cargo ships create more lightening

A recent study showed that the smog from massive cargo ships that criss-cross the oceans actually stimulates more lightening (up to twice as much). Another really interesting and really odd way we are altering really major processes on our planet. Short write-up about it can be found here.

By |September 10th, 2017|Categories: pollution|0 Comments

Smog of the Sea

A good video on the plastic accumulations in the Sargasso Sea. You can stream live for a limited time. Coincides with the announcement of the UN War on Plastic.

By |February 28th, 2017|Categories: Policy, pollution|0 Comments

Bahamas Plastic Movement

The Bahamas Plastic Movement asked us to share this press release. Our pleasure!

Bahamian Youth Travel to California to Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

Article by Ashley Akerberg (Bahamas Plastic Movement)

Dana Point, CA, Feb 23rd, 2016 – Ten young Bahamian change makers from Preston H. Albury High School’s Eco Club and Deep Creek Middle School’s Eco Club, in collaboration with The Bahamas […]

By |March 19th, 2016|Categories: Beaches, pollution|2 Comments

Gardening coral of our own

We have been talking a lot about the importance of fish pee for tropical coastal ecosystems over the past few years.  Most of this research has focused on the importance of fish pee for seagrasses and algae.  We are now extending these efforts to understand its importance for coral growth and development.

A recent study of ours provides compelling evidence […]

By |March 7th, 2016|Categories: Coral, Current Events, Fish, Nutrients, pollution|2 Comments

Our Plastic Problem is making the news

As a graduate student I have email alerts for various marine science subjects to try and keep up to date with the latest articles, news posts, blogs, etc. Well, this past week I had an influx of alerts regarding the tremendous amount of plastic that is going into our oceans and wanted to share. Here an article predicts that by 2050 the ratio to plastic mass: fish mass will exceed 1; currently the ratio is 1:5. More so, another article [here] summarizes Jan Zalasiewicz et al. 2016 findings in how humans have created a ‘plastic planet’. […]

By |January 29th, 2016|Categories: Current Events, Food, pollution|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sargassum accumulation may spell trouble for nesting sea turtles

Andy is well ahead of the game – a first-authored paper before even enrolling at NCSU.   An easy paper to follow – read it all.

By |September 1st, 2015|Categories: Beaches, herpetology, pollution, seagrass, Turtles|1 Comment

Beach Trash

Harvard scientist Graham Reynolds with a call for more focused study on beach pollution.  The same idea behind the Bahamas Plastic Movement post we made last week.  Anybody that has their own observations and ideas to share, if even simple, don’t hesitate to send them along to us.

Thanks Graham for this thought…

I recently visited the Ragged Islands as part of my work […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Categories: Beaches, pollution|0 Comments

Bahamas Plastic Movement

Kristal Ambrose shared this Bahamas Plastic Movement press release with us.  Thanks Kristal!

Bahamas Plastic Movement (BPM) hosted a Plastic Pollution Education and Ocean Conservation camp at the Eleuthera Arts and Cultural Center (EACC) in Tarpum Bay. Twenty-three youth, ages 7-14, from across South Eleuthera came together to learn about plastic pollution and spark youth action and activism around the […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Beaches, citizen science, development, pollution|0 Comments

Octopus Pots Help Tell Story of Global Marine Debris Problem

Correspondent Jimmy Richards has been combing Bahamas beaches for trash and has identified octopus traps likely washed from across the world.  He sent a story about this issue.  Thanks Jimmy!

By |July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Beaches, Invertebrates, pollution|0 Comments

Clifton Oil Spill

We were hoping on New Providence to get a look at the new sculpture garden, but the oil spill was just too bad.  Here is an aerial view showing the extent of the spill.

By |May 21st, 2015|Categories: development, pollution|0 Comments