Environment

How to Make Responsible Choices at the Seafood Counter

How to Make Responsible Choices at the Seafood Counter

26 September, 2016 at 8:18 am Comments are Disabled

As divers, we want to eat, shop and live in a way that doesn’t harm our reefs—but trying to do so often seems complicated, especially when looking through the glass at the grocery store fish counter. Choices can be tricky. What’s better: wild caught seafood or farmed? Which species of […]

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Help Protect Sharks and Rays with Project AWARE

Help Protect Sharks and Rays with Project AWARE

22 September, 2016 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

Calling all divers: we need your help to save our oceans. Project AWARE® is fighting for sharks and rays at CITES 2016, and PADI® is supporting the campaign by matching all donations made (up to $20,000) from now until 7th October 2016. Why sharks and rays need our protection: International demand for […]

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Plastic! Not so Fantastic. Tips on How to Cut Down Waste Everyday

Plastic! Not so Fantastic. Tips on How to Cut Down Waste Everyday

21 September, 2016 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

The Garbage Patch Right now, a plastic island the size of Texas (or bigger) floats adrift on the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. It’s a collection of straws, water bottles and lighters — all things that we don’t need to keep buying and using and wasting. These plastics contribute […]

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6 Sea Creatures Impacted by Marine Debris

6 Sea Creatures Impacted by Marine Debris

20 September, 2016 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

The overall health of our ecosystem is greatly affected by the accumulation of trash and plastics in our oceans. Marine debris ingestion and entanglement of items like garbage, fishing lines and nets directly impact marine life. Which types of marine life is affected? Some of the sea life that are common victims of […]

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6 Tips for Safely Removing Marine Debris

6 Tips for Safely Removing Marine Debris

18 September, 2016 at 9:59 pm Comments are Disabled

All divers share a love of the ocean and it’s only natural to want to protect what you love, that’s why so many of us pick up trash that we see during our dives or even take it a step further and actually report the trash that we find. Turning […]

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5 Incredible Marine Life Rescue Stories: Hooks and Lines

5 Incredible Marine Life Rescue Stories: Hooks and Lines

18 September, 2016 at 12:00 am Comments are Disabled

Around the world, the ocean and its inhabitants face a daily battle with trash, from tangled fishing line to bottles and plastic. When this deadly debris meets with marine life it traps, entangles and injures them, or is even mistaken for a tasty snack. This leads to prolonged suffering and, […]

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