Does pollution harm sharks?

May 31, 2017

By Blaise Jones One of the key byproducts of human expansion are heavy metals. No, not Metallica. Cobalt, aluminum, chrome, lead, nickel, zinc, copper, cadmium and mercury (listed from least toxic to most toxic) are all seeping into our oceans as runoff […]

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 […]

How does land-based pollution threaten coral reefs?

March 13, 2017

Many serious coral reef ecosystem stressors originate from land-based sources, most notably toxicants, sediments, and nutrients. Impacts from land-based sources of pollution—including coastal development, deforestation, agricultural runoff, and oil and chemical spills—can impede coral growth […]

What are microplastics?

March 10, 2017

Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long which can be harmful to our ocean and aquatic life. Plastic is the most prevalent type of marine debris found in our ocean and Great […]

What is the biggest source of ocean pollution?

March 9, 2017

Most ocean pollution begins on land.  Eighty percent of pollution to the marine environment comes from the land. One of the biggest sources is called nonpoint source pollution, which occurs as a result of runoff. […]

Top ten dangers at the beach

March 7, 2017

Trips to the beach aren’t always fun in the sun. Plan your summer beach visit with the following safety tips in mind. 1. Rip Currents Rip currents account for more than 80 percent of rescues […]

Beer comes to the rescue for marine life

May 27, 2016

  By Scott A. Rowan Now you can have a beer and enjoy it guilt-free knowing that your selection will benefit the future of marine life thanks to an innovative brewery. Saltwater Brewery in Delray […]