Posts Tagged ‘marine biodiversity’

Blackbird Caye Field Station

Blackbird Caye Field Station

Turneffe Atoll, Belize.  Blackbird Caye Field Station is a remote outpost of science and conservation awash in a deep blue wilderness.  Owned and operated by the Oceanic Society, the Station conducts long-term research on marine mammals and coral reefs, as well as promotes the conservation of Belize’s spectacular marine ecosystems and wildlife. This past May […]

Leatherbacks of Nantucket Sound

Leatherbacks of Nantucket Sound

South Yarmouth, Massachusetts.  It is jellyfish season, and for Nantucket Sound this means the arrival of the giant leatherback sea turtle – Dermochelys coriacea.  Each July, as coastal waters warm up, various species of jellies show en masse to feed on the rich soup of planktonic life that thrives offshore of New England.  And once […]

Endangered Species Observing

Endangered Species Observing

Industrial activities in the ocean are an economic necessity. Nonetheless, such activities have the potential to cause harm to or interfere with ocean life. In an effort to protect particularly sensitive and endangered marine species, the US government via the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has put in place a program of Marine Endangered Species […]


When the Fog Clears

When the Fog Clears

Marina, California. Every year in the Monterey Bay as the summer fog season tapers off, jellies show up in massive numbers. The reason is pretty simple. The fog is generated by the summer sun hitting frigid cold water that bubbles up from the deep sea through a process called upwelling. This water from the deep […]