All posts by julesofthesea

Julia is an Environmental Studies & journalism student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as an ocean lifeguard, surfer, & diver. You can usually find her frolicking in the ocean and finding excuses to play outside.

“Big Oil Don’t Surf,” but it does make surf movies.

A reflection on Patagonia's new environmental surf film, "Nevertown," and the tensions that exist within our global struggle to break with Big Oil.

Tales from the Sky

A photo story from Solomon skies.

Welcome to Kolombangara

I've always been an ocean girl, but the tropical rainforests of Kolombangara Island stole my heart.

Chasing Clouds

A journey from an island to an island in the sky.

Featured: The World Beyond the Wall

There are so many things we will never know because we were afraid to understand - a featured collection of stories from overseas.

Slow Down & Look Around

The lessons in life I cannot learn from myself, I learn from the ocean.

Moments in Between

This month has been filled with an array of chaotic, crazy, wild and wonderful experiences - but abbreviated between the insanity are moments of complete calm. There may be times in life when we feel out of control or afraid - such as when a Melanesian centipede is chasing you through the rainforest at night ...

An Ocean of Everything

The ribbon of blue that encompasses the Earth is no longer a glowing emblem of life, but a massive deposit of all that is sick, unwanted, and deadly – the expansion of offshore drilling attests to the delusion that this can continue.

After the Flood

A deeper look at the story of 2017's record-breaking Thomas Fire & the floods that followed.

Seas Rise, & Communities Follow

An island sinks into polar seas, and communities across the world stand up. Will you?