Monthly Archives: Oct 2009

Our Blue Planet and the Blue Carbon Report

Lesley Rochat Photography - Blue Carbon Report

In my capacity as a freelance environmental journalist I attended the press conference for the Blue Carbon Report on Healthy Oceans at the Diversitas Conference held in Cape Town this week. The Blue Carbon report, compiled in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FOA) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),…

Setting World Records – 103 Surfers on 1 Wave!

Setting World Records - 103 Surfers on 1 Wave

The headline of the paper read, “Organized chaos as Muizenburg attempts to get most surfers riding the same wave.” For me on my board behind the backline chaos was the operative word. Michael Carnegie, one of the SOS Shark Centre educators, and I were amongst about 400 surfers trying to line up to catch the…