What's New at MarineBio?
MarineBio is working hard to bring you even more information as part of our evolving online tribute to all Ocean life. We are adding marine species to the database as fast as we can. We're working on bringing new information to help you get involved in ocean conservation, or explore dynamic research and/or hourly marine life news. Join the MarineBio Conservation Society committed to the exploration of the ocean and conservation of our environment and all marine life.
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- New volunteers helping with many projects and new contributors helping with species ID photos. Traffic is back up to well over 10,000 visitors/day. Many new MarineBio Blog posts with daily posts in the works.
- Primary goal of adding ~11,000 of the most common and all threatened/endangered marine species is nearly completed. Major server upgrades and optimization completed. Planning migration to better servers soon. Species database query upgrades and final optimizations have also been completed. Project 6: Ocean Stranding Database project in alpha phase. Investigating final mobile solutions for MarineBio Network.
- New videos added to the Ocean Channel: e.g., Indonesian Marine Life, Bali
- Network-wide upgrades, server optimizations, mobile tech research in progress. Projects ongoing, new Project 11: Seal Watching Project added/seeking volunteers ASAP. Species database upgrades, many new species in progress, massive release coming soon. New sponsor, volunteers and contributors. MarineBio Facebook page approaching 120,000 likes thanks to Ginelle, our Social Media & Volunteer Coordinator.
- "Take Action" sections updated on Global Warming, Sustainable Fisheries, Marine Biodiversity, Threatened & Endangered Species, Habitat Conservation, Alien Species, and Ocean Pollution conservation section home pages.
- Project 6 - MarineBio Stranding application underway, new e-volunteer writers helping with expanding the marine conservation and ocean science pages, loads of new species to be launched soon, two new talented MarineBio Blog authors, Facebook page and group very active, consulting with partners to upgrade society membership and donation process, MarineBio.org ranking doubled (we are now the ~14,000th most popular US site online), updates to the Education & Careers pages....
- Deep Sea section updated, call posted for Web Design and Developer volunteers, new species added, species updates continuing....
- New MarineBio.org (including mobile version), MarineBio Blog, volunteers, content writers/editors, species photo management system, numerous content updates, network-wide optimizations, Deep Sea Director... all feedback is welcome!
- Server upgrades, new species and volunteers, content updates...
- Site-wide updates, news feeds, content additions/updates (e.g., video library, photo galleries, expeditions, etc.)
- Site-wide updates, educational content project started, content additions/updates (e.g., MarineBio Conservation Society, main news page, etc.)
- Site-wide updates, server upgrades, content additions/updates
- Site-wide updates, forum/blog upgrades, content additions/updates
- MarineBio Conservation Society is now on Twitter: @MBSociety
- The MarineBio Ocean Gear Shop has been updated in time for the holidays. Species group, shark conservation, and deep sea section updates in progress.
- Migration of the MarineBio Network to the new high-speed server facility is successful. Hourly News updated, educational marine life content creation continues....
- Educational and species content development continues. Species group data content, new species home pages and grant submissions in progress. MarineBio Conservation Society memberships and donations on the rise again thanks to the end of the recession (!?).
- Educational and species content continues (see Marine Vertebrates and Invertebrates for examples). Species group data review and grant research continues. MarineBio Conservation Society memberships and donations have stalled due to the economy.
- Network navigation and search updated. Educational and species content in progress. MarineBio Conservation Society memberships and donations slowing due to the economy, traffic steady.
- MarineBio's blog, and video library updated. Species group data review and grant research/submissions continue. MarineBio Conservation Society memberships and donations are on the rise. Volunteer program in the works (thank you for your patience).
Do you know the number one thing you can do to protect the ocean?
Learn! (and spread the word) Learn all you can about the threats facing the ocean and marine life. First and foremost, Global Warming (Climate Change/Abrupt Climate Change) is the number one threat not only to marine life but to all of our ways of life as well. The debate is over. It is happening. Only the magnitude and details, such as whether we've reached a tipping point yet, remain. Now is the time to act. To learn all about Global Warming/Climate Change, what it really is, what very likely will happen, and what we can/should really do about it, you should see these videos:
- Knopf publishers have donated copies of Richard Ellis' new book Tuna: A Love Story, which we are giving away with a donation of $25 or more.
- MarineBio.org - now more navigable than ever! We conducted surveys to learn your thoughts about MarineBio.org and to see what we could do to improve it. The answers you provided gave us a lot of inspiration to re-design the site, and we think you'll like what you see. Based on your input, the site is now easier to navigate, better organized, and easier on the eyes. We hope you agree and would love your feedback. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments or suggestions.
- Indonesian Expeditions to Help Save the Pacific Leatherback
- MarineBio is working to bring more of the underwater realm to your desktop. Taking advantage of the internet video age, we are compiling a series of short (~10 minute) video clips of the underwater footage taken during our expeditions for our marine life video library. Enjoy!
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