Environment

Documenting Arctic Giants in the Fjords of Northern Norway – Part One

Documenting Arctic Giants in the Fjords of Northern Norway – Part One

25 May, 2017 at 12:30 am Comments are Disabled

PADI AmbassaDiver™, Birgitta Mueck, dives deep into the fjords of Northern Norway, chasing the large pods of orca and humpback whales that migrate there over winter… Carefully, I slipped into the 3°C Arctic water. It was the second week of January, and the sun hadn’t risen above the horizon for more […]

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What Other Aspects of Sustainability are Affected by the Health of our Oceans?

What Other Aspects of Sustainability are Affected by the Health of our Oceans?

23 May, 2017 at 12:30 am Comments are Disabled

The health of our oceans is a massive concern, not just to divers, but to the world as a whole. In 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If completed this would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. In […]

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A Calendar of Conservation-Filled Festivities Marks this Year’s World Ocean Fest, June 5-9

A Calendar of Conservation-Filled Festivities Marks this Year’s World Ocean Fest, June 5-9

22 May, 2017 at 1:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  When the United Nations announced Sustainability Goal #14, a plan focusing on protecting the world’s oceans from illegal fishing, pollution due to chemical run-offs and spills, improper disposal of plastics and the negative effects of climate change, divers around the world rejoiced. “The dive community understands the immense economic […]

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From Tiger Sharks to Nile Crocodiles, Al Hornsby’s New Book is Wildlife at Its Wildest

From Tiger Sharks to Nile Crocodiles, Al Hornsby’s New Book is Wildlife at Its Wildest

17 May, 2017 at 6:40 am Comments are Disabled

Guest Blogger: Jo Walters Join Al Hornsby for an anthology of poignant, thrilling encounters with wildlife, below and beyond the waves, in his new book, Face to Face…Up Close with Mother Nature. It’s story-telling of both heart-stopping adventure and ethereal, natural beauty, where Al’s powerful prose and photography take you […]

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26 International Artists Paint to Give the Oceans a Voice

26 International Artists Paint to Give the Oceans a Voice

16 May, 2017 at 8:44 am Comments are Disabled

  PangeaSeed Foundation, in partnership with the Napier City Council and Alternative Arts Initiative, presented Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans in Napier, Hawke’s Bay. This event, in its second year, ran from March 19 to 26 with the creative participation of 26 internationally renowned muralists. Artists, volunteers and project partners […]

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UN Sustainable Development Goal #14 – Life Below Water

UN Sustainable Development Goal #14 – Life Below Water

15 May, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

We as divers have a special responsibility to protect our playground. Since much of the damage that has occurred to our oceans is underwater, it is vital that we bring this critical message to the surface and help drive awareness to the importance of ocean health and its impact on […]

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