“With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you are connected to the sea. No matter where you live

Dr Sylvia Earle

Dr Sylvia Earle

Marine Habitat Destruction


The ocean is essential for our very survival, yet we treat it with neglect.  Increasing CO2 levels are raising sea temperatures and resulting in ocean acidification. Fragile ecosystems like coral reefs are susceptible to the smallest climate change and pollution.  The impact of not having coral reefs is unimaginable.

Due to modern fishing methods we are catching fish at a rate that is unsustainable. 34% of species are currently below sustainable levels and nearly 60% are at, or close to their maximum sustainable yield. We have to address our global fisheries management processes and the devastating impact of many existing fishing practices.

Over Fishing


Plastic Pollution

Did you know that we are currently allowing around 8 million tonnes of plastic to get into our oceans every year ? This plastic pollution is having a terrible impact on ocean wildlife, spreading through marine ecosystems, acting as a vector for pollutants and affecting our well-being, and potentially our health

“The whole of the eco systems of the world are based on the healthy ocean and if that part of the planet becomes dysfunctional and goes wrong, then the whole of life on this planet will suffer”

Sir David Attenborough

Crown of Thorns research project

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Main image: Australian Institute of Marine Science Earlier in the year we were approached by research scientist Bethan Lang at the James Cook University in Queensland Australia. She wanted to…

Trawl fishing ban off Sussex coast to protect Kelp forests

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Fishing trawlers do an immense amount of damage to the seabed and have a devastating impact on the ecosystem balance of the marine environment. They also release stored carbon back…

Bottom trawling is as bad for the planet as air travel

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Bottom trawling is a fishing technique whereby heavy nets are dragged along the bottom of the seabed gathering up everything in its path. Not only does it totally destroy the…

Want to know more about our microplastic project? Check out these videos

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A while ago we told you about the fact that Eco Koh Tao were going to be getting involved in our Big Microplastic Survey project. Well they have been really…

How shipping can have an impact on Whales

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We share the ocean with other animals, but our impact can often have a disproportionate impact on the marine environment and its ecosystems. We rely on ocean shipping to maintain…