Text by Karen Stearns, Images by Walt Stearns The world is waking up to the realisation that the oceans are not a dumping ground. And while some are calling for plastic bans and government regulations, a growing number of organisations and communities are confronting the issue head-on by organising waste reduction, recycling and cleanup projects [...]
Leatherback Beach, Papua, Indonesia. To sit on a sand hill under a starred canopy at the equator along a deserted beach is to hope for an experience that less than 300 have shared. Most who visit have travelled over 20,000 miles by air, land and boat to one of the most remote places on our [...]
By Lindsey Dougherty Sea creatures like to show off. Whether it’s to attract a mate, scare away a predator, or blend in with the sometimes equally flamboyant surroundings, there’s no shortage of wow factor in the sea: Divers are delighted by mesmerising cuttlefish, alluring anglerfish, and the undeniably flashy “disco” clam. When we think of [...]
Text and photos Anuar Abdullah, ADEX Coral Reeef Ambassador 2014–2015 THE SOUTH PILONGAN Coral Nursery began on May 7, 2014, as part of the Coral Propagation Project by SCOT/ HSBC Brunei. The 20 volunteers involved in the programme received training on regional corals, through an initiative called the Sea Shepherd Dive. The Pilongan Coral Propagation [...]
Text Scott Cassell | Photos Kerry Franciscovich Sharks are the basis for many fears in Man, including myself. My fear, however, is not of being attacked or eaten by a giant shark, rather, of a sea without them. Over the past 40 years, I have come to love sharks the way most people love beautiful dogs. [...]
As the oceans warm, some fish species are migrating away from equatorial waters towards cooler areas closer to the poles. The optimum temperature range for coral is between 18 and 29 degrees Celsius. Corals can withstand short periods of warmer or cooler water. Corals in some areas have been shown to be much more tolerant [...]