Jellyfish, friend or foe?

Ecology3 chapters

Are we being invaded by swarms of stinging jellyfish? All around the world, worrying stories are circulating. While some specialists try to answer this difficult question, other scientists make incredible medical discoveries. Along this investigation, OCEAN71 Magazine realized they are much more than just stinging gelatinous creatures. Their unique abilities offer many opportunities for all of mankind.

What can we learn from the “shark crisis” in Réunion Island?


During the summer of 2016, OCEAN71 Magazine published an extensive investigation on the shark attacks in Réunion Island. All along this dossier written by our journalist Andy Guinand, the ingredients of what distinguishes a common story from a great story can be found.

Forbidden ocean in Réunion Island

Culture, Ecology, Economy8 chapters

Until 2011, Réunion Island was a small marine paradise. Since then, this French department is locked into a dramatic nightmare: sharks are killing surfers and swimmers along the beaches of the West Coast. This unprecedented situation sparked tensions and controversy between nature conservationists, scientists, surfers, fishermen and beach goers. OCEAN71 investigated on an island in a constant state of aquatic emergency.

The Sargasso Conquest

Ecology5 chapters

What on earth is this strange sea, that doesn’t have a shoreline, and has intrigued most navigators that have sailed through its waters? Christopher Columbus was the first to cross it on his way to America. The Sargasso Sea, that stretches in the North Atlantic, is a calm, windless and waveless zone, often hard to get through. Its name comes from the floating seaweed that covers the water like a carpet. OCEAN71 takes you on a journey to discover this strange surface that has been puzzling many people through the centuries.