What is Coral Bleaching?

What is Coral Bleaching?  Corals exist due to an amazing relationship (symbiotic) between Animal (Coral) and Plant (Zooxanthellae). However, when Corals encounter stress due to disruptions from the environment a phenomenon known as Coral Bleaching can occur. Bleaching is apparent when Corals turn a bright white, essentially revealing there skeletons due to a loss of…

Sargassum in the Cayman Islands

What is Sargassum? Sargassum is a type of macro algae, which is either brown or dark green in colour. If you’ve ever been scuba diving in the Cayman Islands (or visited a beach anywhere in the Caribbean) you’ve probably encountered this free floating species of algae. Biology You can find sargassum in tropical and temperate…

Blue Planet

Have you been watching Blue Planet 2? If not, here are 5 reasons to start today!

Our Dive Team has been obsessed with the newest edition of Sir David Attenborough documentaries. Blue Planet 2 is a BBC documentary that is fascinating whilst being educational and raising awareness of the ongoing problem of climate change. 1. It took 4 years to film. The team ended up with over 6000 hours of footage…