Marine Sustainability questions how we as human societies can live within the environmental limits. Exponential growth and the pressure of human activities on the ocean is destabilising critical ecosystems and causing irreversible change, with catastrophic consequences for human wellbeing. Wider sustainability issues are exemplified in coastal and marine systems, where social and environmental change is rapid and difficult to quantify. In our articles we attempt to unpack how emerging challenges in coastal communities, especially those of Cornwall, can be tackled through transdiscplinary insights from research curated from across a broad spectrm of scientific and lay sources.

Shipwrecks: Underwater Islands of Biodiversity

Cornwall, a spear of rough-hewn granite thrusting out into the Atlantic, is unsurprisingly abundant in wrecks which contribute to the rich marine world around Cornwall’s coast. From the RMS Mulheim and Ben Asdale wrecked on the coast, to Shipwrecks sunk purposely like the Scylla off Rame Head all Cornwalls Wreck function as islands of biodiversity.

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10 Easy Ways to Reduce Our Plastic Waste

Whats better that popping a cork on some bubbly or a fine wine? Not much and especially not a plastic screw top. Bottle lids are one of the most common beach finds and one of the most lethal long-lasting choking threats for wildlife and our beloved pet dogs. Buying drinks with traditional cork stoppers is a great alternative, so feel good when you hear that pop.

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