A selection of recently published stuff for those who love our oceans - long reads, podcasts and not-to-be-missed articles
Underwater photography pioneer
'The greatest advances in underwater photography began with molluscs. A French biologist, Louis Boutan, wanted to study them in their natural environment, so he ended up pioneering techniques and technologies for taking photographs underwater that would be unmatched by anyone else for decades.'
The battle to save a marine protection zone from Trump
'The Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument is among the ten US national monuments … the administration is considering rolling back federal protection' Earth Island Journal
How I got my first job in marine conservation
'Stella is the Founder of the Madagascar Whale Shark Project. But how did she get there? Cosmopolitan
The open goal
'Of the U.N.’s 17 goals to make the world a better place by 2030, one goal gets much less respect than the others. It’s not improving education. It’s not wiping out poverty and hunger. It’s Goal #14 — which aims to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. ' By Tim McDonnell, WAMU American University Radio
Coral reefs brought back to life
'In the Philippines, researchers have spent the last five years restoring hundreds of coral colonies using new methods of assisted reproduction..' Podcast by Jess Davis, The World Today
Could fish threaten world peace?
'Military battles have been fought over fishing rights, and while it might seem like a silly thing to wage war over, fish are critical to livelihoods around the world.' By Joe McCarthy, Global Citizen
The mysterious sea cucumber