Deborah Dickson-Smith is widely published travel writer and co-founder of Diveplanit.com, an online guide to diving and snorkeling in Australia and Asia Pacific. Deborah and partner Simon Mallender are passionate ocean advocates and launched this platform to encourage more people to get underwater and start exploring.
Thanks to the media, many people think of sharks as monsters of the deep. But a new study has found something surprising: just like human beings, sharks have friends.
The Great Barrier Reef is under constant threat from pressures of all sorts. But some passionate individuals are doing what they can by helping to grow more-resilient corals.
The decreasing dugong population in southern Thailand forced the locals there to do something about it. Saving the dugongs of Si Kao has become a team effort.
The Great Barrier Reef faces massive environmental threats, including outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish. An army of reef warriors is stepping up to help.