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Researcher Jill Bible Studies the Effects of Ocean Acidification on Olympia Oysters and Advocates Science Education

On the Sonoma coast of Northern California, there is an incredible education and research institution that is dedicated to studying the organisms and ecosystems of our oceans. Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML) is home to scientists and students who investigate the environmental processes at the land and sea interface. Jill Bible is a researcher earning her…

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Seafood Restaurant Owner Kenny Belov Explains the Value of Honesty and Traceability in the Seafood Industry

Every industry has a few truly passionate individuals who create the momentum for positive change. The seafood industry is fortunate to have Kenny Belov as one of these individuals. Kenny is the owner of Fish Restaurant and TwoXSea seafood distributor in Sausalito. He believes in providing honest, renewable seafood products with high traceability – and…

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The Value of Experiential Learning: LiMPETs Coordinator Abby Nickels Engages Youth with Real Scientific Monitoring Methods

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” – Chinese Proverb Educating today’s youth on environmental issues is the first and foremost step to solving the impending troubles of tomorrow. Our children need to experience science firsthand and understand the importance of keeping our coastlines healthy. The…

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The Blue Ocean Institute and Dr. Carl Safina Encourage People to Establish a Deeper Connection with Nature and Care About Our Oceans

Our oceans contain a hidden magic. They have a special way of igniting our childlike wonder of the curious creatures beneath the waves. When we read about the ocean, see photos and videos, or experience the beauty of it in person – our minds establish a deeper connection that inspires us to care. This connection…

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The Daily Ocean Inspiration: Sara Bayles Motivates People to Action by Completing a Massive Beach Cleanup Commitment

There is nothing more capable of inspiring people to action than experiencing the contagious enthusiasm of a person who is passionately dedicated to a task. Sara Bayles has initiated a movement, one that has quickly gained colossal momentum. She dedicated herself to picking up trash from a local beach for 20 minutes a day over…

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Mad as a Marine Biologist: Samantha Craven Conveys Her Passion for Marine Conservation in the Philippines

On the other side of the world from California, there is an amazing underwater landscape unparalleled in beauty. The Philippines are the world’s hidden secret when it comes to marine biodiversity. This collection of 7,109 islands is part of the coral triangle, one of the most diverse ranges of ecosystems – aquatic or terrestrial –…

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