Kelp forests are incredibly important for healthy ecosystems’, and they are getting rebuilt in California. Read more about kelp forests.
Garbage, especially plastics, can be found all over the world in all kinds of bodies of water. Read more about what is being done and what divers can do help clean it all up.
The pillar coral is as unique in its taxonomy as it is in its growth form. It is also poorly studied — and it is in decline. Efforts have ramped up to study and conserve this species.
Monk seals are a critically endangered species in Hawaii, however, some island natives are protesting the seal being on the list. Read more.
The Coral Triangle, a particular section of the Western Pacific, is on the path of comprehensive conservation. Read more.
Corals bleach, or turn white, when their symbiotic algae are expelled from the corals’ tissues due to stressors such as excessively warm water. Bleached corals can and do recover when favorable conditions resume.
Offshore platforms actually house a lot of marine life and are popular dive sites because of it. Several oil platforms, however, are scheduled to be removed from the Gulf of Mexico. Read more about the platforms’ importance.
Are sharks really facing extinction for an Asian delicacy? Learn more about shark populations and conservation efforts.
Lionfish pose a threat to native species as their numbers are skyrocketing out of control. The best way to solve the problem of invasive lionfish? A fork.
Reef corals demand greater protections. Broad reef protections have been helpful, protections specifically for corals are needed. Read more about threats to corals and what you can do as a diver and ocean lover.