Review: Underwater Film Festival 2019

Last week the Underwater Film Festival took place in Cornwall for the first time. It was a fantastic celebration of our oceans featuring incredible underwater imagery from a variety of talented professionals and students. The Underwater Film Festival 2019 was the second annual event, organised and sponsored by dive clothing company Fourth Element, to help … More Review: Underwater Film Festival 2019

The Arctic attraction hoping to change whaling opinions in Norway

The design for a new onshore whale watching venue inside the Arctic Circle has just been revealed. ‘The Whale’ aims to help change whaling practices in Norway by giving people a chance to fall in love with the majestic animals. Situated 300km inside the Arctic Circle, on one of Norway’s most northern islands, the town … More The Arctic attraction hoping to change whaling opinions in Norway

Mysterious oil spill highlights lack of conservation efforts in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Over the last few months Brazil has been the epicentre of an unusual and highly damaging oil spill. Although the country is not directly responsible, the lack of action by those in power highlights why the country has been so heavily criticised for its conservation policies in recent years. You may or may not be … More Mysterious oil spill highlights lack of conservation efforts in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Ocean speed limits could yield huge benefits for conservation & climate change

A new report has shown that reducing the speed of big container ships on the ocean could reduce harmful emissions, cut marine noise pollution and save companies a lot of money. Not only is this a win-win for everyone involved, but it could also happen in the very near future. The best solutions to environmental … More Ocean speed limits could yield huge benefits for conservation & climate change

New submarines set to create underwater ‘street view’ of the seafloor

A new tech start-up have developed specialised submarines which they hope can create a ‘waterview’ of our oceans in a similar way to google maps street view. If successful it could change the way we explore the underwater world. The ‘street view’ feature on google maps is easily one of the most helpful features you … More New submarines set to create underwater ‘street view’ of the seafloor

A marine biologist’s dream: Spotting dolphins in the wild, observing and protecting them

Written by Hannah Schartmann When I was a young girl and was asked what I want to do after school. My answer was always “a marine biologist”. I was told to stop dreaming and to pursue a career with a safer income and with more opportunities. Against all warnings, I studied the Bachelor of Science … More A marine biologist’s dream: Spotting dolphins in the wild, observing and protecting them

The money in mangroves: how our coastal forests save us billions

Mangroves are one of the most financially valuable ecosystems on Earth. They protect us from storms and flooding and provide us with fish and eco-tourism. But we are losing them at an alarming rate right when we need them the most. Looking at a mangrove it is very hard to imagine it could be worth … More The money in mangroves: how our coastal forests save us billions

New species of crustacean discovered in a whale shark’s mouth

Researchers in Japan have discovered a new species of amphipod living behind the gills of a captive whale shark. It is the first of its kind to ever be found living inside such a large animal and has seriously surprised some scientists. The mouth of the world’s largest fish might not seem like the most … More New species of crustacean discovered in a whale shark’s mouth