Have you heard about the water footprint? According to the Water Footprint Network, the water footprint is the “measure of humanity’s appropriation of fresh water in volumes of water consumed and/or polluted.” And as a way of reducing our environment footprint, minding your own water footprint is a key part to that.
Aside from the kelp’s surf-enhancing capabilities, it’s actually important because it can help combat the negative effects of climate change on the ocean. How this seaweed can do it? Kelp forest filters the ocean and keeps toxic algae low. It also slows down acidification and protects marine biodiversity like fishes, snails and rays. And did you know that it is a superfood? Learn and read more.
There’s more to a California springtime than the waves. It’s also an awesome time to watch whales! What are a baleen whale and a California Gray Whale? Read the latest report on Gray Whale watching and hunting, the number of endangered species and the continuing threats. What can we do to help?
Global warming creates big waves in popular surfing spots worldwide. What are the reasons why global warming is going to ruin surfing? Sure, it creates awesome waves but it can also kill coral reefs. It creates destructive storms and melts the glaciers making the seas rise. It also messes up the wind patterns. How a wave is formed? And how can we minimize the negative effects of global warming?
The ocean also has its own snowfall, slowing sinking down into the seafloor. But it’s not made of ice flakes. Rather, it’s made of marine poop. What is Marine Snow? Underwater snow is basically the poop that comes out from the underwater creatures. They float from the upper or mid layers of the oceans and slowly drift to the seafloor. There is also a threat of acidification and microplastics.
Unfortunately though, not every habit is good or sustainable. One example of that is our dependence on plastic and fossil fuel. So here are nine simple habits that surfers should be doing to start the new year right and eco-friendly. Walk or bike to surfing spot. Use glass bottles. Use organix surfboard wax. Pick trash and eat less meat. Go local and more habits here. Read more.
Everybody loves penguins. They’re adorable and cute. This January 20th, lots of animal-loving folks are celebrating Penguin Awareness Day. Here at Wave Tribe we collate all the things you need to know about these adorable sentinel species. Why penguins are important? What are the threats to their population? And other amazing gentoo facts. Read more to find out.
What better way to celebrate National Birds Day than by highlighting their technique, which not many of us are aware about, is actually done by surfing ducks. What is duck diving technique? What are sea ducks? What are the environmental threats? How to help? Check this article to find out.
We all know how 2019 hasn’t been a great year for the planet. So while you formulate your list of new year’s resolutions, be sure to include a few goals focused on sustainability. In this article we list the twelve eco-friendly resolutions for you. This includes eating more veggies and making your home eco-friendly. Recycling more, using reusable bag and less synthetic clothes is great too.
These creatures of the deep resemble Christmas ornaments. That’s right. While the rest of us only celebrate the festive season for only a few weeks, these creatures live and breathe Christmas all year round. That’s why the scientists who discovered them gave them yuletide nicknames. Read more.
From consumer packaging to medicine, plastic and its derivatives are now deeply entrenched in our modern society. And because of its almost immortal lifespan, it will outlive us all, to the detriment of our environment. Learn the history of microplastics and it's impact to marine wildlife. Unfortunately, microplastics are now present in the food chain. It is now airborne and interfering ecosystem.