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

Review: 2019 Ocean Art Underwater Photography Competition

The Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition is an annual event hosted by Underwater Photography Guide with support from Bluewater photo & travel. Now in its 8th year it is one of the biggest marine photography competitions in the world. Photographers from 78 countries submitted entries last year in 16 different categories including two new fields, … More Review: 2019 Ocean Art Underwater Photography Competition

Review: ‘Seas of Green’ by Ellie Marsh

‘Seas of Green’ is a short film by Ellie Marsh, a marine conservationist, PADI Dive Master and Marine Natural History Photography graduate from Falmouth University. It was created as part of the final project in her degree and as the title suggests it focuses on seagrass meadows, and in particular the important ecological role they … More Review: ‘Seas of Green’ by Ellie Marsh

Book Club: ‘Other Minds’ by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Peter Godfrey-Smith’s ‘Other Minds: the octopus and the evolution of intelligent life’ is a fantastic insight into cephalopod intelligence and evolution from a mix of philosophical and scientific perspectives that will make you question what it means to be intelligent. Other Minds is a fantastic book that takes the reader through a journey both into … More Book Club: ‘Other Minds’ by Peter Godfrey-Smith

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

Breaking down the IPCC special report on climate change and our oceans

This week the IPCC released a special report focusing on how climate change is impacting our oceans and predicting the scale of future problems. Here I provide a summary of the key findings and clearly explain some of the bigger issues. On 25th September at the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting in Monaco … More Breaking down the IPCC special report on climate change and our oceans