sharks

Jul. 14/13

Finathon Champion Sally Sonnex is all set to swim for sharks this month. And she’s even found the time to create an extra special ‘Thank you’ for her supporters.

It’s Sally’s personal and creative thank you idea that we love. Sally discovered a beautiful website www.papersharks.org and took the time to fold origami ‘thank you’ sharks for all her friends and colleagues who made a gift in support of this unique cause.   

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Jun. 27/13

You can’t get more FINatical than swimming in fancy dress! Finathon Champion Martine Miller from Queensland, Australia organised a wacky races event for Remote Area Dive on 22 June 2013 at Riverway Pool, Townsville. Thanks to all the swimmers Remote Area Dive rocketed to number 3 on the Finathon team leaderboard this week raising $2,300. THANK YOU!

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Jun. 16/13

The Trawangan Dive Finathon sparked an explosion of energy, fun and festivity in the name of sharks.

The Gili Islands off the coast of Lombok Indonesia, enjoyed a festival atmosphere as divers, locals and children joined together to protect sharks and raise funds for local projects. Trawangan Dive organised an island-wide triathlon challenge together with the Gili Eco Trust.

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Jun. 12/13

Would you shave your head for shark protection? That's just what Divemaster, Heather Murray is planning to do as part of the global Finathon™ - Get Swimming to End Shark Finning - fundraising challenge. We couldn't be more grateful and inspired.

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May. 15/13

Endangered Species Day is an opportunity to learn about the importance of endangered species and actions we can take to protect them. Scuba divers, with a passion for the ocean like no other, are naturally concerned about decline in marine species.

The good news is, we’re a strong voice and we’re achieving major milestones together. Just recently, we won campaigns to list oceanic whitetip sharks, porbeagles, three species of hammerheads and both manta rays under CITES.   

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Apr. 26/13

‘Did you know that Grey Nurse shark pups eat each other in the mother’s womb and only the strongest survive?’ This is one of many facts about sharks discovered by divers on the Dive World, Brisbane Specialty course this weekend.

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Apr. 30/13

The Finathon concept was born in 2011 from one scuba diver’s passion for sharks and has now swept the globe, raising critical funds for shark protection and inspiring a movement to end finning. The first Finathon™ took place in the town of Stoke on Trent, in the heart of England.  An unlikely place to find a tribe of FINatical shark advocates.

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May. 02/13

The good news is you don’t have to be an event organiser extraordinaire to get involved in the Finathon™ 2013. In fact you don’t actually have to swim at all.

Simply create your very own personal Finathon™ fundraising page, write a few words from the heart about why you love sharks, why sharks are totally awesome and why you think they deserve protecting. Make it personal and ask your friends to support the cause!

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Date: 
Apr. 22/13
Location: 
Grenada Dive Sites
Grenada
12° 3' 0.234" N, 61° 53' 49.1028" W

all week we are cleaning up our dive sites from objects not belonging. Not that we expect to find much, but will post our findings on Saturday.

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Date: 
Apr. 22/13
Location: 
International School Bangkok
39/7 Soi Nichada Thani, Samakee Road
Amphur Pakkret, 12 11120
Thailand
13° 52' 41.0844" N, 100° 32' 47.3064" E

New BLUE LIST highlights Thailand’s 100% Shark Fin Free Hotels

Fin Free Thailand is a new campaign encouraging hotels and restaurants to 
stop  serving  shark  fin,  in  order  to  protect  endangered  sharks,  marine 
ecosystems, and people’s health. 

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