What are the potential impacts on marine life from the Australian bushfires?

After months of extreme burning and a resulting ecological crisis that has caught the attention of the entire world, the Australian bushfires are starting to die down. However there may still be some serious problems to follow in the marine environment surrounding the continent. There has been no escaping it in recent weeks. Extreme conditions … More What are the potential impacts on marine life from the Australian bushfires?

The real life ‘sea serpents’ behind the maritime legends

Oarfish are the world’s longest bony fish, capable of reaching well over 30 feet in length, and also the inspiration for many fantastic tales of sea serpents. But these ‘monsters’ are actually one of the most misunderstood creatures in our oceans. Whether it is hiding in the corners of old nautical maps or starring in … More The real life ‘sea serpents’ behind the maritime legends

Palau bans ‘toxic’ sun creams to protect coral reefs

The pacific island nation of Palau has become the first country in the world to ban sun creams containing chemicals toxic to corals and other reef animals. It is hoped that similar bans in other tourist hotspots could help reduce pressure on struggling reefs. There aren’t many things as synonymous with tropical holidays as sun … More Palau bans ‘toxic’ sun creams to protect coral reefs

The ‘Roomba of the sea’ hoovering up invasive lionfish

A new autonomous submersible device from the mind behind the Roomba could do to invasive lionfish what its predecessor does to dirty floors – get rid of them. If successful it could be a major environmental boost to Caribbean coral reefs. In the last couple of decades an invasion of non-native lionfish in the Caribbean … More The ‘Roomba of the sea’ hoovering up invasive lionfish

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