2012

Date: 
Apr. 12/12
Location: 
UITM Dungun, Teluk Gadong
Jalan Pantai Sura
Dungun
Malaysia
4° 42' 2.0844" N, 103° 26' 42.0468" E

2012 Project AWARE Beach Cleanup with local residents of Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia. This year's event is sponsored by BANK ISLAM Malaysia and expected to draw more than 500 participants.

The starting point of the event will be at Teluk Gadong, Dungun, near UITM at 8.00am on 13 April 2012, where a briefing will be given by Mohd Halimi Abdullah, Ocean Elements' Director and Scuba Instructor. Participants will then be assigned the "zone" to cover along the 8.5km stretch of beach, from Teluk Gadong to Teluk Lipat. The event is expected to end by 11.30am.

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Mar. 09/12

Project AWARE is pounding the pavement to make the ocean safer for some of the most overexploited sharks. We have less than a year to secure international trade protections for sharks at the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CITES CoP16) to be held in March 2013, Thailand.

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Mar. 09/12

Scientists say the market for shark fin soup is the likeliest reason for the sharp drop in blue shark numbers over the last 30 years.

They discovered that the sharks feed in exactly the same places in the ocean that long-line fishing boats operate, which means they get caught along with other target fish.

The researchers add that such regions are ideal places to implement so-called marine protected areas, where fishing is banned, to safeguard blue sharks and other vulnerable species.

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Mar. 08/12

Hundreds of high school students in Cologno Monzese, Milan in Italy took part in a project aimed at bringing the wonders of the sea into the classroom.

Gianluca Pomati, Director of Bucanieri Dive Club, lead this initiative taking the students involved straight into the heart of the ocean with a marine biology course called "Ocean Common Good".

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Date: 
Nov. 04/12
Location: 
New York City
United States
41° 0' 0" N, 73° 0' 0" E

Project AWARE has been accepted as a Community Charity Partner in the world famous, Boston qualifying, very hard to get into, New York City Marathon!

This means FIVE spots are available for those of us who have colliding interests in sharks, marine conservation and personal health!

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Mar. 05/12
The spectacular snouts of sawfish are revealed as complete hunting weapons, sensing prey and killing them.

The saws, which can grow more than a metre long in some species, have previously been identified as able to sense prey by their electric fields.

Now, researchers have filmed the fish impaling prey on the teeth of the saws.

They suggest in Current Biology that sawfish are more active hunters than previously thought, which could help in their much-needed MORE
Feb. 28/12

Discarded lobster pots, fishing nets and a car gearbox were among the items a team of 10 volunteer divers cleared out of the sea near the Palm Jumeirah's coastline yesterday.

Helen Sell, the marketing manager for Atlantis Dive School, said the Dive Against Debris event had resulted in "a big haul" of items that were harmful to the marine ecosystem.

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Feb. 23/12

Sharks are among the most threatened of marine species worldwide due to unsustainable overfishing. They are primarily killed for their fins to fuel the growing demand for shark fin soup, which is an Asia delicacy. A new study by University of Miami (UM) scientists in the journal Marine Drugs has discovered high concentrations of BMAA in shark fins, a neurotoxin linked to neurodegenerative diseases in humans including Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig Disease (ALS).

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Feb. 21/12

Sharks are known for being ruthless, solitary predators, but scientists say the reality is the opposite.

A new study revealed that some sharks enjoy complex social lives that include longstanding relationships and teamwork.The study documents how one population of blacktip reef sharks is actually organized into four communities and two sub-communities.

The research found for the first time that adults of a reef-associated shark species form stable, long-term social bonds.

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Date: 
Mar. 31/12
Location: 
Fiji
Fiji
18° 0' 0" N, 179° 30' 0" E

 

 

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