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Conserving Our Oceans with Plastic Cleanup Projects

Conserving Our Oceans with Plastic Cleanup Projects

25 April, 2018 at 1:01 am Comments are Disabled

Written by guest blogger Rachel Kerr Plastic is a threat to marine life and is rapidly destroying the underwater world’s divers love to explore. Plastic debris can injure and kill fish, marine animals and seabirds. Unfortunately, many marine species are on the verge of extinction because of the extensive plastic […]

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What You Need to Know to Organize a Coastal Cleanup

What You Need to Know to Organize a Coastal Cleanup

9 April, 2018 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

If you’re thinking about organizing a cleanup of a local beach, dive site, river or other coastal environment, here’s what you need to know to get started. And keep in mind, Earth Day is a great day to hold your event, but so does any day of the year! Remember, […]

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Essential Dive Gear for Ocean Conservationists

Essential Dive Gear for Ocean Conservationists

5 April, 2018 at 1:22 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Danielle Schofield As divers, we’re ambassadors of the underwater world, and collecting marine debris is an easy way to help preserve its beauty. Pack a few extra essentials in your dive bag and you’ll be all set to protect the ocean — one dive at a time. Mesh bag […]

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6 Ways Divers Can Reduce Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

6 Ways Divers Can Reduce Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

5 February, 2018 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  This year, millions of people will resolve to workout more often, eat better, drink or smoke less. But there’s one new year’s resolution we hope everyone will make: reducing their use of disposable plastic. A recent report found: – Only 9 percent of plastic gets recycled – 12 percent […]

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Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris Specialty

Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris Specialty

13 November, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

What is marine debris? Marine debris is anything that doesn’t belong in the ocean. Typically, marine debris refers to trash discarded by humans: plastic, glass, aluminum cans, fishing nets, etc. Ocean debris is costly to marine life and people. In 2016 alone, divers reported 1,624 entangled marine animals, and “ghost” […]

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Addressing the Wave of Waste

Addressing the Wave of Waste

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

As divers we are all exposed to, and aware of, marine debris and the problem it is causing our delicate oceans. But, how can this knowledge be passed on and represented to people who may not have much day-to-day interaction with the ocean? Eco designer, Linda Thomas has a novel […]

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