Rainbows of mud

Issue 24

In this issue: Marvel at the weird and wonderful mudskipper, a truly fascinating fish  / Wonder at story of the first Indigenous-led marine sanctuary in the US / Feel the tension of searching for snakes on Snake Island / Appreciate the work of an underwater photographer on a shark tagging expedition / Revel in the conservation work being done on the Great Barrier Reef, and the intriguing role of sea cucumbers


Life in the mud

The mudskipper is a walking, jumping, googly- eyed wonder that lives most of its life in mud. The species could also be an early warning system for coastal health.

depths of sanctuary

October 23rd marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. National Marine Sanctuaries Act. Violet Sage Walker, Chairwoman of the Northern Chumash Tribal Council, explains the significance of the first Indigenous-led sanctuary.

Snake island 

The island of Queimada Grande off the coast of Brazil is home to more than 2,000 poisonous lance snakes – a nightmare for the fearful, a boon for science.

tag and click

A conservation expedition photographer offers a personal perspective on what it’s like to be behind the lens on an impactful ocean mission.

conservation and cucumbers

In Australia, some unlikely helpers might hold crucial insights on how to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the effects of climate change.

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 underwater photographer André Musgrove.


  • Big wave surf champion, environmentalist and social change advocate Dr Easkey Britton finds out more about women’s surfing in Sri Lanka.
  • Marine biologist, photographer and writer, Dr Lou Luddington, meets up with scientists that are trying to find ways to protect Dominica’s coral reefs from Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.

  • Environmentalist and Surfers Against Sewage CEO Hugo Tagholm looks at how, in a world of turmoil, our salvation ultimately lies in the big blue.

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