Bio-logging blue sharks

Issue 16

Join a team of researchers in the Azores as they trial a non-invasive tagging technique on the local blue shark population / Find out how small-scale fisheries, local government and NGOs hope to build a more sustainable future in the Amazon / Meet the underwater filmmakers that explore the freezing waters of Antarctica / Explore how rangers are safeguarding the future of an ancient population of greens and leatherbacks on the remote island of Bangkaru / Dive manmade structures to see how nature can quickly bounce back



A team of researchers in the Azores are using a non-invasive tagging technique to better understand and protect the local blue shark population.


Along the Amazon’s vast and beautiful Atlantic coastline, small-scale fisheries, local government and NGOs hope to build a more sustainable future through community- driven conservation.


Underwater filmmaking for big budget series comes with challenges, none more so than in the freezing waters of Antarctica. While these expeditions are ultimately about entertaining and educating viewers at home, they also offer great ocean adventure for those behind the lens.

defending bangkaru 

On a remote island in Indonesia, rangers are turning the tide on turtle egg poaching, safeguarding the future of an ancient population of greens and leatherbacks.

nature’s resilience

Manmade structures are often erected at the expense of nature. Given the opportunity, nature can be quick to bounce back and reclaim the territory once taken for human use.


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 of sea swimming for both physical and mental health, and the release it has provided people during the pandemic.

  • Marine biologist, photographer and writer, Dr Lou Luddington, writes about an encounter with an angelshark in
    the Chinijo Archipelago Marine Reserve in the Canary Islands, while aboard her boat, Noctiluca.

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