Zero Waste Week 2018

Zero Waste Week 2018 is finally here and I'm so glad you could make it. Never has there been a more pressing time for us all to get our acts together and make change for our planet. Luckily, reducing your consumption of resources has never been easier and there are SO MANY SIMPLE CHANGES YOU …

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Climate Change or Overexploitation: Which is the greatest threat to marine conservation?

Conservation is a substantial environmental and socio-economic challenge encompassing a wide variety of stakeholders with an eclectic range of interests. Undeniably, both climate change and human exploitation pose a great threat to biodiversity globally. But which is most threatening to marine ecosystems?

Purbeck Coast: 1 of 41 Proposed MCZs in English Waters

We only have until the 20th July to let DEFRA know that we are behind the proposal of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones within British Waters. In case you were wondering… Marine Conservation Zones “protect a range of nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology, and can be designated anywhere in English and Welsh …

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Mobulas and Murder: The Hunt for Gill Rakers

All accounts of diving with manta rays detail their majesty and grace, partnered with the sense of awe you feel as their great mass glides through the water so effortlessly above you. It is one of the ambitions of numerous diving fanatics to swim with one in the flesh; however, manta rays - alongside their …

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Project Biodiversity: Saving Sea Turtles

Whilst on my travels around Sal, Cabo Verde around a month ago, I had an incredible opportunity to participate in one of the sea turtle nesting walks operate by a local non-profit association – Project Biodiversity. Prior to this experience I happened to see a pair of mating loggerheads - much like the photography above - whilst on a diving trip, wetting my appetite for seeing these majestic animals up-close in one of natures greatest events.

Top 5 Sharks You May Not Know About

Everyone knows about great whites, hammerheads and tiger sharks, but what about those lesser known species, that are just as cool? With over 440 species of sharks, it's easy to get sidetracked by the more (in)famous species, so I've listed my top 5 lesser-known shark species, just for your pleasure. Megamouth Shark Very little is …

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Ecological Genocide: Everything You Fear About Sharks Is Wrong

Anybody who knows me well, understands how much I adore sharks. Apex predators of the deep and perfectly designed killing machines, yet incredibly majestic and breath-taking to watch. It has always been a dream of mine to cage dive with Great White Sharks, and one day I hope to study them for myself. As an …

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#MyWildDiary Something A Lil’ Bit Different…

As you may have noticed, my blog has not been updated for some time now - a couple of weeks I believe. I wish I had some great, extravagant excuse as to why this has happened, but alas I do not. No, it's just been my fairly mundane life prohibiting me from finding time to write …

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Adélie to Waitaha: Why you should care about World Penguin Day

Today marks an important day in highlighting the issues facing some of the natural world’s most charismatic creatures. It’s safe to say that penguins are adored by both young and old across the globe. These dopey and clumsy, adorable birds are featured in countless documentaries and are arguably the most recognised icon of Antarctica. There …

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