The Mexican government and insurance company Swiss Re have joined force to create an insurance policy for the coral reef off the coast of Cancun. This marks the first time something like this has happened, despite years of debate on the issue. The plan… Continue Reading “Protection Money”
Are we missing out by not using citizen science?
We’ve probably heard about Marine Protected Areas (MPA), areas where marine life is legally but not physically protected. What people mean by MPA’s can vary, it can be a nursery ground to allow fish to spawn, it can be a no take zone where… Continue Reading “Marine Protected Areas: Smoke and mirrors?”
In a not so surprising move SeaWorld have announced that they will no longer be breeding orca in captivity. “By making this the last generation of orcas in our care and reimagining how guests will experience these beautiful animals, we are fulfilling our mission… Continue Reading “SeaWorld Ends Orca Breeding”
This spring around 150,000 Northern Gannets return to the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth, the island which is responsible for their scientific name Morus bassanus. Whilst most of us feel we “know” about gannets often we don’t appreciate quite how impressive they… Continue Reading “Gazing at Gannets”