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Kids Stuck At Home Because of COVID-19? Teach Them About Sharks!

The folks at Sharks4Kids offer lesson plans, curriculum, activities, teaching guides and more. All are free to download.
Little boy watching the new Disney plus streaming service and pointing at the TV screen.

Keeping Our Little Ocean Enthusiasts Entertained During Lockdown

Here are our suggestions to keep the little ocean enthusiasts entertained while on lockdown.
Fishing Trawler

COVID-19 Could Reduce U.S. Fisheries Observers

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc across every facet of the ocean industry, with the U.S. government recently issuing an exception to a rule that requires observers aboard fishing vessels.
Book opening with bubbles coming out

Things To Keep Connected To The Ocean While On Lockdown

While we are out of the water for a while, check out our recommendation on books, movies, and podcasts to keep us entertained.
Social Distancing and Diving

Maintaining a Long-Distance Relationship With the Ocean In The Age of Social Distancing

Lockdowns all over the world are keeping divers landlocked, but even when circumstances keep us out of the water there are still ways to maintain our connection to the sea.
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Launches New Brand

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Outlines Steps It’s Taking In Light Of COVID-19

The U.S. National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has outlined the steps it is taking to protect its staff, partners and the public in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plastic carrier bags and other garbage pollution in ocean

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup Partners With Subsea UK To Support Ocean Pollution Prevention

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup has teamed up with the trade body Subsea UK to promote and support efforts to prevent ocean pollution.
UAE Grants US$3.5 Million To Restore Reefs In The Florida Keys

UAE Grants $3.5 Million To Restore Reefs In The Florida Keys

The United Arab Emirates has given The United Way of Collier County US$3.5 million (~3.1 million Euros) to restore seven reefs that are part of the Florida Keys.
Shark Fins (Adobe Stock)

Amended Florida Shark Fin Ban Bill ‘Weakened Beyond Recognition’

A bill that would have banned the import, export and sale of shark fins in the U.S. state of Florida was passed by the Florida state House of Representatives on March 9th but with a loophole that one shark advocate says has "weakened the bill beyond recognition."
Girl pirate

When Women Ruled the Seas

There have been strong women that have ruled the seas since we first took to the water. We take a look at some of the characters in history.
Coral bleaching on a reef

Could Restoring Coral Reefs Be Possible In Higher Latitudes?

Up to 90 percent of the world's coral reefs could be dead within the next two decades due to rising sea temperatures, pollution and other factors, with complete global elimination possible by the end of the century, scientists are warning.
National Geographic Announces 'Mission OceanX'

OceanX To Collaborate With NOAA

OceanX and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently forged a formal agreement to advance cutting-edge ocean exploration and scientific research that increases public understanding of the importance and value of the ocean.
EKORU enviromental search engine

Check Out The New, Ocean-Friendly Search Engine Ekoru.org

EKORU is a new search engine aimed at cleaning the world's oceans with every web search.
Entangled Whale (Image credit: Nick Hawkins)

U.S. Federal Regulations To Protect Right Whales Delayed

U.S. federal regulations to protect North Atlantic Right Whales have been delayed, according to a recent court filing.
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