Protected areas

Exploring a Unique Biodiversity Hotspot In the Gulf of Maine

Cashes Ledge is a wild, special place in the heart of the Gulf of Maine. This underwater mountain range is home to a great diversity of life, with colors typically associated with a coral...

The Blue Halo – Barbuda and Beyond

By Charlotte Runzel A Barbudan fisherman with a fresh lobster catch! Credit: Blue Halo Initiative Papa Joe, the oldest fisherman on the Caribbean island of Barbuda, remembers when he could harvest conch in water...

How Laws Around the World Help Improve Ocean Health

Solving environmental problems often starts with small groups of people working to make things better. But to sustain and scale up environmental successes often requires government support. The Ocean Portal has joined with Earthjustice...

Ocean Optimism Video - Linking Communities to Fisheries Science

Fish populations all over the world are declining due to overfishing and marine ecosystems, as well as communities that rely on those ecosystems, are impacted by the loss. BUT there is hope for fisheries...
Fish app

There’s an App for That: Using Phones to Help Make Fishing Sustainable

Video of Linking Communities to Fisheries Science By Emily Frost There’s an app for everything these days. Many of our modern-day problems can be matched with modern-day technology. So, when looking at the issue...

Cashes Ledge

Cashes Ledge is an underwater mountain range off the New England coast, which is home to a great diversity of life. Because the rocky and steep peaks almost reach the surface in some areas,...

Connecting Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are some of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet that are home to beautiful wildlife and provide food to many people living on the coast. So how do you protect the...