I am a former Marine Biologist and Environmental Educator turned environmental writer. I cover a broad range of environmental and conservation issues, but I have a particular interest in climate change, ocean science and marine conservation topics, along with a strong desire to create awareness of pressing environmental issues. I am the Founder of EcologixMedia.com and EcologyMatters.org, and manage the Ocean Impacts pages at ClimateEmergencyInstitute.com.
Íomhar James (Sapper501) PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Ocean acidification is having a dire impact on marine organisms and ecosystems in oceans all over the world. Lets take a closer look at how ocean acidification threatens coral reefs, marine productivity, and life as we know it - both in the oceans and on land.
Electronic shark deterrents are a practical, safe, and effective method of repelling sharks, offering the user peace of mind so that he/she can relax and confidently enjoy ocean-based activities.
Sharks have multiple sensory organs which enable them to detect movement and hone in on their prey, making them extremely efficient hunters. Electronic shark deterrents exploit one of these sensory systems – electroreception – taking advantage of their high sensitivity to electrical field pulses, and using it to repel, rather than attract the sharks.
A closer look at the conservation threats that have put the African Penguin on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
If you ever dive off the coast of Southern Africa, chances are you may come across the endearing African penguin - a medium-sized penguin that is endemic to the coastal waters and shores of South Africa and Namibia. This article focuses on the life history of this fascinating species.