Ocean Matters Blog

Another Reason the Marine National Monuments Matter: Young People!

  This morning when I shared the news of today’s historic designation of The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument with my 10-year old son Ben, he pumped his fist in the air and said: “Wow. I think I’ll always remember this moment.” Scientists and conservationists alike are heralding President Obama’s move to protect this unique […]

#FindingDory as a Marine Conservation Compass

by Laura Parker Roerden This summer’s cinema blockbuster Finding Dory has rightly set off alarms in the marine conservation community against an anticipated spike in blue tang sales for private aquaria, which would decimate wild coral reef populations. But there is a deeper conservation message, simmering just below the film’s surface (if you will pardon […]