Trump Administration Repeals National Ocean Policy

By Pete Stauffer and Matt Gove of Surfrider Foundation This post was originally featured on the Surfrider Foundation Blog on June 19, 2018. On Tuesday, June 19, the Trump administration announced the repeal of the National Ocean Policy and issued a new executive order as a replacement. The National Ocean Policy was established by the Obama administration in 2010 based on the bipartisan recommendations Read more about Trump Administration Repeals National Ocean Policy[…]

Expedition Planning 101 – How Models Can Help Guide Deep-Sea Exploration

By Dr. Sam Georgian, Marine Biogeographer at Marine Conservation Institute In May 2018, a joint Marine Conservation Institute and Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE) expedition will probe the deep seafloor within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to an astonishing diversity of cold-water corals and sponges that build crucial habitat Read more about Expedition Planning 101 – How Models Can Help Guide Deep-Sea Exploration[…]

5 Reasons Seamounts Matter

By Matt Coomer, Communications Coordinator at Marine Conservation Institute Seamounts are underwater mountains that rise from the seabed. Because most of the world’s seafloor is a muddy plain, seamounts are special deep-sea features that support unique creatures. Seamounts can arise along mid-ocean ridges, as isolated landmarks, or as volcanoes in chains and clusters. Off California, Read more about 5 Reasons Seamounts Matter[…]

Offshore Drilling: So What Happens Now?

  By Pete Stauffer, Environmental Director at Surfrider Foundation This post was originally featured on the Surfrider Foundation Blog on April 18, 2018. A final decision on the Trump administration’s offshore drilling proposal is at least a year away. Here’s what you can do right now to defend your coastline from new oil rigs! Earlier this year, the Read more about Offshore Drilling: So What Happens Now?[…]