Meet the Giant Isopod of the Deep Sea

Get to know and love the giant roly-poly bugs of the ocean floor

How is Ocean Warming Impacting the Shipping Industry?

As the ocean warms, rough—and expensive—seas ahead for shipping

What the Foam?!

The call for a national ban on polystyrene, also known as plastic foam

What is a Barrier Island?

Barrier islands like the Outer Banks are important … and at risk

Black Surf Santa Cruz Celebrates Third Annual Liberation Paddle Out

The celebration doubled as BSSC’s first birthday as a nonprofit

Warm-blooded vs. Cold-blooded—What’s the Difference?

Learn the difference between ectothermic and endothermic animals—and why it matters

What is Tidal Energy?

Meet a new source of clean-ocean energy.

Why is There So Much Seaweed on the Beach?

The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt is coming for our beaches

What is a Nurdle?

Plastic pellets are polluting our beaches and waterways

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