By: Jordaina Denton Coral Reefs Coral reefs are one of the most significant and breathtaking structures in our ocean. Millions of coral polyps held together by calcium carbonate make up their structure. Despite occupying less than 0.1% of the ocean, coral reefs - nicknamed the ‘rainforest of the sea’ - form some of the most… Continue reading The Ocean’s Life Source: Coral Reefs (Part I)
By Jordaina Denton “Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans” – Jacques Cousteau. The ocean is one of the world’s greatest mysteries; so much is known, yet so much more is left to be discovered. It is home to various forms of life, many of… Continue reading Ocean Threats
By: Dahvia Hylton and Jhada Haughton If you haven’t recently heard the term ‘deep-sea mining’, it’s likely that will change in the coming months. From the 18th of July to the 29th, some very important meetings will be held in Jamaica surrounding this very topic. Last year, a little-known legal provision called the ‘two-year rule'… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Deep-Sea Mining
By: Jhada Haughton A Disappearing Beach “It’s like wi don’t have any beach, ah just water wi have”. These were the words of Hellshire resident, Joseph Buckley, to TVJ in a recent interview. It may be a hard pill to swallow to some, but he wasn’t exaggerating. Between 2004 and 2022, Hellshire has lost more… Continue reading Coastal Erosion: Climate Change is altering our coastlines￼
By: Toshaunaé Norris In sixth-form Biology, I learned about the importance of ecosystems, conservation, and maintaining biodiversity under the umbrella topic of "ecology." During these lessons, we discussed real-life environmental issues in our country, like conerns with mining in the Dry Harbour Mountains.This is an area that I had driven by frequently on my way… Continue reading Why does Environmental Education Matter?