Is There Shark in Your Sunscreen?

Is There Shark in Your Sunscreen?

Shark populations are in decline around the world, some reduced by 50% in the last several decades. While much of that loss is due to illegal fishing and the slaughter of millions of sharks for their fins, there is more to tell. Have you ever heard of shark in your...
Bigbird the Pelican, a Very Unusual Story

Bigbird the Pelican, a Very Unusual Story

Bigbird is a young pelican. Separated from his flock during a storm, he was adopted by the staff of a safari camp. What was a chance encounter evolved into an unlikely, but very sweet friendship. Jeffry the manager of Greystoke Mahale, a Nomad Tanzania resort, has...
Can Hi-Tech, the U.N. and Drones Defeat Ghost Gear?

Can Hi-Tech, the U.N. and Drones Defeat Ghost Gear?

In early September 2018, we saw a dramatic example of the cost to marine life of abandoned fishing gear, infamously known as Ghost Gear. More than 300 endangered, Olive Ridley sea turtles were found dead, apparently after being entangled in an abandoned fishing net....
What do Sharks and Cancer have in common?

What do Sharks and Cancer have in common?

Sharks have been swimming our oceans for hundreds of millions of years. However, over the last several decades we have witnessed populations of sharks plummet worldwide. The most obvious and publicized reason has been shark finning. This practice of butchering sharks...
Marine Protected Areas: Seed Banks for the Future!

Marine Protected Areas: Seed Banks for the Future!

At the recent Our Ocean conference in Malta, bold commitments were made to set aside an additional 2.5 million square kilometers of ocean as Marine Protected Areas. The international recommendation is that we need to protect a minimum of 30% of our ocean by 2020....