Post Tagged with: "Project AWARE"

An Ethological Perspective of Australia’s Response to Shark Attacks

An Ethological Perspective of Australia’s Response to Shark Attacks

27 June, 2016 at 11:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Ocean Attack: An ethological perspective on society’s methods of responding to shark attacks in Australia. By Dr. Erika Sullivan, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine & PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor In response to recent shark attacks in Australia, I am writing to provide a professional perspective on why baiting and killing sharks on drum-lines is […]

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10 Easy Ways to Protect the Ocean 365 Days a Year

10 Easy Ways to Protect the Ocean 365 Days a Year

29 April, 2016 at 6:10 am Comments are Disabled

As divers, we are ambassadors for the underwater environment with a shared responsibility to help protect the ocean and its inhabitants. Whether you’re a regular diver or someone who dives once or twice a year on holiday, there are easy ways that you can help protect the ocean 365 days […]

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PADI Pros “Adopt A Dive Site” with Project AWARE

PADI Pros “Adopt A Dive Site” with Project AWARE

28 April, 2016 at 8:07 am Comments are Disabled

Scuba divers are some of the world’s most passionate ocean advocates. With our unique underwater access and dive skills, we’re a powerful movement – one that seeks out action and mobilizes for change. To further mobilize the citizen scientists they’ve cultivated and empowered through Dive Against Debris™, Project AWARE® launched the Adopt […]

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Scuba Diving and Sunscreen – Updated

Scuba Diving and Sunscreen – Updated

24 April, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

A few years ago, I wrote about my search for the best sunscreen for scuba divers. I wondered if by slathering myself in sunscreen before every dive if I’d been (unintentionally) harming marine life. The original article received nearly half a million views and generated some great comments and suggestions […]

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How To Clean Up The Ocean Starting Today

How To Clean Up The Ocean Starting Today

21 April, 2016 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

There’s a reason divers show up in droves for organized dive-site clean-ups. Not only do we get the feel-good high of helping, but we also allow sites to return to their natural state — beautiful and thriving. Group clean-ups are easy to find during April, aka Earth Month, but even […]

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Sipadan’s New Underwater Marshals

Sipadan’s New Underwater Marshals

9 March, 2016 at 7:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Last July, Sabah’s State Government appointed 6,846.5 hectares or coral reef surrounding Pulau Sipadan as a protected park in an effort to preserve marine life in the area. Previously only the 13.5 hectares of land was protected, restricting Sabah Parks from enforcing conservation laws in the surrounding waters. A ceremony […]

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