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Discover a Species: Tiburonia
Tiburonia is a genus of jellyfish in the family Ulmaridae. It was only recently discovered in 2003 by a crew from MBARI led by George Matsumoto. The specific species of jellyfish was supposed to be called "Big Ugly", but there were objections so instead they called it...read more
Sharks Can Prevent A Changing Climate?!?!
New research from Bournemouth University has discovered that overfishing and shark finning might increase climate change and create more greenhouse gasses. Ecological Informatics, a popular journal, published a paper demonstrating the importance of keeping sharks in...read more
The Curious Benefits of Rum!
Don't go downing a bottle of Bacardi just yet, everything in moderation. However, It's been proven that Rum is one alcoholic beverage that contains more than just a good time. Rum was used vastly during World War I to keep soldiers warm before hitting the muddy...read more
What is light pollution?
Have you ever noticed the difference between the night sky in the city versus the night sky out in the middle of nowhere? People used to be able to look up at the sky and see millions of stars shining down on them. Today the use of artificial light does not allow us...read more
3 Kid/Family Volunteering Opportunities in San Diego!
San Diego always has beneficial volunteer work available no matter what season! Check out our top 3: 1. I Love A Clean San Diego: cleansd.org I Love a Clean San Diego has a number of programs. From beach adoptions to huge, semiannual beach cleanup days, this...read more
Domes Made to Survive Natural Disasters
Natural disasters occur every year affecting approximately 160 million and killing an estimated 90,000. A natural disaster cannot be prevented but it is something that people can try to prepare for. They can be most catastrophic when they occur unexpectedly, not...read more
Studies Suggest Veganism As The ‘Single Biggest Way’ To Reduce Impact
Researchers from the University of Oxford discovered that cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce an individual's carbon footprint from food by up to 73 percent! The debate of a vegan diet has been quite dramatic and opinionated over the years, yet...read more
Pollution affects over 100 million people, categorizing itself as one of the top global killers. The National Academy of Sciences estimated that every year 14 billion pounds of waste are dumped into the ocean by ocean-based sources, including cargo ships and cruise...read more
5 Simple Ways to Reduce Impact
1. Avoid single-use items. Oceans all over the world are filled with plastic bottles and countless other items that were used only once, or very short term. 90% of the cost of bottled water comes from making the bottle itself! On average, people spend $1,800 on...read more
Top Ocean Conservation Organizations In CA
NATIONAL MARINE MAMMAL FOUNDATION: NMMF thrives in taking care of Navy marine mammals. Who, because of the unparalleled care of the NMMF team, can live longer than their fellow counterparts in the wild. Between the past 50 years, the Navy Marine Mammal Program has...read more
Discover a Species: The Leafy Seadragon
The Leafy Seadragon or also commonly referred to as Glauert's seadragon is a marine fish that is part of the family Syngnathidae, which includes seadragons, pipefish, and seahorses; however, it is the only member of the genus Phycodurus. They are very commonly found...read more
The Sunken Pirate City
Port Royal, a village located on the southeast coast of Jamaica, was once considered to be the “richest and wickedest city in the world”. Port Royal was the largest city in the Caribbean, operating as the center of shipping and commerce in the Caribbean Sea. Jamaica...read more