Environment

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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Tiburón Toro: Mexico’s Diamond in the Rough

Tiburón Toro: Mexico’s Diamond in the Rough

23 July, 2017 at 11:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Guest post by Dr Erika Sullivan All photos supplied by Phantom Divers and Dr. Erika Sullivan Mexico, Sí! A country revered by North Americans for escaping cold winters, historians for exploring Mayan ruins, party-goers for its tequila, and water enthusiasts for its pristine oceans. This past November I was fortunate […]

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Spotlight on Andaman Islands – A Mission Blue Hope Spot

Spotlight on Andaman Islands – A Mission Blue Hope Spot

6 July, 2017 at 8:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Photos supplied by Vikas Nairi In the Bay of Bengal, between the Indian peninsula and Myanmar lies the Andaman Islands – a vast and mostly uninhabited archipelago. The Islands may be India’s most remote state, but they, like many places in our world, are still largely vulnerable to the impacts […]

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The surprising Marine Life of the British Isles

The surprising Marine Life of the British Isles

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

When first thinking about the marine life of the British Isles some would imagine the occasional mackerel flashing by in the green waters as the most exciting encounter you’d have. However, as those who venture into the colder waters know, this isn’t the case. We spoke to Lloyd Jones, underwater […]

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