A sprawling meadow of seagrass in the shallows of the Mediterranean may be the OLDEST living organisms on Earth.
It provides habitat to a large diversity os species.
It helps to regenerate beaches.
P. oceanica is the most widespread seagrass in the Mediterranean, but populations are in global DECLINE as the meadows are damaged by trawlers, coastal development and warming waters. In the past 100 years, seagrass has declined around 10% in the region.
There is nothing better than coming home to a fully stocked refrigerator. We love food and could spend days making new and delicious recipes, but in order for us to do this … we have to tackle the ever-dreaded task of going to the grocery store. Some people love food shopping excursions, but between the lines and the ubiquity of plastic containers, bags and wasteful packaging, the grocery store can become a Green Monster’s worst nightmare.
We understand that our food habits have an impact on the planet and animals, so we try to be as mindful as possible when selecting what we eat to decrease our water and carbon footprint. However, we rarely think about the impact that the waste we create in the form of all this packaging causes. Bringing cloth bags for groceries is a great way to reduce the footprint of our food shopping waste, but what about all the other bits and pieces of plastic and packaging that are involved in these wee...
DIANA GREW UP ON A FARM in the middle of the jungle with no electricity, far, far away from the ocean. But she had read Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea and she fantasised about being Captain Nemo, piloting the Nautilus. Fleeing the socialist revolution of Hugo Chávez, in 1996 she arrived in Spain without any money. Ten years later, after securing a double major in marine and environmental sciences, Diana now pilots submersibles to explore the deep ocean. We recently caught up with Diana in Bali where she is taking time off to become a freediving instructor. We know you will be inspired by the stories she shared with us.
OG: What is it like to be a deep sea submersible pilot?
Diana: I have achieved a huge goal in my life, becoming a submarine pilot is a dream come true for me. My passion is the ocean and being able to explore it in a magnificent way is something I barely can express with words. I feel very privileged as there are few people in the whole world who can explore t...
Daily dose of #oceanoptimism! "With constant news of climate change causing coral reef bleaching or dieback, good news is hard to come by.
A rare success story can be found on the island of Vamizi off the east coast of Africa, where cool currents, and local conservation efforts supported by IUCN, protect coral reefs from the effects of climate change."