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Green-Black Conflict in the Kimberley

  There is a great article in The Conversation, an Australian media website, that talks about the growing conflict between Aboriginal Clans of Australia and the Green Enviro organizations. The article can be read from here. The article was sent to me by Tim Dykman who runs the Ocean Revolution, a project sponsored as well […]

Ningaloo Marine Park

We have spent the last three days working out of Exmouth exploring the Ningaloo Marine Park. We did a helicopter survey of the North Cape Peninsula, a snorkel trip along the Ningaloo Reef out of Coral Bay and a dolphin spotting boat trip through the Murat, Bundegi and Lighthouse Sanctuary Zones. We have seen whales […]

Arctic Row Expedition – 1000 miles

The 4 man Arctic Row team ended its expedition after 1000 miles and 41 days attempting to be the first to row across the ice free Arctic Ocean from Canada to Russia.  Incredibly bad weather trapped them behind shore ice for days at a time and then gale force storms kept them stuck in a […]

White Marlin Tracks

We have been here in Ocean City, MD since last Wednesday fishing and tracking the white marlin population along the 1000 fathom line 75 miles East of here. We made three trips last week out there and caught and released 58 white marlin. Last Thursday, we caught and released 35 white marlin which we think […]

Mining the Kimberley, Western Australia

  The Kimberley region of Western Australia is full of riches.  From the 40,000 year cultural history of the Traditional Owners to the wild and now protected Montgomery Reef to the billions of dollars of iron ore, oil, gas, diamonds and coal in the ground, this remote place is the next frontier in the battle […]

Back from Freshwater Cove

Andy Quinn and I have just returned from a week at Freshwater Cove, a remote fish camp near Montgomery Reef in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.  Home to some incredible 12 meter tides, the camp was a meet up place for us with Peter Tucker and Mark Jones of Save The Kimberley nonprofit, a […]

A Question of Balance

BlueCloud’s Tom McMurray was a guest on the Australian radio show A Question of Balance host by Ruby Vincent. You can listen to the show here and also learn more about Ruby’s program here.  What I like about her show is its real world grass roots focus on the balance of family, community, culture and […]

Big step forward in Ocean Health

A recently published article in Nature describes a new tool to evaluate ocean health that takes the human factors into consideration. Unlike traditional special interest indexes that focus on either wealth extraction or MPAs, this one covers all the factors – from commercial fishing to tourism to clean water to biodiversity. All this feels like […]

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