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Cleaning Up Our Hidden Shorelines

This blog was written by Chelsea Rochman, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, co-founder of the University of Toronto Trash Team and Scientific Advisor to the Ocean Conservancy; and Susan Debreceni, the Outreach Manager and co-founder of the University of Toronto Trash Team.  As you wander around the neighborhoods of downtown Toronto, it’s likely […]

Slow Road to Recovery after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill for Deep-Sea Communities

The Deepwater Horizon disaster released approximately 4 million barrels of oil from the Macondo Wellhead over the course of 87 days in 2010.  Thus, becoming the largest accidental marine oil spill in history. The impacts of the oil spill were readily visible on shorelines, beaches, and marshes.   However, in the deep Gulf of Mexico the  […]

Inspiration from Latinx Leaders Fighting for Climate

“Viva la causa!” This was the cry heard in the scorching California heat as hundreds of Latinx farmers were led by Cesar Chavez in the 1960s. They chanted as they fought for basic human rights, like protection from polluted air—something this community is still fighting for today. Latinx communities have played a vital role in […]


Editor’s note: Heather Welch is a research associate with the University of California at Santa Cruz and the (US) NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center’s Environmental Research Division. The Skimmer spoke with her about her research, which focuses on understanding and planning for the spatial and temporal dynamics of large-scale marine processes.   The Skimmer: We […]


Early fall means hurricane season for those living near the Caribbean, South Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico. We know that hurricanes can be devastating on land—history is full of infamous storms that forever changed the areas affected (like Hurricane Andrew in Florida and Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf). This year we’ve already seen the devastating […]