Hoping to Turn the Tide on Bali’s Plastic Pollution

Hoping to Turn the Tide on Bali’s Plastic Pollution

The island paradise of Bali has had some bad press lately, mostly a result of a number of international stories regarding the incredible amount of plastic waste that is washing ashore on Bali’s beaches and floating in Bali’s waters. In this article we are taking a...
A Smelly Solution to the Crown-of-Thorns!

A Smelly Solution to the Crown-of-Thorns!

We had just published a post on the plight of Australia’s Green Sea Turtles when this additional story from “down under” crossed our desk. The Great Barrier Reef has been plagued by the crown-of-thorns for decades.  One of the world’s largest and most voracious...
Do we have the appetite to curb Invasive Species?

Do we have the appetite to curb Invasive Species?

Lionfish have invaded the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean and spread as far south as Brazilian waters, but they aren’t alone! Invasive marine species have been wreaking havoc on indigenous ecological systems for thousands of years. More recently, we just keep better...
Viva Vaquita: International Save the Vaquita Day

Viva Vaquita: International Save the Vaquita Day

Last year, July 8, 2017 was set aside as Save the Vaquita Day. A year ago, the Vaquita porpoise was considered the world’s most endangered marine mammal with as few as 30 individuals left. So a year later, on International Save the Vaquita Day 2018 do we have anything...
Plastic Free July and the EU Acts

Plastic Free July and the EU Acts

July has become a very busy month in our battle against uncontrolled, single-use, throw-away plastics. On July 3rd we are honoring the importance of International Plastic Bag Free Day during which we are spreading the word “that a plastic bag free world is possible...
Is the Internal Combustion Engine running on fumes?

Is the Internal Combustion Engine running on fumes?

Today the great majority of vehicles are still equipped with internal combustion engines but we have been seeing countless news items that portend some big changes down the road. So is the Internal Combustion Engine running on fumes? Let’s find out!   In...
The What and Where of Fishing in a Time of Change

The What and Where of Fishing in a Time of Change

What happens to traditional fishing rights when the traditional fish that are fished move somewhere else. Sea temperatures are warming and that is having a huge impact on the what and where of fishing.   The What and Where of Fishing and Lobster, Turtles and...
Cuttlefish: Chameleons Of The Sea!

Cuttlefish: Chameleons Of The Sea!

There is one marine species that I am always looking for when diving and they are the Cephalopods, which includes cuttlefish, squid, octopuses, and nautiluses. There is something truly other worldly about the Cephalopods, especially the cuttlefish. Maybe it’s...
The Kraken sited off Virgin Gorda

The Kraken sited off Virgin Gorda

The Kraken is a legendary sea creature that haunted the imagination of seafarers for centuries. The origins of the legend may have been with sightings of giant squids in the Atlantic where its size and fearsome appearance inspired numerous stories of encounters...