We’re all aware of how noise can be a source of pollution. Too much noise is bad for our health. And yet we don’t think twice about inflicting it on other organisms. Anthropogenic noise pollution is affecting a range of animals across a variety of habitats but it’s not highlighted often enough so people are not aware that it is a serious problem.
When a golfer clubs the ball into the air, it becomes a speeding projectile. If it hits the temple, it can cause a fracture inward and cut the artery, causing brain injury. As if this weren’t enough, golf balls are also an environmental hazard.
On the occasion of Women’s Equality Day this August 26, I find myself thinking about how women have transformed the sport, both in the industry and in their communities all over the world. Trailblazers like Margo Oberg, Lisa Anderson and Layne Beachley and others like them have shown the world that surfing is not just a man’s game. It’s anyone’s sport.
Decades ago, it would have been quite a novelty, seeing an older man surf. There is a guy that I surf with on occasion in Ventura that charges hard and he is pushing 80. Awesome! For that bro, and all of you out there who think you need to hang it up when you get older,we got some news for you—you can keep surfing until they put you in a casket.
For a surfer, that might seem to be a bit of good news. After all, rising sea levels should result to awesome waves. But I read about it further and it looks to me, that’s not exactly true. From what I understood, rising sea levels should make surfers be more concerned because it can negatively impact the sport in the long-term. Here’s how it’s going to affect surfing:
Dog surfing is very popular because there’s now a competition for dog surfers in California. Held every August, the World Dog Surfing competition aims to raise funds for animal charity. Dogs compete alone on a board, or partnered with their owner or with a dog pal. It’s a lot of fun and heartwarming, which just goes to show how inclusive surfing really is.
More than one in six mangrove species worldwide are in danger of becoming extinct. Now, I find this very alarming because mangroves have a very important role in our coastal and marine ecology. And based on current research, it appears that mangroves are also crucial in our fight to mitigate the negative effects of climate change.
World Snake Day can be used as a tool to educate and inform people about how to deal with snakes, whom to call, and what resources are available to them to use. Sea snakes, especially, don’t get highlighted often which makes them even more misrepresented in the areas of public opinion. So to celebrate this day, here’s what you should know about them.
Surfing, at its core, is basically a solitary sport. Out there in the waves, it’s only you, your board and the vast ocean. Events like Independence Day bring out the fun in everyone. But more than just parties, did you know that surfing is more tied in to independence than we previously thought?
As a surfer, my personal bias for a great over-all workout would naturally be surfing. Other water sports, like swimming, can also provide a great work-out but there are several reasons why surfing provides the best physical and mental stimulation. Let me tell you why.
International Surfing Day held annually every June 20th and celebrated in over 30 countries, surfers take to the oceans this day to surf and enjoy the beaches. As if we needed another excuse to take to the water. But if you want to do more to celebrate surfing, how about ditching surfing and work on something proactive for the environment.
Last May, we highlighted the maternal qualities of some wonderful creatures swimming in our oceans. On Father’s Day this month, we’ll going to highlight paternal displays of nurture among these bros. There are three types of paternal roles that have been observed among male fishes.