Wipes – not as clean as they seem

Face wipes, wet wipes, baby wipes, whichever you use, they’re causing the environment some serious problems and it’s not the first time we’ve heard about it. Disposable, single-use wipes are a menace to the environment. They’re often mislabelled or not labelled clearly enough, and so they’re commonly flushed down the loo. The massive scale of…

Who doesn’t want to tweet a shark?

I’ve recently discovered the great white shark research being done by the scientists at OCEARCH, and keeping up with the great whites of the world has become a bit addictive. Global data on mature great whites is lacking and this project is helping to fill the knowledge gap. Sharks are tagged, measured and assessed on a…

Who looks after the high seas?

The High Seas are the vast areas of the ocean which do not fall under national jurisdiction. These areas, which make up nearly two thirds of the ocean, are effectively open to all who have the resources to access and exploit them. Very little marine protection currently exists for the High Seas, but this is…

#oceanoptimism

A big part of marine conservation is making people aware of what the problems are. If people don’t know about what’s going on, they won’t know to act or care. It’s easy to get a bit bogged down in depressing accounts of how we’re taking all the fish, littering the oceans and destroying some fragile…