Book club: ‘Being Salmon Being Human’ by Martin Lee Mueller

Encountering the Wild in Us and Us in the Wild Norwegian and Pacific Northwest salmon industries remain largely overlooked and Martin Lee Mueller cleverly weaves the stories of artificially inseminated and reared salmon to highlight the long-standing notion of human exceptionalism and creates a critique of the widespread idea that non-human animals are little more … More Book club: ‘Being Salmon Being Human’ by Martin Lee Mueller

Book club: ‘The Brilliant Abyss’ by Helen Scales

True Tales of Exploring the Deep Sea, Discovering Hidden Life and Selling the Seabed The deep sea is the least explored ecosystem on Earth and as a result our understanding of the creatures that live there and the vital roles they play have long been overlooked. But with advancements in technologies and a long list … More Book club: ‘The Brilliant Abyss’ by Helen Scales

Book club: ‘What a fish knows’ by Jonathan Balcombe

‘Eye-opening’ – Sunday Times Despite being the largest and most diverse group of all the vertebrates, fish are also one of the most misunderstood and exploited groups of animals on the planet. A majority of people imagine that fish are unfeeling, unintelligent and unremarkable, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In his 2016 … More Book club: ‘What a fish knows’ by Jonathan Balcombe

Book club: ‘Narwhals’ by Todd McLeish

‘A broad view of the narwhal’s history and legend, remaining awestruck and deeply concerned for a species that remains a miraculous creation’ – Booklist. Narwhals are one of the most unique and mysterious of all the cetaceans. They spend their lives hidden in one of the few environments still unconquered by man. This makes them … More Book club: ‘Narwhals’ by Todd McLeish

Book club: ‘What has nature ever done for us?” by Tony Juniper

‘A life-belt for the planet. Read this book and change the world.’ To kick-off the New Year, we are starting off with a book club review with a twist. For the first time ever, this month’s featured book is not primarily ocean themed at all. Instead Tony Juniper’s ‘What has nature ever done for us?’ … More Book club: ‘What has nature ever done for us?” by Tony Juniper

Book club: ‘Turning the Tide on Plastic’ by Lucy Siegle

‘A powerful call to arms coupled with practical tools to make decisive change’ Long before the issue of plastic pollution captured the attention of the masses, there were a handful of individuals who bravely stepped forward to ring the alarm bell and warn us of what was really happening. One of those was journalist, broadcaster … More Book club: ‘Turning the Tide on Plastic’ by Lucy Siegle

Book club: ‘Voices in the Ocean’ by Susan Casey

‘Part science, part memoir, part impassioned plea for change’ – People magazine Throughout human history very few animals have managed to capture our hearts and imagination like the dolphins. Their incredible intelligence, social skills and playful nature allows us to see something of ourselves in them, despite the fact we occupy two completely different worlds. … More Book club: ‘Voices in the Ocean’ by Susan Casey

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