The Garbage Patch Right now, a plastic island the size of Texas (or bigger) floats adrift on the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. It’s a collection of straws, water bottles and lighters — all things that we don’t need to keep buying and using and wasting. These plastics contribute […]Read more ›
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The overall health of our ecosystem is greatly affected by the accumulation of trash and plastics in our oceans. Marine debris ingestion and entanglement of items like garbage, fishing lines and nets directly impact marine life. Which types of marine life is affected? Some of the sea life that are common victims of […]Read more ›
As much as we try and put it off, you simply can’t avoid cleaning. We all know just how harmful many of the cleaning products we use can be to the environment – but sometimes it’s hard to know what to do instead. Luckily, there is an alternative. It’s time to […]Read more ›
Words and Photos by Dr. Erika Sullivan, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine & PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Dr. Erika Sullivan was born in Canada and has been passionate for ocean conservation since she was young. Advocating for animals in particular since graduating as a veterinarian in 2005, Erika currently works full-time […]Read more ›
Ten years ago, the Adventure Club in the beautiful Phi Phi Islands installed a floating coral nursery to cultivate coral fragments – a way of preserving the coral reefs surround the islands. The nursery is suspended above the substrate allowing the coral fragments to grow with reduced threats from corallivores […]Read more ›
Image by Jennifer Idol – “Bacteria mattes create the colors of Grand Prismatic Spring.” Written by Jennifer Idol, PADI AmbassaDiverTM Each summer, I determine locations and stories for next year’s travel. This year is no different, but my destinations were met with surprise by more than a few people. Rather […]Read more ›