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Sam Talbot's Fish Tacos with Tomato Salsa and Citrus Crema

Fish tacos with tomato salsa. (Photo: Kyle Mahan / Flickr Creative Commons) October marks National Seafood Month, a time to raise awareness for sustainable fisheries and celebrate the benefits of seafood in one’s diet. read more

Photos: Three Days Swimming around the Hawaiian Na Pali Coast

(Photo: Naoko Watanabe) As an Olympian swimmer, it’s been a decade-old goal of mine to take on the choppy waters of the Na Pali coast, located off Hawaii’s oldest island of Kaua'i. The rugged coastline leads into rough waters that are even challenging for a professional swimmer like myself, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to take on. read more

Ocean Roundup: Costa Rica Restricts Industrial Tuna Fishing, West Coast Sea Stars May Be Making a Comeback, and More

A sunflower sea star. Sea stars are said to be making a comeback from sea star wasting syndrome. (Photo: light-bends / Flickr Creative Commons) - The United Kingdom’s chief scientist is sounding the alarm on climate change, warning that the oceans can only absorb about one-third of what they’re emitting. Show More Summary

Oceana Magazine Supporter Spotlight: Jean-Cristophe Vie

Jean-Cristophe Vie, director of SOS - Save Our Species (Photo: © Michel Gunther) Each issue of Oceana magazine highlights one Oceana supporter. The summer 2014 issue of Oceana magazine put the spotlight on Jean-Cristophe Vie, who isShow More Summary

Video: Oceana’s “Drill, Spill, Repeat” Documentary Wins Award at Sunscreen Film Fest

Fire boat response crews battle the Deepwater Horizon explosion. The 2010 BP oil spill disaster is discussed in Oceana’s documentary, “Drill, Spill, Repeat.” (Photo: US Coast Guard - 100421-G-XXXXL- 003 - Deepwater Horizon fire/ WikiMedia...Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Great Barrier Reef Health “Never Been Worse,” Coral Could Be New Substitute for Bone Grafts, and More

The Ribbon Reef, located within the Great Barrier Reef. Reef health has been heavily compromised by development along the coast. (Photo: Richard Ling / Flickr Creative Commons) - A new report found that ospreys don’t carry “significant” amounts of pharmaceutical chemicals, despite widespread presence in waters and some fish. Show More Summary

New Shark Repellent May Keep Sharks from Becoming Bycatch

A dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus). Overfishing has led to serious declines in dusky shark population numbers. (Photo: Richard Ling / Flickr Creative Commons) It’s estimated that tens of millions of sharks die from incidentally being caught in fishing gear each year—more commonly known as bycatch—from longlines, trawls, and gillnets. Show More Summary

CEO Note: Wyss Foundation Paves the Way for Oceana to Rebuild Fisheries in Peru, Canada

An anchovy trawler in Peru. (Photo: Derek Law / Flickr Creative Commons) I have an exciting announcement about Oceana’s efforts to save the oceans and feed the world: The Wyss Foundation will provide up to $10 million in matching funds over the next five years to help Oceana rebuild fisheries in Peru and Canada. read more

Ocean Roundup: Baby Sea Turtles Tracked with Tiny Tags, Canada Restricts Large Area from Commercial Fishing, and More

A baby loggerhead sea turtle hatchling. New nanoacoustic tags can now track sea turtle hatchlings. (Photo: Oceana / Cory Wilson) - For years, scientists have used satellite tags to track adult sea turtles and learn more about their behavior, but technology didn’t exist to sufficiently study smaller sea turtle hatchlings. Show More Summary

10-21-14 Barnacles Gave A Clue As To Who

Tuesday, October 21st...thinking the killer whales had continued up island (which seemed a bit unusual) I figured we would go north today and look for them...and maybe find some of the humpback whales that had been in the vicinity aShow More Summary

10-20-14 An Unexpected October Day

Monday, October 20th...no morning-warning sky this morning...too much fog to even see it......but by the time we left the dock on Maya's Westside Charters the fog had receded...one of the young passengers was keeping out a 'fog watch'...and...Show More Summary

10-19-14 The Morning Warning Sky

Sunday, October 19, 2014...the sky was 'full of warning' this morning......this boat seemed to be full of warning too...luckily it was just blowing a lot of smoke...it stopped within seconds......it was a busy Haro Strait......it looked...Show More Summary

10-18-14 The Calm After the Storm

Saturday, October 18th...it began - 04:47 a.m....calls on the Port Townsend hydrophones...I was so surprised they woke me up because their calls were very faint...but there were a lot of them...J pod calls mainly, a few K pod calls and...Show More Summary

Shark vs. CTD. Shark 1, CTD 0.

There is a common saying amongst oceanographers, “if you put something in the water, there is no guarantee you will get it back.” I’ve been in that situation before and it sucks. Unlike these guys, I’ve never had to actively fight the ocean to get an instrument back. What appears to be just ordinary shark fishing is actually an […]

10/14-17/14 They Sure Do Get Around!

Tuesday, October 14th...what would today bring in the way of whales?......well, it began at about 4:15 this morning, when extremely faint calls came over the Lime Kiln hydrophones...they were so faint I couldn't determine if Transients...Show More Summary

These are a Few of My Favorite Species: Pistol Shrimp

My dream day includes Clint Eastwood and I drinking bourbon, smoking cigars, and watching The Outlaw Josey Wales. At one of the most memorable moments in the film, Clint as Josey Wales states “Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?” Shortly after projectile shenanigans ensue. Like Josey, Pistol Shrimp (Family Alpheidae), are entering guns […]

10-13-14 There Was Only One Way Out

Monday, October 13th...a beautiful, calm morning...a few clouds in the distance...a day to be on the water......I planned to go on the Western Prince...the boat I saw my first ever whales from...so I couldn't end the year without atShow More Summary

These are a few of my favorite species: Pig Butt Worm

This species bring a whole new meaning to butt face. It’s Latin name even means butt face.  I jest… it actually means resembling a pig’s rump. Chaetopterus pugaporcinus is a polychaete and like other worms it has segments.  Some of the segments are just a little bit inflated, i.e. this worm is all about the […]

10-12-14 Who Is That With the White Patch

Sunday, October 12th...yesterday (10/11) J pod whales were seen heading west in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the morning...so sometime last night they had turned around and headed back down...they had been very vocal over the Lime Kiln...Show More Summary

These are a few of my favorite species: Painted Frogfish

Leaving alone on the seafloor is the lonely painted frogfish, Antennarius pictus. Males and females only come together for the dirty deed but quickly become intolerant of each other.  If the female stays too close, the male will eat the female…which in the whole evolutionary passing the genes to the next generation scenario seems like an idiotic move. […]

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