Our Water Planet
Planet Earths surface area is made up of 70% water, however 97% of this is salt water, found in oceans and rivers. Water is the root of life for our planet, it allows all life forms to exist and evolve. This precious liquid influences and determines every aspect of our lives, so it is surprising to discover that only 3% of the earths water is suitable for human consumption. This video demonstrates the unfair distribution of freshwater across planet earth.Source: youtube.com
Deep Sea Diving Under The Pole
National Geographic shares this beautiful footage of a world living at -41 degrees celsius. This footage of the Blue Sea, also allows us to witness rarely seen species which evolve from the layers of ice.
TED-ED: Freshwater Scarcity
Christiana Z. Peppard discusses the fresh water problem, this global problem cannot be solved by making eco friendly choices.
On recently arriving at Sydney to start my global trek I wanted to explore the hot topic of shark culling, so I thought I would research the great white shark as it’s the main focus of this controversial cull.
My first port of call was the Sea Life museum in Darling harbour which houses a 7ft replica of the great white shark, I learned that on average there are only 3-5 fatalities caused by the great white shark a year similar to the 2-3 deaths a year caused by shaking vending machines, a petition to ban the killing machine was quickly rejected…
A similar shark cull was carried out in Hawaii in the 1950’s after a string of shark attacks, Professor of Marine Biology Chris Lowe who analysed the data saw that there was no change in the number of shark attacks, hypothesising that unless a great amount of the shark population was killed there would be little benefit. (National Geographic, Jane j. Lee, 2014)
The WWF has categorised the great white shark as endangered, they are hunted for sport and relentlessly destroyed for their fins and teeth at catastrophic rates. A further cull would be irresponsible when sharks are already at significant risk from species extinction and collapse.
It seems that this cull will be a sad exercise in futility when it is clearly believed that alternative ways of protecting the people of Australia are available and that Australians have vehemently said so themselves.
Elliot Coomber: Blogging for www.mermology.com
Giant Wave Crashes Over Cornish Cliffs
This video by the mail online captures a multitude of waves crashing into the cornish coast, the impact causes the wave to reach over 100 feet high.
Our other favourite photo of environmentalist Leo DiCaprio, “The Hope Is You”…