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Bathtub Beach in Martin County, Florida suffered serious erosion during Hurricane Irma in 2017. The County ordered a beach re-nourishment project that didn't go as planned. Watch this video to learn more:

This Southern resident killer whale was believed to be over a century old when it died last year, but according to a new paper, there is little guarantee her kind will survive without serious changes in the way their food supply is managed. Photo credit: Stefan Jacobs.

Depleted Food Supply Could Mean Extinction for Southern Resident Killer Whales

Painting by Alexandra Manukyan. Alexandra resides in Los Angeles, California. To see more of Manukyan’s art, visit www.alexandramanukyan.com.

Beginning October 10th, artists from around the world are encouraged to create a visual representation of one of the below issues facing our ocean. A judging panel, curated by Oceanic Global and Alpha'a, will select two winners from each category to be unveiled during Art Basel Miami Week 2017 at the Mana Wynwood.

One of the Grade 4 winners from 2017 was this image from Marguerite A. of California. You can see winners from multiple years at the project website.

Do you know a young student who wants to communicate their passion for a cleaner marine environment? Tell them that the NOAA Marine Debris Art Contest is now open through November 30th.

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, a group of local tour operators, residents and international students came together to clean up the coast around Tromsø hosted by Pukka Travels. The goal was to clean as much shoreline as possible to reduce the trash north of Kvaløyvågen, where the whales migrate and feed during the winter. The outcome was incredible.

Aerial view of the west end of Marathon Key, Florida taken days after Hurricane Irma passed over the area.

A team of NOAA aviators have been taking aerial imagery of locations affected by Hurricane Irma. The images are a crucial tool in determining the extent of the damage inflicted by storms and flooding. Additional flights are scheduled and photos from those missions will be posted as soon as possible.

Countless products we use contain plastic, just going through a grocery list one can find that the items bought on an everyday basis are partially, if not entirely out of plastic.

Litter such as plastic detergent bottles, crates, buoys, combs, and water bottles blanket Kanapou Bay, on the Island of Kaho'olawe in Hawaii. This region is a hot-spot for marine debris accumulation. Because of its remote location, removal is difficult, resulting in beaches that look more like a landfill. Photo courtesty of the NOAA Debris Removal Program.

This is Our Home

On August 10, 6:30 p.m., after a long swim by the Maui Kaanapali Villas, I walked along the beach to the public parking lot. Adjacent to the Maui Kaanapali Villas, two girls were taking pictures of themselves while hitting golf balls out into our oceans.


A sea turtle named Shelley is released on 27 July 2014 from the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne Beach, Florida as part of the 2014 Tour de Turtles. Photo credit: Two-Head Video courtesy of Sea Turtle Conservancy.

Pick a winner, because the annual Tour de Turtles Migration Marathon is about to begin!

Two combat diver veterans fist bump after spearing and containing lionfish off the Cayman Islands. Still shot from Force Blue by Working Pictures.

FORCE BLUE is a dynamic initiative that gives former combat divers and Special Operations veterans a chance to learn about and explore one of the most critically endangered ecosystems on the planet and to adapt their training and teamwork to aid in its protection.


ecoCURRENTS is a joint initiative between ECO and select universities that benefits science students by recruiting them to summarize the latest marine science research and providing them with published bylines. We also cover items of interest to environmental practitioners, such as citizen science, community engagement, the arts, and human-interest stories.

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