Category Archives: Marine Biology

A whale tale with a happy ending

Discarded fishing nets are clogging our oceans, posing threats to marine life both small and huge.

Plastic in the Pacific

We’re talking about recycling in my science classes. Helping our students understand the importance of recycling will help us have a cleaner campus all year and a cleaner Earth into the future. Most people don’t realize that plastic is a major source of water pollution. This video by KQED does a great job of outlining the problem with plastics.

Oceans of plastic

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — an endless floating wasteland of plastic trash. Now he’s drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

Nature’s transformer