Make a Splash

Time really flies! I can’t believe it’s already coming to the end of week 11. I feel as though I had only stepped into NUS yesterday, but in reality, finals are just around the corner! I’m really lucky to have been able to meet lots of new friends and try many new things. Hopefully, my…

4Ocean

Alas, we’ve come to my last post about marine debris cleanup initiatives. Today, I’ll be writing about 4Ocean and their interesting method of funding their cleanup initiatives. 4Ocean was started by 2 American surfers (it’s always the surfers for some reason), Alex Schulze and Andrew Cooper. They were on a surf trip to Bali, Indonesia…

Seabin

Last week, I wrote about The Ocean Cleanup, an ambitious project aimed at cleaning up massive garbage patches in remote ocean gyres. Today, I’ll be downscaling a little, and focusing on the cleanup of somewhere friendlier and more cozy: marinas. I first heard about the Seabin Project while watching a video by Insider. I thought…

The Ocean Cleanup

I recently came across this quote online and I thought I’d share it because it’s pretty much in line with the topic of my next few posts. We are all human beings who see the problem of marine debris in our waters. Among all of us, a handful of visionaries have come up with ideas…

An Ocean of Trash

During ENV1101 lecture this week, we explored the topic of marine and coastal impacts, which was really interesting for me because many of the things Dr Coleman taught us were related to the topic of wreckedwaters! I was pretty excited! Anyway, today’s post will be about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The Great Pacific Garbage…

Bird What About the Albatrosses?

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean lies a curious place called Midway Atoll. It is officially part of the USA, but sits nicely in between the continents of Asia and North America, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday human activity. It is home to the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, and is…

ICCS 2018

I was rudely awoken by my trusty alarm clock at 5.30am on a fine Saturday morning. The corridor outside my dorm room was unusually quiet, with my normally active and noisy neighbours still snoozing peacefully in their rooms. Half an hour later, a couple of classmates and I were walking (the NUS shuttle buses weren’t…

Fishy Consequences…

I’m back! As promised in my previous post, I’ll be writing about some of the fishy consequences associated with marine debris. 1. Environmental Impact Marine debris can cause harm to underwater habitats, such as the vibrant but fragile coral reefs. One way this happens is when bulky litter such as tires sink onto the reefs,…

A Trashy Introduction to Marine Debris

Welcome back to Wrecked Waters! Today’s post will be a simple and friendly introduction to marine debris, so let’s get started! Firstly, what is marine debris? Most sources define it approximately as manmade litter that ends up in bodies of water. However, I personally think that it sounds pretty tame, so I’ll let these pictures…

Water Great Start!

Hey there, welcome to Wrecked Waters! I am Hoyan and I am an Environmental Studies freshman in NUS. First of all, here are a few fun facts about myself. I really enjoy music, especially classical and jazz. I play the viola, so I channel my inner music nerd by playing in orchestras and jamming with…