Category: Science

Project Piaba: Buy a Fish, Save a Tree

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The estimated catch of tropical fish that leave the Amazon river is more than 40 million fish per year. These startlingly high numbers not only disrupt the river’s ecosystem but also damage the environment surrounding the Amazon. In response to…

Positive 2017 Environmental Stories

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Since 2017 had its fair share of negative news stories, here are some positive stories relating to our planet that you probably haven’t heard about. Australian Institute of Marine Science scientists has found a way to successfully recover coral bleaching from…

Facts from the Aquarium (continued…)

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After working in the New England Aquarium for a month now, I’ve been able to branch out in different tasks and learn more and more about the exciting creatures the New England Aquarium have to offer. During the last couple…

Hundreds of Sea Turtles Washing up on New England Shores

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Every year, hundreds of sea turtles wash up on the banks of New England. In 2014 many scientists did not know the reason why was been a huge increase in stranded turtles, especially in areas in Cape Cod. In 2014, there were at…

Fun Facts from the Aquarium

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With my new volunteer position in the visitor education department at the New England Aquarium, I have accumulated a wide knowledge of fun astonishing facts. While reading them, I was both intrigued and amazed by how much I didn’t know…