According to a JRC co-authored article published in Nature Scientific Reports, the shark and ray communities in the Adriatic Sea have been highly depleted in recent years, with fishing being a key driver of the decline.
On every dive we will collect rubbish this month, as we always do. But this month being the Project Aware Dive Against Debris month, we hope to find even more volunteers showing their love for a clean ocean. We will also organise beach clean ups and rubbish collections in areas of our village where wind can easily "feed" the sea, in particular with plastic bags and bottles. Every Friday we will have a special offer on 3rd dives. Please check for updates. We look forward to seeing you :)
Downbelow at Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu has been on the net removal warpath against nets which have infiltrated the park yet again. Stuck on the coral reefs at a depth that required strategic thinking as the net removal team meticulously planned the assault.
Entangled on the reef in 20 metres of water, the team had to also contend with a bit of current, which meant higher air consumption and limited bottom time and had to make two dives in order to remove the net. Well done to everyone involved in this great effort!