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Sylvia Earle

Yesterday was National Women's Equality Day, so in light of that, I thought I would share with you the woman that continues to inspire me every day. Sylvia Earle Image from Restorative Leadership: Dr Sylvia Earle - Protecting the Real World Bank Early in the year 2015 when I was just a first year Marine… Continue reading Sylvia Earle

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Waves 101

There are so many places around the world that have incredible swell. Hawaii is famous for its rich surfing history, and waves perfect for longboards. It is also famous for having one of the best breaks in the world, Pipeline. But what causes these amazing waves, and how can places like Mavericks get 15+ meter… Continue reading Waves 101

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Glass vs. Plastic

Recently, I had a friend ask me a question that I knew the answer to, but I didn't quite know why. She asked, "if everyone goes plastic free and switches to glass, wont it have the same consequences as plastic". The answer is no, but why? I went away, did my research and now can… Continue reading Glass vs. Plastic

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Shark Nets: Friend or Foe

Shark nets are a common safety precaution around Australian beaches, with the simple idea that sharks will get caught in the net and not go further into the beach, therefore, protecting the swimmers. They are in place at most popular beaches along the east coast of Australia, but do they actually keep swimmers safe? Some… Continue reading Shark Nets: Friend or Foe

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The Amazing Octopus

If you had to guess, what would you say the closest relative to octopus are? If you had said oysters, snails or clams then you would have been correct! No no, I'm not kidding! Squids and Octopus are part of the Phylum Mollusca, meaning 'soft bodied'. They are highly derived members of Mollusca, meaning over… Continue reading The Amazing Octopus