Tag: Marine

Divers’ Memories of Trochus Fishing in the Andaman Islands

This is the second instalment of a two-part series on trochus fishery and conservation in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Click here to read...

A Port Expansion is the Latest Threat to the Ennore-Pulicat Wetlands

No Chennai resident can possibly forget the floods of 2015. The horrors of this natural disaster that impacted more than 30 lakh families, and...

Trochus Trade in the Andaman Islands: How Top Shells from the...

This is the first instalment of a two-part series on trochus fishery and conservation in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Click here to read...

A Vision for Sustainable Consumption in the Future, Rooted in Tradition

This is the final article of a three-part series on sustainable consumption and food security in India, supported by Pristine Organics. Click here to...

Looking Beyond the Obvious: The Need to Conserve Genetic Diversity in...

The world’s oceans and seas are home to about 5,00,000–10 million marine species, with up to 2000 new species described every year. However, many...

Surfing Towards Conservation Education in Chennai

This is the first article of a three-part series on how surf schools on India's coasts are pivoting around sports education to bolster conservation...

Understanding Biology for Better Conservation and Management of Sharks and Rays

Editor's note: this article contains images of captured fish. Reader's discretion is advised. There’s a group of animals that have roamed the earth for millions...

Even Your Recycled Synthetic T-Shirt is Killing the Fish in the...

A few weeks ago, I watched the Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher which follows film producer Craig Foster’s journey as he meticulously tracks a...

Valuing a Hidden Octopus Fishery in Lakshadweep

“Kadikidamaale balichittum,  Kirikidamaaya kachayum ketti, Appal irrikum kalline noki chirichu thudangi, Ayal, bismiyum cholli irangiya neeram Appalu kuthi.”   “Ready with a strong grip, In the shallow waters, wearing a...

Shifting Sands: The Story of Adapting to Rising Sea levels in...

I. Rising Sea Levels Escalate Adaptation Concerns for the East Coast of India Coastal areas are among the ecosystems most critically affected by climate change....