Whales

Photo: Newport Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar enterprise and a wildlife tourism success story. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching wherever …

Lake Ohrid

Photo: Hans Põldoja, 2008 Wikipedia: Lake Ohrid (Macedonian: Охридско Езеро Ohridsko Ezero, Albanian: Liqeni i Ohrit) is a lake which straddles the mountainous border between the southwestern part of North Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes, with a unique aquatic ecosystem of worldwide importance, with more than 200 …

August 1 is Marine Protected Areas Day in South Africa

Photo: Flowcomm, Kynsna August 1 is Marine Protected Areas Day – marineprotectedareas.org.za/mpa-day – in South Africa. Hashtag: #MPADay Key Linksmarineprotectedareas.org.zaexplore Backgroundmarineprotectedareas.org.za: A Marine Protected Area (MPA) is an area of coastline or ocean that is specially protected for the benefit of people and nature. MPAs help manage part of the marine environment to promote fisheries …

Baltimore’s Trash Wheels

Logo Baltimore – Introducing the Trash Wheels. Mr. Trash Wheel, officially called the Inner Harbor Water Wheel, is a trash interceptor, a vessel that removes trash from the Jones Falls river as it empties into the Inner Harbor. Two additional members of the Trash Wheel “family” have since been added to patrol the Inner Harbor; …

Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares).  Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Linksunesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are …

Seaweed

Photo: Stanley Zimny, Seaweed Seaweed = large algae growing in the sea or on rocks below the high-water mark Recommended ListeningFestival reveals the beauty, wonder and potential of seaweed EventsManly Seaweed Festival – Seaweed Arboretum – Manly Museum and Art Gallery 10th April – 9th May 2021 HeadlinesThe remarkable power of Australian kelp – BBC …

World Water Week

Poster Hosted and organized by SIWI, World Water Week is the leading annual global event for concretely addressing the planet’s water issues and related concerns of international development. Hashtag: #WWWeek Key Linkshttp://www.worldwaterweek.orghttps://www.siwi.org/what-we-do/[email protected]_waterhttps://twitter.com/hashtag/WWWeek BackgroundSIWI’s vision is a water wise world. A world where the unique value of water is recognized. A world where water is shared …

Drought

Lingo Cards Drought = A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall Questions = Preguntas How will we know when the drought is over? = ¿Cómo sabremos cuando termine la sequía? Headlines‘We live in a desert. We have to act like it’: Las Vegas faces reality of drought – Oliver Milman/Guardian @olliemilmanThe megadrought parching 77 percent …