Tag: oceans

This island nation banned fishing in an area of ocean the size of France | Pioneers for Our Planet

This island nation banned fishing in an area of ocean the size of France | Pioneers for Our Planet

By Micah Moen 8 Comments December 12, 2019

For a small society like Palau fragile environment very limited resources very limited opportunities we have to basically live with the environment. And this is where our traditions come into focus. Bul literally translated is prohibition, but there’s a deeper meaning to bul prohibition in the sense that you’re doing this to benefit your children. […]

Healthy Oceans: Sustainable Seafood | California Academy of Sciences

Healthy Oceans: Sustainable Seafood | California Academy of Sciences

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 10, 2019

♪ (intro music) ♪ Are you ready to order yet? No, I know I want seafood, but I want to make sure my order is sustainable, and I hear eating too much of some fish can be bad for me. I never thought about that before, I just thought fish was fish. Some are seriously […]

Asha de Vos: Why you should care about whale poo

Asha de Vos: Why you should care about whale poo

By Micah Moen 30 Comments December 9, 2019

In the 1600s, there were so many right whales in Cape Cod Bay off the east coast of the U.S. that apparently you could walk across their backs from one end of the bay to the other. Today, they number in the hundreds, and they’re endangered. Like them, many species of whales saw their numbers […]

Hillsong – oceans (arabic) version ترنيمة المحيطات

Hillsong – oceans (arabic) version ترنيمة المحيطات

By Micah Moen 11 Comments December 9, 2019

You call me out upon the waters The great unknown where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep My faith will stand And I will call upon Your name And keep my eyes above the waves When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace I am […]

Sound Waves in the Ocean

Sound Waves in the Ocean

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 7, 2019

♪♪♪ Did you know that in its deepest parts, the bottom of the ocean is as far as roughly 7 miles below the surface? For reference, Mount Everest is only about 5 ½ miles above sea level. And the cruising altitude of a jet is just about 7 miles above the ground. It’s challenging to […]

Paul Snelgrove: A census of the ocean

Paul Snelgrove: A census of the ocean

By Micah Moen 48 Comments December 7, 2019

The oceans cover some 70 percent of our planet. And I think Arthur C. Clarke probably had it right when he said that perhaps we ought to call our planet Planet Ocean. And the oceans are hugely productive, as you can see by the satellite image of photosynthesis, the production of new life. In fact, […]

How human noise affects ocean habitats | Kate Stafford

How human noise affects ocean habitats | Kate Stafford

By Micah Moen 58 Comments December 6, 2019

In 1956, a documentary by Jacques Cousteau won both the Palme d’Or and an Oscar award. This film was called, “Le Monde Du Silence,” or, “The Silent World.” The premise of the title was that the underwater world was a quiet world. We now know, 60 years later, that the underwater world is anything but […]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the reality of a sewage surfer  | Natural History Museum

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the reality of a sewage surfer | Natural History Museum

By Micah Moen 3 Comments December 4, 2019

I took this image of a seahorse with a cotton bud in Indonesia at the island of Sulawesi. It’s a small reef, not too far away from a town. We were snorkeling there and the reef was pretty good But as we were snorkeling there, the tide started to turn and some the debris started […]

Let’s protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang

Let’s protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang

By Micah Moen 58 Comments December 3, 2019

So, of all my childhood memories, there is one that stands above the rest. And that is the time that my brave parents rented an RV, packed it with me and my brothers, and drove west from our house in Minneapolis, out to Yellowstone National Park. We saw all the sights, like the geysers, we […]

‘Collapse Of The Oceans’ with Joshua Jackson

‘Collapse Of The Oceans’ with Joshua Jackson

By Micah Moen 4 Comments December 3, 2019

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is a marine biologist who has spent his life studying corals. More and more, his focus has been on climate change and the impact it will have on the world’s reefs. But before I see how climate change will affect them, Ove wants to show me what’s at stake. What greets me under […]