From sharks and sea turtles to whales and walruses (and beyond), dive in and brush up on your ocean knowledge with some of our most popular wildlife blogs!
Stories also have the special power of preserving memory across generations, particularly in folklore tales. These tales can illustrate a culture’s values, teach life lessons of generations past and simply bring amusement and humor in which everyone can take part. Check out these seven, short fish folklore stories, or fish-lore tails from around the globe!
Cephalopods—the group of ocean animals that includes squid, octopus, cuttlefish and nautilus—have captivated people for thousands of years. It’s no surprise then that philosophers, scientists and explorers continue to study and depict cephalopods up to modern times. Historical illustrations can give us a glimpse into the research of the past and help us understand how we learned all we know of these animals today!
It’s the holiday season—a hustle and bustle time of year spent wishing good tidings and eating scrumptious food. But while we’re busy on land, there’s an entire world of animals under the sea with their own, unique, sea-sonal traditions. Have you ever wondered how ocean animals spend the holiday season? Learn about what ocean critters are doing during the winter months—and how our aquatic friends spend the holidays!
Food wrappers are a uniquely challenging problem. They are effectively unrecyclable, and few comparable alternatives are more eco-friendly. Most of us probably don’t often think about the regular role they play in our lives and the astounding amount of waste they create. That’s why we’re asking you to challenge yourself this year to reduce food wrapper waste!
Our new study reveals that the U.S. ranks as high as third among countries contributing to coastal plastic pollution. Our findings underscore that the U.S. has outsourced its massive “plastic footprint” to developing countries and, in so doing, has become a top contributor to the global ocean plastics crisis. Act now to ensure the U.S. addresses the issue of plastic pollution at home and avoid irreparable damage to our ocean.
How do we know if water is “healthy”? When it comes to water quality, the presence of plastic pollution is a visible indicator that a particular waterway or coast is hurting. But what about the water itself? Well before our trash became an eyesore along waterways and coasts, water quality measurements such as temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH and turbidity (clarity of the water) have helped scientists understand how a particular marine ecosystem is fairing.
Although climate change has been a stressor on most ocean wildlife, there’s a particular group that has high adaptability and predicted success for the future, particularly in the face of climate change—sea jellies. #oceanconservation #conservation #climatechange #seajelly #jellyfish
Just as we respect wildlife on land when photographing wildlife and environments, it’s important to understand our impact and responsibility as observers in our ocean, before we deep dive to document the wonders below. Check out our tips on how to responsibly document your favorite marine wildlife! #conservationphotography #wildlifephotography #conservation