Conservation

Ocean Opportunities

Ocean Opportunities

Jobs, Post-Docs, PhD, Masters, conferences, workshops, courses, internships, webinars, and other opportunities in all kinds of ocean/marine sciences, science communication, and management from around the world.

Observations of cetaceans from land in Northern Portugal and the first white harbour porpoise seen in Iberian Peninsula waters

Observations of cetaceans from land in Northern Portugal and the first white harbour porpoise seen in Iberian Peninsula waters

Discover how volunteers and citizen scientists are helping uncover the illusive world of the Iberian Peninsula’s cetaceans - and Gaspar ,one of just 34 white harbour porpoises to have ever been recorded anywhere in the world, and the first off the Iberian Peninsula in this guest post from Itziar Burgués & Tara Callahan

Ocean Connections

Ocean Connections

An online map/database of NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and CBOs (community based organisations) that work on ocean/coastal issues.

Help A Researcher Out: Rebuilding Coral Reefs with Fish Hive

Help A Researcher Out: Rebuilding Coral Reefs with Fish Hive

Help a Researcher Out! With coral reefs increasingly suffering under the climate crisis, Kath Whittey (Cardiff University) is working on creating Fish Hives - artificial reef structures that can help rebuild damaged reefs. She needs your help to build and test the Fish Hives.

Britain, Brexit, and the Blue Belt

Britain, Brexit, and the Blue Belt

As the situation surrounding the UK’s withdrawal from the EU becomes more confusing than ever we are still unsure how it will affect the UK. Join guest contributor Harry Baker and he discusses what Brexit means for UK marine life and their ability to protect it.

How do Corals reproduce in Easter Island (Rapa Nui)?

How do Corals reproduce in Easter Island (Rapa Nui)?

Rapa Nui - or as us English speakers like to call it Easter Island - is home to some of the most isolated coral reefs in the world. They are not immune to coral bleaching, but they do seem to have a rather remarkable recovery rate. Join Itziar Burgués as she talks about her work on the reproduction of Rapa Nui corals - and how it has helped them survive.

How plastic-free periods can reduce your environmental footprint (and save you some cash too)

How plastic-free periods can reduce your environmental footprint (and save you some cash too)

Did you know that mainstream period pad brands (like Tampax, Lil-lets and Always) contain around the same amount of plastic as four carrier bags, and a tampon made by those same companies is roughly 6% of plastic (even before you consider the packaging or applicators)? Jasmine Tribe talks about plastic pollution, periods, and City to Sea’s campaign for a more environmentally friendly period.

Join in the UK’s National Whale and Dolphin Watch this Summer

Join in the UK’s National Whale and Dolphin Watch this Summer

The UK is blessed with many different species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Join in the National Whale and Dolphin Watch to spot some of them yourself - and help with their conservation. No experience required!

Conference Closeup: Introducing YOUMARES

Conference Closeup: Introducing YOUMARES

YOUMARES – a conference run by, and dedicated to, budding and early-career marine scientists - is taking place in Germany this September. Simon Jungblut tells us more!