How You Can Help The Ocean in 2020
January 22, 2020

There is so much discouraging news about the state of our oceans and our planet, it is easy to feel there is no way to make a difference.  But consider the effects that your current way of life has on …

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Where Ocean Meets Mankind; The Ocean and Human’s Plastic Epidemic
October 23, 2019

by Annika Goldman, student at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism I have three simple diving joys.  Beyond healthy corals, manta ray spottings, and perfect visibility…  these things that make 18 meters below the surface my happy place.  …

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AltaSea: Trending – September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE NOAA Develops A New Type of Coral Nursery (NOAA) When a ship grounds on coral reef, the accident can severely damage the reef and scatter countless …

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This is what it’s like to swim through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (National Geographic)
August 22, 2019

Roughly a thousand miles southwest of San Francisco, Ben Lecomte, a 52-year-old French long-distance swimmer, is exploring one of the ocean’s most polluted places. It’s day 71 of his 80-day swim across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a swirling repository …

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New plastic pollution formed by fire looks like rocks (National Geographic)
August 19, 2019

ON THE SANDY embayments rimming the southwestern English coastline, beachcombers can find a wide array of stones, from tiny pebbles to hefty paperweights, strewn amidst the flotsam. They’re a rather unremarkable looking bunch; a palette of grays offset with the occasional …

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