Water Planet Articles

How to (Re)Build a Kelp Forest

By Andy and Allison Sallmon

Restoration of a California icon
Sunscreens Linked to Coral Bleaching

By Roberto Danovaro, Ph.D.


Cuba’s Coral Reefs

By Melissa Gaskill

At a crossroads
Hope for Sharks at CITES 2013

BY Jay Ireland and Sooki Raphael


Greater Protection for Reef Corals

By C. Mark Eakin, Ph.D., and Chelsey N. Young


Offshore Platforms

Melissa Gaskill

Battling to keep them in the Gulf
Offshore Platforms Gallery

Photos by Jesse Cancelmo and Toby Armstrong


Grassroots Marine Protected Areas

By Shawn Heinrichs


The Enormous Din of the Sea

By Michael Stocker


Eutrophication

By William Goodwin

The arrow to the heart of coral reefs
Diadema, Caretaker of the Reefs

By Martin Moe


Flooded Forests

By Ethan Daniels

Mangrove forests are a vital component of the aquatic ecosystem.
Mangroves Bonus Gallery

Ethan Daniels


Preventing Trophic Cascades

By Josh Stewart

A microcosmic look at a macrocosmic issue
Saving Sharks

By Kymberly Escobar for the Pew Environment Group

Regulations and sanctuaries
Underwater Updates - Cape Town

By Josh Stewart

Ecotourism: Conserving great whites
Who's Minding the Mining?

By Hillary Viders, Ph.D.

An insight into oversight
Hydrothermal Vents

By Hillary Viders, Ph.D.

Mysterious empires of the deep ocean
Creating a Demand for Coral Conservation

By Jackie Marks of SeaWeb

Addressing international trade of precious corals
Florida Manatees: Between a Rock and a Warm Place

By Bill Harrigan


Conserving Island & Coral Reef Biodiversity

Carynne McIver for Seacology


The African Penguin: On A Path to Extinction?

By Gayle Sirpenski for the Mystic Aquarium, a division of Sea Research Foundation, Inc.


A Call to Action for Divers to Support Our Nation’s Sanctuaries

An essay by Bob Talbot


Conserving Sharks

Photos by Stephen Frink

Shark Conservation Act Becomes Law
Humpback Whale Protection

By Christine Brammer for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Rescue at Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Extinct for Soup?

By Bill Harrigan

After 409 million years, are sharks really facing extinction for an Asian delicacy?
Renewed Hope for the Reefs of the Coral Triangle

By Rod Salm

Conservation efforts have grown from small efforts to much larger commitments.
When Garbage Doesn't Die

By Georgienne Bradley

How plastic debris is contaminating the world's oceans.
The Problem with Overfishing

By Guy Harvey PH.D., For The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

Overfishing has been brought about the the human exploitation of marine resources at a pace faster than the targeted species can replace itself.
MPAs: Our Best Chance to Save Coral Reefs

By Julie Bennett for The Coral Reef Alliance

Coral reefs have thrived for 250 million years, but today they are on the brink of collapse.
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