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Ocean Planning Takes a Village

Our ocean is mind-bogglingly vast. It covers nearly 140 MILLION square miles of our Earth’s surface. That’s roughly 35 times the size of the United States! Our coastlines, on the other hand, are much smaller—and getting more crowded every year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), almost half of the U.S. population […]

Don’t be shallow. A tale of subsurface microplastics and the processes that transport them.

One thing you should know about me is that I am from New York and I am half Italian. That means when I like something, I get highly animated about it. In person, I’ll start waving my arms around wildly to gesticulate my inner excitement. In writing, I will often use all caps and multiple […]

The Slimmer Skimmer: An end to harmful fisheries subsidies may be coming soon – and that could help a marine ecosystem near you

Editor’s note: The Slimmer Skimmer is a new feature to give a brief update on a topic critical to marine ecosystem management. We are starting off our Slimmer Skimmer series with one of fisheries subsidies. The World Trade Organization is currently working to make an end-of-the year deadline (their own, as well as one for […]

A Heartbreaking Dive in the Florida Keys

For most of my life, the Florida Keys has been one of those “safe” places for me. Like those old, holey, worn out jeans you always reach for because they’re so comfortable, so the Keys are for me. This paradise is just far enough away from home to be a true road trip. This is […]

The Beauty of Rarity

Legend has it that Saint Patrick gave a four-leaf clover to a group of his followers; the fourth leaf put there by God to bring luck. St. Patrick believed the first three leaves represented hope, faith, and love. While the actual probability of finding a four-leaf clover is unclear, at best, it may be 1 […]


  In other words, biodiversity ensures natural sustainability for all life on the planet — think more abundant crops and fresher air, for example. More than 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity, while more than 1.6 billion people rely on forests for their livelihoods. The loss of biodiversity affects the lives of more than 1 […]


Volcanic eruptions are responsible for releasing molten rock, or lava, from deep within the Earth, forming new rock on the Earth’s surface. But eruptions also impact the atmosphere. The gases and dust particles thrown into the atmosphere during volcanic eruptions have influences on climate. Most of the particles spewed from volcanoes cool the planet by […]