Posts Tagged ‘Atlantic Ocean’

Dispatch from Atlantis

Dispatch from Atlantis

  From 23 September to 12 October, I’m working with Greenpeace USA and the crew of the Arctic Sunrise to help capture a glimpse of how plastics are impacting the open ocean.  Traveling from Scheveningen, Netherlands to New York City, I’m working with a small team to sample for micro-plastics on the ocean’s surface using […]

The Mid-Atlantic Advances on Regional Ocean Planning

The Mid-Atlantic Advances on Regional Ocean Planning

The following is an update I prepared for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) website.  The Mid-Atlantic is one of two US regions (the other is the Northeast) on track to deliver a Regional Ocean Action Plan (OAP) by 2016.  The ocean planning process brings together state and federal agencies, tribes, the Mid-Atlantic […]

Maryland's Coral Gardens

Maryland’s Coral Gardens

Ocean City, Maryland.  Maryland is not known for its coral reefs.  In fact, many people would quite logically assume that no such thing exists.  However, such an assumption would be wrong.  In recent decades, an increasing number of coral “gardens” have been discovered just off Maryland’s coast.  These hard bottom areas are scattered around at […]