Long-armed Squid

photo: deep-water squid via Okeanos

Compliments of NOAA, from their work, “Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs.” MPA, you ask? They’re the Marine Protected Areas, and many serve as hatcheries that keep the seas populated at healthier levels than would otherwise be likely.… [more…]

Here Comes the Sea: The Struggle to Keep the Ocean out of California’s Coastal Aquifers

Here Comes the Sea: The Struggle to Keep the Ocean out of California’s Coastal Aquifers

photo: The Watsonville, California, recycled water facility, completed in 2009, purifies wastewater from the city of Watsonville for use by farmers in the Pajaro Valley. Using recycled water instead of groundwater prevents the Pacific Ocean from spoiling coastal aquifers with salt. Photo © Brett Walton / Circle of Blue

Farm districts preserve fresh groundwater with recycled wastewater

Driving on the world-famous Route 1, just south of town, a traveler looking … [more…]

Water Pollution and SeaWorld San Diego

Water Pollution and SeaWorld San Diego: How This Marine Park Harms More Than Just Captive Whales

How This Marine Park Harms More Than Just Captive Whales

SeaWorld hasn’t exactly been on everyone’s “nice list” the last few years. Their Public Relations department has been reeling since the release of Blackfish , a 2013 documentary that called into question the company’s ability to safely, humanely, and ethically house orcas in

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