A big thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions for more ocean conservation-themed blogs to add to the original 88 Big Big Blue Blogs post. I've updated the list below. It's up to over 100 blogs!
Big Blue Blogs
- 5 Gyres
- 7 In the Ocean
- Abaco Scientist
- A Cotton Thought
- Abandon Fear
- Antarctica Blog, The
- Aquarium of the Pacific Blogs
- A Sea Change Blog
- Ayana's blog
- Bay-to-Beach Life
- Beach Chair Scientist
- Best Shark Dive in the World
- Blog Aquatic
- Blog de la Mer
- Blogging for a Healthy Gulf
- BlooSee Blog
- Blue Legacy
- Blue Ocean Institute
- Blue Planet Society
- Carl Safina
- Cetacean Cousins
- Clean Ocean Action
- Climate Shifts
- Coastal Coral and Conservation
- Conservation International Blog
- Conservation Law Foundation
- Cool Green Science
- Daily Catch, The
- Daily Ocean, The
- Deafening Sound of Freedom
- Deep Sea News
- Drop-In to Moss Landing Marine Labs
- EarthEcho International
- Eat U.S. Seafood
- Food & Water Watch
- Frank Pope
- From Alevin to Adult
- Georgia Aquarium
- Good Fish, Good Cook
- Green Progressive, The
- Grouper Luna
- Into the Blue
- IUCN International
- Mariah Boyle
- Marine Conservation News
- Mauka to Makai
- Maya Plass
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Mother Nature Network - Oceans
- National Aquarium
- National Geographic's Ocean Views
- New England Aquarium
- Notes From Sea Level
- NYTimes: Green
- Ocean Acidification
- Ocean Acidification Antarctic Cruise
- Ocean Champions
- Ocean Foundation, The
- Ocean Frontiers
- Ocean Futures Society
- Ocean Minds
- Ocean Portal (Smithsonian)
- Ocean Project, The
- Ocean Wild Things
- Ocean of Hope
- Oceans on The Huffington Post
- Oceans on Treehugger
- Octopus Chronicles
- Official MPA Blog, The
- OWOO Blog
- Pacific Environment Blog
- Pacific Voyagers
- Phillips Sustainability Seafood Source
- Plastic Ocean Project, The
- Plastic Pollution Coalition
- Project Blue Hope
- Project Lab
- Rare Dispatches
- RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program
- RTSea Archive
- Save Our Seas Foundation
- Save The Bay
- ScienceDaily: Coral Reef News
- ScienceDaily: Oceanography News
- Sea Monster
- Sea Otter Scoop
- Sea Stewards
- Sea Turtle Restoration Project
- Seattle Aquarium
- Shark Diver
- Southern Fried Science
- Surfrider Foundation
- Switchboard, (NRDC)
- Sylvia Earle Alliance (SEA)
- Team Seagrass
- TNACI Field Notes
- WDCS - From the Front Line
- White Shark Conservation Trust
- World Oceans Day
- Ya Like Dags?
- Zoological Society of London (Chagos Expedition)
The extensive coverage of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna's decline is a great story to leverage in order to increase attention for your own sustainable seafood campaigns. We've created a list of folks who tweet regularly about sustainable seafood to help you with your outreach.
You can see the list on Twitter, or below:
A Sea Change
Blue Ocean Institute
Friend of the Sea
Fog Harbor FishHouse
Gabe the Fish Babe
Santa Monica Seafood
Seafood 4 the Future
On Wednesday night, we invited a few pals to the Upwell offices to make ocean-themed holiday cookies!
We'd love to have you over in 2013. If you're in the neighborhood, let us know. We know your Twitter handle, but we want to meet you face-to-face (:
Rachel readies the dough
Saray checks the guest list
Francesca Koe (Director of Campaigns, NRDC) makes the first batch
Ray & Deb Castellana (Director of Communications, Mission Blue/Syvlia Earle Alliance)
Saray & Matthew Tucker (Public Programs Presenter, California Academy of Sciences) creating an otter with a sea urchin
I believe in the power of books, and in the power of book circles, which is why I've set up an Online Ocean Activists Goodreads group. It's a place for us to discuss books about online activism and communication with other ocean lovers to help us make the ocean more *famous* online. Every month, or so, we'll read a book and chat about it on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter. We might also have tweetchats, conference calls, or webinars with the authors.
