Half of the World’s Marine Life is Gone

A recent study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund and Zoological Society of London has revealed that—between 1970 and 2012—nearly half of the ocean’s fish population was wiped out. The combined effects of overfishing and climate change have been especially damaging to tuna, mackerels and bonitos—reducing their populations by nearly 75%. Facing the stark reality of our dwindling marine life, the WWF is urging governments …

Open Ocean Journal

Buddhists say that our thoughts are like waves in an ocean. They come and go, sometimes rough, sometimes calm. In order to gain inner peace, we must go deeper, until we can simply watch them pass without being victims of their constant chatter. Wouldn’t this be a great perspective to have on your next morning commute? Penning reflections in this elegant Open Ocean Journal from …

Below the Boat

Handcrafted bathymetric charts depicting underwater topographies in all their glory

Beneath the hull of every boat, there is a sprawling underwater landscape that one doesn’t often get the chance to see. We can experience this nuanced world of ridges and rises, however, with the help of bathymetric charts, the watery equivalent to topographic maps. While most of these charts are used for practical purposes, the topographies that they reveal can be extraordinary, particularly those created …