Stand Up for Our Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments

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By Jacob Villalobos, a trained Colorado Ocean Coalition Ocean Ranger We all eat. We all breathe. We require water to live, and we are all subject to the effects of the weather and climate. No matter where you may be in this world, the ocean makes all of our lives possible. In our day to day lives, it can be easy to carry on without considering the natural processes that allow us to sustain our […]

Blue Vision Summit: Hill Day

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By Kaiya Whitehead A key component of the Blue Vision Summit in Washington D.C. is Hill Day where participants talk to their federal Senators and Representatives. The Inland Ocean Coalition showed up in force with a delegation of fourteen. The group consisted of Colorado residents as well as chapter leads and members from around the country and a resident of Canada. As an inland delegation, we began the day on the Senatorial side of the Capitol […]

Blue Vision Summit

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By Christine Evans Fourteen members of the Inland Ocean Coalition attended the Blue Vision Summit in Washington, DC, from May 8-11. The biennial Summit brings together ocean conservation leaders and advocates from around the world. The key areas of the action agenda for the 2017 Summit were: Putting an end to offshore drilling by 2030 Ridding the ocean of plastic and other forms of pollution Building coastal resiliency through smart ecosystem-based planning The Summit included […]

Healthy Oceans Coalition Advocacy Training

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Eight inland Ocean Coalition members just returned from an energetic, two-day Healthy Ocean (HOC) advocacy training in Chicago. The HOC is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to building awareness of how the National Ocean Policy (NOP) supports our nation’s ability to manage these shared resources. Our goal was to gain a deeper understanding of how our inland work relates to the NOP, and to acquire practical tools to become more effective at describing our work […]

Biomass by sea and by land

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The ocean provides for us. It provides the air we breathe from photosynthesizing algae, the seafood we buy and sell, and the recreational tourism and educational opportunities which are boundless for business owners and educational networks. How much time do we spend thinking about, or informing others, about what the ocean gives us? Did you know the ocean may one day provide a sustainable form of renewable energy? There is incredible research being conducted and many results […]

A New Way to Save Coral Reefs

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Scientists believe that they found a way to help preserve coral reefs that are endangered by acidifying oceans. Their solution is simple: bubbles. They think that blowing bubbles on coral reefs will help with the chemicals in the ocean. Oxygen bubbling has been used in lakes to break up thermal stratification, but it has never been used on an ocean before. 

Colorado – The Inland Ocean (Youth Guest Blog)

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Local youth and river/ocean lover, Grace, recently interviewed the Colorado Ocean Coalition’s founder, Vicki Nichols Goldstein, to discuss her organization and the reasons why an inland community can affect the health of our oceans.  Colorado – The Inland Ocean By: Grace C. An ocean in Colorado? Well, we are all downstream. In Colorado, we have a special responsibility when it comes to protecting water quality. That’s because we’re a “headwater state,” which means that the snowfall in […]

The National Ocean Policy is here…but will it stay?

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The National Ocean Policy is here…but will it stay?   This past week, two of the Colorado Ocean Coalition (COCO) Ocean Ambassador (OA) Candidate’s, Danielle Duncan and Kara Wiggin attended the Healthy Oceans Coalition’s National Ocean Policy Advocacy Training in Savannah, GA. They learned how to be advocates of the National Ocean Policy to their local representatives and the public.  ​The other trainees included members from the Sierra Club, the Conservation Law Foundation, Island Institute, Ocean […]

Exploding Whales?

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In the small town of Trout River, Newfoundland, experts are trying to find a way to dispose of a dead beached blue whale. The whale weighs 380,000 pounds. If the gas builds up, the whale will explode. So far, the experts say that the gas is naturally deflating. However no one knows if the whale will blow.   Read More