World Oceans Day: Conservation Through Digital Art and Activism

TheBlu is one part social network, one part online game and a splash of oceanic activism. Users can explore an entire underwater world replete with thousands of the ocean’s creatures by themselves or with Facebook friends. Every action a user takes while in theBlu’s watery world has an impact somewhere else in the app’s universe: a message that the ocean, while vast and mighty, is also sensitive to pollution and tampering.

The 2012 Top 10 New Species List

What do dive-bombing wasps and devil’s worms have in common?  On May 23rd, the International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE)  published its 5th annual list of new species discovered during the previous year. Based out of  Arizona State University, IISE’s scientists collaborate with a committee of taxonomists across the globe to describe and classify new…