Category: The Ocean

Billions of Blue Jellyfish Wash Up on California Beaches

Billions of Blue Jellyfish Wash Up on California Beaches

~ The animals known as “by-the-wind sailors” stay out on the open ocean—until the winds change.   By Jane J. Lee Photo gallery by Sherry L. Brukbacher In recent weeks, about a billion jellyfish-like “purple sailors” have washed up on West coast beaches of the United States. The animals—known as “by-the-wind sailors” or Velella velella—founder […]

Brazil ~ Rio de Janeiro

Brazil ~ Rio de Janeiro

~ Beaches In Rio de Janeiro The beaches in Rio de Janeiro are one of the major reasons that people love to visit here. The second largest city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro has over fifty miles of beach shoreline. These Brazil beaches are for those who are beach enthusiasts, this offers many activities as […]

The World's Best Surf Towns ~

The World’s Best Surf Towns ~

~ A great surf town is the nearly magical sum of consistent waves, inviting accommodations, friendly locals, fun nightlife, delicious food, and plenty of activities should the ocean go flat. The following is a list of the world’s best surf towns, picked not necessarily because they are home to the best waves, but because the […]

Swim with Divine Dolphins & Whales ~ Costa Rica

Swim with Divine Dolphins & Whales ~ Costa Rica

~ Swimming with Wild Dolphins & Whales with Sierra Goodman and  Divine Dolphin The Divine Dolphin’s Dolphin and Whale tours have been featured on Animal Planet, Travel Channel, BBC with Steve Backshall, Discovery Channel, Jeff Corwin Experience, Destination Wildlife, in Vegetarian Times Magazine and more. Since 1987 The Divine Dolphin has been offering the amazing life changing opportunity […]

The Vanishing Island ~

The Vanishing Island ~

Scientist unravels mystery of Coral Sea’s ghostly Sandy Island By Joel Achenbach, Published: April 14 A research ship cruised through the Coral Sea, east of Australia, bearing down on Sandy Island. The digital scientific databases used by the researchers showed the island to be 15 miles long, north to south, and about three miles wide. Manhattan-sized. But […]

U.S. Marine Protected Areas

U.S. Marine Protected Areas

Anemone California Photograph by Chad King A fish-eating anemone vacillates in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California. Designated in 1992 as a federally protected marine resource, the park has 276 miles (444 kilometers) of shoreline and 5,322 square miles (13,784 square kilometers) of ocean. Park managers try to minimize the impacts of four major harbors […]

U.S. Marine Protected Areas

U.S. Marine Protected Areas

Mariana Trench Monument Photograph by Paul Chesley The United States‘ nearly 1,800 marine protected areas contain some of the country’s most spectacular reefs, underwater archaeological sites and most valuable commercial fisheries and tourist diving sites. Ranging in size from less than one square mile (2.6 square kilometers) to over 5,300 square miles (13,700 square kilometers), […]

10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean

10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean

Photograph by Sebastian Meckelmann   1. Mind Your Carbon Footprint and Reduce Energy Consumption Reduce the effects of climate change on the ocean by leaving the car at home when you can and being conscious of your energy use at home and work. A few things you can do to get started today: Switch to […]