Healthy Oceans archives

  • A glimpse into the future of the oceans through the bubbles of Mount Vesuvius

    March 21, 2012

    My series on ocean acidification continues this week with a look at the cutting-edge research of Jason Hall-Spencer from the University of Plymouth. I'll begin with a short video, part... More »

  • Photo: A look into First Nations' ocean stewardship

    A look into First Nations' ocean stewardship

    March 15, 2012

    But it was able to shine a clarifying light onto the history, culture, food, nature and stories of coastal British Columbia. These things are not just intertwined or inseparable: they are a single entity. More »

  • Photo: On the front lines of ocean acidification

    On the front lines of ocean acidification

    March 14, 2012

    Aquatic ecosystems in 2112 will look substantially different than those of today. More »

  • Photo: Salmon farming continues to be a major issue

    Salmon farming continues to be a major issue

    March 14, 2012

    Salmon farming continues to be a major issue in Canada and the world. The David Suzuki Foundation receives many questions about this issue, and our CEO's recent meeting with a... More »

  • Scott Wallace, Sustainable Fisheries Analyst explains why the spring herring spawn is the ecological event of the year on the Pacific Coast.

    Pacific Underwater: herring's spring fling

    March 13, 2012

    Scott Wallace, Sustainable Fisheries Analyst at the David Suzuki Foundation, thinks the annual herring spawn is the most ecologically significant event of the year on the Pacific coast. He compares it to the great migrations in Africa, but says that because this migration is underwater, few of us notice. More »

  • Photo: Pondering the power of an acidified ocean

    Pondering the power of an acidified ocean

    March 5, 2012

    Burning fossil fuels is the largest contributor to ocean acidification, and all of this "extra" carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is having many effects all over the planet. More »

  • World Oceans Summit in Singapore

    February 29, 2012

    The World Oceans Summit saw global political, business and science leaders standing up to say that we have the solutions for our ocean, and we're willing to work together to solve them. It's time that Canada does its share of the work — the payoff is too great to ignore. More »

  • Pacific Underwater: Lingcod in February

    February 23, 2012

    Scott Wallace explains why he was once bit on the head by a lingcod. More »

  • Pacific Underwater: Salmon in February

    February 10, 2012

    There's a lot of action out in the Pacific Ocean this week. Millions of salmon are on their way to the coastal waters of British Columbia, back from an annual journey that has taken them thousands of kilometers out into the north and western Pacific. More »

  • Photo: Royal Society calls mayday for Canada's oceans

    Royal Society calls mayday for Canada's oceans

    February 7, 2012

    On February 2nd, ten prominent marine research scientists affiliated with the Royal Society of Canada released a comprehensive report about the state of our oceans. They don't like what they... More »