Today, 14th July is known as ‘Shark Awareness Day’. This is not a day to shout out to the world about the dangers of sharks, it is intended to inform people of these stunning creatures and their battle for survival against possibly the most savag...Continue reading
Marine Conservation Projects
Over 1 billion people around the world rely heavily on fish as a source of protein, with small scale fisheries supporting the livelihood of over 500 million people, mainly in the poorer parts of the tropics. With the world population rising rapidly, ...Continue reading
Combating Sea Sickness
On the medical forms for diving you will find a section asking you if you suffer from severe or frequent motion sickness. Most people who are new to boat travel may assume that as they are fine in cars or on planes they will be fine on a boat too. It...Continue reading
Understanding The Tides
There are many unbelievably powerful forces that affect us and our planet every second of every day. Our planet is held firmly in its orbit by gravity, which is also responsible for holding our solar system in its place in the galaxy. We generally li...Continue reading
Coral Bleaching & Climate Change
Despite many people arguing about whether or not climate change is a consequence from the actions of humans, nobody can really argue that it is not happening.
What is Climate Change?To a non-scientific person (like myself) climate change ... Continue reading
What is a Coral Reef?Coral reefs are natural structures that are built by living organisms. Although many people believe that corals are ‘stony plants’ or rocks they are actually built up of animals. These animals are ... Continue reading
Overfishing. A Global Issue!
The ocean used to be considered an endless source of valuable resources such as food. Due to its size nobody could have ever imagined that we could even have an impact on the stocks. Now we know this to be untrue but it doesn’t stop people from tak...Continue reading
The Lure of the Deep
There is something about going deep on a dive that gets many people excited. Perhaps it is the mystery that lies deeper below the surface of the water. Maybe it is the knowledge that they are going to places where few people have been, or maybe it is...Continue reading
Save our Seas
Marine litter has always been a major issue for anywhere in the world with a section of coastline. Here in the UK the amount of marine litter washing up on the shores has nearly doubled over the past 15 years. Marine litter is comprised of discarded ...Continue reading
Plenty More Fish in the Sea?
Fishing for food has always been a part of human history. We can date it back to at least 40,000 years. From the remains of modern humans found in Eastern Asia we can see that freshwater fish consumption was regular part of life. The ancient Egyptian...Continue reading