Dreaming of a digital ocean

The Earth, the Blue planet, is so called because its largest biotope is a vast and deep intertwined blue expanse of salted oceans and seas. This liquid is filled with trillions of living organisms that are mostly invisible to the naked eye. These life forms have allowed us to breathe and to conquer terrestrial habitats. They are our ancestors, the rocks we use to build our homes, the oils we use to fuel our society, the food we eat (or the food of our food), and they may also hold the key to a healthy future for our planet in these troubling times of climate change.

Author:
Eric Röttinger, Aldine R. Amiel, Noan Le Bescot, Luis Gutierrez-Heredia, Peter Flood and Emmanuel G. Reynaud
Category:
technology
Climate change & Ocean acidification
Biodiversity
Citizen science

Has marine conservation in Wales lost its way?

Blaise Bullimore has been involved in monitoring the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve since 1977. He charts the progress of marine nature conservation in Wales.
Author:
Blaise Bullimore
Category:
Citizen science
Habitat protection and loss
Fishing & aquaculture
Marine Protected Area