Environment

Meet Coral Communicator Nicole Helgason

Meet Coral Communicator Nicole Helgason

15 August, 2017 at 8:16 am Comments are Disabled

Written by guest blogger, Nicole Helgason Hello! My name is Nicole Helgason and I am excited to start writing as a coral communicator for PADI. Since this is my very first article, I thought I would take a second to introduce myself before we dive into everything coral reef. I […]

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Goliath Grouper May Lose Protection in Florida, USA

Goliath Grouper May Lose Protection in Florida, USA

7 August, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

  Up until the early 1990’s, goliath groupers were found on both coasts of Florida, throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, and as far south as Brazil. Unfortunately, in 1994, the fish was determined to be critically endangered by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Excessive fishing […]

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PADI AmbassaDiver, Manuel Bustelo on Shark Diving Tourism

PADI AmbassaDiver, Manuel Bustelo on Shark Diving Tourism

28 July, 2017 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

I was aware that in the Bahamas and elsewhere, bait is used to attract sharks to groups of divers in controversial “shark feedings”. When I arrived in Roatan, I heard that Sergio from Roatan Marine Life was running shark diving of this type. I found that shark week was the ideal moment […]

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Why Does Shark Finning Happen?

Why Does Shark Finning Happen?

26 July, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

On their recent expedition to Cocos Island, a global hotbed of shark activity, Mission Blue sat down with Randall Arauz, a lifelong marine conservationist and recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2010 for his efforts in protecting sharks and the banning of the shark finning industry in Costa Rica. […]

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Interview with DiscoShark creator, Kevin McHugh

Interview with DiscoShark creator, Kevin McHugh

26 July, 2017 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

We caught up with New York artist and conservationist, Kevin McHugh, to talk about his innovative use of art to bring shark conservation to a whole new audience.   As an artist in New York, what was it that created this passion for marine life, and sharks in particular? I […]

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For PADI, Every Week is Shark Week

For PADI, Every Week is Shark Week

24 July, 2017 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

This week marks the 29th season of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, appearing in more than 220 countries and territories around the world – a clear sign that it’s the perfect opportunity for PADI® to rally public support for shark conservation. Although the media (and most certainly Shark Week) have played […]

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