Thanks to Ocean Wavelengths for having me on the podcast to talk about my work with Green Fins and the small steps we can take that can have big positive impacts for coral reefs when we’re diving or snorkeling! Only 12 minutes and who knows, you might learn something new!
Did you know that 70% of divers make contact with the reef at least once on a dive? Here are ways you and your dive guide can reduce that! Reducing local threats to reefs keeps them resilient in the face of global changes and every little bit helps.
Very proud of our team and in particular our colleague Jula for spearheading this! Special thanks to Dive.in Magazine who helped create this. Now the shameless plug to help support our work with the chance to win a Caribbean liveaboard dive trip! I’d enter if I could, but I can’t. I’ll leave that to you guys, just click here.
This year has been declared the International Year of the Reef. In honour of our coral friends, my friend and colleague who runs our communications at Reef-World has created this awesome Green Fins campaign. This first part is one of my faves. Diving gives us access to the magical world of reefs, and if we aren’t careful, those small fin kicks you make that hit the coral can add up to be a huge impact. We’re REDEFINING THE DIVE and allowing reefs to be more resilient to climate change. ^^Up there you can see the problem^^ and watch this space for the solution.
If you want to spread these messages yourself, you can find all the graphics here. If you want to learn more, check out the article I wrote. Every kick counts so if you’re diving or snorkelling, keep those #FinsUp!
To be fair, I’m hardly in my mask these days. For me, career growth = more admin time, less time in the field. Happily, the time in the field = more meaningful and more (conservation) impactful!
The part of my job that was passing on experience and knowledge to early career marine conservationists is on ice for a little while and I find myself missing it. So I’ve decided to be a little more open about my life in the Philippines, my job (love it but it’s not all perks) and general efforts to live to my morals (FU single-use plastic) – plus I love the new designing aspect of the stories feature (…and the likes, let’s face it). So join the journey on Instagram (next week, Bali!) and share with me your job perks/challenges and how you’re saying 🙅♀️ 🙅♂️ to plastic!
I’m proud to showcase the next Green Fins how-to-video made for dive guides to help them understand how they can stop divers damaging their reefs; but there’s lots of tips for divers too. Next time you blow bubbles, ask your guide to help you with your buoyancy, we can all improve our skills!