Category Archives: Environment

Sperm Whale Killed by Plastic

The images say it all. Plastic continues to kill. Single use and disposable plastics that we only need for minutes, hours or days, continue to pullute our planet and kill life for hundreds of years after we “dispose” of them. In the ocean, the whole food chain is eating plastic. From plankton that eats micro [...]

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Just one thing to say on Earth Day: Thank you!

On Earth Day -and Oceans day- there is just one thing that emanates from my heart: gratitude. Thank you mother, thank you father, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you. On this day I would like to humbly offer this ocean version of the ancient Lakota prayer: Aho Mitakuye Oyasin. All my [...]

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The beaches of the future will be made out of plastic

  The title sadly says it all. And the video drives it home.   As Manuel Maqueda writes on the video description: There are millions of tons of plastics present in our oceans, and these are constantly fragmenting into smaller and smaller pieces which are scattered throughout the water column and present, in different densities, [...]

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First Photos of a Fish Using Tools

Those of us who spend time communing with the ocean and its creatures know that fish are smarter than people think. We have seen them gazing at us with curiosity, responding to our gestures –even to our intentions.  We have seen their crafty ways to hide, hunt, and interact with their environment.  There is no [...]

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Filming Great White Sharks in IMAX

I have been a fan of underwater filmmaker Howard Hall for a long time. I regularly check his website and vimeo channel. Today I would like to share this “making of…” video showing Howard Hall’s crew operating an underwater IMAX camera while capturing footage of great white sharks.  The location is the North Neptune Islands [...]

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Great White Shark Elevator

One day horses will live in the taverns and furious ants will attack the yellow skies that take refuge in the eyes of cattle. Another day we’ll witness the resurrection of dead butterflies, and still walking in a landscape of gray sponges and silent ships, we’ll see our ring shine and rose spill from our [...]

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The End of the Line

The film The End of the Line can now be viewed on YouTube in its enterity. The End of the Line is the world’s first major documentary about the devastating effect of overfishing. It was premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January  2009. Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the [...]

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Blood Stains The Cove. Again

Ric O’Barry, the protagonist of the Oscar winning movie The Cove, returned to Japan a few weeks ago with dozens of activists.  Their goal was to shine international spotlight on the heinous slaughtering of dolphins that takes place every year from September to March, in a secluded cove near the town of Taiji. Japanese officials, [...]

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Basking Like a Shark

There is something deliciously disruptive about the idea of a benign, basking shark. The image of a slow, plump shark that just wants to cruise around and gobble up plankton goes directly contrary to the hollywoodesque myths that make humans fear and hate sharks. The truth is that sharks are extremely vulnerable species which have [...]

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Where Did the Oil Go?

The massive Gulf Oil Spill did not just vanish overnight. So, where did all the oil go? and, what is it doing to the ecosystem? Huge oil plumes have already been located on the bottom of the ocean. Others suspect that the dispersed oil could be just everywhere, contaminating the food chain. According to a [...]

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