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Read about all the latest developments in the ocean protection movement.

 

Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Read about all the latest developments in the global underwater conservancy movement.

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Oct. 19/11

Colombian environmental authorities have reported a huge shark massacre in the Malpelo wildlife sanctuary in Colombia's Pacific waters, where as many as 2,000 hammerhead, Galápagos and silky sharks may have been slaughtered for their fins.

Sandra Bessudo, the Colombian president's top adviser on environmental issues, said a team of divers who were studying sharks in the region reported the mass killing in the waters surrounding the rock-island known as Malpelo, some 500 kilometres from the mainland.

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Oct. 20/11

After months of anticipation and excitement, the winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 were announced on 19 October at a gala awards ceremony held at the Natural History Museum, London.

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Oct. 17/11

We kicked off September's Debris Month of Action with a photo contest - calling for your weirdest, strangest and craziest marine debris photos. And boy did we get them! 

One month, 159 entries, 8 finalists and over 1000 votes later, we're pleased to announce the following winners:

1st Place: "Underwater Recycling" by Christian Skauge, from Norway.

Runners Up: "Easy Rider" by Frances Whitfield, from Australia and "Two of my Favorite Things: Handbags and Nudibranchs" by Twila Midgley from the UK.

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Oct. 14/11

Meet Finn and Finley, Project AWARE Sharks on Tour

They have a hammer-like shape head, a trendy Hawaiian look, and they are on a mission to spread the word that sharks need urgent protection!

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Oct. 16/11

Scarborough Sea Life Centre declared a ‘JAWS’ amnesty for the duration of European Shark Week, which began yesterday.

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Oct. 13/11

Project AWARE will once again be attending DIVE 2011 at the Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in the UK, which is taking place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2011.

Visitors to this year's NEC Birmingham Dive Show will find more than 300 exhibitors taking part but Project AWARE will most likely be the loudest. Why? We will be shouting our lungs out for sharks!

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Oct. 10/11

As part of the new focus on shark conservation, Project AWARE just launched a new distinctive specialty course: AWARE Shark Conservation Diver.

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Oct. 11/11

September’s Debris Month of Action was a month chock full of underwater cleanup and data reporting activity. To date, more than 130 committed AWARE leaders reported data from the underwater trash they found last month. In total, data was reported from 160 Dive Against Debris surveys held at 90 locations around the world.

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Oct. 07/11

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.

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Oct. 05/11

Crystal Dive Resort is at the forefront of marine conservation and education in Thailand. From mooring buoys installation and Dive Against Debris activities, to coral reef monitoring, artificial reefs and community projects, the team at Crystal Dive is always busy helping to ensure their local marine ecosystems remain healthy and vibrant. 

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Oct. 03/11

The Marshall Islands government has created the world's largest shark sanctuary, covering nearly two million sq km (750,000 sq miles) of ocean.

The Pacific republic will ban trade in shark products and commercial shark fishing throughout its waters.

Tourism, including diving, is a staple of the Marshall Islands archipelago, which is home to just 68,000 people.

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Sep. 30/11

Sharks are in big trouble on the Great Barrier Reef and worldwide, according to an Australian-based team who have developed a world-first way to measure rates of decline in shark populations.

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Sep. 29/11

Northwest Atlantic fishing countries reduce skate quotas, improve shark catch reporting slightly

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Sep. 19/11

The work Project AWARE divers undertake to keep our oceans healthy is "no walk in the park," despite the casual action captured in a recent photo contest submission, seen below.

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Sep. 28/11

On Saturday 9th July Sub-Mission Dive Club in the UK organised a charity Fin-athon called Fin4Finning. Divers were targeted with completing 100,000,000 millimetres in mask and fins collectively, swimming from 8 am until 10 pm.

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