Are we alone in the universe? In the vast universe, as far as we can see, it seems we are alone. The stars burn bright holes in the dark fabric of the cosmos. Each one a sun, many with planets, but our calls go unanswered. In this infinite black desert, one planet only is a glowing oasis: the […]Read more "Galapagos ~ Evolution"
Beneath the calm surface in Papua New Guinea, a sunken volcano releases pure CO2 bubbles, acidifying the seawater at a pH level expected for the end of this century…Read more "A Boiling Ocean"
The glacier of Greenland holds the future of the ocean.Read more "The White Desert"
The Ocean covers 70% of our planet. It produces half of the oxygen we are breathing right now, plays a crucial role in climate regulation, and provides food and livelihoods to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. As a scuba diver, I’ve travelled all around the world hunting for the other treasures the ocean holds […]Read more "You are the ocean"
On a calm sunny day of summer 2010, I was diving in one of the most beautiful marine protected areas of the Mediterranean, the Cabrera National Park of Spain. After an hour of peacefully gliding along the lush seascapes teeming with massive groupers in crystal clear waters, it was time to ascend to the safety […]Read more "Some plastic thoughts"
I was a child the first time I saw the ocean. Standing on the sandy shore, the surf washed gently upon my feet. My mind and heart were immediately captured, dissolved into the blue vastness. I stood silently, absorbed and mindless, overwhelmed by the crashing of waves that echoed my own breathing. I entered the […]Read more "Children of the Sea"
In 1965, Jacques Cousteau built a house 100 meters below the surface of the sea. One of the six oceanauts who lived and worked in that house for one month recalls his first excursion on the seabed at such depths. “As soon as I exit the sphere, I am struck by three things: hoses and […]Read more "Deep Space Life"