Welcome to MarineBio
MarineBio is a U.S. 501(c)3 charitable, nonprofit organization and is supported entirely by donations and Society memberships. Our network is maintained by volunteer marine biologists, students, professors, and conservation advocates around the world.
Make your voice heard by participating in our blog or at any of our social networking sites: Facebook, Facebook Groups, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, etc. Together our efforts are making the difference needed so that our ocean's many wonderful species will hopefully be able to thrive and survive. There is still much to do, so join us and get involved today so that we can all benefit from a healthy and plentiful ocean once again.
Ocean Life News
- Photos: Biologists fly drone to track health of endangered orcas
- Manta Rays Get Crittercams for First Time Ever
- David Gruber: Glow-in-the-dark sharks and other stunning sea creatures | TED Talk
- Lawsuit Prompts Offshore Fracking Moratorium Off California Coast - Case Could Also Affect Federally Permitted Fracking in Gulf of Mexico
- Supertrawlers to be banned permanently from Australian waters
- Microsoft co-founder's yacht tears up protected coral reef in Cayman Islands
- Wildlife - 1st Place Winner ~ Sea Lions at Espiritu Santo by Christian Vizl
- Mandurah teenagers rescue stranded baby dolphin
- SharkCam Offers New Insights into Shark Behavior
- Towards a phylogenetic classification of Leptothecata (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa)
- Is the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier a coastal species? Expanding its distribution range in the Atlantic Ocean using at-sea observer data
- OCEARCH PR Campaigns hide the reality of their work
- Anonymous shuts down Japanese airport website to protest against arrest of Ric O’Barry of "The Cove"
- "Back off, man, I'm a scientist!" When marine conservation science meets policy
- Sylvia A. Earle Presents 'A Woman Underwater' at 1:05 PST Thursday (1/28/16)
- Fish fraud rates plummet in Europe - Conservation Magazine
- Florida May Ban Spearfishing on Scuba and Lower Lobster Limits
- Newsflash: This is dangerous, stupid and ILLEGAL
- Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Devastated Killer Whales
- Animal Rights Group Makes New Allegations of Animal Abuse at Marineland Canada
- Study Finds Shark Hotspots Overlap with Commercial Fishing Locations
- NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales
- Citizen Scientists Document Climate With Drones
- Orca Found Dead with a Stomach Full of Garbage
- How vulnerable are sharks to commercial fishing?
- Study finds 30 per cent of global fish catch is unreported
- Algae bloom toxin linked to Alzheimer's, other diseases
- Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth
- Stranded sperm whale dies despite hours-long rescue attempt
- SeaWorld Dolphin's Death Reveals More Dark Truths
- Almost Every Kind of Wild Fish Is Infected with Worms
- Thousands of birds found dead along Alaskan shoreline
- Spending A Life Protecting the Ocean with Dr. Carl Safina
- Peru Affords Full Protection to World's Largest Known Manta Population
- The Year's Biggest Marine Reserve Wins in 12 Stunning Photos
- Fish Feel Pain: Let's Get Over it and Do Something About It
- How to write and publish a scientific paper in the field of marine ecology and conservation
- Improv for scientists: Alan Alda teaches better communication
- Creature from the deep surfaces in Japanese harbor
- Into the Deep with Elephant Seals (updated) - KQED QUEST
- Video Shows Frightening Scale of SoCal Gas Leak
- How to Become a Marine Biologist: Getting into Graduate School
- Shark Science Monday: The Sharks and Shark Fisheries of India
- Australian Government Gives Approval To Expand Coal Port Near The Great Barrier Reef
- Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris
- "Most Comprehensive Estimate of Mortality": 63 to 273 Million Sharks Killed Each Year [PDF]
- Four Mistakes Scientists Make When They Communicate
- 54% of world population considers climate change a very serious problem
- VICTORY! Wild dolphins safe from Sea World Australia's overseas parks
- Epiphany Among the Manta Rays ~ Can we mobilize a navy of scuba divers as citizen scientists?
- NOAA reopens Florida shark fishery
- What are animals thinking and feeling?
