Photo Blog

  I decided to build a website just around some of the pictures that I have taken over the years as part of Marine Ventures’ conservation projects.  I posted some more pictures from Australia as well as some other projects that do not always get covered on the MVF website. So see what you think …

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Lines in Country

We continue to work on our film about Western Australia that covers 2 years of work there.  It seems like a simple place – lot of open space (the size of California) and only 45,000 residents (2nd least inhabited place outside of Antarctica).  So bunch of kangaroos, crocs, a few people and big cattle ranches. …

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Killing Sharks to Protect People

After sharks have killed 6 people off Perth since 2010, the WA government responded with a cull program designed to kill any great white, tiger or bull shark larger than 3 meters.  Using over 1000 baited drum lines placed along the coast, sharks will be caught, documented then killed to reduce the threat for more …

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Midway Film Trailer by Chris Jordan

Sometimes we experience events and places on the planet and do not always grasp their significance to ourselves and others.  One such person is Chris Jordan who’s new film Midway documents the impact of the Pacific Garbage Patch on the albatross population in the NW Hawaiian Islands and Midway Island in particular.   You can …

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Gregg Treinish NatGeo Emerging Explorer

National Geographic named ASC’s Gregg Treinish an Emerging Explorer for 2013.   Gregg was NatGeo’s adventurer of the year back in 2008 after Gregg completed a 7,800 trek along the entire Andes Mountain.   This award reflects Gregg’s continued leadership in promoting science and conservation thru his Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a nonprofit based …

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Coastal Walkabout App & Kimberley

  The Coastal Walkabout app recently underwent initial testing in the Kimberley by MUCRU student Shona Wharton as part of a 10 day cruise along the Kimberley coast just a few weeks ago.  The app that is scheduled for full release for Android and iPhone in November, was put thru its paces aboard the MV …

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Bay Area Puma Project Begins in East Bay

  We have embarked on a new initiative here in the San Francisco Bay area called Bay Area Puma Project.  The project began in 2007 when Felidae Conservation Fund and its Scientific Advisors determined that what was needed to protect and sustain Bay Area puma populations was an innovative merging of scientific research and public education. …

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Coastal Walkabout App Beta

The Coastal Walkabout app is in beta now on Android and iOS.  I am expecting the full release to happen next month November in a big project launch in Perth at Murdoch University.  I will be there for sure!  After a short 18 months from the original idea and expedition, the team is ready to …

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Is the JPP LNG Project really dead

It seems that Colin Barnett, Western Australia’s Premier is refusing to allow any changes to the Browse Basin Lease off the NW Coast of Australia.  After Woodside and Shell decided to drop the plans to build a $35B LNG plant North of Broome in favor of a less expensive floating LNG processing plan, Barnett and …

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Kimberley Gas Hub canned

We just arrives in Broome on the day the Perth-based Woodside decied to can their $45B LNG plant construction. The battle between local folks, the traditional owners and the West Australia government ran for 7 years before yesterday. Famed environmental writer Graham Lloyd from the Australian stated it clearly below. The Kimberley is rich in …

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