Happy Hagfish Day!

Everyone loves an underdog and the hagfish is perhaps the ocean’s biggest underdog when it comes to looks. This scavenging eel-like creature has no jaws and a wriggly saggy body whose most notable attribute is ...

Meet Vet Fellow Megan Strobel

Megan Strobel’s favourite animals show her roots. As a Florida girl, she grew up watching bottlenose dolphins from shore. As an undergraduate student at University of Florida, she worked on another favourite an...

Sanctuary for the Southern Ocean 

In the peak of the Antarctic summer, the icy ocean sometimes takes on pinkish-red hue. This unusual coloration is actually a layer of krill (Euphausia sp.), a tiny shrimp-like crustacean the size of your pinky....

Weekly Ocean News

Ecosystems and Biodiversity The impacts of global warming will be far greater than expected, according to the latest comprehensive assessment from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC’s...

Fish Fillet Without the Fish

Fishless fish.  Confused? You are not alone. Over the past several months, headlines have popped up announcing companies that are building an entirely new industry: lab-grown seafood. Seafood is the last major...

Weekly Ocean News

Ecosystems and Biodiversity Despite a global ban on the use of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 2004, the chemicals persist in the environment and have accumulated up the food chain. High levels of PCBs hav...

Aquaculture 101: Part 2

More than half of seafood consumed globally is farmed. In order to shed some light on the opaque sources of our seafood, I wrote an overview of popular farmed species (see Part 1). Next, let’s address a farmed ...

A Life’s Work 

Dr. John Nightingale, CEO and president of Ocean Wise, was awarded the prestigious Humane Hero Award by American Humane, the United States’ first national humane organization, during a ceremony on Sept. 29 at t...