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9 tips for keeping kids safe at the beach
It’s summer time. School’s finished. Everyone is eager to kick off their shoes and plunge into the water at their favourite beach. For many families, the July long weekend is the first chance they’ve had this summer for a day together at the water’s edge. But with any activity involving kids, safety is a high ...
Think of coral when choosing sunscreen
You wear sunscreen when you go outside to protect your skin. You reapply after you take a dip in the ocean or lake because the sunscreen has washed off. Even underwater, you aren’t protected from the sun’s rays: up to 70% of UV intensity hits your skin when you’re swimming in waters where you can ...
Why is caffeine from your morning coffee turning up in the water?
Reports of alligators living in sewers should, by and large, be treated with skepticism. Likewise, flushing your goldfish down the toilet and hoping he makes it to the freedom of the open sea is pretty unlikely. But caffeine from your favourite beverage? That’s a problem.
Who’s sharing the beach with you? Wildlife at the beach
Spring is a great time to reconnect with our favourite beaches and swimming spots. And humans aren’t the only ones flocking back to the coast. This time of year is a particularly popular time for our extensive shorelines as animals are on the move (and in the mood).
9 tips for keeping kids safe at the beach
It’s summer time. School’s finished. Everyone is eager to kick off their shoes and plunge into the water at their favourite beach. For many families, the July long weekend is the first chance they’ve had this summer for a day together at the water’s edge. But with any activity involving kids, safety is a high ...
Think of coral when choosing sunscreen
You wear sunscreen when you go outside to protect your skin. You reapply after you take a dip in the ocean or lake because the sunscreen has washed off. Even underwater, you aren’t protected from the sun’s rays: up to 70% of UV intensity hits your skin when you’re swimming in waters where you can ...
Why is caffeine from your morning coffee turning up in the water?
Reports of alligators living in sewers should, by and large, be treated with skepticism. Likewise, flushing your goldfish down the toilet and hoping he makes it to the freedom of the open sea is pretty unlikely. But caffeine from your favourite beverage? That’s a problem.
Who’s sharing the beach with you? Wildlife at the beach
Spring is a great time to reconnect with our favourite beaches and swimming spots. And humans aren’t the only ones flocking back to the coast. This time of year is a particularly popular time for our extensive shorelines as animals are on the move (and in the mood).
9 tips for keeping kids safe at the beach
It’s summer time. School’s finished. Everyone is eager to kick off their shoes and plunge into the water at their favourite beach. For many families, the July long weekend is the first chance they’ve had this summer for a day together at the water’s edge. But with any activity involving kids, safety is a high ...
Think of coral when choosing sunscreen
You wear sunscreen when you go outside to protect your skin. You reapply after you take a dip in the ocean or lake because the sunscreen has washed off. Even underwater, you aren’t protected from the sun’s rays: up to 70% of UV intensity hits your skin when you’re swimming in waters where you can ...
Why is caffeine from your morning coffee turning up in the water?
Reports of alligators living in sewers should, by and large, be treated with skepticism. Likewise, flushing your goldfish down the toilet and hoping he makes it to the freedom of the open sea is pretty unlikely. But caffeine from your favourite beverage? That’s a problem.
Who’s sharing the beach with you? Wildlife at the beach
Spring is a great time to reconnect with our favourite beaches and swimming spots. And humans aren’t the only ones flocking back to the coast. This time of year is a particularly popular time for our extensive shorelines as animals are on the move (and in the mood).
 

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