Last month, we kicked off the Debris Month of Action with a marine debris photo contest. We asked scuba divers and Dive Against Debris volunteers to photograph the weirdest and wildest trash they found underwater.
Lagoon cleaning aiming at attracting local citizens of Mauritius for cleaning and environmental awareness promotion. The text bellow is in our local creol language. Look up on our face book for the short documentary and photos of this event as we will be working hard into making it at a good standard and hopefully edited on our local broadcast.
ScienceDaily® (Aug. 30, 2011) - Preserving just 4 percent of the ocean could protect crucial habitat for the vast majority of marine mammal species, from sea otters to blue whales, according to researchers at Stanford University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Their findings were published in the Aug. 16 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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 :)
Join this course to discover truth of our legacy 'the ocean tragedy'. We'll inform you about the main issues of marine conservation using a lot of photo and video material. After joining this class you will be able to help protect 'Our Ocean' and become an AWARE Diver.