People and the Sea

Hunting for squid in the South Atlantic

Hunting for squid in the South Atlantic

Every year over 100 vessels of Asian origin come to the Falklands to hunt for squid under the cover of night. They are powered with thousands of kilowatts of light bulb power and kilometres of fishing lines armed with thousands of jigs (hooks with fluorescent bait). Join Tomek Zawadowski as he shows, though his photographs, the life of these fishers at sea.

Observations of cetaceans from land in Northern Portugal and the first white harbour porpoise seen in Iberian Peninsula waters

Observations of cetaceans from land in Northern Portugal and the first white harbour porpoise seen in Iberian Peninsula waters

Discover how volunteers and citizen scientists are helping uncover the illusive world of the Iberian Peninsula’s cetaceans - and Gaspar ,one of just 34 white harbour porpoises to have ever been recorded anywhere in the world, and the first off the Iberian Peninsula in this guest post from Itziar Burgués & Tara Callahan

Ocean Connections

Ocean Connections

An online map/database of NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and CBOs (community based organisations) that work on ocean/coastal issues.

Sea Stories: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Part 3

Sea Stories: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Part 3

It’s not often that a poem becomes not one but two movies, or inspired a song by Iron Maiden but Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ is one of those rare exceptions. It is a 7-part tale about the experiences of a sailor who has just returned from sea. It’s a tale of peril, of the supernatural, of the sea. Today, lets take a look at part 3, in which the mariner spots something in the mist…

Help A Researcher Out: Short Survey on Small-Scale Fisheries with Too Big To Ignore

Help A Researcher Out: Short Survey on Small-Scale Fisheries with Too Big To Ignore

Help a Researcher Out! Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) needs your help to highlight the characteristics of fisheries around the globe as a means to increase their visibility and help design adequate policies and management strategies that support them, one question at the time.

Sea Stories: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Part 2

Sea Stories: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Part 2

It’s not often that a poem becomes not one but two movies, or inspired a song by Iron Maiden but Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ is one of those rare exceptions. It is a 7-part tale about the experiences of a sailor who has just returned from sea. It’s a tale of peril, of the supernatural, of the sea. Today lets take a look at part II, in which the mariner and his crew-mates become the object of spirit’s wrath…

Help A Researcher Out: Have your say on co-location of offshore windfarms and fisheries

Help A Researcher Out: Have your say on co-location of offshore windfarms and fisheries

Help a Researcher Out! Emily Lowe (University of Liverpool, England) is working on the co-location of offshore wind farms and fisheries. If you are a fisher, work in the offshore wind industry, or are a professional who is knowledgeable about multi-use of the sea, she wants you to have your say.

Sea Shorts: Save the world with a shipping pallet revolution

Sea Shorts: Save the world with a shipping pallet revolution

Shipping pallets may not be the most exciting of topics, but when it comes to tackling climate change they have a role to play too! Discover how NGO Change The Pallet are hoping to reduce carbon emissions from shipping and transportation of goods with a rather simple solution…

Britain, Brexit, and the Blue Belt

Britain, Brexit, and the Blue Belt

As the situation surrounding the UK’s withdrawal from the EU becomes more confusing than ever we are still unsure how it will affect the UK. Join guest contributor Harry Baker and he discusses what Brexit means for UK marine life and their ability to protect it.

How plastic-free periods can reduce your environmental footprint (and save you some cash too)

How plastic-free periods can reduce your environmental footprint (and save you some cash too)

Did you know that mainstream period pad brands (like Tampax, Lil-lets and Always) contain around the same amount of plastic as four carrier bags, and a tampon made by those same companies is roughly 6% of plastic (even before you consider the packaging or applicators)? Jasmine Tribe talks about plastic pollution, periods, and City to Sea’s campaign for a more environmentally friendly period.

What bivalve aquaculture does for us

What bivalve aquaculture does for us

With bivalve aquaculture dominating the marine aquaculture industry, the benefits it provides to local economies cannot be understated. But as Andrew van der Schatte Olivier, PhD student at Bangor University explains, “there is so much more to bivalve aquaculture than we currently think...”

Sea Stories: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Part 1

Sea Stories: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Part 1

It’s not often that a poem becomes not one but two movies, or inspired a song by Iron Maiden but Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ is one of those rare exceptions. It is a 7-part tale about the experiences of a sailor who has just returned from sea. It’s a tale of peril, of the supernatural, of the sea. Today let’s take a look at part 1, in which the mariner departs on his journey out to sea…