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Great White Shark Gaffing and Public Reaction Great White Shark Gaffing and Public Reaction 0 Likes | 0 Comments
27 November 2013

Photos of two fishermen apparently landing & gaffing a great white shark in the Mossel Bay area of South Africa is causing a growing outcry in social media circles. Since 1991, it has been illegal in South African waters to catch or even attempt to catch great whites. If an angler accidentally hooks a white, he must release it as soon as he identifies it as a great white.  This typically means cutting the line. The photos were appa... Read More



Members of Arctic 30 Released on Bail Members of Arctic 30 Released on Bail 0 Likes | 0 Comments
21 November 2013

The captain and three Britons from on board the seized Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have been granted bail by a court in northern Russia. Peter Willcox previously captained Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior ship when it was blown up by French agents in harbour in New Zealand in 1985. The UK's Alex Harris, Kieron Bryan and Anthony Perrett were bailed as were two Dutch nationals, a Swiss and a Dane. In all 20 of the 30 detainees have been... Read More



MPs Approve Southern Africa Marine Convention MPs Approve Southern Africa Marine Convention 0 Likes | 0 Comments
14 November 2013

  Parliament - A unique international agreement to protect the marine ecosystem around the south and west coasts of southern Africa was approved by MPs on Tuesday. The Benguela Current Convention (BCC) was signed between Angola, Namibia, and South Africa in March to help protect and conserve the so-called Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME). It was passed by the National Assembly with no objections. The BCLME stretc... Read More



Shark Finning Banned in NZ Waters Shark Finning Banned in NZ Waters 0 Likes | 0 Comments
13 November 2013

Government ministers gave a dramatic demonstration of their commitment to shark conservation today, by releasing three of the marine animals into the ocean, and then ensuring they swam in the right direction into open water. "It's like herding cats," Conservation Minister Nick Smith said as he waded into the bay on Wellington's south coastline. Dr Smith and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy were on the coast to announce d... Read More



Saving Cetaceans from Captivity Saving Cetaceans from Captivity 0 Likes | 0 Comments
5 November 2013

If you could change the world, would you? Are you willing to join with a million others to send a single message, a powerful message, a compelling, world changing message to governments and corporations and those individuals around the world who profit from the captive exploitation, and contribute to the of barbaric execution, of whales, dolphins and porpoises? The ocean is our life support system, it is what sustains us. When it is at risk... Read More



For the Dugongs For the Dugongs 0 Likes | 0 Comments
30 October 2013

  South African eco-ambassador and solo explorer Des Pollock is halfway through a 2500km paddle along the coast of Mozambique to raise awareness for the conservation of East Africa’s critically endangered dugong.You are invited to a fundraising auction to help his cause!         Read More



Table Bay Whale Rescue Table Bay Whale Rescue 0 Likes | 0 Comments
29 October 2013

by Melanie Gosling A young humpback whale that was caught between a ship and the quay in Table Bay harbour was freed in the early hours of Monday morning in a rescue operation that involved several government departments, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and police divers. And because the young whale was too confused to move, the massive ship had to move instead. The story began around 11pm on Sunday when staff on the ship MV... Read More



China - Victory for Wildlife Conservation as Citizens Give up Shark Fin Soup China - Victory for Wildlife Conservation as Citizens Give up Shark Fin Soup 0 Likes | 0 Comments
24 October 2013

By Simon Denyer BEIJING — Once a rare delicacy served to honored guests, shark fin soup had become so popular among China’s fast-growing elite in recent years that it was pushing some shark species close to extinction. Now, there is fresh hope for sharks around the world. The demand for shark fins has plunged, providing a rare victory for conservationists that could have wider implications for other endangered wildlife. T... Read More



Amazing Creature of the Deep Found off California Amazing Creature of the Deep Found off California 0 Likes | 0 Comments
17 October 2013

A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted something out of a fantasy novel: the silvery carcass of a 6-meter, serpent-like oarfish. Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute needed more than 15 helpers to drag the giant sea creature with eyes the size of half dollars to shore on Sunday. Staffers at the institute are calling it the discovery of a lifetime. 'We've never seen a fish t... Read More



5 Bad Habits of Scuba Diving and How to Avoid Them 5 Bad Habits of Scuba Diving and How to Avoid Them 0 Likes | 0 Comments
15 October 2013

PADI blog by Megan Liveaboards typically attract hardcore divers, and the boat I chose was no exception. On average, the people on board had 300+ dives, but a few of these old salts made mistakes that even a brand new diver would consider a rookie move. I also saw some classic examples of scuba diving bad habits – from experienced divers no less! Bad Habit #1 – Skipping the buddy check You ask your buddy, “You ready? Y... Read More



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