2011

Jul. 14/11

Last week, governments gathered in La Jolla, California for the annual meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), a regional fisheries management organization (RFMO) responsible for managing tuna fisheries across an area totaling approximately 68 million square kilometers (26 million square miles). 

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Jul. 09/11

Millions of tonnes of plastic debris dumped each year in the world's oceans could pose a lethal threat to whales, according to a scientific assessment to be presented at a key international whaling forum this week.

A review of research literature from the last two decades reveals hundreds of cases in which cetaceans - an order including 80-odd species of whales, dolphins and porpoises - have been sickened or killed by marine litter.

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Jul. 06/11

How about 166.6 metres deep?

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Jul. 05/11

The Bahamas announced Tuesday morning it would end all commercial shark fishing in its waters, an area that encompasses more than 240,000 square miles.

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Jul. 05/11

Plastic bags, small lids and even lollipop sticks were among the 317 pieces of plastic found in the digestive system of a green sea turtle who washed ashore on a New South Whales beach earlier this month.

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Jul. 03/11

Coral reefs, often called "rainforests of the ocean" are delicate, vital, and threatened natural resources. U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is raising awareness on the importance coral reefs play in our ocean environment.

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Sep. 02/11
Location: 
Dive Bequia
Port Elizabeth
Bequia VC0400
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
13° 0' 21.186" N, 61° 14' 17.5596" W

Come and join in on one of our International Cleanup day dives! Every dive is a cleanup dive here at Dive Bequia but today is extra special to celebrate our oceans.

 

We have three dives departing at 9:00, 11:30 and 14:30.

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Jun. 30/11

When PADI Course Directors, Darren McNamara and Katy Bloor, returned from a trip to Malaysia where they were astonished by the number of plastic bags floating around, they decided to raise awareness of the threats that plastic bags pose to marine wildlife. Back in the UK, they set up a challenge for members of their dive school Sub-Mission and asked them to go “Plastic Bag Free” for a week.

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Date: 
Sep. 04/11
Location: 
H2O Diving, Silbersee
Leerweg Honisch Beach
Niedernberg D-61440
Germany
49° 54' 9.3456" N, 9° 7' 7.1472" E

First AWARE DAY with TAWO Diving and H2O Diving

We have interesting reports about the new launch of Project Aware.

Two important themes: Sharks and the pollution of the ocean.

Specialty PADI Project AWARE included.

Clean-up around an in our lake "Silbersee".

Fun day around the Silbersee including barbecue.

German:

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Jun. 27/11

Shark populations over the last 50 years have decreased dramatically. From habitat degradation to overfishing and finning, human activities have affected their populations and made certain species all but disappear.

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