Weekly Ocean News
Chesapeake Bay's successful restoration is under threat; Antarctica ice loss is accelerating and more in this week's Ocean News.
Ecosystems and Biodiversity Scientists are calling for fishing regulations to help save the Amazon forest. Why? Brazil’s Pantanal is a floodplain the size of Washington State, which spends half the year underwater. The Pantanal’s biodiversity is helped by large, fruit-eating fish, which spread undigested seeds to 95% of the region’s woody plants. These seeds are […]
Water for Water
Changing our oceans with sustainable water programs.
As spring turns to summer here on the West Coast, talk of holiday travel and visitors has lately been giving way to the pressing environmental concern of plastic in our oceans. With the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch — also known as the Pacific Trash Vortex — now double the size of Texas, people are […]
Congrats to Seafood Supporter, Guy Dean!
Ocean Wise partner Guy Dean wins this year's Seafood Champion Award for Leadership at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit.
Tireless. Inspiring. Innovative. These are just a few ways to describe Guy Dean, vice president and chief sustainability officer at Albion Farms and Fisheries and long-time Ocean Wise seafood partner. Today, he was awarded the Seafood Champion Award for Leadership at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona. The word “deserving” can be added to that […]
New Light on an Elusive Species
Ocean Wise researcher Valeria Vergara comments on new narwhal discoveries.
Last week, the journal PLOS ONE published a study on the acoustic calls of narwhals, an elusive Arctic species whose day-to-day life we know very little about. Ocean Wise researcher Valeria Vergara, who spends her summers recording beluga whale acoustic communication, read over the study “Spatial and temporal patterns of sound production in East Greenland […]
Vancouver's First Zero-Waste Grocery Store
Zero-waste grocery store Nada takes sustainability seriously.
As a marine biologist, Brianne Miller knows all too well the threat that plastic poses to ocean health and aquatic animals. Feeling discouraged by the amount of packaging and plastic generated from her visits to the grocery store, she decided to open her own zero-waste grocery store in Vancouver. The result, Nada, opens this Wednesday June 20th. […]
Weekly Ocean News
Cooling computers in the ocean; discovering whale shark feeding patterns; and more in this week's Ocean News.
Ecosystems and Biodiversity Researchers recently discovered why whale sharks tend to congregate in a small number of sites. It turns out that these congregation sites have a similar topography of shallower waters near a steep drop, which allows whale sharks to feed on upwelling currents, filled with plankton and small crustaceans, and spend time in […]
Tracking the Ocean from Space
Satellites are paving the way for big-picture ocean understanding.
Earth is a blue planet with over 70% covered in vast bodies of water: lakes, rivers, and the ocean. This vast watery side of the world is in an increasingly vulnerable state, but how do we get a big-picture understanding of the ecosystem in order to help it? Floating silently above earth, satellites watch and […]
Ocean Wise Applauds Canada and 5 G7 Countries Committed to Reducing Plastic Pollution
Today’s adoption of a global plastics charter by five G-7 countries, including Canada, to target single-use plastic waste reduction is a timely and significant step for protection of our world’s oceans. “As an organization dedicated to tackling ocean plastic pollution, Ocean Wise supports this global commitment, led by Canada with some of the world’s most […]