Blog Profiles: Ocean Conservation Blogs
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I love the ocean. Three of my tattoos are ocean-themed. Over the summer, one of my housemates was slowly driven crazy because I spent about 4 hours a day after work getting very excited about sharks while watching Shark Week videos in the living room for everyone to experience.
This is probably due to the fact that when I was really young, my mother was very invested in ocean photography, specifically photos of whales and dolphins, and my father used to take me fishing with him on his boat. To this day, my mom’s still really passionate about dolphin conservation and my dad still fishes.
If you’re also interested in the ocean and ocean conservation, check out these blogs.
What initially drew me to this blog was definitely the “ladies of ocean science” aspect and the opportunity to hear stories from women in a more STEM-based field. The blog and nonprofit organization was founded by tropical marine biologist Mads St. Clair Baker with a goal to inspire younger girls to go into STEM fields, such as marine biology.
The website is pretty easy to navigate and has great, easily accessible resources for anyone looking to get into ocean conservation.
Follow @WomeninOceanSci on Twitter.
The Oceanic Society is another nonprofit that’s dedicated to conservation by ensuring that human behavior, the biggest factor in the decline of ocean health, is properly shifted to be more understanding and reflective. They do this by introducing individuals to the ocean through expeditions, education, and species conservation.
The different blog posts include anything from a rundown of field notes from expeditions to tips for travel and exploration, and information on how to do basic conservation, like recycling.
Follow @OceanicSociety on Twitter.
This nonprofit organization has a specific focus on the protection of marine life in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Founded by Drs. Erin Ashe and Rob Williams, its mission is to bridge the gap between science and policy and make the environmental needs of oceanic conservation clear to politicians and decision-makers.
The first thing that drew me to this blog – not going to lie – is the opportunity to adopt a dolphin. The symbolic adoptions fund research for protecting marine life (and if you contribute enough, you can even name a dolphin)! They also offer some educational fun for children.
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Follow @oceansresearch on Twitter.
Like the previous blogs, this blog deals with conservation through education, making it a mission to address issues like overfishing, restoring the gulf, and protecting indigenous communities in the Arctic. There are different resources addressing each of these topics in the “Programs” section.
This blog covers several subjects, including recycling and what the changes in weather mean. Many of the articles are simple in nature. I love learning about deep sea life, and this blog has a portion that goes into simple education about the odd species in the ocean, which drew me to it like a moth to a lamp.
Articles I loved: 6 Sea-riously Spooky Fish Species; and Eleven Ocean Podcasts to Transport You Underneath the Waves.
Follow @OurOcean on Twitter.
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Savannah Tanbusch is a team lead and editor for PRWeb. She spends a lot of her free time thinking about dogs and playing video games. Follow her at @StopandSayHello.