Covering some 2000 km on the North Eastern coast of Australia is the Great Barrier Reef.

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While the notion of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is recognized as an ecological prize,with such a immense natural environmental footprint ,the reefs are mainly bleached and dying at a close to accelerated rate ,which has grabbed media attention once again this month .

While it has been clear over the last 15 years or so that coral bleaching of the worlds largest reef ,warnings from both conservationists and scientists have been iterated many times over on the extent and side effects of such a massive coral bleaching event .

Moreover ,it has been estimated by Marine Biologists and Oceanographers and various inter-disciplinary Environmental Scientists that the reef would recede or lose for that mater approximately 40 percent of living coral.

Marine research scientist’s from Australia’s  James Cook University  and the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the USA concluded some of the detrimental affects of everlasting higher atmospheric and ocean temperatures that have impacted the coral reef system ,one which is not only prevalent in Australia ,but the world over .

One of the main causes of coral bleaching are low salinity levels and heat stress,in the case of heat stress ,higher temperatures that persist for week on end are the main causes of coral bleaching globally.


The oceans are hypothesized to be some 3800 million years old . (En Francais)-Les océans ont environ 3800 millions d’années

The oceans are hypothesized to be some 3800 million years old .While this is a figure or statistic ,it is quite large when we look at human history on Earth.

While these figures show only the true value of numbers,mathematically speaking,our daily lives are touched ,shared and influenced by our watery world.Our seas and oceans play and integral part in human existence.

Via trade,recreation,scientific knowledge and study ,our daily interactions with our oceans and seas are far greater that we can possibly imagine.

Photos and written by Jean-Yves Bignoux /Canon EOS 7D / Ikelite underwater housing system with twin DS160 Ikelite flash/strobes.

(En Francais)-Les océans ont environ 3800 millions d’années. Bien qu’il s’agisse d’une figure ou d’une statistique, elle est assez importante quand on regarde l’histoire humaine sur Terre.

Alors que ces chiffres ne montrent que la vraie valeur des nombres, mathématiquement parlant, nos vies quotidiennes sont touchées, partagées et influencées par notre monde aquatique. Nos mers et nos océans jouent et font partie intégrante de l’existence humaine.

Grâce au commerce, aux loisirs, aux connaissances scientifiques et à l’étude, nos interactions quotidiennes avec nos océans et nos mers sont bien plus importantes que nous pouvons l’imaginer.

Photos et écrits par Jean-Yves Bignoux / Canon EOS 7D / Ikelite système de logement sous-marin avec double flash / stroboscopes DS160 Ikelite.

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Jean-Yves Bignoux /Canon EOS 7D / Ikelite underwater housing system with twin DS160 Ikelite flash/strobes.

Marine biological, marine ecological footprints and marine biodiversity …Marine Science Journalism ,the observation,reporting and research in underwater Mauritius and worlwide-Republique de Maurice . photos and written by Jean-Yves Bignoux

Marine science journalism and the observation and research into our ocean and seas ,indeed a vast and expansive realm and that of a subject of nature to investigate and research Marine biological and  marine ecological footprints in Mauritius and that of worldwide is an important aspect if we are to try to understand the phyical plane of our oceans .Marine conservation, environmental conservation and fact based  marine science news reporting and analysis  are at the heart of fundamental Marine Science Jourmalism ,and what i attempt to convey and communicate to the public .

In terms of marine biodiversity ,Mauritius or  the Republic of Mauritius (in French Republique de Maurice) is  underwater a fascinating part of the oceanic world like many parts of our underwater world globally .With over approximately 1700 marine species of which around 780  consist of fish species with some 700 coral species that have been identified thus far ,the island republic is one destination of contrasts both from a environmental perspective and a natural one,this is underwater Mauritius.


Photos taken with a Canon EOS 7D and Ikelite underwater housing system with twin DS160 Ikelite flash/strobes.

(En Francais)-

Le journalisme scientifique marin et l’observation et la recherche dans nos océans et mers, en effet un vaste domaine vaste et celui d’un sujet de la nature pour étudier et rechercher les empreintes écologiques marines biologiques et marines à Maurice et dans le monde entier est un aspect important si nous sommes pour essayer de comprendre le plan phy- sique de nos océans. La conservation marine, la conservation de l’environnement et les reportages et les analyses factuelles sur les sciences marines sont au cœur du journalisme scientifique marin fondamental et de ce que j’essaie de transmettre au public.

En termes de biodiversité marine, Maurice ou la République de Maurice (en français République de Maurice) est sous-marine une partie fascinante du monde océanique comme de nombreuses parties de notre monde sous-marin globalement. Avec plus de 1700 espèces marines dont environ 780 sont des poissons Espèces avec quelque 700 espèces de coraux qui ont été identifiées jusqu’à présent, la république insulaire est une destination de contrastes à la fois d’un point de vue environnemental et naturel, c’est l’île Maurice sous-marine.

Photos prises avec un système de logement sous-marin Canon EOS 7D et Ikelite avec flash / stroboscopes Ikelite DS160.





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