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Whales win one: Will Japan abide by ban?

Op Ed at CNN by Mission Blue partner, Carl Safina. 
CNN Editor’s note: Carl Safina is an award-winning scientist and author, founding… Read more

Open Seas Teem with Life, Invisible and Invincible

Too often, we see the open ocean like the space between stars.
We imagine a void, vast and hollow, characterized… Read more

Los Angeles - Oil Slick La Brea
No Dumping. Drains to Ocean.

“No Dumping, Drains to Ocean.” We have all read this on sidewalk storm drains. You may wonder, what exactly is… Read more


UN International Maritime Organization addresses shipping noise

If there is a good feature about ocean noise pollution it is that unlike other human-generated pollutants, once you stop… Read more

Navigating the Starpaths toward a Sustainable Planet

This May, Master Navigator and Ocean Elder Nainoa Thompson will launch Hokule’a’s worldwide voyage from the island of Hawai’i. The… Read more

Photo: NOAA
California’s Deadliest Catch

The Secret Driftnet Fishery for Swordfish and Shark Off Our Coast
by Todd Steiner, Executive Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network… Read more


Tiger Shark - Alex Mustard
Photo of the Day ~ Tiger Shark

Alexander Mustard shared this beautiful image of a Tiger Shark, Galeocerdo cuvier swimming just under the surface in the Bahamas.
Large… Read more

Photo (c) Kip Evans
Humpbacks off Monterey, California

From Mission Blue Director of Expeditions and Photography, Kip Evans, “It’s so rare to have these beautiful flat days off… Read more

Common Seal Portrait. Coll, Scotland
Photo of the Week ~ Harbor Seal

A common seal (Phoca vitulina) at the surface in the evening. Harbor seals are also the most widely distributed pinniped. They… Read more