- Low levels of genetic diversity are putting great white sharks at risk
- When I'm sixty-four: world's oldest tracked bird returns to refuge with mate
- Businesses Selling Shark Fins
- FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Salmon Despite Widespread Opposition
- Coalition unexpectedly pushes on with 'green lawfare' legislation plan
- Meet Phylliroe: the sea slug that looks and swims like a fish
- In wake of collapse fears, feds to assess anchovy populations
- Big Antarctic ice melt scenarios 'not plausible'
- What You Didn't Know About Manatees in Honor of Manatee Awareness Month | Guidelines | Boaters
- Declines in whales, fish, seabirds and animals disrupt Earth's nutrient cycle
- U.S. and Cuba to Cooperate on Sister Sanctuaries
- Japanese whalers fined for hunting in Antarctic waters off Australia
- Georgia Aquarium Announces Appeal Decision
- Scientists say a plague of sea stars is devastating Pacific coral reefs
- Japan Blocks 4 out of 5 Shark Conservation Proposals at Atlantic Tuna Meeting
- Day in the Life: Ichthyologist (Fish Biologist)
- Massive northeast Greenland glacier is rapidly melting, UCI-led team finds
- Confessions of a Marine Biologist
- Gulf of Maine's cold-craving marine species forced to retreat to deeper waters
- Over 90 Ships Sunk By Indonesia Until Mid-October 2015
- Only four percent of the ocean is protected, study reveals
- Scotland bans plastic bags, spares landfill 650 million bags in just one year
- Stop the Killing of Boto River Dolphins in the Amazon - Signed!
- Save Rare Sharks from Dying on Fishing Lines - Signed!
- Rescue Team Successfully Frees Southern California Whale from Fishing Lines
- No big animals, no fertile Earth
- Calais: dix baleines retrouvées échouées (Calais: ten beached whales found)
- Sharks: To ride, or not to ride? [video]
- First kill of striped dolphins this season in Taiji
- Army to the rescue as entangled, beached whale is freed off Sri Lanka
- Top 10 Most Dangerous Dive Sites in The World
- Moderate increase of oceanic acidification leads to a dramatic shift in benthic habitats
- Russia blocks a proposal for a marine protection area in Antarctica's Ross Sea
Find out about the issues marine life currently faces and what we can all do to help (and why we should). Hear from leading scientists and advocates about the science involved in Marine Conservation Biology and discover what organizations around the world are also doing in the fight to save our ocean, its life and ultimately ourselves. For a wonderful introduction to wildlife conservation, check out the 12 essays by Dr. Moyle and join the discussions in our blog, on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Sharing the wonder of marine life is what started MarineBio, so in this section we explore information on the science, biology, taxonomy, morphology, etc. of the fascinating marine life that inhabits our ocean. Browse our marine life databases where we're currently working to provide the best home pages for the most common and threatened marine species.
- Marine Species Databases - Browse or search our species home pages for marine birds, fishes, reptiles, seals & sea lions, sharks & rays, squid & octopuses, whales & dolphins, and more....
- Video Library - Watch hours of online videos from MarineBio Expeditions and carefully selected from across the Web of marine life and related movies, documentaries, trailers and even lectures.
- Photo Galleries - Explore hundreds of our best underwater photos of marine life and from some of the world's best photographers around the world...
This evolving section explores just some of what is known about our ocean and basically provides an online introduction to marine biology and ocean science. Here we begin the journey into this planet's largest living space — The Ocean.
For current and future students of marine science, we provide updated links to resources, academic institutions, and marine labs offering curricula in the various disciplines related to the study of the ocean and marine life.
MarineBio's marine science quizzes, MarineBio kids, interesting ocean facts, ocean mysteries, scuba diving, and submarines! Check out our expedition photo galleries and great videos of marine life such as the flamboyant cuttlefishes, scorpionfishes, sea slugs and the rare white V octopus. Stop by our Amazon bookshop and buy selected ocean-related books and much more... all proceeds go directly toward our conservation and research projects.
Professionals in the marine sciences are an important part of the MarineBio community. MarineBio's resources provide a convenient clearinghouse of information and links to academic resources including: Relevant journals ~ Reference books ~ Online research tools (databases etc.) ~ Worldwide marine conservation organizations ~ Aquariums around the world ~ Marine life hourly news...
The ocean is our earth's greatest natural resource. It is the place of origin for most life forms. Millions of people rely on the ocean for survival. Twelve million fishermen operate three million vessels landing around 90 million tons of fish each year, providing work for over 200 million people worldwide.
More than 60% of the global population live within 60 km of the coast. The ocean provides the majority of our oxygen and the rain itself. The ocean buffers the weather and helps regulate global temperature and manages vast amounts of our pollutants. More than 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide are absorbed by the ocean every year.
The ocean is home to some of the most amazing creatures on earth, ~80% of the world's biodiversity lives in the sea and there is still so much to be discovered. At least 100 million unnamed species live on the ocean floor alone. Thousands of pharmaceutical compounds have been isolated from marine animals and plants. The cures for HIV/AIDs, cancer, malaria, tuberculosis and leukemia, etc. could lie beneath the waves. The ocean surrounds us all, yet more is known about the Moon and Mars. We are just now beginning to understand the ocean and with that understanding comes the increasing realization that the ocean is in deep trouble. Marine conservation efforts so far are simply overwhelmed by the number and scale of the problems the ocean faces.
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With your support, most marine life and their ocean habitats can be protected, if not restored to their former natural levels of biodiversity. We sincerely thank our thousands of members, donors and sponsors, who have decided to get involved and support the MarineBio Conservation Society.