Human Connections

When thinking of "human connections" with the ocean, most people would think about pollution or overfishing. But humans are also explorers and scientists, artists and writers. Explore how the ocean has influenced human culture and how you can get involved.

FEATURES

Blog entry
I have been at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History since 1966, studying and reporting on all kinds of octopuses and squids . But I’ve always had a particular fascination with the mysterious...
Slideshow MORE STORIES Slideshow MORE AUDIO / VIDEO
From a distance, Henry the Fish looks like a typical quirky and colorful...
Slideshow MORE STORIES Slideshow MORE AUDIO / VIDEO
Over the course of a year, Douglas Chilton skillfully chipped away at a cedar...
I still haven’t gotten beyond the ‘gee whiz’ factor of studying communities of...

LATEST POSTS

I am a member of SCUBAnauts International , an organization for young people passionately interested in the ocean. Of all my experiences as a...
In the ocean world, there are many women to celebrate during Women’s History...
Charles Darwin is so well known he almost needs no introduction. The 19th-...

LEARN MORE

From Nature's Best Photography Explore the winning photos from the 2012 Nature's Best Photography Ocean Views contest! You...