To get started, let's brainstorm a list of books we want to read in 2013 (e.g. The Power of Infographics, The Dragonfly Effect, The Networked Nonprofit, Social Media for Social Good, Facebook Marketing for Dummies, Likeable Social Media). You can share your book suggestions by emailing us at tips AT upwell DOT us, sending a tweet (@Upwell.us), leaving a comment, messaging us on Facebook, or posting on the Goodreads discussion board.
Last week, we shared a list of Big Blue Blogs, which y'all have been sharing and adding to (we'll post an updated list in early January). This week, we're doing a round-up of what the Big Blue Blogs have been saying over the past month, or so about a few of the many ocean issues we track here at Upwell: ocean acidification, sustainable seafood and MPAs.
Google Earth Tour of a More Acidic World
Oceana. November 5, 2012.
"[The video] above is a good primer on ocean acidification narrated by Dan Laffoley of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The video spans the vulnerable corals of Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the equally vulnerable shellfish industry of the Pacific Northwest, detailing the potential effects of a more acidic ocean."
Corals Call on Fish Bodyguards
Oceana. November 13, 2012
"Coral is under threat worldwide from pollution and ocean acidification from human activity. When corals are stressed, aggressive algae competing for sunlit patches of ocean floor can represent a death blow to coral reefs and the magnificent ecosystems they support. At least one fish, though, isn’t letting the reef go down without a fight."
Catastrophe looms over Antarctica; why you should release your inner psychopath
by Maggie Fazeli Fard on WashingtonPost.com. December 3, 2012
"In 'Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land,' marine ecologist and Antarctica expert James B. McClintock examines the impact of increasing snowfalls, melting ice and ocean acidification on the continent’s ecology."
Making Waves Nowhere Near the Ocean
One World One Ocean. November 7, 2012
"Casson Trenor, co-owner of sustainable sushi restaurant, Tataki, spoke about how everyone needs to know the 4 S's in order to decide if fish is sustainable: small, seasonal, silver or shellfish?"
Check out OWOO's Know Your Seafood infographic too.
New website lets student farmers connect, share resources
Grist. November 12, 2012
"The food-service company [Bon Appetit Management Company] has a reputation for leading the way on local food, humane meat, farmworker justice, and sustainable seafood. It’s also focused on building and supporting campus food networks."
The Ocean Project Small Grant Winners announced!
The Ocean Project. November 13, 2012
One of the winners was the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Desert-Ocean Connections project. "The project will develop new interactive interpretive stations for the Desert Museum’s 30 Junior Docents, focused on sustainable seafood and desert waters."
Year in PHOTOS: Greenpeace Celebrates a year of global victories thanks to YOU
Greenpeace. December 18, 2012.
"Applauded Safeway for offering sustainably-sourced tuna for their customers (and it’s cheap)!"
China Blocks Protection of Antartica's Waters: Report
Ocean Views on NatGeo. November 1, 2012.
"Some 1.2 million people asked the 25 member governments of the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR, composed of 24 countries and the EU) to take action during their annual meeting this week to conserve Antarctic marine ecosystems. Most of them answered this call and were prepared to work on proposals for marine protected areas and reserves in the ecologically important Ross Sea and East Antarctic regions. Ultimately, however, the Antarctic conservation aspirations of the majority of CCAMLR members were reportedly blocked by just a few countries, under the leadership of China."
BlooSee Mobile 2.2 now available for download
BlooSee. November 1, 2012.
"We are also excited to introduce the new infopoint areas feature. Members can now create areas surrounding an infopoint. This is a great tool if the infopoint you are creating is not a single point but a surrounding area. This tool is great for mooring buoys, marine protected areas, and dive spots."
The Weekly Dive. Vol. 44
One World One Ocean. November 5, 2012
"EU's largest marine protected area proposed in Scotland. The Scottish government has proposed to create a package of 'Special Areas of Conservation,' including a 15,694 km sq (9752 mi sq) area at Hatton Bank, off the west coast. [The Scottish Government]"
Sea Turtles: Raja Ampat's Ocean Nomads
Conservation International. November 5, 2012.
"[I]n marine protected areas (MPAs) we are seeing a reduction in the exploitation of turtles."
IUCN: CCMLR members fall short on their obligations and leadership
The Official MPA Blog. November 7, 2012.
"IUCN deeply regrets that no new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) were declared by the thirty first meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), despite Members’ commitment to do so."
*What stories about ocean acidification, sustainable seafood and MPAs have caught your eye recently?*