#2013

Date: 
Dec. 09/13
Location: 
Jules Undersea Lodge
51 Shoreland Drive
Key Largo, FL 33037
United States
25° 7' 59.6928" N, 80° 23' 56.8968" W
Hello friends and friends of friends! Is anyone (divers and non divers) looking to do something really great for the underwater world? Something very beneficial and fun? Myself and Jules Undersea Lodge (www.jul.com) are coordinating an underwater clean up. It's going to be conducted at the Jules site. Our goal is to 'spruce the place up' and we need some help! MORE
Nov. 13/13

Rays trapped in lost fishing nets, floating plastic bags resembling jellyfish, glass bottles and tyres covering the ocean floor are all too common a sight for scuba divers who are the first to see how devastating marine litter is underwater.  Many of us pick up trash every time we dive. We organize or participate in Dive Against Debris. And between now and December 18th, you have a unique opportunity to share your opinion on how the European Union (EU) can best tackle marine litter.

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Nov. 10/13

New Zealand is to ban shark finning in its waters within two years, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced Sunday.

It is already illegal in New Zealand to slice the fin off a shark and throw it back alive, and Guy said the new ban would be extended to finning a shark and dumping the carcass at sea.

It will start to take effect in some areas next October and cover all New Zealand waters by 2016.

"The practise of finning sharks is inconsistent with New Zealand's reputation as one of the best managed and conserved fisheries in the world," he said.

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Oct. 25/13

In the Great Lakes, marine debris affects the beauty of our environment, is a health and safety hazard, threatens our wildlife and natural resources, and comes at a significant economic cost. From a beach covered in trash to an animal entangled in fishing line, marine debris is a problem we can’t ignore. This article focuses on microplastics, a little—and little known—type of marine debris.

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Date: 
Nov. 17/13
Location: 
Mill Cove Jetty
Hwy 329 St Margarets Bay
Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0 ‎
Canada
44° 34' 49.152" N, 64° 3' 13.7232" W

The first of our monthly 'Dive against Debris' starting off at Mill Cove Jetty a well-known site to have debris.

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Nov. 07/13

They did! More than 50,000 runners finished the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3, making this years race the largest marathon ever. Among them, a team of passionate divers, shark lovers and competitive runners crossed the finish line in support of shark conservation.

“I'm so ecstatic that we did it! All of us finished and had a great time,” exclaims Kendra Bolt who established Project AWARE as a Charity Partner for the ING New York City Marathon in 2012.

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Date: 
Oct. 12/13
Location: 
Emirates Palace Marina Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
24° 27' 56.6784" N, 54° 18' 38.052" E

Keep our oceans, coastal waterways and marinas clean in Abu Dhabi.

Hello eco-divers! Start your weeekend with a nice gesture. Join us for an underwater clean up at Emirates Palace Marina in Abu Dhabi. We want to keep our oceans, coastal waterways and marinas clean!

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Date: 
Oct. 19/13
Location: 
Maclearie Park
Rte 35
Belmar, NJ 07719
United States
40° 10' 39.6948" N, 74° 2' 9.6252" W

We survived Super Storm Sandy almost a year ago.  It has been a year of recovery, action and progress by thousands of volunteers with Restore Our Shore, Waves of Action and Clean Ocean Action.

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Oct. 03/13

The health of the world’s oceans is deteriorating even faster than had previously been thought, a report says.

A review from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), warns that the oceans are facing multiple threats.

They are being heated by climate change, turned slowly less alkaline by absorbing CO2, and suffering from overfishing and pollution.

The report warns that dead zones formed by fertiliser run-off are a problem.

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Date: 
Nov. 03/13
Location: 
Blaarmeersen Zwemzone
Zuiderlaan
Gent 9000
Belgium
51° 2' 38.1984" N, 3° 41' 8.7468" E

Het recreatieseizoen loopt langzaam op haar einde. Er zullen waarschijnlijk heel wat minder dagjestoeristen gebruik maken van het strand. Hoewel de Gentse stadsdiensten zich ten volle inzetten om het strand zo net mogelijk achter te laten, blijft er waarschijnlijk heel wat afval onopgemerkt onder water liggen; zakjes chips, blikjes, flesjes... Als het nieuwe seizoen aanbreekt, vormt dit afval potentieel een gevaar voor de zwemmers (snijwonden etc...).

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