Colour & cold

Issue 21

In this issue: Explore the remote waters of Alaska and meet the elusive salmon shark / Dive through one of nature’s greatest spectacles – the annual giant cuttlefish aggregation in Australia’s Spencer Gulf / Find out why humpbacks depend on a tiny fish in the Gulf of Maine / Wonder at an impressive coral restoration project in Florida / Marvel at the world’s only walking shark and understand its relationship with climate change research



Alaska is wild, remote and home to myriad ocean species – including a particularly elusive one, the mysterious salmon shark.

THE GREAT giant cuttlefish aggregation

Every year, hundreds of thousands of giant cuttlefish aggregate in Australia’s Spencer Gulf to mate. It is the largest event of its kind and one of nature’s great spectacles.

The greatest whale show

For hundreds of humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine – along with up to 70 other species – life depends on one tiny fish: the sand lance.

Reef restoration

In Florida, Coral Restoration Foundation is tackling the seemingly impossible task of restoring an entire ecosystem, while also revealing what hurricanes, coral restoration and cameras have in common.

walking sharks and climate change

On the east coast of Australia, within the Great Barrier Reef, lives the world’s only walking shark. The species might provide important answers on how sharks deal with climate change.


behind the lens (in association with sealegacy)

In a special edition of Behind the lens, we take a look at a selection of winning images from this year’s Ocean Photography Awards, including the competition’s overall winner: The Ocean Photographer of the Year.


  • Big wave surf champion, environmentalist and social change advocate Dr Easkey Britton reflects on the power the ocean has to reconnect us to our bodies and to our sense of self.
  • Environmentalist and Surfers Against Sewage CEO Hugo Tagholm discusses the ‘second wave’ of sewage and agricultural pollution that is currently blighting the UK’s rivers and coastlines.  

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