The Week in Review is published on our blog every Friday. We optimize post time so that it can be read during the morning or afternoon commute. The Week in Review post is segmented, each portion containing an individual news story. Each summary is about four sentences long, contains an illustrating photograph, and a hyperlink where interested readers can dive in to discover more details. The Week in Review is then posted on all our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, SCUBABoard, Snapchat) We also promote this body of work by sharing it with our strategic partners so they can disseminate it to their networks.
The Week in Review is an essential weekly read which makes it possible for even the busiest person to stay abreast of all the breaking ocean news.
What Problem Are We Trying to Solve?
Our wired world has left many people feeling over-scheduled, leaving little time to keep up with critical issues, including the state of the oceans. Lack of time to seek out important ocean information can result in lack of knowledge, indifference, and inaction. A poorly informed population will not push back against bad policy and dangerous decisions by local, national, and international leaders.
How are we solving this problem?
Every week the Sea Save Foundation team researches and vets the critical stories from the last seven days. We use only reliable news or primary sources. We weave the critical facts into a few tight sentences and present this “Week in Review” to our audience via our blog and social media platforms. By investing a few minutes each week, readers can stay abreast of current scientific breakthroughs, challenges, and advocacy efforts and incorporate this information into their understanding of the ocean. People want to do the right thing and want to protect oceans; we arm them with the information they need to best further these efforts. An informed public will choose to support sound policy that promises secure ocean futures.
Knowledge Translation – Often scientists write in a language understandable only by their colleagues. We break down stories published in peer-reviewed journals and reputable publications in a way that is understandable and interesting to the lay reader. We write entries using language that captivates and engages our readers. Information can contribute to knowledge and knowledge can result in action to protect our oceans.
Canada bans shark fins, G20 takes on plastic pollution, Maine and Vermont ban plastic bags, Spy images reveal accelerated glaciers melting, Canada bans single-use plastics, Environmental reporters at risk and more...1. Canada leads - bans shark-fin tradeCanada passed a new law banning the import and export of shark fins, which also includes a requirement to rebuild […]
Indonesia blows up three poaching ships, Disappearing islands, CITES is rescheduled, Gender equality could be key to healthy oceans, Sea World dolphin shows protested, Seahorse overharvests for "Chinese Viagra", Additional plastic banning seen in California, Oregon and Canada and more:1. Indonesia sinks three foreign vessels for illegal fishingThe Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry’s Illegal Fishing Task […]
Carnival fined $20M for dumping, Fishermen sadistically cut off the tail of century-old endangered shark and then release, U.S House passes a bill to address acidification, Antigua & Barbuda rally Caribbean to join plastic pollution ban, 10 tons of shark fins seized in Mexico and much more...1. Carnival Cruises to pay $20 million in pollution and […]
Japanese whaling resumes, Whale found dead - death by plastic, Marine Protected Areas yield bounty, New tech map identifies vulnerable marine spots, Right whale populations decline, South Africa announces 20 new marine protected areas and much more... 1. Japanese commercial whaling to resume in JulyAfter a 30-year break, Japan will resume commercial whaling in July. Japanese Chief Cabinet […]
Africa leads the world in plastic bans, Coastal cities that may drown in 80 years, Single-use plastics to be banned in EU by 2021, CITES CoP18 Update, Vancouver supports shark fin ban, Mediterranean Garbage Patch and more...1. Africa is Leading the World in Plastic BansAs of June 1, travelers to Tanzania will have to pack very carefully. […]
Shark finning, Plastic bans around the globe, Plastic discovered in the deepest part of ocean, 1 Million species facing extinction, Ocean plastics endanger bacteria necessary for life, Antarctic ice thinning and much more...1. After Disappearing For 30 Years, A Certain Shark Is Back In CaliforniaYes, this is one of those “fish swimming in the ocean” […]
Offshore drilling banned in New York, Over 200,000 viruses found in ocean, Ocean losing carbon storage efficiency as temperatures climb, Russian whale spies, UN conference on minimizing plastic waste, Drone footage of polluted South African beach and more...1. N.Y. Bans Offshore Drilling New York State has banned offshore oil and natural gas drilling along its Atlantic coastal […]
CITES postponed due to recent Sri Lanka terrorist attacks, International Monetary Fund and Earth Day, U.S presidential message on Earth Day 2019, New jellyfish discovery, Ocean species disappearing faster than land species, Ocean microbe discovery, Petrochemical industry reports U.S coastal states unite to ban offshore drilling and much more...1. The Secretary-General’s statement on the postponement of […]
German wind park, Seychelles president's underwater speech, Plastic pollution traced to 1960's, Bank of England open letter on climate-related financial risks, Are plastic bag bans effective, 16 Year-old delivers emotional message to EU, and much more... 1. Huge wind park in Baltic Sea will provide electricity to 400,000 German householdsBERLIN – Germany has officially switched on the biggest […]
Rubio reintroduces sustainable shark fishing bill, Arctic drilling deemed unlawful, Nordic countries call for a global treaty for plastic pollution, Norwegian government refuses to drill for oil, More animals affected by climate change and plastic pollution and more...1. Senator Marco Rubio Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill which Promotes Shark ConservationU.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced a bipartisan bill, […]