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Wow. Can you believe almost World Oceans Day again? Are you stressing about what to get the ocean this year? Relax. Take a deep, cleansing, blue whale-sized breath, because we’ve got you covered. This year, Aeroplan’s Beyond Miles Program will donate 1,000* Aeroplan Miles to Oceans Initiative (that’s us!) for each photo or drawing submission they receive [...]
Here’s a beautiful king penguin Rob saw on South Georgia years ago. Hope you like it.
Please help our work win much-needed funding to keep whale and dolphin habitat quiet. It is ridiculously easy for you to help. Click HERE. It’ll take you to Facebook so you can vote for our Quiet Ocean Campaign. Just click the green button. Great! Thanks! That’s it. Unless you want to ask your friends to vote, [...]
OK, this has nothing to do with whales or conservation. A colleague of ours at the University of St Andrews (in Scotland) recently passed away, and his two beautiful flat-coated retrievers, Hector and Luca, need a new home. Ideally, they’d stay together, but we know that the world isn’t ideal. Hope you don’t mind our [...]
We get asked that question a lot. Today, we saw the best answer possible to that question, in E.O. Wilson’s amazing TED talk, called “Advice to Young Scientists”. We’ll wait while you watch it. Wilson outlines the lessons learned from his career in interdisciplinary science as a series of basic principles, but the most important [...]
In these troubled economic times, scientists are under increasing pressure to (a) demonstrate the value of the services we provide to society, and (b) find creative ways to provide those services at ever-lower cost. Money is scarce, and environmental research is competing for funding with other worthy causes. Because many of the biggest foundations in [...]