Review: ‘My Octopus Teacher’ on Netflix

One man’s extraordinary relationship with an octopus in a South African kelp forest reminds us all we are “part of this place, not just a visitor”. Last month Netflix released the much-anticipated ‘My Octopus Teacher’, a feature-length documentary film following the story of wildlife photographer Craig Foster as he reconnects with nature through an unlikely … More Review: ‘My Octopus Teacher’ on Netflix

Book club: ‘Coral Whisperers’ by Irus Braverman

A fascinating insight into the plight of those fighting to save coral reefs in our rapidly changing world. In her 2018 book ‘Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink’ environmental lawyer Irus Braverman explores the complex issues facing corals today, through the eyes of those who know them best. After carrying out over 100 interviews with … More Book club: ‘Coral Whisperers’ by Irus Braverman

Book club: ‘Eye of the Shoal’ by Helen Scales

‘A sprawling, ambitious underwater journey studded with fascinating tidbits’ – New York Times When talking about the most spectacular or interesting marine creatures in our oceans, it is often the case that fish don’t really get the credit they so rightfully deserve. Step forward Dr Helen Scales, who’s fantastic book ‘Eye of the Shoal: A … More Book club: ‘Eye of the Shoal’ by Helen Scales

Book Club: ‘One Breath’ by Adam Skolnick

“Halfway between an edge-of-your-seat thriller and a tragedy” – The Times On 17th November 2013, at Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas, Nick Mevoli became the first competitive freediver to die during a professional event, whilst competing at Vertical Blue. Journalist Adam Skolnick was there on that fateful day and was inspired to write a … More Book Club: ‘One Breath’ by Adam Skolnick

Review: ‘Beyond Blue’ video game

Beyond blue is an amazing new single-player ocean adventure game that lets you explore the ocean and its creatures in an immersive and educational way. It is a fantastic virtual experience for any ocean enthusiast. Developed by E-Line Media, in collaboration with BBC Studios, Ocean-X and world leading marine scientists, Beyond Blue is a single-player … More Review: ‘Beyond Blue’ video game

Book Club: ‘Sex in the Sea’ by Marah J. Hardt

‘Tales of marine love that are often as hilarious as they are disturbing’ – New York Post Combining a wealth of important information and intriguing innuendos, Dr Marah J. Hardt’s ‘Sex in the Sea’ provides a delightful insight into the reproductive behaviours of a range of marine creatures in our oceans. From gender-fluid fish and … More Book Club: ‘Sex in the Sea’ by Marah J. Hardt

Book club: ‘The Deep’ by Alex Rogers

‘This book takes an unflinching look at the issues affecting our oceans’ – National Geographic Dr Alex Rogers is a world-renowned marine biologist with over 30 years’ experience in deep-sea exploration. He is the director of science at REV Ocean, a professor in conservation biology at Oxford University and was also a scientific advisor for … More Book club: ‘The Deep’ by Alex Rogers

An interview with Neus Figueras about her new book ‘Lorac’

Lorac is a fantastic new novel that unites science and fantasy to wrap one of the most important scientific messages of our time into a single compelling story for all ages. I talked to its author Neus Figueras to discuss her inspirations and reasons behind writing her book. Can your briefly describe the plot of … More An interview with Neus Figueras about her new book ‘Lorac’

Book Club: ‘The Seabird’s Cry’ by Adam Nicolson

‘No one has previously captured the essence of seabirds with such poignancy or perception’ – BBC Wildlife Magazine Seabirds are often discounted or forgotten when compiling lists of the most charismatic and intriguing animals living in the marine world. Even on this site I must confess they are rarely talked about as much as other … More Book Club: ‘The Seabird’s Cry’ by Adam Nicolson

Book club: ‘Tide’ by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

“A superb book . A delight to read. A strikingly British blend of history, science, literature, eccentric travel and wayward storytelling” – Sunday Times In his 2016 book ‘Tide: The Science and Lore of the Greatest Force on Earth’ natural sciences writer Hugh Aldresey-Williams delivers a deep dive into one of the most important natural … More Book club: ‘Tide’ by Hugh Aldersey-Williams