Painting Antarctica

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John Kelly, artist-in-residence aboard the Aurora Australis, encounters extreme cold and the dilemma of capturing the ice worlds of the deep south. From a terrific blog… “I begin to draw and the ship pulls away.… Continue reading

Coast by Ian Hoskins

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Coast: A History of the New South Wales Edge, is Ian Hoskins’s latest publication. It’s the first history written of the New South Wales coast and traces our relationship with this stretch of… Continue reading

Protect our Global Ocean Heritage!

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UPDATE On Tuesday night, Environment Minister Greg Hunt caved to mining interests and approved the dredging and dumping of 3 million cubic metres of seabed in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area… Continue reading

Ali underwater, Miami, 1961

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swimming the west coast

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“Cape Wrath had taken its toll on us and for the first time I wondered if I had missed the weather window. Trying to swim along the north coast of Scotland in November… Continue reading

the impossible refugee

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It’s about a two-and-a-half-hour drive, normally, from Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, to the southern coast of Java. In one of the many trucks that make the trip each month, loaded with asylum seekers… Continue reading

Giving birth to an island

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An undersea volcano erupts on Wednesday last and creates a new island in Ogasawara, the southern island chain belonging to Japan. The island is about 200 metres in diameter and emerged near a… Continue reading

GBR – coal shipping superhighway

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Any day between now and December 13, Australia’s Environment Minister Greg Hunt will  decide whether 3.5 million cubic metres of seabed will be dug up and dumped in the Great Barrier Reef World… Continue reading

Australian waters, plastics, data…

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Australian waters polluted by harmful tiny plastics By Julia Reisser, University of Western Australia and Charitha Pattiaratchi, University of Western Australia Each square kilometre of Australian sea surface water is contaminated by around… Continue reading

Mentawai – the bomb

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You have read the brain-numbing Mentawai adverts… tropical island getaways located right in front of X surf break on YY island designed to cater for every need, in and out of the water… Continue reading