March 31, 2019

Have you resolved to take action for oceans in 2019? Isabel Thomas, author of This Book is Not Rubbish, lists five pollutants we can easily avoid, from bags and bottles… to burgers.

Ban bags

Plastic carrier bags are used for an average of 12 minutes. It’s completely daft...

March 31, 2019

Several years ago, the activist group Surfers for Cetaceans came to my hometown, Newquay, for the UK mainland premiere of their documentary Minds in the Water. I read about the film in the local press and I was intrigued by the notion of a group of surfers travelling t...

March 31, 2019

This is not a new story. Some of you may have heard it before. However, all good stories are worth hearing twice, so….


There has been a great storm at sea, and all along the beach there are starfish washed up,...

June 12, 2018

In my new book, Kat Wolfe Investigates, Kat Wolfe and Harper Lamb are lucky enough to live in an idyllic seaside town on the Jurassic Coast. Kat loves swimming in the waves or galloping chestnut racehorse, Charming Outlaw, along golden beaches, and Harper and her paleo...

June 12, 2018

Plastic wrappers, ropes and, lids,

Plastic bags and toys for kids

Plastic straws and forks and knives,

All long to live quite different lives.

They dream of tangling birds and whales

Of tying up a dolphin’s tail!

Or, when broken into bits like peas

Ending up as fishes’ teas.


Plastic is the Oxford Children’s Word of the Year because of its significant increase in use in 500 Words (a total rise of more than 100% on the 2017 competition), the awareness and passion children demonstrated for environmental issues, and the creative solutions to c...

May 18, 2018

But we all know this stuff. Don’t we?

Almost exactly 20 years ago, I was writing what would become my first published novel, Floodland. Set in a future Britain in which rising sea levels from climate change have seen half of the country disappear under the waves, it cam...

April 27, 2018

When I was eighteen, a very long time ago, I was bitten by a sea snake while I was bathing in the South China Sea. The pain was incredible, and I was very lucky to survive. The snake must have had nearly as big a shock as me. After all, it had just been doing its usual...

April 25, 2018

As Blue Planet II made devastatingly clear, plastic is having an unprecedented impact on marine life, with dolphins, whales, turtles, seals, fish and seabirds paying a tragic price for man's thoughtless consumerism. Here are a few plastic facts:

1. A 2017 stud...

April 25, 2018

Finn has always been different, and in the tiny fishing village of Stromhead he sticks out like a sore thumb. Always told to keep away from the water, he's felt that something was missing until one day he dives in and finds that, swimming with the dolphins, he feels co...

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Nicola Davies, Elizabeth Laird, Lisa Glass,

Abi Elphinstone

Robert Macfarlane

Dr Ben Garrod

M.G. Leonard

Lauren St John 

and other authors.


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