1 September 2021

30 June 2063, Huang Marine Research, Marcelli Rise Oliana paced around her room at the Huang guesthouse, restless. She paused in front of the full length mirror. She looked at her reflection and said, “What are you doing here?” I have no idea! Her eyes scanned those classic Polynesian features – thick dark hair framing…

1 August 2021

Sea cucumbers are the humble vacuum cleaners of the sea, quietly tidying the environment as they creep across the sea floor on hundreds of tube feet. I consult with projects growing sea cucumbers for the lucrative Chinese market; so I have studied them for many years and find them fascinating – and decidedly weird. Sea…

26 July 2021

“Just ocean. No lands.  No names.  Still looks like a lot of nowhere.  Why do you like it here?” Oliana met his eyes. Pietro was flustered, but wanting to communicate why he loved his life overcame the awkwardness under her gaze. “Well, I was born here. That’s probably the main reason.  Living out here on…

18 July 2021

29 June 2063, Huang Marine Research, Marcelli Rise Pietro stepped into the coolness of the visitor centre before opening hours, wandering into the aquarium area to check out the display of marine species the hatchery produced. Because he lived within the mariculture region of the Township, he had privileged access to this area designed to…