Illegal Trafficking of Wildlife: What You Need To Know!

Illegal Trafficking of Wildlife: What You Need To Know!

The Illegal trafficking of wildlife is estimated annually to be worth between US$7 – $23 billion and rivals illegal drug sales. Endangered animals are being hunted to extinction by armed gangs at the behest of international crime syndicates. We are outraged when...
Penguin Plastic Island Prank

Penguin Plastic Island Prank

Back in April, 2018 a video of penguins living on a plastic island in the South Pacific went viral. It captured an iconic image that represented the threat of plastic pollution to marine life. It has now been announced  that the video did not originate in the...
World Octopus Day, October 8th

World Octopus Day, October 8th

I love octopus! And I have had the good luck to dive with them around the world from the Giant Pacific Octopus in Puget Sound to the miniature Blue Ringed Octopus in the South Pacific. It’s considered one of the world’s most venomous marine animals. I have never...
Can Sushi Be Sustainable?

Can Sushi Be Sustainable?

October 1st is World Vegetarian Day, and for true vegetarians this means no meat eating, like chicken, turkey, pork or beef.  Yet there is a lot of wiggle room (debate) about the definition of vegetarianism. Some people believe that vegetarians can eat fish, while...
The New Gold Rush: Part B, Is Deep Sea Mining Inevitable?

The New Gold Rush: Part B, Is Deep Sea Mining Inevitable?

In the first part of The New Gold Rush we described how the world is running out of many of the “rare metals” that modern technology relies on. Complicating the supply is that up to 97% of this production is monopolized by China. To find new sources for these metals,...
How Deep Is the Ocean, Really!

How Deep Is the Ocean, Really!

Most humans have just dipped their toes into the sea, some fortunate few have donned mask and flippers to descend maybe 20 feet. With a tank and scuba gear some venture further, possibly 120 feet. The world’s deepest free-dive set a record at 831 feet deep....
Mauritius: A Model of Small Island Sustainability?

Mauritius: A Model of Small Island Sustainability?

The Ministry of Tourism in Mauritius has launched a new Certificate Course in Tour Guiding to “help raise awareness about environmental issues and develop students’ commitment to sustainable tourism.” Will this make Mauritius a model of sustainability? A...