Fighting for reef fishes
Photography by Mac Stone
Mac Stone was one of the first recipients of the Save Our Seas Foundation Marine Conservation Photography Grant. Stone is from Gainesville in the USA and grew up exploring the waterways of North Central Florida. As a passionate advocate for his backyard, he has recently released a book entitled Everglades: America’s Wetland and hopes to change public opinion about the country’s swamps. In addition to his ongoing photographic pursuits, Stone is the executive director of Naturaland Trust, which aims to protect wild spaces in North Carolina. He shot People safe, shark safe during his False Bay assignment in November, 2014.
Words by Lisa Boonzaier
Lisa Boonzaier is content director and science editor for the Save Our Seas Foundation's Conservation Media Unit. She completed her undergraduate and Honours degrees in biological sciences at the University of Cape Town in 2007 before entering the world of digital magazines and publishing at BigFig Digital Media a few years later. There she learned her first lessons in science communication and magazine production and worked her way up to become the editor of PLANET digimag, produced in association with WWF. After some time in the publishing world, Lisa decided to turn her focus back to science and embarked on the pursuit of her Master’s degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. Under the supervision of Daniel Pauly, she conducted a global assessment of the effectiveness of marine protected area management, which she completed in 2014. Lisa is now back in her home city, where she’s very happy to have settled and joined the Save Our Seas Foundation’s (SOSF) Conservation Media Unit. She worked closely with Mac during his assignment in False Bay.