Oceans

The UK's Chance for an Ocean Legacy

Jo Royle | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
Jo Royle

The Claymore II had an impressive roll on as she trundled through a messy South Pacific Ocean toward Pitcairn, one of the world's most remote inhabited islands. I was aboard the 12-passenger working vessel nearing the end of the three-day journey from London to Pitcairn, a British overseas territory at the center of a proposal to create the world's largest marine reserve.

Taiji Japan - We Will Make a Difference!

Sharon Bull | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

Heralded as one of the biggest animal rights demonstrations in the UK, I joined more than a thousand voices in a peaceful protest, raising awareness to the annual barbaric slaughter and captivity of dolphins in Taiji Japan...

Cetaceans, Captures, Culture and Celebration in Quito

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Days ago, from a conference center perched on the edge of the bustling mountain city of Quito, Ecuador, delegates to the Convention on Migratory Species made an urgent and unprecedented call to end the live capture of whales and dolphins. This is the first time that any international body has called for this cruel and unnecessary threat to cetaceans to end.

Where Conservation Meets the Sea

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

An estimated 6.4 million tonnes of marine litter is dumped in oceans every year. In hotspots more than 3.5 million pieces of litter can occur per square kilometre. Plastic, which constitutes between 60 and 80 percent of marine debris, does not biodegrade and can persist in the marine environment for hundreds to thousands of years.

Privatising Underwater Tourism to the Titanic

Phil Pauley | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK
Phil Pauley

Imagine being able to book an overnight trip to visit this most famous of sunken shipwrecks, or 'fly' over the bubbling hydrothermal vents deep in the Mariana Trench, where only a handful of humans have explored before.

Forty Eight Hours of Hell

Sharon Bull | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

For two days I have been witness to the worst horror man could bestow on any living sentient being...

Carry on Whaling

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Countries worldwide must take decisive and meaningful action to bring the slaughter to an end, and the démarche is a good start on this march towards a fully effective worldwide ban on commercial killing of the whales.

Working With the Local Community to Protect the Ocean

Sonu Shivdasani | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Sonu Shivdasani

Teaching the local Maldivian children about protecting the ocean seemed the most effective first step in encouraging a new generation of environmental stewards. We recognise that we do not protect what we don't care about, and we do not care about things we do not know.

This Guy Just Spent 31 Days At The Bottom Of The Oceean

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

As The Simpsons taught us, life under the ocean is spectacular. There will be no accusations. There will be friendly crustaceans. As if to prove Ho...

There Is A Massive Hidden Ocean Under The United States

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered a massive reservoir of water 400 miles below the United States. The discovery appears to confirm that water actually fil...

A Mystery Sea Monster Has Devoured A 9ft Great White Shark

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Great White Shark Encounters Swimmer Wearing GoPro Camera In Sydney Harbour (VIDEO) A shadowy sea monster believed to have devoured a 9ft...

A Tale of Two Oceans

Charles Clover | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Charles Clover

The proposed EU discards ban, whereby fishermen will no longer be able to throw over-quota fish over the side, will effectively mean that small boat fishermen have to stop fishing after a few days each month if they catch too many sole. Imagine if they instead collaborated and ran a risk pool.

Waste Anti-Depressants Are Having A 'Staggering' Side-Effect On The Oceans

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

Tiny quantities of anti-depressants are affecting the fertility of aquatic wildlife such as crustaceans and molluscs, a new study has shown. Scient...

MH370 Could Be In Underwater Mountain Range 'The Size Of The Rockies'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK

The ill-fated MH360 plane appears to be lost in one of the most remote places on earth, in an underwater mountain range of similar size to the Rockies...

The Sun Will Boil Earth's Oceans In A Billion Years (That's Good News)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Tech

Although it turns out the universe itself might collapse at any moment, life here on Earth might at least continue for a bit longer until it does. ...

Volunteer Stories: Madagascar Maine Conservation & Diving

Frontier | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Everyone should come here to dive with or without previous experience. There are crazy cool anemone fish, octopi, turtles, eels, etc. and my new favourite fish, Morish Idles. There is not much missing from an experience like this. Not only have I learned a lot while having the time of my life, but I have improved my level as a diver which is a great feeling.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK

A fisherman known as Mark the Shark made a monster catch this weekend – in the form of this whopping hookskate. Captain Mark Quartiano hauled th...

Volunteers Stories: Madagascar Marine Conservation and Diving

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Frontier

The PADI course is stretched over four days. Where the first day is really easy which just involves watching the PADI open water video. It may not be the most exciting thing but it help give an idea of what the open water course entails.

Our Oceans Are 'Pickling'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The world's oceans are "pickling" as they become acidic at the fastest rate in 300m years, creating a grim outlook for global waters. Shockingly, s...

Plenty More Fish in the Sea: What is Being Done to Ensure Marine Sustainability?

Frontier | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Frontier

The Mafia Island Marine Park is the first of its kind in the world. Set up as collaboration between Frontier and the WFF, it is recognised as the firs...

'We Are Sitting On A Time Bomb'

the Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

The plastic peril inflicting our oceans is now so severe humans are ingesting particles of litter, a leading marine expert has warned. The vast qua...

A New Blueprint for Protecting Britain's Seas

Charles Clover | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK
Charles Clover

What BLUE believes - and the Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology has backed us on this - is that how reserves are managed is key to their acceptability. If there are obvious benefits to be derived from being part of a managed area, more people will put up with the imposition.

World Oceans Day - What Will You Promise?

Frontier | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Frontier

Pledging to take shorter showers, using a smaller amount of water for baths, and doing the washing up in a bowl in the sink are all easy ways to reduce your personal water usage. Families have been taking pledges together.

Why We Should All Make a Promise This World Oceans Day

Maria Sowter | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK
Maria Sowter

Held annually on the 8th June, World Oceans Day, aims to change people's perspectives and habits by educating them about the importance the ocean holds for the Earth.

Very Well Thus! Sea Journeys in Contemporary Art

Nancy Campbell | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Nancy Campbell

No two artists have the same response to the sea.