What is Ocean Acidification?

April 27, 2017

Ocean acidification refers to a reduction in the pH of the ocean over an extended period of time, caused primarily by uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. For more than 200 years, or […]

Why do turtles eat plastic?

April 24, 2017

By Stacey Venzel Aquatic turtles are used to chomping at things floating through the water, which they expect to be food. It wasn’t until humans came along that turtles have had to be careful about […]

What should I do if I find a baby turtle?

April 17, 2017

By Stacey Venzel Baby humans are small but not nearly as small as baby turtles. The intelligence of a baby turtle also far exceeds that of a newborn infant. Even baby turtles know where they […]

Are sharks good for the environment?

April 5, 2017

By Blaise Jones Sharks are apex predators; they sit atop of the food chain with no other animals regularly preying upon them. In fact, the only predatory threats that face an adult shark are carnivorous […]

What is aquaculture?

April 4, 2017

Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of fish, shellfish, plants, algae and other organisms in all types of water environments. As the demand for seafood has increased, technology has made it possible to grow […]

What can be done to help turtles?

April 3, 2017

By Stacey Venzel Turtles lived on this earth long before us, so they are very good at adapting and healing. Sometimes, they could use a little shove in the right direction to get them on […]

Do turtles cause any problems for humans?

March 27, 2017

By Stacey Venzel Mosquitoes and other annoying creatures dubbed pests are unwelcome for a reason, especially when attempts to lessen their impact do not keep them at bay, such as failed attempts with insect repellent. […]

What is ocean etiquette?

March 17, 2017

Promoting responsible encounters with marine wildlife and their natural habitats. Wildlife viewing is a popular recreation activity, but it is important to know how to interact with ocean wildlife so that you can make the […]

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