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FEATURE // ENVIRONMENT // ALICE FORREST There Is No 'Away'. Almost every piece of plastic ever made still exists, which means those items we use for a couple of minutes can last forever. And, potentially end up in our oceans.The amazing image

SMARTER SURFING: Smartfin, A fin so smart it saves your break while you surf Story by Alice ForrestThe future of surfboard fins has arrived. Imagine a world where just paddling out at your favourite break would be actively helping to protect

A 10 kilometre Paddling mission was taken on by 6 super groms on International Surf Day, Saturday 20th June, from Snapper Rocks to Laceys, Palm Beach in support of a Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve.Competitive surfers Pacha Light 14, and Kiani

Saturday 20th June 2015 is International Surfing Day in support of our Oceans, Waves and Beaches. Launched by The Surfrider Foundation 11 years ago to fall on the Summer/Winter Solstice each year, International Surfing Day involves over 30 countries and hosts over 200 events

Monday 8th June is World Oceans Day and what better way in the lead up to the day that celebrates the greatest mass on our planet than talking to the people who dedicate their lives to protecting it.Angela van Boxtel is

Jamie Van Jones has made some decisions and she's on her way to embarking on a sailing adventure with her husband that has been 7 years in the making. As we speak Jamie and her hubby are on their way

Interview by Dr Rachael MarshallGirls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year two teams of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and

Interview by Roisin Carolan“When a person knows who she really is, once she understands her true wild oceanic self, she discovers her Old Mermaid self.” — Myla Alvarez, Church of the Old Mermaids (Top photo Mahina Mermaid photo by Scott Needham) Mahina Mermaid is a brand

Our contributing marine scientist is heading to Antarctica – and it’s all in a bid to elevate women in leadership roles across the globe!   Our very own Dr Rachael Marshall has been selected to accompany 42 women from around the world

Story by Dr. Rachael MarshallIntroducing “Coastal Walkabout” Document wildlife sightings wherever you are and help collate a nation-wide database“Not to sound too deep or weird, but I think that the times when you really appreciate surfing are the times you’re really

Story by Alice ForrestLast week saw a conservative estimate of the amount of plastic in our oceans set at 5 trillion pieces. It also saw a Risso’s dolphin wash up on a Sydney beach, with a plastic bag in its gut.

( Top Photo Kirra-Belle Olsson Wins Under 18s Photo: Surfing NSW)IT was a big return to the competition scene for recent shark attack victim Kirra-Belle Olsson this weekend on the NSW South Coast. After being out of the water for

Story by Emma-Jane EelesBeach Litter. Coke cans, cigarette butts, bottle top lids, ice-cream containers, beer bottles

 Story by Dr. Rachael MarshallScientifically Designed Shark Deterrent Wetsuits, are they the future of surfing?  Western Australian based company Radiator Wetsuits, has launched a new range of wetsuit designs which utilise breakthrough science on shark sensory systems to develop combinations of

Story by Alice ForrestI’m currently anchored out at the legendary Cloudbreak, Fiji on a catamaran watching a white froth of waves breaking along the horizon. However it isn’t the perfect peeling waves or the rainbow wonderland of snorkelling that have

Story by Alice ForrestHe comes closer and before I know it I’m flying under the water, twirling in an intimate dance. It’s one of those moments where everything stops and for infinity I’m staring into his eye, and he’s staring

  Story by Emma-Jane EelesA blessed ocean connection As I adjust my mask and fit my flippers on both feet I can sense that something beautiful is about to happen.It is a sunny day and I am in Hanauma Bay on

  Interview by Dr Rachael MarshallWhen I was studying my PhD at the University of Queensland, one of the most inspirational and passionate lecturers and academics that I had the privilege of learning under was Dr Kathy Townsend. Kathy is a

Story by Dr. Rachael MarshallI have been a marine biologist for 10 years now and I have been exposed to a variety of marine, coastal and Island environments, conducted numerous necropsies on marine wildlife, attended countless whale and turtle strandings,

Story by Alice ForrestAfter over 36 long hours stranded on Queensland’s Palm Beach, a juvenile humpback was rescued on Thursday morning and is now swimming free.Alongside ORRCA volunteers  the rescuers spent many exhausting hours working to get her to freedom. Teams