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Marine iguanas – the ocean’s forgotten victims

Overfishing, pollution, and climate change are devastating the once diverse ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands. This unique archipelago is home to some of the highest levels of endemism (species found nowhere else) on the planet, including marine reptiles like the marine iguana. Once considered to be one of the most abundant creatures on earth, marine iguanas are seeing their numbers rapidly decline.

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Ocean wellbeing-human wellbeing: blue space matters

What is it about water that helps us? There is too much to say about this in one piece! In essence, we know intuitively that for many of us we simply feel better when we are in or near water – ‘subjective wellbeing’, where it is self-reported, or felt.

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Marine life is wildlife

By Spencer Roberts. Beneath a raging storm in the Gulf of Mexico, among the creaking oil platforms, a magnificent creature is born. Hatching at just 3.5 millimeters in length , the small fry may appear at the bottom of the food chain, but she is a predator.

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Effective activism for marine conservation

Fish are first and foremost wildlife. Marine animals and their habitats have never been afforded the same protection as the terrestrial environment. That has to change. We will not accept that seventy-one percent of our planet is left to the stewardship of organisations that profit from its destruction.

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Marine iguanas – the ocean’s forgotten victims

Overfishing, pollution, and climate change are devastating the once diverse ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands. This unique archipelago is home to some of the highest levels of endemism (species found nowhere else) on the planet, including marine reptiles like the marine iguana. Once considered to be one of the most abundant creatures on earth, marine iguanas are seeing their numbers rapidly decline.

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Ocean wellbeing-human wellbeing: blue space matters

What is it about water that helps us? There is too much to say about this in one piece! In essence, we know intuitively that for many of us we simply feel better when we are in or near water – ‘subjective wellbeing’, where it is self-reported, or felt.

READ MORE
Marine life is wildlife

By Spencer Roberts. Beneath a raging storm in the Gulf of Mexico, among the creaking oil platforms, a magnificent creature is born. Hatching at just 3.5 millimeters in length , the small fry may appear at the bottom of the food chain, but she is a predator.

READ MORE
Effective activism for marine conservation

Fish are first and foremost wildlife. Marine animals and their habitats have never been afforded the same protection as the terrestrial environment. That has to change. We will not accept that seventy-one percent of our planet is left to the stewardship of organisations that profit from its destruction.

READ MORE

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