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News & Updates

Healthy brain coral in Southern Cuba

Why There is Still Hope for Coral Reefs

December 28, 2023/by Ocean Doctor

An Important Video Message from the Late Capt. Don Walsh to Students Everywhere

December 19, 2023/by Ocean Doctor
Deep-Sea Midwater Sea Life (Photos by E. Goetze, K. Peijnenburg, D. Perrine, Hawaii Seafood Council (B. Takenaka, J. Kaneko), S. Haddock, J. Drazen, B. Robison, DEEPEND (Danté Fenolio), and MBARI.)

Deep-Sea Mining: A New Threat to the Deep

June 8, 2023/by Ocean Doctor

Announcing the New Book “The Remarkable Reefs of Cuba: Hopeful Stories From the Ocean Doctor”

June 4, 2022/by Ocean Doctor
A blue whale - the largest creature to ever inhabit Earth. It is worth millions just for the amount of carbon it sequesters from the atmosphere. (Photo: Craig Hayslip/Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute)Islands of California.

Earth Day 1970: A Little Boy in Big Rubber Boots

April 23, 2022/by Ocean Doctor
Large tooth sawfish

Saving a Remarkable Fish Few Have Ever Seen: A Message From Our Interns

September 20, 2021/by Ocean Doctor
Deepworker submersible filming grenadier at bottom of Bering Sea, Alaska

The Ocean Paradox at 1,052 Feet

June 8, 2021/by Ocean Doctor
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve - Naples, Florida

How to Restore the Planet for Free

April 22, 2021/by Ocean Doctor
Johns Hopkins University Graduate Students

Meet the New Ocean Doctors!

December 17, 2020/by Ocean Doctor

My 20 Years in Cuba

September 30, 2020/by Ocean Doctor
Ocean Doctor diver in Cuba

Are the Healthiest Reefs Now Dying?

December 20, 2019/by Ocean Doctor
Blue New Deal

Towards “The Blue New Deal”

May 5, 2019/by Ocean Doctor
Elkhorn Coral

A Race to Save Coral Reefs

April 20, 2019/by Ocean Doctor
Quill Pen

The Constitution, Climate Change, and What Just Happened in Cuba

March 27, 2019/by Ocean Doctor

VIDEO: Half the Caribbean’s Coral Reefs Have Died. Join Our Fight to Bring Them Back

December 27, 2018/by Ocean Doctor

VIDEO: We Love Fuzzy Creatures, Too!

December 20, 2018/by Ocean Doctor
The official welcoming committee in the community of Cocodrilo. Our work is now focused on helping coastal communities develop alternatives to overfishing that are both environmentally and economically sustainable.

What I’ve Learned from 100 Trips to Cuba & Why it Matters to Our Oceans and Our Future

November 27, 2018/by Ocean Doctor

Make a Special Donation to Commemorate the Ocean Doctor’s 100th Trip to Cuba

June 29, 2018/by Ocean Doctor

REPORT: A Century of Unsustainable Tourism in the Caribbean: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Cuba

May 27, 2018/by Ocean Doctor
A dedicated group of community volunteers and veterinarians have come together to rescue hundreds of animals from the streets. It's called Project "De La Calle" (From the Street).

Why I Must Wear Long Sleeves on Earth Day

April 22, 2018/by Ocean Doctor
The Oxygen Project

How Much Would You Pay for Every Other Breath You Take?

April 17, 2018/by Ocean Doctor
Presidio Modelo Prision - Cuba's Isle of Youth

New York Times Features Ocean Doctor’s Work in Cuba’s Isle of Youth

January 7, 2018/by Ocean Doctor

A Video Message from the Ocean Doctor

December 27, 2017/by Ocean Doctor

PBS NewsHour Features Ocean Doctor’s Work in Cuba

November 8, 2017/by Ocean Doctor
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