Education, Marine Sciences, Science

The Ocean’s Life Source: Coral Reefs (Part I)

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)

Deep-Sea Mining, Marine Sciences, Science, sustainability

The Shrinking Fish Population and Deep-Sea Mining

You probably had tuna sometime last month. Perhaps, you never gave it a second thought because it tasted great and is normally in stock at your favourite supermarket. Have you ever considered the day it might not be available? The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) reports that numerous tuna stocks are currently overfished. This means… Continue reading The Shrinking Fish Population and Deep-Sea Mining

Education, Marine Sciences, Science, sustainability

Ocean Threats

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

Advocacy, Marine Sciences, Science, sustainability

What You Need to Know About Deep-Sea Mining 

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