MARINE LIFE

Dive buddies underwater

All About That Reef-Fish Conservation

By on 28 September 2017

My month of conservation work included participating in a fish survey training course and helping out on a regional post-larval reef fish monitoring exercise.

Whale shark heart

10 Things I Love About Whale Sharks

By on 30 August 2017

Celebrate International Whale Shark Day by learning some fun facts about whale sharks!

Women spelling out PADI

Conservation + Diving in Utila Update

By on 8 August 2017

It's been an action-packed month here in Utila! Diving with fellow badass PADI women, organizing and participating in the tenth Lionfish Derby, working on reducing plastic use on the island + more!

A lionfish in the Caribbean

Lionfish: Killing for Conservation?

By on 28 July 2017

Invasive lionfish are taking over Caribbean reefs, but divers’ hunting efforts might help lessen their impact on native fish species. Lionfish are special: they’re beautiful, they’re venomous, and they’re super adaptable. They have huge appetites and reproduce at an astounding rate. They are also not native in Atlantic/Caribbean waters. The story goes something like this: […]

Say No To Plastic spelled out in the sand

Epic Beach Clean Up Success!

By on 14 July 2017

The community of Utila came together for a beach clean up of a turtle nesting area along the South Shore, where we collected an incredible amount of trash.

Beach scene with small boat

Turtles and Trash

By on 5 July 2017

The days and weeks keep flying by! Turtles and ocean trash have been on my mind lately, and keep coming up in everything I’ve been doing. So here’s what’s been goin’ on lately…   💻 Caribbean islands are better for outdoor activities than computer screen time, and slow/occasionally nonexistent internet speeds don’t help. But I’ve […]