First U.S. Marine National Monument Created In Atlantic

2016-09-16T09:24:32+00:00 September 16, 2016|

Deep in the oceans exist some of the world's oldest and most mysterious sea canyons and mountains, or seamounts. Formed millions of years ago by extinct volcanoes and sediment erosion, sea canyons and seamounts are biodiversity hot spots -- home to many rare and endangered species.

Quest To Quench Ocean Trash Problem

2016-07-18T12:55:50+00:00 July 18, 2016|

The Oceans Caucus Foundation, with support from a number of organizations, hosted a Congressional briefing to discuss ongoing issues associated with marine debris and how to solve this global problem.

Mysteries Of The Under-explored Deep Ocean

2016-06-10T08:35:01+00:00 June 10, 2016|

Dr. Amanda Demopoulos, George P. Schmahl, and Dr. Jason Chaytor each described recent discoveries from the ocean’s abyss at “The Deep Ocean: Earth’s Final Frontier” congressional briefing sponsored by the House Oceans Caucus.

Trash In The Seas Starts At Home

2016-05-20T14:46:35+00:00 May 20, 2016|

Marine debris is flooding our oceans at an estimated rate of eight million tons of trash annually, and its results are devastating. Scientists have observed nearly 700 different marine species that have already been negatively impacted by marine plastics, and trash could outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050.

Notice Of Public Comment; Coral Reef Conservation Program

2016-01-13T14:37:58+00:00 January 13, 2016|

(Click to enlarge) Underwater view of a coral reef at Biscayne National Park (Credit: National Park Service) Notice is hereby given of a public meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF).(From the Federal Register) -- The meeting will be held in Washington, DC, at the U.S. Department of Interior South Building, 1925 Constitution [...]