Azzurra

Azzurra Bertelli

Social Media and Writing Intern

Ciao, my name is Azzurra! I’m an Italian student who is currently studying Environmental Studies at Fordham University. I have always shared a close relationship with nature and the environment, which has always been a part of me since I was a child and never left my heart. I’m in the process of making my biggest passion—the environment—my primary area of study and profession. I strongly believe that through my work at LegaSea, we can enhance public knowledge on the preservation of our oceans and its ecosystems, which are fundamental for life on earth.

Recent LegaSea Ecology Posts

10 Organizations to Gift to this Giving Season

10 Organizations to Gift to this Giving Season

'Tis the season!  Here are 10 organization can you feel good about gifting to this giving season. 1. The Perry Institute for Marine Science  The Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) was founded in 1970 by John H. Perry Jr. and is one of the oldest research...

The Ocean’s Microplastic Crisis

The Ocean’s Microplastic Crisis

Barbie Loves the Ocean, Hates Plastic Last year, the toy company Mattel released a sustainable Barbie named “Barbie Loves the Ocean.” The doll aims to teach children about ocean conservation and is manufactured from 90% “ocean-bound plastic” (i.e., plastic that is...

The Alaskan Snow Crab Conundrum

The Alaskan Snow Crab Conundrum

Harvest Season is Canceled For the first time ever, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has canceled Alaska’s snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) harvest season. According to the state agency, the crustacean’s population has fallen below regulatory thresholds and this...

Bioluminescence in the Ocean

Bioluminescence in the Ocean

In the broadest sense, “light” is electromagnetic radiation, and it’s one of the most fundamental pieces of data that organisms can collect about their environment. The ability to process light stimuli is extremely useful — 96% of animals have some

Is Your Sunscreen Killing Coral? Probably.

Is Your Sunscreen Killing Coral? Probably.

As the summer months approach it is more important than ever to be taking care of our skin and being diligent about sun protection.  However, studies have demonstrated a negative correlation between sunscreen exposure and coral reef health. ((1.McCoshum, Shaun M.,...

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