World Wetlands Day, Feb. 2nd

World Wetlands Day, Feb. 2nd

Everyone should be commemorating World Wetland’s Day on Feb. 2nd, they are indispensable to a healthy environment! The reasons for preserving our wetlands are endless but here are some of the most critical: wetlands provide a vital habitat for thousands of animals,...
Beat Winter! Dive Into these Shows

Beat Winter! Dive Into these Shows

As I write this I am looking out over a frozen lake covered in several feet of snow and ice. And where we live the winter is just half over. February, especially can be a brutal month in the northern hemisphere, and this year has been particularly challenging for...
Plastic Pollution Poses Peril to Coral Reefs!

Plastic Pollution Poses Peril to Coral Reefs!

As part of our commemoration of 2018 as the International Year of the Reef we are devoting twelve posts, one a month, to explore the different threats to and solutions for saving our vital coral reef ecosystems. This month’s post Plastic Pollution Poses a Peril...
Do We Really Need Biodiversity?

Do We Really Need Biodiversity?

We hear a lot about the necessity to preserve biodiversity, but how important is it really to protect that little rodent or amphibian when it lives in the path of PROGRESS? It costs a lot of money to stop construction on a new beach resort or to redirect the route of...
Blue Planet II is Critical TV Viewing!

Blue Planet II is Critical TV Viewing!

Blue Planet II is the BBC nature series presented and narrated by naturalist, Sir David Attenborough. Each beautiful episode features visuals produced over the course of four years. The footage includes 4000 dives on 125 expeditions shot in over 39 countries. Blue...
How to Help Sick Marine Animals!

How to Help Sick Marine Animals!

Marine animals are very resilient. In an unforgiving world where the elements are often life-threatening and predators ever present, they have to be. Usually they can manage quite well on their own, but not always. There are times when you can help sick marine...
Will Your Next Wetsuit be Environmentally Friendly?

Will Your Next Wetsuit be Environmentally Friendly?

Is this a watershed moment for wetsuits? Traditionally, wetsuits have been made of neoprene, a synthetic rubber first developed in 1930 by DuPont. It’s flexible and in foam form has good insulation qualities, but it’s also very non-biodegradable. Is it good for the...