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Support the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act
Source: The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association
In March the federal “Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017” (HR 1456) was introduced in the US House of Representatives by Mr. Ed Royce of California (R-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and by Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I-MP). Read more
May 17, 2017 | SDRadmin
Source: collective-evolution.com by Arjun Walia
Whales are truly amazing creatures. These gentle giants are some of the world’s most intelligent and emotional animals, despite the fact that researchers and scientists still know very little about them. Read more
May 8, 2017 | SDRadmin
Source: Conservation & Science at Monterey Bay Aquarium
It’s relatively easy to spot when and where a pregnant animal gives birth on land. But in the sea, it’s a whole different story. Read more
May 3, 2017 | SDRadmin
Source EarthTouch News Network By Sarah Keartes
Thanks to the work of wildlife officials in India, a baby whale shark that found itself entangled in a gillnet is swimming free. These spotted neonates are rarely seen, which makes the successful rescue all the more exciting. Read more
March 29, 2017 | SDRadmin
Source Blue Ocean Network
Although I am constantly being reminded to not eat seafood, now there is light at the end of the speargun. I can enjoy my guilty pleasure and also do a positive thing for marine conservation. Eat Lionfish!!! Read more
March 17, 2017 | SDRadmin
Best Dive Practices
It is really important that you teach your customers about the importance of the marine environment as well as ensure that together you are taking all necessary precautions to not negatively impact it. The tips below are easily supported by using the icons poster which can be downloaded and used in your briefings. Read more
February 21, 2017 | SDRadmin
Guidance for Tourists – Scuba Divers
The following is information you must know before diving. By following these simple instructions you are helping to preserve the marine environment for future generations
February 20, 2017 | SDRadmin
Papua Explorers Dive Resort offering PADI Divemaster & Marine Ecology Internship – 2017
Want to spend up to 6 months in Raja Ampat? Join us for a Divemaster Internship like no other – improve your scuba diving and marine ecology skills, while contributing to conservation work in the heart of the Coral Triangle! Read more
February 17, 2017 | SDRadmin
Plastic can be found in virtually every shape and form. It is a material that makes our lives incredibly convenient, but most people rarely think about the impact plastic has on the world around us.
Unlike other materials, plastic never really goes away. We love plastic because it is durable, waterproof, and versatile, but the downside of these qualities is that it lasts forever.
February 13, 2017 | SDRadmin
Plastic does not biodegrade and it takes hundreds of years for it to break down through a process of photodegradation. Basically, plastic can only disintegrate if it is exposed to UV rays which break its structural bonds apart – and even when this happens, it never truly goes away, it just becomes tons of microscopic pieces of plastic. Read more