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Category Archives: Citizen Science

After The Spill

  Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast of Louisiana. Five years later the Deepwater Horizon exploded and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the worst ecologic disaster in North American history. Amazingly those aren’t the worst things facing Louisiana’s coastline today. It is that the state […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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