This is the blog space for 2305ENV, the Griffith University course that takes a unique approach to exposing B.Sc. (Marine Science) students to some of the major global environmental challenges of our time (e.g.; Climate change; Habitat and biodiversity loss; Underwater noise; Marine litter, Plastic and Chemical pollution).
This blog provides a platform to share the field experiences of each graduating class; publishing selected blogs written by 2305ENV students relating to contemporary nature protection challenges, and for inspiring our future generations of Marine Scientists.
When asked, “if you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?” my answer would be raw tuna sushi. Read More
“With as few as 10 vaquitas left, the species will become extinct without a fully enforced gillnet ban…”[i] The extraordinary vaquitas are a species… Read More
Not So Nutritious: how microplastics are polluting the diet of manta rays and whale sharks – By Jessell Minchin-Stephens
Plastic, it is impossible to escape. Almost every single activity you have undertaken today will have included some sort of plastic. Your toothbrush, phone case,… Read More
Maternal offloading in elasmobranchs – the invisible killer affecting future generations of marine megafauna – By Jasmine Rasmussen
One area of science that often fails to reach public emotional interest is ecotoxicology. The bioaccumulation of toxic trace elements and persistent organic pollutants (POPs)… Read More
When most people think of sea otters, they think about the cute and cuddly nature of the species. Whilst there is no denying their charming… Read More
‘Hatuna Matata’ or is there no worries? The Over-fishing of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna – Jordan Stocker-Hoida (2018 ENV2305 Student)
Over-fishing is possibly humankind’s greatest threat to the marine environment, the ‘Unnatural History of the Sea’ by Callum Roberts tells us that much. The seas… Read More
Temperature Dependant Mortality in Turtle Hatchlings on the Rise – Joshua Glen (2017 ENV2305 student)
Turtle species that exhibit Temperature Dependant Sex Determination are increasingly threatened by rising temperatures. New research points to higher temperatures being responsible for increasing mortality… Read More