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December 21, 2018

Bringing HOPE to the furry residents (and the humans) of Nomuka island in the Kingdom of Tonga. In May 2018, our small team set off for this remote island to run a vet clinic, neutering dogs, educating kids and trying to make a big difference in this small community......

December 14, 2018

Lately I've been having trouble coping with the huge issue of climate change, particularly in regards to our government's complete lack of action.

We know that we are at a tipping point, and our actions now will define the future of our planet. 

“Climate change is the d...

December 11, 2018

Observing Albatross At Sea

We've been watching them all day, and to be honest have been gradually falling in love with them. Seeing them up close as they soar up huge wave faces, or cruise past the ship almost peeking in the windows. Learning more about each species, un...

April 28, 2018

How ingenious use of plastic bottles is helping Tongan school children, humpback whales, small island communities and one fairly normal Aussie guy. 

Originally published in SevenSeas Magazine. 

If I summarize it in a sentence it sounds like a total cliché: man goes to sm...

April 28, 2018

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world." - Harriet Tubman

Changing & improving our planet comes from many places, but to me the most powerfu...

April 9, 2018

This week my research findings - on plastic inside commonly eaten fish in the South Pacific - were published in the Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs. All those hours of being elbow deep in fish guts, sitting in front of a computer, and stressing about the...

January 30, 2018

The Future Of The Ocean: A Positive View

The Five Biggest Impacts Facing Our Oceans, plus Five Easy Ways You Can Make A Difference.

Don’t worry, this is not another doom & gloom article about how we’re trashing the planet, killing our oceans, and are inevitably going to...

January 3, 2018

Something I love about trying to live a little less plastic, is that I’m constantly learning. There’s always so many solutions to all the problems, it’s just a matter of picking one that fits the best for now. While on the amazing Nomuka island with Whale Discoveries,...

December 24, 2017

 Spent last week exploring the magical Lanzarote island - the oldest of all the Canary Islands. It's a world of volcanoes, craters, mojo (spicy Canarian sauce), cactuses, windswept beaches and plummeting cliffs. 

December 23, 2017

Sometimes there are those places, people and experiences that are so magical they make you feel like you just need to give something back. That feeling of awe and gratitude is common for visitors to the Kingdom of Tonga, where swimming with humpback whales, pristine cl...

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Research Publication: South Pacific Plastic Pollution

April 9, 2018

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