Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Oceans http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:51:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Of Monterey and men: How a Great American author ushered in age of ecology http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/of-monterey-and-men-how-a-great-american-author-ushered-in-age-of-ecology/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/of-monterey-and-men-how-a-great-american-author-ushered-in-age-of-ecology/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22717 sea otter, CaliforniaTide pools influenced the philosophy behind Steinbeck's best-known novels. They also changed the way people thought about nature. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/08/of-monterey-and-men-how-a-great-american-author-ushered-in-age-of-ecology/feed/ 2 6 species ‘friendships’ that keep our planet healthy http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/6-species-friendships-that-keep-our-planet-healthy/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/6-species-friendships-that-keep-our-planet-healthy/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:35:59 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22596 The diademed sifaka (Propithecus diadema) found only in the rainforest of Madagascar, enjoys sun bathing and can leap 30 feet in one bound. Lemurs are vital to spreading seeds through the forest and are thus natural planters key to ecosystem health. CI has, with partners, successfully reintroduced these lemurs back into rainforest regions from which they had previously disappeared.To celebrate the U.N.’s International Day of Friendship, a look at how some species work together to keep ecosystems running smoothly.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/6-species-friendships-that-keep-our-planet-healthy/feed/ 0 Saving a shipwreck to save a village http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/saving-a-shipwreck-to-save-a-village/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/saving-a-shipwreck-to-save-a-village/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22514 USAT Liberty shipwreck, Bali, IndonesiaOne of Bali's most popular dive sites is important for fish — and for local communities. Here's how we're helping to protect it.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/saving-a-shipwreck-to-save-a-village/feed/ 0 Reconnecting with nature in the shadow of war http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/reconnecting-with-nature-in-the-shadow-of-war/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/reconnecting-with-nature-in-the-shadow-of-war/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21846 Woman and her children in Timor-Leste. (© Conservation International/photo by Lynn Tang)After years of conflict, communities in Timor-Leste struggle to heal — and rebuild links to the ecosystems that sustain them. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/reconnecting-with-nature-in-the-shadow-of-war/feed/ 0 Opportunity, calamity in the balance amid plans to mine the deep sea http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/opportunity-calamity-in-the-balance-amid-plans-to-mine-the-deep-sea/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/opportunity-calamity-in-the-balance-amid-plans-to-mine-the-deep-sea/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:26:59 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22490 A baby octopus (graneledone verrucosa) moves across the seafloor as ROV Deep Discoverer explores Veatch Canyon during the Okeanos Explorer Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013 expedition.How seabed mining can be environmentally responsible: a CI expert explains.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/opportunity-calamity-in-the-balance-amid-plans-to-mine-the-deep-sea/feed/ 1 Whale shark ‘bling’ could unlock mysteries of giants of the deep http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/whale-shark-bling-could-unlock-mysteries-of-giants-of-the-deep/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/whale-shark-bling-could-unlock-mysteries-of-giants-of-the-deep/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:14:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22418 1 Arnaz the remoraTechnological advances are bringing us closer to understanding the world's largest fish. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/whale-shark-bling-could-unlock-mysteries-of-giants-of-the-deep/feed/ 8 Under pressure, an ‘alien’ world reveals secrets — and warning signs http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/under-pressure-an-alien-world-reveals-secrets-and-warning-signs/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/under-pressure-an-alien-world-reveals-secrets-and-warning-signs/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:31:36 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22413 The deep-sea frill shark is rarely seen by humans. Eel-like in shape, this species can measure 6 feet long and eat things that are more than half of its body length. (© Mario Sánchez Bueno)Ocean scientist Greg Stone takes us 18,000 feet under the sea. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/under-pressure-an-alien-world-reveals-secrets-and-warning-signs/feed/ 1 For a week, swim with the sharks http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/for-a-week-swim-with-the-sharks/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/for-a-week-swim-with-the-sharks/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:13:31 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22426 Whale shark in Cendrawasih Bay in Indonesia’s Raja Ampat archipelago. © Burt Jones and Maurine ShimlockOn tap for Shark Week: CI hits the open seas for new insights on how to protect sharks.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/for-a-week-swim-with-the-sharks/feed/ 0 Making the Links: June 2015 http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/making-the-links-june-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/making-the-links-june-2015/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:58:53 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22390 A palm oil plantation in North Sumatra, Indonesia. A ban on trans fats could lead to an increase in demand for palm oil. (© Tory Read)How shark attacks, the trans fat ban and other news stories reflect the links between people and nature. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/making-the-links-june-2015/feed/ 1 Ocean’s Seven: 7 ocean-themed books to read this summer http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/oceans-seven-7-ocean-themed-books-to-read-this-summer/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/oceans-seven-7-ocean-themed-books-to-read-this-summer/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22354 sea lion asleep on sand, Galapagos IslandsCI staff share their favorite page-turners about our planet's largest biome.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/oceans-seven-7-ocean-themed-books-to-read-this-summer/feed/ 0