The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Why does nobody seem to care?

We seem to be wilfully blind when it comes to nature. Right now, Australia is in the grip of an unprecedented environmental disaster. The largest living structure on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef, is mortally sick. Across hundreds of miles of ocean, from Papua New Guinea and all the way southwards along the east coast … Read more

He Hath Fouled It Upon the Seas

by James (Jim) Hansen For many years, the motto of the Cayman Islands has been “He hath founded it upon the seas.” It reflects a proud heritage of seafaring, boatbuilding, harvesting the catch from surrounding waters, promoting and supporting the exploration of the undersea world, and caring stewardship of the marine environment. How much longer … Read more

Mermaid I and II in Ambon and Raja Ampat

Dear Fellow Diver, The latest “best diving in the world” seems to be Raja Ampat, Indonesia.  The greatest marine biodiversity is in the Coral Triangle (Indonesia, Philippines and PNG). No less than the Nature Conservancy has crowned Raja Ampat (RA) the heart of this area and is actively involved in helping form numerous Marine Protected … Read more

Green Turtle’s Historic Swim Connects UN Biosphere Reserves in Costa Rica and Ecuador

A Pacific green sea turtle satellite tagged in Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park, has made a historical migration to Ecuador’s Galapagos National Park. Named Sanjay by researchers, the 117-pound male, is the first sea turtle to corroborate preliminary genetic data suggesting many of the resident sea turtles at Cocos Island were born on the … Read more