Children-Driven Conservation: A Shark Sanctuary on Bonaire
Marine Preservation / Science and Communication / Scientists in Action!

Children-Driven Conservation: A Shark Sanctuary on Bonaire

(Originally posted on Adventures of Serenita) “Children are our future.” We have all heard this phrase describing the importance of educating children (usually with the hope that they don’t make the same mistakes we did), but on Bonaire, children aren’t only the future of humankind, they are the future of our oceans. During my time … Continue reading

Words of Wisdom from “Her Deepness”: Break Boundaries
Science and Communication / Scientists in Action!

Words of Wisdom from “Her Deepness”: Break Boundaries

Originally posted on Adventures of Serenita:
Sylvia Earle in the atmospheric diving suit (JIM suit) from http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/ear0bio-1 ? Last night I had the amazing opportunity to meet the famous marine scientist, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Dr. Earle has had an extremely impressive career in marine science with a continual theme of “breaking boundaries.” Her long list…

Climate Change Communication 101
Energy, News, and Climate / Science and Communication

Climate Change Communication 101

Scientists have been talking about global climate change for years, but sometimes it seems like we are speaking a language that no one else understands (otherwise, there would have been major changes by now, right??). Well it turns out, we have been speaking a foreign language. Most scientists are familiar with Climate Change 101, but … Continue reading

Coral Bleaching and Bad Break-ups
Energy, News, and Climate / Marine Life / Oddities in the Ocean

Coral Bleaching and Bad Break-ups

Recent headlines have reported that a mass coral bleaching event is currently threatening coral reefs throughout the Hawaiian Islands. But what exactly does that mean? Corals turn white.. so what? Why does that matter? Here are a few things you need to know about coral bleaching and how it is like a bad break-up: What exactly is a coral? … Continue reading

Is the “Ivory Tower” Actually a Barrier Against Conservation?
Conference Rundowns / Marine Preservation / Science and Communication

Is the “Ivory Tower” Actually a Barrier Against Conservation?

I recently returned from the 2014 International Marine Conservation Congress (in Scotland, which was pretty awesome) where I heard some great marine conservation presentations and met many interesting marine scientists/conservationists. Above all, I was inspired by the themes that were repeated throughout the week, calling on us as scientists to make marine science matter.   … Continue reading