Eco-friendly family enjoying a picnic on the beach without the use of plastics preventing ocean pollution plastic

Help Prevent Oceans of Plastic

Bits of Knowledge Help Prevent Oceans of Plastic Let’s get real about plastics. Today, many picnics are saved by plastic beverage containers on beaches that wisely prohibit glass containers. On these beaches, a garbage can — and often a recycle bin — are fewer steps away than from your beach blanket to your car. Plastic […]
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How To Be a Friend to Oceans and Marine Life

How To Be a Friend to Oceans and Marine Life Good citizenship — so important civic organizations give awards for it and Boy and Girl Scouts earn badges for it. Oceans need good citizens, too. Your footprints will be washed away, and, of course, you never litter the beach. But what else do our oceans need […]
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Dead Zones Are Not Fodder for Science Fiction

Dead Zones Are Not Fodder for Science Fiction Glorious ocean waves blind us with their power and beauty while covering up a global disgrace: our oceans have dead zones, 405 dead zones including the entire Baltic Sea. The number of dead zones is up from just 49 in the 1960s.  According to NOAA, a dead zone […]
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Shocking Photos Share The Real Plastics Impact on Oceans

The year 2017 saw more than one severe hurricane, which helped lead to the shocking photos presented in October of the same year. Images of the once striking Caribbean Sea, covered in a layer of plastics, were released by a number of different news outlets. This was not shock news, it was our reality. The […]
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Polar bear on ice close to rising warming ocean water.

The Rising Seas: Global Warming and Our Oceans

As global warming wreaks havoc on the environment, temperatures are gradually rising and the sea levels are rising too. Global warming occurs naturally over time, but it is still quite clear that humans are impacting the environment in monumental and very hazardous ways. Global warming has a huge impact on our oceans, and while many […]
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Reclaiming and Recycling Ghost Gear

Ghost gear is an ocean horror that some sea-loving people and organizations are striving to turn into less hazardous and even useful materials. Ghost gear is the term for discarded fishing gear and is an estimated 10 percent of marine trash. Much of it is thrown overboard when ports do not have the capacity to […]
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