Here at PS: We love You we are always on the lookout for new ways to engage the community and inspire marine conservation.
With smartphones being such an integral part of many of our lives, it only makes sense for us to use technology to help create solutions for ocean conservation.
Here’s a list of our top 5 picks for marine conservation apps:
1. Rippl (exclusively for iOS users)
Rippl is an app created by the organization Ocean Conservancy that helps you build “green habits” by sending you helpful tips and reminders on how your actions impact the oceans. It is available for free in the app store.
2. SharkNet (exclusively for iOS users)
Shark Net is an app that helps users get to know sharks on a more personal level. With the Shark Net app, you can recieve status updates about the location of particular great White sharks and what they’re up to. its available for free in the app store.
3. Sea food Watch
The Seafood Watch app created by the Monterey Bay Aquarium offers recommendations to help users choose ocean-friendly seafood at their favorite restaurants and stores. It also includes information about how each item should be fished or farmed.
Free for both iOS and android users.
4. Marine Debris Tracker
Marine debris tracker enables users to report trash on coastlines and in waterways. This app is great for spreading awareness of highly polluted areas and is a fantastic resource for planning beach cleanups!
5. What’s Invasive?
Die hard nature lover? What’s Invasive is the app for you. The What’s Invasive app gives park visitors the knowledge needed to find, document, and record the exact location of invasive species within a park. After a user inputs data, the App uploads their findings to a database where the information can be used by environment organizations and scientists.
That’s a wrap! We hope that through changing the way we interact and think about our oceans, we can become one step to inspiring personal connections to the seas. After all, “… in the end, we will conserve only what we love and love only what we understand.” — Baba Dioum
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