9 months ago, I prepped everything I needed for the trip until I was finally on my way to the other side of the world! On this expedition, my role was a research assistant, where I was helping to collect annual data that is used to help monitor and protect the coral reefs in Hondura
The hope and positivity of the OYA team, their goals, and their sense of drive and determination to educate the younger generation on the problems our ocean is currently facing, also made me reflect on these problems and motivated me to want to help solve them...
With more than 10 million tons of plastic entering our oceans each year, how is plastic pollution effecting us and what can we do about it?
Penguins have long been a fascination of popular culture with multiple movies and books based on these animals, but did you know that there are actually many different species of penguins?
What are ocean currents and how are they formed? What causes water to be pushed around the planet in some directions but not others? Read more to find out!
Have you ever wondered what sea ice is and why it is so important? With the media focusing on the thinning sea ice around the globe, read more to learn about its importance and its relationship to global climate change!
Charismatic and oh-so-adorable, penguins are one of the most beloved species on earth. But, how much do you actually know about these flightless birds? Here are 5 fun facts about penguins:
Have you ever gone fishing or digging for clams? Do you like to eat fish or clams? Well, ocean acidification may impact your ability to go fishing or digging for clams and to enjoy eating seafood.
Whales have fascinated humans for centuries. We see this reflected through literary works such as Moby Dick and through activities such as whale watching. Human fascination has only recently led to an effort to preserve whale populations.
Whales have been endangered for years, but are they making a comeback now?
Tsunamis have been a source of fascination for centuries with illustrations of ancient tsunamis preserved throughout countless generations of art and stories. Indeed, tsunamis are prevalent in Greek mythology, and they can be seen in the anger of Poseidon, as well as the mythology of the Duwamish people in the form of shape-shifting water spirits, A'yahos.
For something that seems like such a crazy anomaly, it might seem surprising that there are such detailed records of tsunamis dating back to prehistoric times. In fact, these prehistoric tsunamis, which have captivated humans’ imaginations since time immemorial, are identifiable through geological evidence.
But what are tsunamis and how do they start?
In the past decade or so, it seems like hurricane after hurricane has made landfall and caused major destruction. Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Mathew, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Michael - the list goes on and on.
But how do hurricanes form and why do hurricanes have an eye? Up next, we’ll tackle these questions and many more, as we start to uncover why hurricanes have become so much more destructive in the past decade.