Sciaena – Oceans | Conservation | Awareness

By Nicolas Blanc. Science is sometimes seen with a certain degree of skepticism by the general public. Scientists often lack the tools (or willingness) to properly communicate about their research outside conferences and peer-reviewed papers, which leads to an increasingly isolated scientific community, and to no real contact between the general public and science. Furthermore,…

Interview: Marine Conservationist and Storyteller Tom Vierus

By Nuri M. Steinmann. Tom Vierus is a photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist. While being involved with photography for more than ten years, Tom’s background as a marine biologist is a strong asset in storytelling and allows him to approach assignments with a deep understanding. Besides his strong interest in science and particularly shark ecology…

Marine litter in Portugal: Addressing a global concern with local action

  By João Frias. The Associação Portuguesa de Lixo Marinho (APLM) is a Portuguese non-profit non-governmental organisation whose mission is to reduce the impacts of litter in marine, coastal and estuarine ecosystems, while at the same time promoting outreach, awareness and co-responsibility activities based on values of sustainable consumption, citizenship, solidarity and environmental protection, using…