World’s Coral Reefs Facing Serious Threats

photo credit: J Maragos, USFWS World’s Coral Reefs Facing Serious Threats A new survey of the world’s coral reefs finds that they very much in trouble. Current human activities like overfishing and pollution continue to grow as threats. Also, coral reefs’ future existence is not certain because the world’s oceans are getting warmer and more … Continue reading World’s Coral Reefs Facing Serious Threats

Why Everyone Should Wear Red Boardshorts and Put Zinc on their Noses

Courtesy: K38Rescue On February 8th the San Jose Mercury News ran a story about a surf-photographer who rescued a drowning surfer at Mavericks, a surf spot near Half Moon Bay, CA. There is no doubt that surfer Jacob Trette, who had lost consciousness, would have drowned if the photographer hadn’t swiftly entered the impact zone … Continue reading Why Everyone Should Wear Red Boardshorts and Put Zinc on their Noses

Help make the sale and trade of shark fins illegal in Washington State

Dear Washington State Residents, We don’t ask for your help all that often, but today public testimony is being taken on a bill to ban the sale and trade of shark fins in Washington State. Shark finning is illegal in US waters, but the sale and trade of shark fins is not. It’s about time … Continue reading Help make the sale and trade of shark fins illegal in Washington State