Coral Bleaching

It’s happening, and it’s worse than a bleached…You know. But what exactly is it? What causes it? And why should we care? Coral and algae live a harmonious life together, like butter and bread. But when exposed to pollutants or extended periods of warmer (or cooler) ocean temperatures, the relationship can become toxic. More specifically, … Continue reading Coral Bleaching

Go Bamboo

Go Bamboo is on a mission - to keep plastics out of our marine environments, by encouraging smarter consuming. They manufacture products which would traditionally be made from plastic, providing a better alternative for us, and for the planet. For their efforts they have received a Green Ribbon award for their contributions to waste minimisation, … Continue reading Go Bamboo

The Last Straw

Winter has come and gone, and I am excitedly anticipating the spring and summer buzz. Sunny mornings, gardening, swimming, barbeques and beers… Fan-fricking-tastic yo! The hot weather also results in a need to stay hydrated and sadly this often comes at a big cost. Today I’m not talking about plastic water bottles (though I do … Continue reading The Last Straw

Overfished

With the daffodils bursting, blossoms lining the streets, and the ever-longer hours of sunshine, my anticipation for the beach in summer is rising. As with many New Zealanders, I couldn’t imagine life without being able to visit the beach regularly in summer. The sea almost feels like a second home. To the animals for which … Continue reading Overfished