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...
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...
Divers Discover World’s Largest Flooded Cave!

Divers Discover World’s Largest Flooded Cave!

What better place to do research for our upcoming series on coastal development in Mexico’s Costa Maya than the village of Akumal (Place of the Turtle in Mayan)? Located just north of the ancient ruins of Tulum, our family has visited Akumal for many years. It gives...
International Year of the Reef

International Year of the Reef

The first International Year of the Reef was declared in 1997 as an alert broadcast to the world, to focus our attention on the increasing threats to the earth’s coral reef ecosystems. Ten years later the ICRI has declared 2018 to be the Third International Year of...