Is the Pacific Ocean under threat?

Is the Pacific Ocean under threat?

By Jodie L. Rummer, Bridie JM Allan, Charitha Pattiaratchi, Ian A. Bouyoucos, Irfan Yulianto & Mirjam van der Mheen It might be the world’s biggest ocean, but the mighty Pacific is in peril. The Pacific Ocean is the deepest, largest ocean on Earth, covering about...
Is deep sea mining bad for the environment? 🔊

Is deep sea mining bad for the environment? 🔊

The search for minerals is leading some corporations to begin mining the ocean floor but scientists warn that this could devastate fragile ecosystems that will have repercussions that we still don’t understand. What is going on in the deep sea? What precautions should...
Our seabirds are in trouble: What do we do?

Our seabirds are in trouble: What do we do?

By Brendon Dunphy Currently, 90% of our seabirds are threatened with extinction. It is a colossal loss and a colossally sad number. Aotearoa/New Zealand is the seabird capital of the world. From inspiring ocean wanderers such as the royal albatross (who may not touch...
Is there freshwater under our oceans? 🔊

Is there freshwater under our oceans? 🔊

A group of researchers has found that there are definite and viable sources of freshwater under our oceans. Adrian Werner of Flinders University has been leading a team studying groundwater and offshore aquifers and their findings suggest there is freshwater. Mitchell...
Are surfers selfish?

Are surfers selfish?

By Taga Dagat* Kiwi surfers often lay claim to being the southernmost surfing community in the world. Located on the tip of the Polynesian Triangle, Aotearoa New Zealand’s swell-exposed coasts are savage to say the least; bent and beaten by Antarctic weather patterns....