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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 […]

Arctic Row team on the edge

The challenge of doing something no one on the planet has ever done can only be understood from the eyes of the one involved. We have never funded any project where we felt danger was involved in the objective. These guys are experienced risk takers. Just hope they get some good weather, luck and make […]

Down the Colorado update

We have not heard much from the four intrepid river explorers kayaking down the Colorado this summer but a few blog posts and pictures have emerged. We talked to them when they pulled out in Glenwood Springs for a few days to resupply and blog.  And we know that they are back on the river.  You […]

Arctic Row Expedition begins

  The Arctic Row Expedition has begun.   Follow them on their Facebook page. Here is a recent post from their blog: Arctic Row 2012 is under way! At 1:39 PM (MDT) the Arctic Row team rowed out into the waters of the Mackenzie River from the Town Boat Launch in Inuvik NWT, with Paul […]

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