Who We Are:
Carl Safina & Blue Ocean
At Blue Ocean Institute, we seek to inspire a deeper connection with nature, in everyone touched by an ocean.
Led by ocean conservation pioneer and MacArthur fellow, Dr. Carl Safina, we work to create a more knowledgeable constituency for conservation.
Through Carl’s books, articles and PBS TV series, and Blue Ocean’s educational programs and research, we show how nature, community, the economy and prospects for peace are all intertwined. More
Safina 2014 Finalist:
Carl Safina, Ph.D., is one of six exceptional conservationists advancing as a finalist for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 39 nominees, Safina is in the running for $250,000 along with Joel Berger, Ph.D.; Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.; Carl Jones, Ph.D.; Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.; and Patricia C. Wright, Ph.D. These heroes were nominated and named finalists for their outstanding achievements on behalf of the world’s most endangered species.
Mercury in Seafood:
Deeper Equals Higher
How is mercury in fish related to the depth they live at? This is the question a few marine scientists at the University of Hawaii started asking back in 2007.
They found that prey fish that lived at deeper depths had more mercury than those that lived at shallow depths. And deeper feeding predator fish, like swordfish and bigeye tuna, had higher mercury levels than predator fish that tend to feed only in shallow waters, like yellowfin tuna and mahi-mahi. Read on…
For mercury advice: Eating Seafood: Health Boon or Health Threat?
Check out our partner, the Gelfond Fund for Mercury Research and Outreach at Stony Brook University.