Review: 2018 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

The winners of the 2018 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition were recently announced. The competition run by the Underwater Photography Guide is in its 7th year and shows of the best marine photographs taken in a variety of categories. I go through some of the winning entries and my personal favourites. The Ocean Art Underwater … More Review: 2018 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition

Hydrothermal vents, abiogenesis and life in the solar system

Deep at the bottom of the sea lies one of the most probable locations for the origin of life on Earth… hydrothermal vents. But what are they? How could they have created life? And what does it mean for life in our solar system? It is a fact that at some point in our history … More Hydrothermal vents, abiogenesis and life in the solar system

Review: ‘One Breath Around The World’ by Guillaume Néry

In an incredibly unique and beautiful short film record breaking French free diver Guillaume Néry takes you on an underwater journey around the world. With visuals as impressive and inspiring as the near superhuman talents he displays, this video will take your breath away. One Breath Around The World is a short film by world … More Review: ‘One Breath Around The World’ by Guillaume Néry

Eyes in the sky: how drones are helping marine researchers

It turns out drones can be used for more helpful things than just shutting down major international airports. Marine biologists are using the technology to monitor marine life in new and exciting ways. But how do they aid researchers and what are the future possibilities? I talked to an expert to find out. Last January … More Eyes in the sky: how drones are helping marine researchers

Plymouth set to create the UK’s first National Marine Park

Plans are progressing for the UK’s first National Marine Park to be created in the Plymouth Sound area. But what does it mean? Who’s involved? And will it be effective? Plymouth is a key part of marine science and conservation work in the UK. Not only does it boast some of the most diverse habitats … More Plymouth set to create the UK’s first National Marine Park

Meet the sharks that can live for 400 years

The mysterious Greenland shark is the world’s longest living vertebrate species capable of surviving in the deep icy waters of the Arctic for many centuries. But their long lives may be a curse rather than a blessing. Greenland sharks are mysterious and fascinating creatures capable of living extraordinary long lives. Not only are they older … More Meet the sharks that can live for 400 years

Nurdles: the plastic pellets polluting our oceans

Nurdles are tiny pellets used in the production of plastics that, due to mismanagement and spills, are now polluting the oceans. Despite their size they can cause big problems for marine life and now cover a large portion of our coastlines. If you have never heard of a nurdle before then you are probably not … More Nurdles: the plastic pellets polluting our oceans