ocean

A researcher points out coral polyps growing on a net-like structure.

A researcher points out coral polyps growing at ONDA’s on-shore nursery facility in Florida. (Image courtesy of ONDA Design)

Northwestern University
ONDA Design is working to counteract coral disease and bleaching by developing technology for coral restoration and rehabilitation, Catherine Odom reports.
Image shows diver holding camera swimming in the ocean, looking ahead.

This is an early prototype of the camera. Research divers will be able to use GPS to create accurate maps that can be compared point-by-point over time. (Illustration courtesy of Richard Vevers/The Ocean Agency)

University of Rhode Island
Inspired by 360-degree cameras utilized by Google Street view, the Ocean Agency developed the Hammerhead Camera, a similar camera designed to be used in an underwater environment, according to Richard Vevers, Ocean Agency founder and CEO.
Middlebury College
Escaping in nature used to be a refuge. But this haven has been frequently soured by reminders of what we are doing to our planet, as it's now impossible to escape signs of human impact.
Picture of horseshoe crab shell covered in barnacles and seashells.

Empty horseshoe crab shell. (Michaela Compo/George Washington University)

George Washington University
The coasts offer a window into the function of relational ecology in sustainable development: to address the question of how a community's connection to the ocean impacts the development of aquaculture.
A green tinted body of water surrounded by foliage and rock wall under a roof that resembles that of a green house.

The 700,000-gallon model of the ocean sits inside Biosphere 2, a glass-enclosed research facility near Tucson, Arizona, where scientists carry out large-scale experiments (Photo by Hannah Johnson/El Inde).

UA School of Journalism
You’re standing on a beach. Warm sunlight streams down, filtering through not just clouds but a geometric glass walls and ceiling. Welcome to the Biosphere 2 Ocean. Hannah Johnson reports for El Inde. 
Three green and blue-faced salmon are shown close to the camera whilst swimming through clear water.

Pacific sockeye salmon during the annual migration. The Canadian government recently announced its (CAD) $647 million Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative. “Hopefully it’s not too little, too late,” says marine campaigner Emmie Page (Image by Oregon State University/https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en). 

Northwestern University
In June 2021, a heat wave spread over the Pacific Northwest, with people in the region wilting from record high temperatures. But, Fiona Skeggs reports, the threats are soaring for rivers and marine life as well.
George Washington University
Marine scientists are using information collected by everyday people to monitor sharks in the face of climate change.

Raw, boiled, fermented, alive, fluorescent, it's all edible, mostly. (Illustration by Michaela Compo/George Washington University)

George Washington University
An exploration of the untapped value of cephalopods and algae in a sustainable seafood diet.

Eckerd College President Donald R. Eastman III, center, signs the "Break Free From Plastic" Pledge on Nov. 5, 2019. (Courtesy of Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Eckerd College President Donald Eastman III signed the Break Free from Plastic Pledge on Nov. 5, making it the first college in the United States to implement a comprehensive ban of unnecessary single-use plastics.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
The conversation around plastic today is commonly focused on plastic straws and the harm they do to marine life. But we need to look at the bigger picture.

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