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

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

More Omnipresent Than God

Plastic. You can’t avoid it. You’re probably touching some right now. If you eat fish you could be digesting some right now. It’s everywhere! And there’s a reason for this; plastic is incredible. I love etymology, so it brings me great joy to tell you that the word plastic has its origins in the Greek … Continue reading More Omnipresent Than God