Oceans

  • The trash vortex

    6 September 2017

    You could save a turtle’s life by using less plastic and making sure your garbage is properly managed. In the North Pacific is an area the size of Turkey of floating plastic rubbish. It is rubbish from the land that is polluting our oceans, choking and trapping millions of fish and animals. We can keep plastic trash out of our ocean and save ocean life.

  • Five planet-friendly alternatives to single-use plastic bags

    3 August 2017

    A few weeks ago, Australia took a huge step forward in the fight to protect our oceans from plastic pollution. After enormous public pressure, community organising and hard-hitting campaigning, Australian supermarket giants, Coles and Woolworths both announced – on the same day – that they would ban single-use plastic bags in 2018. An amazing testament to people power.

  • Why are fish labels so important to Australians?

    19 July 2017

    Seafood plays a starring role in the diets of many Australians. Just take a look at the numbers. The average Australian eats around double the amount of seafood that was consumed per person in 1975.

  • Politicians politic while the Reef burns

    7 July 2017

    A war of words erupted yesterday between Queensland and Australian Government Ministers over who had done more to keep the Great Barrier Reef off the World Heritage ‘in danger’ list following the UNESCO Committee’s decision on Wednesday.

  • I lost my ability to walk, but never lost my love for the ocean

    8 June 2017

    As an aerial photographer & videographer, Jaimen Hudson’s images will transport your body and mind to places you‘ve never been — azure blue oceans and clear skies along jagged coastlines; sunsets that shine colours bright like a candy store; graceful marine life and people tiny like ants lapping up waves in the deep, cool sea

  • 4 ways you can reduce plastic ocean pollution today

    26 May 2017

    Australia is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the world - white sand, long stretches of coastline and breathtaking backdrops. But when you're daydreaming of the Great Ocean Road or Bondi Beach, do you include floating plastic debris in your picture-perfect visions?

  • Here comes the BOOM: Seismic testing

    22 May 2017

    It comes as no real surprise that oil companies are gunning to begin seismic testing in one of the last truly unspoilt stretches of ocean. The Great Australian Bight has been on the radar of greedy oil companies for the past few years now, and the battle continues to protect it.