The HMHS Britannic, sister ship of the Titanic, as a hospital ship, shortly before she sank in 1916

Luck can be a double-edged sword. For Irish-Argentinian nurse Violet Jessop, better known throughout maritime history as “Miss Unsinkable”, there(...)

Explorer and founder of the Ocean Futures Society Jean-Michel Cousteau (centre) and governor of Primorsky Region Oleg Kozhemyako (left): Mr Cousteau is leading a team to assess the jailed whales in Srednaya Bay. Photograph: Yuri Maltsev

Russia is facing growing international pressure to close its so-called “whale jail” in the far east of the country and return scores of ailing sea mam(...)

Doug Allan filming under sea ice in Lancaster Sound, Arctic Canada

I remember looking through a diving mask for the first time. I’d just read Jacques Cousteau’s Silent World, I was nine years old, standing waist deep (...)

Snow Peak’s Mini Hozuki:LED camping light in a tactile silicone body
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Paralenz Dive Camera Facilitated by a crowdfunding drive last year, Paralenz claims to be the first dive camera designed by divers for divers. It’s (...)

Environmental activist and advocate on the conservation of water, Alexandra Cousteau has spent her life at sea. Photograph: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

“Women’s achievements in science, discovery and exploration have been overshadowed by men’s,” says environmental activist Alexandra Cousteau, the gran(...)

Cultural assistant Anousha Bonnemaison, co-ordinator Marina Oracolo  and stylist Emily Callanan  at the launch of the Cork French Film Festival, which runs March 5th-12th at venues throughout the city. Photograph: Clare Keogh

It was only released in France last October, but L’Odyssée, which opens this year’s Cork French Film Festival, will bring cinephiles of a certain age (...)

Isabelle Sheridan, who is to receive the prestigious Medal of the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. File photograph:

A French woman who has championed French food in Ireland for over 30 years, and who is about to be honoured with a major award by the French governmen(...)

Apart from their luminary status, what do Leonardo di Caprio, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Arthur C Clarke have in common? All four have taken a k(...)

Sound reasons for surfacing: beached whales. Illustration: Michael Viney Sound reasons for surfacing: beached whales. Illustration: Michael Viney

In summer the sound of the sea drifts up to us from the srútha, where the mountain river, looping the strand, runs finally into the waves. What keeps (...)

Seabed creatures: Lough Hyne has them in abundance. Illustration: Michael Viney

The Mayo sea in November can be tamed by a wind from the east, sidling in to the strand in little lappets of frilly waves. A whole day of sun can come(...)

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