Following close on the heels of international Earth Day celebrations and the success of the March For Science, on April 29th, The People’s Climate March is another opportunity to stand up for the oceans. What are some ocean issues affected/caused by current (anthropogenic) climate change? Rising ocean temperatures Current major coral bleaching event and coral death […]

Ocean planet earth in space

Celebrate Our Ocean Earth

By on 18 April 2017

So many ways to celebrate (Ocean) Earth Day! This coming Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. And though its best to keep Mother Earth in mind every day, participating in events on Earth Day is a fun way of raising awareness and getting everyone involved. This year it seems especially important to show some love for our natural world, […]

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 […]

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 […]