TORTUGA IS BACK!

It’s official—Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival is back April 12-13 at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park! For the second year in a row, Tortuga aims to raise awareness about marine conservation and issues affecting the world’s oceans by bringing together music with meaning. We’ve got some big things in the works, so stay tuned for. Read More…

CORAL REEF DESTRUCTION: HOW YOU CAN HELP

We’ve already lost 27% of the world’s coral reefs and if things don’t drastically change, that number will continue to increase. The Nature Conservancy spells out ten different ways that we can all make a positive impact on reefs around the globe. One such way is ensuring that you dispose of your trash properly. When. Read More…

BLUEFIN TUNA AT RISK

Experts warn that stocks of bluefin tuna, a fish commonly used in sushi dishes, have dropped. Studies indicate that the breeding stock of tuna in the Pacific, which was estimated at 130,000 tons around 1960, dropped to 23,000 tons as of 2010. A recent report warned this number could fall below 18,000 tons in the. Read More…

SHARK FINNING NOW ILLEGAL IN INDIA

Wonderful news came out of India last week, as the country officially banned shark finning. Due to demand from China, the horrific practice of cutting off a shark’s fin solely for the purpose of shark fin soup has exploded in recent years. It’s especially cruel because fisherman slice off the shark’s fin and leave the. Read More…

TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL: BEST FESTIVAL OF 2013

We can’t help but toot our own horn from time to time, and we’re especially stoked to announce that Tortuga Music Festival is a big winner! Tortuga took the top prize for Best Festival in the New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s annual “Best of” issue. Over 2,000 locals voted for their favorites in a variety of. Read More…

SUSTAINABLE FISH GUIDE

Sometimes it’s hard to feel like you’re making a difference to save our ocean environments, but little choices do in fact make an impact. One of the most important things you can do is to ensure that the seafood you buy at your local grocery store is safe to eat and not further harming our. Read More…

EMERALD VISION PHOTOGRAPHY

Here at Rock the Ocean, we love to support and commend individuals who have dedicated their lives to conserving our world’s oceans. Today, we would like to recognize an incredibly talented photographer named George Karbus, who has generously donated photography to this website. When George arrived in Ireland 8 years ago, he was armed with. Read More…

IS JAWS THE REAL STORY?

Thanks to Hollywood, many people are terrified of going in the ocean, because they think there’s a chance they may re-live their own version of the movie “JAWS.” But did you know that lightning, volcanoes, falling out of bed, falling coconuts, ants, and vending machines each kill more people every year than sharks do? On. Read More…

GUY HARVEY EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

Want to see ocean life through the eyes of a true underwater enthusiast? Guy Harvey is a unique blend of artist, scientist, diver, angler, conservationist and explorer, fiercely devoted to his family and his love of the sea. Though he gave up a budding career as a marine biologist for that of a highly acclaimed. Read More…