Tag: oceans

Importance of Mangrove Forests

Importance of Mangrove Forests

By Micah Moen 13 Comments August 20, 2019

recent global headlines underscore the important role that mangroves play in our daily lives. Research and studies have place mangroves among the most important ecosystems on our planet. They make up a transitional zone between land and sea anchoring shorelines while buffering coastal ecosystems against hurricanes and tsunamis. Mangroves protect coral reefs from sedimentation, sequester […]

What If the Ocean Was Transparent?

What If the Ocean Was Transparent?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 20, 2019

Oceans cover roughly 70% of the Earth’s surface, but so far, humans have explored less than one percent of what lies beneath. Now, imagine, instead of the oceans looking murky like this: They were crystal clear like this: What makes these waters murky? Well, a number of things from floating sand, phytoplankton and all sorts […]

This is the most over-fished sea in the world | The Economist

This is the most over-fished sea in the world | The Economist

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 19, 2019

This is the extraordinary story of one man’s dream… …to save the most over-fished sea in the world Zafer Kizilkaya has almost single handedly… …turned a ravaged bay in Turkey… …into one of the most effective and thriving… …marine conservation areas in the MediterraneanIt is like a heaven for me right now……there’s so much fish […]

[KOR CC] Clean Up Mekong with Hanwha Solar Boat

[KOR CC] Clean Up Mekong with Hanwha Solar Boat

By Micah Moen 43 Comments August 13, 2019

Here retreat is no longer an option. The Mekong River, it’s the last stand before 2,000 tons of trash flow into the Pacific Ocean each day. 730,000 tons of trash a year that flow straight into the Pacific Ocean, must be stopped. The key is how. This trash collecting barge emits even more carbon into […]

Chris Bowler | The Future of Ocean Ecosystems || Radcliffe Institute

Chris Bowler | The Future of Ocean Ecosystems || Radcliffe Institute

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 11, 2019

– It’s a great pleasure to be here. It’s a wonderful experience of a lifetime to be a Radcliffe fellow. I’d like to thank Dean Liz Cohen. I’d like to thank Associate Dean Judy Vichniac, all the staff at the Radcliffe for the wonderful work that they do to keep us safe and happy through […]

What If We Drained The Arctic Ocean?

What If We Drained The Arctic Ocean?

By Micah Moen 69 Comments August 10, 2019

we just can’t stop draining things over here at life’s biggest questions hey listen we got given a few water drainage pumps for Christmas and we’re trying to put them to good use before we re gift them to our unsavory cousins don’t worry by it alright nevertheless draining things is actually pretty damn fun […]

What Are Ocean Zones? | A Cartoon Crash Course

What Are Ocean Zones? | A Cartoon Crash Course

By Micah Moen 3 Comments August 9, 2019

To the naked eye, the ocean looks like a vast expanse of water, boundless in reach, and soul stirring in its mystery. The ocean is actually divided into zones and areas, sort of like how we’ve divvied up land into countries, states, and so forth. For starters, every coastal and island nation has an exclusive […]

Marine Pollution

Marine Pollution

By Micah Moen 7 Comments August 9, 2019

TEXT: “Only we humans make waste that nature can’t digest.” — Captain Charles Moore TEXT: #OurOcean2014 TEXT: Farms. TEXT: Plastics. TEXT: Make our lives easier. TEXT: But where does our waste go? TEXT: To our ocean. TEXT: 80% of marine pollution starts on land. TEXT: Giant garbage patches TEXT: threaten not only wildlife, TEXT: but […]

Shailene Woodley on Boyfriend, Flip Phone & Big Little Lies Spoilers

Shailene Woodley on Boyfriend, Flip Phone & Big Little Lies Spoilers

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 6, 2019

VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>IT’S GREAT O’SEE YOU TOO.>>Jimmy: I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE AWARE OF THIS — >>WHAT A WARM WELCOME COMING HERE.>>Jimmy: IT’S FUNNY THAT YOU SAY THAT BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO KNOW SOMETHING.>>IT’S FAKE?>>Jimmy: IT’S A LITTLE BIT FAKE, YES. BUT WHEN YOU COME HERE EVERYONE ON OUR STAFF REMARKS ON […]

SAVE OUR PLANET – Climate change damaging marine ecosystems

SAVE OUR PLANET – Climate change damaging marine ecosystems

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 6, 2019

SAVE OUR PLANET… Oceans suffocating due to climate change. According to a new study published in Science magazine, the Earth’s seas are fast on their way to becoming over-saturated with human-caused greenhouse gases. The study highlighted a spectrum of factors whose impact has grown especially in the past decade — rapid warming, changing current patterns, […]