Issue 06

See how Hanli Prinsloo reconnects young minds with an underwater world full of intrigue, adventure and hope / Learn more about the pivotal role that Pacific herring plays in the health of Canada’s west coast / Meet the rangers who protect Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park / Experience an Arctic classroom / Find out how sustainable tourism can protect Palawan / Join a former shark fisherman who now protects thresher sharks on the island of Malapascua


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a journey from fear to love

For many people in South Africa, particularly those from poorer urban areas, the ocean is a place of fear. Reconnecting young minds with an underwater world full of intrigue, adventure and hope has become, for Hanli Prinsloo, a life’s mission.


Pacific herring plays a pivotal role in the health of Canada’s west coast. Four of British Columbia’s five herring stocks have collapsed due to overfishing. Campaigners are now battling government and industry to save the coastline’s last viable stock.


Costa Rica’s Cocos Island National Park is regarded as having one of the world’s most pristine underwater ecosystems. Sea Shepherd visited the island to better understand the important conservation work being undertaken by the island’s small team of rangers.


Engaging children with the fragility of our changing planet can be a challenge. The team at Encounter Edu are bringing science to life by broadcasting live from expeditions to classrooms across the world.


Tourism can be destructive. It can also be transformative. In Palawan, one ethical tour company is harnessing sustainable tourism to create jobs, support communities and improve living standards. It is also reducing the prevalence of dynamite fishing


Few shark conservationists will have once been dynamite fishermen who made a living from finning sharks. On the island of Malapascua, one ex- fisherman now spends his time guiding thresher shark dives and working to protect the species.

behind the lens (in association with sealegacy)

Each issue, we chat with one of the world’s leading ocean photographers and showcase a selection of their work. In this edition, we meet polar regions photographer and BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year judge, Daisy Gilardini.


  • Marine biologist Dr Simon J Pierce, Principal Scientist at the Marine Megafauna Foundation, discusses the wonder of seal whiskers.
  • Big wave surf champion, environmentalist and social change advocate Dr Easkey Britton talks about the importance of blue spaces for both physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Shark ethologist Ocean Ramsey, reflects on the importance of maintaining a healthy respect and distance when interacting with sharks.
  • The team at Project AWARE FoundationOceanographic’s primary charity partner, look at the positive impacts Dive Against Debris data has had, and is having.

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