A new, exciting hub of ocean-based news and entertainment.
Marine scoop is a new website which focuses on interesting marine research, ocean-based news and entertaining posts. There are new articles posted every Tuesday and Friday which fall under one of six categories: the scoop, the spectacular, the lists, the questions, the issues and the solutions. Here is what they are all about:
Here you can find short, regular posts summarising the latest in ocean-related research and news. Posts will often be based on a new scientific journal article or report however important and interesting news stories are also covered. Topics covered so far include marine reserves, shark tagging and oceanic plastic pollution.
This category is home to entertaining video-based posts containing jaw-dropping footage of a variety of oceanic animals. Posts so far have included footage of orcas following baited cameras, deep sea whale encounters, shark breaches, and coral macro videography.
This category contains image-heavy BuzzFeed-style lists as well as and longer, more informative posts on ocean life. Topics covered so far include box jellyfish and deep sea creatures.
How deep is the deepest ocean? Why does the Gulf Stream exist? What is the fastest marine animal? How do coral reefs grow? This category hopes to uncover the mysteries of the ocean one question at a time. Topics so far have covered hammerhead sharks.
Here you will find informative articles discussing the current threats facing our oceans and explaining the underlying causes. Posts aim to be both educational and eye-opening. Topics covered so far include coral bleaching and shark finning.
It's not all doom and gloom! Here you can find the latest and greatest inventions and initiatives which hope to go some way in tackling the plethora of threats that our oceans currently face. The focus here is on future concept ideas and ideas that are currently under trial. Posts so far include new pirate catching satellite technology, starfish killing robots and a gigantic automatic ocean vacuum.
Thanks for reading. Check the website every Tuesday and Friday for new posts and feel free to leave a comment, give us feedback through the 'contact us' form, follow us on twitter, add us on google plus or give us a like of facebook. Jump in the water's lively.
James, Marine Scoop x