A Day on the Antarctic Shelf

During the summer months, sunlight is a constant in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean surrounding our driest continent. It was during this season, in 2016, that I had the amazing opportunity to take part in the SANAE 56 relief voyage to Antarctica aboard the SA Agulhas II research vessel as a ship-based scientist. I was…

Microplastics –Our Not so Micro Problem

  I thought I’d add some salt (pun intended) to this proverbial fresh water salad by touching on a type of ocean pollution many of you would not have heard of. When it comes to our waste ending up in our oceans, the phrase “out of sight out of mind” immediately rears it’s ugly face….