Whales Are Eating Our Trash

A recent surge in whale beachings (over 30 cases in Europe so far in 2016) is causing major concern for researchers and marine biologists. Not long ago, a necropsy of a beached whale revealed huge amounts of car parts and plastic waste, including buckets and netting in its stomach. Though the ocean waste may not have been the primary cause for the whales’ deaths (researchers …

Half of the World’s Marine Life is Gone

A recent study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund and Zoological Society of London has revealed that—between 1970 and 2012—nearly half of the ocean’s fish population was wiped out. The combined effects of overfishing and climate change have been especially damaging to tuna, mackerels and bonitos—reducing their populations by nearly 75%. Facing the stark reality of our dwindling marine life, the WWF is urging governments …

Below the Boat

Handcrafted bathymetric charts depicting underwater topographies in all their glory

Beneath the hull of every boat, there is a sprawling underwater landscape that one doesn’t often get the chance to see. We can experience this nuanced world of ridges and rises, however, with the help of bathymetric charts, the watery equivalent to topographic maps. While most of these charts are used for practical purposes, the topographies that they reveal can be extraordinary, particularly those created …