It’s estimated that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean. How many of these are flip flops we don’t know, but what we do know is that there are organisations like Ocean Sole who are tackling the problem in a unique way. Ocean Sole is an organisation that constructs and sells animal … More Ocean Sole – the rise of the flip flop animal
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of negative news about the ocean, and so here are some cheerier things to think about that have been in the news recently. It’s not all bad. Microbeads are going to be banned in the UK There was talk a while ago about the government working with … More Reasons to be cheerful #2
There’s a difference between telling someone about an issue and getting them to actually engage with it. The tricky thing about talking to school groups is that the students are often told to be at your talk, and this means that their level of concentration and interest can vary. So you want to use your talk … More Tips for marine science communicators – getting through to a teenage audience
Here’s a snapshot from the opening pages of the WWF-ZSL ‘Living Blue Planet Report, 2015’. Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International, warned readers of the 2014 Report that it was “not for the faint-hearted”. This one isn’t either, but it’s important that we fully appreciate the state of the ocean so we can understand … More “Not for the faint-hearted” – Living Blue Planet Report 2015
Pitcairns…Kermadecs…Nazca-Desventuradas…Easter Island and now Palau. All these Marine Protected Area designations or proposals have sprung up in the last year or so. It seems that the MPA movement is gaining momentum and with more and more countries proposing or designating large proportions of their national waters to be protected from damaging human activities, it seems … More Are MPAs becoming fashionable?
I went to the Ocean Film Festival last night and it got me thinking. Not only about the inspiring stories I heard about people’s relationships with the sea, but also about our relationship with it in general. Everyone has a different relationship with the sea. Some people rely on it for their livelihoods and go … More Ocean stewardship – step up for the sea
A redundant fleet in the forest I came across this article recently which features a slightly different art installation, ‘Withdrawn’, made up of redundant fishing vessels placed in the forest near Bristol in South-West England. The artist, Luke Jerram, has created a way for the public to appreciate the current state of the oceans and fast-dwindling … More Art Meets Oceans: Luke Jerram