Recently scientists conducting a study have determined that at least approximately 100 million sharks are illegally killed annually according to National Geographic. Close to 275,000 sharks a day!… read more » In fact the 100 million shark estimate could potentially be as high as 273 million sharks slaughtered yearly, researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada concluded. This news is troubling, as many speci
Last month I wrote a blog on genetically modified salmon: the pros, the cons, and what the FDA is considering doing in regard to the approval of selling it. While genetically modified food is an important topic it pales in comparison to a recent study conducted by Oceana regarding mislabeling of fish.
The study found that fish are being mislabeled on a broad scale. From the grocery store to the sushi counter across the U… read more »
Like other years, as 2012 comes to a close many people take the time to reflect on the year’s events and start thinking about things that they will resolve to improve for the next year. If we consider 2012, the ocean has changed much as a result of human impact, from rising sea and acidity levels, to shifts in marine life cycles and storm patterns. As the new year approaches let’s take the opportunity to make r… read more »
The Life of Pi… read more » is a recently released film that tells the story of a young boy Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel who, following a shipwreck, spends 227 days lost at sea with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Adapted by Academy Award winning director Ang Lee from a book by the same name written by Yann Martel, it is a compelling, though somewhat idealized, ode to the ocean in many ways. (If you haven’