June 8th, 2018

Below the Surface

Fishackathon 2015: casting a net for high tech solutions

What do the cities of Boston, Massachusetts, Vancouver, Canada, and Durban, South Africa have in common? They are all coastal cities, with much of their economic and tourist activity stemming from their location near the ocean. And they are not alone—more than half of both the U.S. and world populations live within 50 miles of a coast.

Alyssa Isakower 14-May-2015
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How to plan a wonderful company volunteer day

World Oceans Day is a great opportunity to get your employees out in the community doing something to keep it healthy. Here are some ideas for how to organize a World Oceans Day celebration at your company.

Lena Champlin 21-Apr-2015
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7 simple ways to share your unique perspective as a diver

As a diver you’re in a unique position. More than anyone else, you experience the beauty of the world underwater as well as above ground. For World Oceans Day we encourage you to share your perspective as a diver who is invested in a healthy ocean – with other divers and your land-based community!

Lena Champlin 09-Apr-2015
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Be an Ocean-Friendly Pet Owner!

You love your salty dog. But is Rover ocean-friendly? Remember, furry-family members have an environmental impact too! Check out these 4 sustainable pet practices to ensure you’re making ocean-friendlier choices when it comes to your critters.

Sirena Turner 30-Mar-2015
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7 ways to connect kids everywhere to the ocean

When groups of kids get together outside of school, it’s a unique opportunity to help them learn and grow. Kids getting excited about nature sets them on the path towards becoming awesome, ocean-protecting adults. The first step towards protecting nature is developing a positive relationship with it, and doing some simple things to help it out. Plus, it’s just fun.

Lena Champlin and Alyssa Isakower 26-Mar-2015
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New year's Resolution: Disposable Plastics

Today, billions of plastic bags and bottles are used every year in the U.S. alone. What happens to all of this trash? 50% is buried in landfills, 5% is recycled, some is used to produce durable plastic goods and the rest remains “unaccounted for,” which is akin to saying, “lost in the environment” from where it eventually gets washed into the oceans.

Alyssa Isakower 23-Jan-2015
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Ocean Myths Debunked

To lots of people, the ocean is huge and mysterious. There’s a lot of rumors circulating – do you believe everything you’ve heard about the ocean? Stem the tide of misinformation with these myth busters.

Alexandra Uribe 15-Dec-2014
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Can I really save the ocean from inland?

Do you feel passionate about oceans and nature, but never quite know how to make a difference in their conservation efforts? Do you live inland and don’t think your actions could affect the coast and the oceans? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, read on for just a few ways you can help save the oceans even if you live far away from the coast.

Alexandra Uribe 09-Dec-2014
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Reaching the Ocean: A guide for Inland Teachers

As humans, we are all connected to the ocean through what it provides for us. But your students may not realize that their backyards are connected physically to the ocean through our waterways and watersheds! As an inland teacher, you face a greater challenge in connecting your students to the ocean – but teaching them about your local watershed is a great way to start.

Alyssa Isakower 20-Nov-2014
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2015 – 2016 theme: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more! In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.

Alyssa Isakower 03-Nov-2014
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