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December 13, 2023

Marine Merriment

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” - Charles Dickens

November 29, 2023

Centuries in a Sip

A traditional plastic bottle takes around 450 years to decompose. That’s exactly as old as the Agra Fort in India and just a few decades shy of the lifespan of the Western Roman Empire and the year Michelangelo finished painting the Sistine Chapel ceiling in 1512. It is mind-boggling to think that in a matter of mere minutes, we can purchase and discard an object with a half-millennium legacy.

October 15, 2023

The Ocean Knows No Boundaries

For the first time ever, the full migration cycle of an Australian southern right whale has been tracked, showing just how far these gentle giants travel and underscoring a profound truth—-in the ocean, everything is connected.

October 31, 2023

Spooky Sea-son

Beyond the tropical fish and bright coral reefs, a world of briny darkness beckons. Here, claws, spikes, tentacles and fangs abound and creatures far more impressive than any 'monster' emerge from the depths. In this part of the ocean, where sunlight is a stranger and pressures are immense, life thrives in astonishing ways. Welcome to the deep sea: a realm of marvels and mysteries. What better ecosystem to spotlight on Halloween? Dive in, if you dare...

October 18, 2023

Power of Awe

From nature to history and the expanse of space, there are awe-inspiring wonders everywhere. Sometimes, it just takes stepping outside of our own bubble to truly grasp the majesty of all that is bigger than us. And when it comes to creatures, the octopus undoubtedly fits the awe-inspiring bill. These remarkable cephalopods are one of the most intelligent creatures on the planet. This is especially seen in their ability to camouflage.

October 4, 2023

The Uphill Battle Continues!

In the story of Sisyphus, we find not only his determination and cunning but also an enduring relevance when it comes to the task of protecting our planet. Like Sisyphus, Environmentalists often find themselves pushed back to the beginning point, required to roll the boulder of progress uphill again, with the distant end goal still tantalisingly out of reach.

September 21, 2023

The Hudson Swim's Ripple Effect

There’s a wise old saying that goes: "It's not the destination, it's the journey." In the week since the Hudson Swim ended, those words ring truer than ever. After months of planning, fundraising, logistical troubleshooting, and endless strategy meetings, it's hard to believe that the expedition is over.

September 14, 2024

The Cool Benefits of Inland Water

As the warmth of the summer months begins to fade here on the Hudson, we can’t help but reflect on what we’ve learnt from this mighty river over the past few weeks. Rivers have an indispensable value, both to us and to the thousands of freshwater species that depend on their life-giving waters.