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New tuna market creates unique opportunity for the Pacific

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau | 21 April, 2015

Opinion Editorial by Lagi Toribau in Islands Business  SYDNEY, 30 MARCH 2015 —- There could soon be a whole lot more demand for sustainably caught tuna from the Pacific. For the first time ever, Greenpeace has just released a canned tuna guide...

What is there more of in our oceans: plastic or fish?

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 18 April, 2015

When you consider that every plastic water bottle, spoon, or yogurt tub you’ve ever used will probably outlive you, plastic begins to seem like a bad idea. And when you hear how much plastic we’ve forced upon our oceans – you’ll realise our...

Explore the underwater beauty Great Barrier Reef through Google Street View

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 17 April, 2015

If you’ve ever been diving in the Great Barrier Reef, you know why it’s a natural wonder revered all around the world. The Reef is a massive, vibrant, diverse underwater gem. It’s full of life and colour – and it needs your help. Right now, the...

How to Climb an Oil Rig – in Pictures

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 11 April, 2015

What you need to climb an oil rig a very good reason (to stop Shell drilling for oil in the Arctic) an oil rig (Shell drill rig, bound for the Arctic) 1. Locate oil rig 2. Drive boat alongside and board 3. Set up rope for your team mates to come...

Death by plastic: Why are turtles dying near Sydney?

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 10 April, 2015

Why are sea turtles dying at an unprecedented rate near Sydney? And what can do about it? Marine plastic pollution has become a huge problem affecting all of the world’s oceans – up to a third of this material comes from the beverage industry.

Human Repercussion

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 9 April, 2015

Whales have dominated the world’s oceans for centuries, but they have suffered tremendously in the name of tradition. It is estimated, that due to harvesting in the last century, nearly 3 million cetaceans have been wiped out by whaling fleets.

Life choices, and hopes for the future

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 8 April, 2015

Blog post by Andreas Widlund on board the Polar Pioneer My name is Andreas Widlund. I am 27 years old, and I grew up in Umeå in the Northern part of Sweden. As you read this, I will have boarded Shell’s oil rig, Polar Pioneer, that is on the way...

My reasons for climbing up a 100-meter high oil rig

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 7 April, 2015

Blog post by Zoe Buckley Lennox – On board the Esperanza – Follow @zoevirginia  Before I head off, I want to share with you my reasons for climbing up a 100-meter high oil rig, perched on the back of a cargo ship, swaying in the middle of the...

WTF? The question you should be asking this Easter

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 2 April, 2015

We’re a salty bunch here in Australia. We love being by the sea, on the sea and we love eating what’s in the sea. Over the Easter weekend alone, we’ll eat about $25 million worth of our fishy friends. With that in mind, here’s a few simple...

Mountains of the sea: 7 photos of waves that you won’t believe are real

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 2 April, 2015

I don’t often admit it, but I’m a little scared of the ocean. It’s majestic and beautiful – but it’s also more powerful than we can imagine. These photographs of waves – frozen in mountain-like peaks just before they come crashing back down –...

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