What is the Big Deal About Ocean Acidification?

If you have been paying attention to environmental news lately you may have read or heard a little bit about this thing called ocean acidification. But what is ocean acidification and why is it such a big deal? What is ocean acidification?   A little bit of science on ocean accidification Ocean acidification, as the … Continue reading What is the Big Deal About Ocean Acidification?

The Creation of a National Monument: San Juan Islands

San Juan Islands (Credit NOAA) Recently there has been an explosion of new marine protected areas (MPAs) being proposed or created around the world. In the last month at least six countries have strengthened regulations on existing MPAs, expanded Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), designated new MPAs or have made proposals for new MPAs! And these … Continue reading The Creation of a National Monument: San Juan Islands

News of Discoveries from the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster

Researchers aboard the NOAA research vessel Nancy Foster, under the direction of Dr. Sandra Brooke, Marine Conservation Institute’s Director of Coral Conservation and Dr. Steve Ross (UNCW), reported today that they have rediscovered a methane seep off America’s East Coast that has not been seen for the last 30 years!  Mussels at a methane seep … Continue reading News of Discoveries from the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster